Local clerk-recorder candidate’s alma mater, struggling Valparaiso University, is set to close

Out of the blue (and gold), Barry Pruett is lashing out at me this morning in the local blogosphere for posting Cal Berkeley’s #1 ranking for a public school. I’m a proud, successful graduate, happily married for over 25  years and owner of a growing, regional business with a bunch of local advertisers. What’s his problem?

Meanwhile, this morning, the law school where Pruett went (according to his “resume”) — Valparaiso University Law School — will soon cease operation, according to a slew of news reports out of the Midwest.

You’d think Pruett — after losing the clerk-recorder’s race in every precinct to Greg Diaz in 2010 — and now suffering this embarrassment, would crawl under a rock, rather than throw them. Small towns are a hoot! His friends, if he has any, ought to tell him to let it go.

Here’s the news report:

“After nearly 140 years of training attorneys, Valparaiso University Law School will soon cease operation,” as the Northwest Indiana Times is reporting.

“Students, faculty and staff were informed Monday of the VU board of directors’ decision to shutter the doors of the school which has produced thousands of attorneys scattered across the globe.

“The decision to close the school came after a deal fell through earlier this month with Middle Tennessee State University to transition the Valparaiso law school to the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, campus. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted against MSTU creating a juris doctor program.

“It has been very painful for everybody,” Heckler said about the decision, calling it a ‘very sad day.’

The rest of the article is here.