Meng Saves College
Congressmember Grace Meng (DQueens) announced on December 1 that she has saved a college in Queens from shutting down.
On the brink of closing its doors, Bramson ORT College in Forest Hills was spared after Meng intervened with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in Washington, D. C.
Earlier this year, the DOE had placed Bramson ORT under heightened cash monitoring, which requires that a school submit additional documentation before financial aid funds are made available to it. But after the college provided the necessary paperwork, the DOE was unresponsive to the institution, and later declined to release any financial aid payments. As a result, Bramson was weeks away from closing down.