Is a university extension program possible here?


To the Editor:I remember when the Nathan Mayhew Seminars started years ago on the Island, and I was excited about the possibilities. But that noble experiment died off.

Now, I look at the huge disparity between year-round Islanders and seasonal visitors, and wonder if a university extension might be established here.The right school could bring more intellectuals and students, some of which could be counted on as summertime employees.

I’ve tried to think what kind of school could work. Perhaps a music or art school? Community college?

In any case, I’d like to see more thought given to this, and perhaps some reaching out to the academic communities.

Donald Hinkle

Oak Bluffs