Henry Ford Community College fights to survive

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Henry Ford Community College turns 75 this year, but the Dearborn school finds itself struggling rather than celebrating.

The state’s sixth-biggest community college faces declining enrollment and program cuts as it works to close a $16.6 million deficit.

School officials say they’re acting decisively to fix the problem by reducing costs and trying to boost enrollment. The college finalized pay and benefit concessions from its faculty last week and hopes to woo students back to campus with a tuition amnesty program that expires next week.

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