UF Bluffton Merger Series

On March 20 an unexpected announcement sent shockwaves from Findlay to Bluffton. The presidents of the University of Findlay and Bluffton University each announced to their campuses a memorandum of understanding to merge the two universities. In this special series, Pulse news reporters explore the many angles of the potential merger between the Oilers and the Beavers. As the two campuses work to bridge more than just the 20-minute drive, there are many things to consider. This special series looks at some of those things.

Cassie Arnett talks to alumni from both universities to get their reaction to the announcement.

Emily Byglin hears from current students at Bluffton University to get their thoughts on the proposal.

Mackala Krichbaum breaks down the four phases of the merger.

Ricky Mast talks to the pastors on both campuses about how the founding religions of each university will affect campus ministries.

Pulse Adviser, Prof. Amy Rogan reflects on what the merger means to her and her family in “Thoughts with Profs.”