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  • Large YS employers holding steady

    While the turbulent economic climate has affected all regions of the country, some municipalities are faring better than others. So far, Yellow Springs seems to be one of the relatively fortunate towns, as most of the largest employers in Yellow Springs report overall stability, even as they face the coming year with caution.

  • New McGregor head hired

    Dr. Michael Fishbein, Antioch -University McGregor’s new president.

    Last week Antioch University leaders hired a new president for Antioch University McGregor. Dr. Michael Fishbein, currently provost at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H., was selected as the school’s new president, succeeding Barbara Gellman-Danley, who left the position last summer.

  • Antioch’s Main Building almost dry

    Joan Horn of Yellow Springs gave an interview to NPR and AP reporters before submitting a petition to investigate Antioch University to the office of Ohio Attorney General in Columbus on Friday, Feb. 27. Horn is one of the 15 petition signatories and is an alumna of Antioch College.

    The professional effort to dry out Main Building following a flood last month is almost finished, according to Antioch University Chief Financial Officer Tom Faecke in an interview last week. While university leaders had hoped that the effort would take only two weeks, it is ending up taking three, Faecke said.

  • Antioch College Main Building flood—Dry-out, clean-up progresses

    Remediation work began last Thursday, Feb. 12, in Main Building on the Antioch College campus, following extensive damage caused by water that flooded through the building on Saturday, Feb. 7.

  • Main Building flood elicits concern over damage extent

    Yellow Springs community and Antioch College alumni concern over the shutdown of campus buildings reached fever pitch over the weekend, after a burst pipe flooded Main Building on the Antioch College campus beginning late Saturday afternoon and continuing into the night.

  • Light, energy at new Nonstop home

    The Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute community will celebrate its new campus at Millworks on Walnut Street with an open house this Friday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Shown above are, clockwise from top left, Nonstop IT specialist Tim Noble and faculty members Hassan Rahmanian, Jean Gregorek and Bob Devine in the library; Nonstop students in the new community government loft are, at bottom, Lincoln Alpern and John Hempfling and on top, from left, Kelly Ahrens, Reuben Hesselden, Molly Thornton, Shea Witzberger and Eva Erickson; bottom right and left photos, Nonstop faculty, staff and students took part in a community meeting on Tuesday.

    The newly renovated space of Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute is significant on many levels, according to several Nonstop leaders. First, it provides a physical space that grounds the Nonstop community and gives it a home.

  • College revival leaders see village as important partner

    Antioch College alumni leaders see Yellow Springs as an important partner in their efforts to bring back the college as an independent liberal arts institution, an alumni leader told Village Council at its Feb. 2 meeting.

  • University, alumni agree on first step to independence

    Antioch College alumni and Antioch University this week took a first step toward creating an independent college. The step was a letter of intent agreed upon by both the Antioch University Board of Trustees and the board pro tempore of the Antioch College Continuation Corporation toward the separation of the college from the university structure, according to a press release dated January 13.

  • Dismissal of lawsuit prompts appeal by Antioch faculty

    The former faculty of Antioch College recently appealed a November decision from the Greene County Common Pleas Court to dismiss the faculty lawsuit against Antioch University.

  • Economy hits McGregor, affects union negotiations

    A recent decline in enrollment at Antioch University McGregor has contributed to difficult contract negotiations between the school administration and its clerical staff union, according to several union representatives.

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