Higher Education Section :: Page 27

  • Closing of Antioch College campus—Shutdown prompts safety concerns

    The shutdown of the Antioch College campus began last week with buildings put at risk and a violation of the Ohio Fire Code when university officials dismantled the fire protection system without removing furniture from the buildings.

  • McGregor MIIND series to look at sustainability issues

    Concerned about global warming? Interested in how the discovery of petroleum led to a drastic increase in population? Care enough about the environment to explore strategies for living sustainably?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Faculty and staff vacate Antioch College campus this week

    Antioch professor emeritus Marianne Whelchel and professor Jean Gregorek packed up the literature department last week in preparation for the college’s closure this month.

    The laboratory where Antioch College geology professor Peter Townsend taught for 37 years was a mess of beakers, textbooks and research last week scattered half in and half out of the boxes scheduled to leave the science building.

  • 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.

  • Community effort seeks to save Antioch’s Curl gym

    The text message reads: “ball at noon.” Modern technology meets pick-up game of basketball. “One gentleman and I come no matter what,” said Branson Pyles recently, taking a moment out from practice to be interviewed.

  • 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.

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