Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 72

  • Energized alumni keep eyes on an independent college

    At their annual reunion in Yellow Springs last weekend, about 400 Antioch College alumni took steps to move ahead quickly to reach an agreement with the Antioch University Board of Trustees for an independent college.

  • Quite a fair day at the fair

    The unpredictable spring weather held out for the 2008 Spring Street Fair, making a wonderful day for hundreds of vendors and an estimated 10,000 visitors looking for arts and crafts, food items, music, dance and a general good time. Above, young entrepreneurs Jesse Beard, Morgan Beard and Saul Fairlee hoped to slake visitors’ thirst.

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  • New hope, new purpose at ‘08 Antioch alumni reunion

    A little more than a week ago, this week’s Antioch College Alumni Reunion seemed notable for possibly being the last reunion of the 155-year-old institution before Antioch closes its doors June 30.

  • In surprise move, trustees seek autonomy for college

    In an unexpected move last week, the Antioch University Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for the Antioch College Alumni Association to create a process aimed at establishing an independent Antioch College.

  • University presidents played key role in rejection of ACCC

    When the Antioch Univerity Board of Trustees on May 8 rejected the Antioch College Continuation Corporation’s proposal to save the college, a significant factor was the opposition to the proposal from the presidents of the university’s other five campuses…

  • College facilities may be at risk

    The only unlocked door on the Antioch College campus these days is that of Main Building, where a small staff remains until the college officially closes on June 30.

  • A ‘Yellow Springs Promise’ to help with costs of college

    At the meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education on Thursday, May 8, board members heard a draft proposal for a new program aimed at both promoting higher education for local young people and attracting new young families to Yellow Springs.

  • Trustees reject final AC3 offer, Antioch College to close

    In what appears to be the final act of the long, complex and heartwrenching saga around efforts to save Antioch College, the Antioch University Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 8, rejected the offer of the Antioch College Continuation Corporation, or AC3, of almost $16 million to keep the college open.

  • Council approves first step for Barr property project

    An architect’s rendering of the proposed FCC senior apartment building on the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street. The three-story building will house 30 apartments.

    At their May 5 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a first reading for the proposed Friends Care Community apartments on the Barr property downtown.

  • Watching birds, helping the Glen

    Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis will lead a dawn chorus walk this Saturday, May 10, as part of the daylong Make It Count for the Birds event. The event is the Glen’s biggest fundraiser.

    Eleven months out of the year, Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis likes to sleep in, but in May he rolls out of bed early. That’s the month that migrating birds stop in the Glen and Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis, a bird lover, can be found in the nature preserve with his binoculars even at the crack of dawn, looking up.

  • University threatens legal action against Village

    Last week Antioch University threatened legal action against the Village of Yellow Springs in response to the Village’s request that the university dismantle an unauthorized air conditioning unit.

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