Walden University Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Walden University

Walden safe for now?

"We concluded to retain Walden, but let me be very, very clear. Laureate is committed to any and all value-creation opportunities that unlock value for our shareholders. We recognize that the market value of our enterprise is below the intrinsic... read more
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Walden University and Laureate

From the look of the latest earnings report, Walden University is in the margins. Guess Brazil is getting bigger for Laureate as that country gets taken over by their right wing. Should be interesting to see how that relationship develops... read more
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Walden University part of subprime college crash

"The futures of for-profits DeVry University, Walden University, Ashford University are uncertain." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/college-meltdown-shows-few-signs-slowing-2019-dahn-shaulis/
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Will Laureate sell of Walden University

Laureate has publicly stated in SEC documents that they were considered selling off Walden University. Do you think a real sale is possible, or is it a ploy so Laureate continue to operate Walden as the servicer, to reduce liability and tax burden?... read more
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More losses

"Simplification of portfolio"=layoffs. https://seekingalpha.com/pr/17327227-laureate-education-reports-third-quarter-nine-months-ended-september-30-2018-financial
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Walden enrollment down 2000 students.

Eilif Serck-Hanssen It has a significant impact and that’s why I am -- in my earlier remarks, I cautioned the impact for fourth quarter and for next year. Because of this the average tuition at Walden is about three times the average of the system... read more
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Shifts at the top of the food chain

Laureate Education Inc. announced Thursday that effective Jan. 1, 2018, Eilif Serck-Hanssen will become the for-profit company's new chief executive officer and Ricardo Berckemeyer will take over as the company's president. Serck-Hanssen is replacing... read more

Failing financial firm banking on Walden/Laureate

Waddell Reed now holds more than 5M shares in Laureate (more than 10% of LAUR shares). https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/912766/000119312517280605/d436005dsc13g.htm Waddell Reed is an old financial firm that appears to be out of touch. They had... read more
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Possible national class action?

The current domestic cases include: (1) On October 5, 2016, a student filed suit against us and Walden University in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in the matter of Latonya Thornhill v. Walden University, et. al.... read more
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Phoenix Invasion?

Has anyone seen an invasion of UoPX folks? Or Capella?
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LAUR raises $490M in IPO...

LAUR raised $490M in its IPO, less than half than they expected to get. The company will need to cut costs to make profits. http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-laureate-ipo-20170201-story.html

Just a matter of time, or is anyone going to resist?

For those online people still at Walden, how much time do you think you have left before you will be unloaded? Is there anything you plan on doing to slow down the process (resistance)? Has anyone talked about organizing with a trade union? Have you... read more
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Obama Proposes Free Community College

As ABC News says, it's more of a "political pipe dream." But more progressive states can do this.....http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-proposes-publicly-funded-community-college-28105522
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