Monday, September 14, 2009

SEU Loses Accreditation

The Washington Post reports that Southeastern University lost its accreditation with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools after August 31st. It's still not clear whether the University will merge with the GS Graduate School, which is located at L'Enfant Plaza, but there won't be a fall session, according to SEU's website. A couple weeks ago, we were asking what should be done with the SEU campus building if it no longer housed the University. I think it's worth asking again, since there's a possibility it could become another vacant building or site in the neighborhood, joining the former MPD District 1 headquarters, 1101 South Capitol Street (now demolished), the St. Matthews Church site, and others. What should replace Southeastern University at 501 I Street?

7 comments:

IMGoph said...

of course, they're going to have to rename the metro stop now.

Anonymous said...

Preschool and daycare facility. It's right next to the elementary school and I believe that Apple Tree's got a program at the elementary school and the Baptist church on 7th Street. Perhaps they could be consolidated and expanded in one facility.

C. Baptiste-Williams said...

that would be pretty big for the preschool/daycare but I like the idea.

maybe a dog park or just green space, it would be nice if they did nothing but tear it down. i dont think every inch of the city or this quadrant needs to be developed.

legalmoose said...

Is it bigger than the SW Neighborhood branch of the Library? Would it work as a library?

Anonymous said...

A corner store. We need a corner store north of I St and south of the freeway.

Anonymous said...

Lots of good ideas here. As a former university, the SEA facilities shouldn't be so readily abandoned. I have three perspectives:

1) Merge with Amidon to create a unique elementary school complex. The buildings could support expanded educational missions such as science, music, or environmental stewardship.

2) Use the facilities as a satellite venue of the King Greenleaf rec center.

3) Conversion to a neighborhood medical clinic and dispensory.

Anonymous said...

I already contacted Brown and Metro about the station but that doesn't mean much, I'm sure.