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Friday, December 19, 2008

For Sale: New College's Last Shred of Dignity

Posted By on Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM

By Lauren Smiley

It's over for New College of California, folks. Finally, completely and utterly over. There's nothing that could communicate such utter finality at San Francisco's hippie dippie school of higher education on Valencia Street -- home to so many students of activism and women's spirituality, so much lax record-keeping and administrative mismanagement -- as an estate sale of just about everything in the place.

Need a file cabinet formerly full of records that apparently were never

kept? A graduation gown for a student who's degree program got whacked

before they could get their diploma? Come one, come all, it's being

sold off like Grandmother's china from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend.

From the looks of the ad, the school is pretty much in the same state as when the school closed its doors earlier this year before the Western Association of Schools and Colleges pulled its accreditation in February.

Here's your chance to support sustainability by re-using fans, books, electronics, and even the trusty coffee bar instead of buying it new or hauling the stuff off to the dump. New College would have wanted it that way.

Take a tour of the classrooms-turned-showrooms here.

The ad:

Large & Unusual Sale
777 Valencia Street at 19th St S.F.

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THIS WEEKEND -- Dec 19, 20 & 21
Fri, Sat & Sun / 10am - 5pm

Entire Contents of Education Facility -- Partial List: TONS OF OFFICE
FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT (Chairs, Tables, Desks, File Cabinets, leather
sofas, new refrigerator, room dividers / modules, bookshelves, 8ft &
6ft folding tables, theater folding chairs, computer tables, etc),
store fixtures, Computer Server System, Phone Network System, stereo &
video equipment, camera & electronic machines, Apple I Mac computers,
COMPUTER / ELECTICAL SUPPLIES, wires, connections, peripherals, copy
paper, Coffee bar station, lino print cabinets, theatrical lighting,
24 ft by 16 ft audience platform/bleachers, Avalanche of Science / Art
/ Office Supplies, 1000's OF BOOKS (art, cultural, philosophy,
religious, biographies, underground, novels, computer, science,
electronic, history, atlas, film, theater, manuals, anthropology, etc.
90% priced at $2 hard / $1 soft), graduation gowns, posters,


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HOPE TO SEE YOU - Kevin / Vicky & Staff

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