It wasn't until I discovered the website SaveHUC.com, which was created just recently, that I learned more about why the HUC wants to do this. The main reason is that the HUC is facing a huge debt, so it might lead to closing not only one, but two of the four campuses. Ideally, people would like to see campuses on each of the coasts, because of the heavier Jewish populations located there. I understand why this would be the preferred way of picking which campuses remain, but at the same time I still do not necessarily agree with it.
The HUC-Cincinnati campus is central to the well-being of Reform Jewish life during and after graduating college. It is the birthplace of the Reform Rabbincal schooling system, and by shutting it down you are shutting down history for the Hebrew Union College. I do hope that people realize that when determining if, and which ones, any of the locations need to be closed. Yes, it's a shame that they are so much in debt - but what about the future for Reform Judaism?