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At his inauguration ceremony on Saturday, June 12, Michael Fishbein, the new president, announced that the name of Antioch University McGregor has been changed to Antioch University Midwest.


McGregor name change announced

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Antioch University McGregor is now officially Antioch University Midwest, according to McGregor President Michael Fishbein, who announced the name change at his inauguration ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the school.

At the ceremony, he stated, “We live in a part of America who some claim sees its best days in the rearview. We live in a part of America whose intellect and compassion some claim are throttled by parochialism in an age of global competition. We live in a part of America that often doesn’t think of itself as a single place. I want to stake a claim to this part of America, not simply because it is where we are — but because doing so, as we like to say here, is the way to be the difference we seek to see in the world.”

The name change helps to align the school with the other four campuses, all of which are named after their geographical location, according to Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock in a press release.

At the ceremony, Fishbein spoke of his lifelong goal to “live a life that mattered. Not fame. Not fortune. I wanted to be needed, so that the world was a tiny bit better off because of me.” His choosing to come to his new position can be linked to this desire, Fishbein said, stating that “It is what draws me, sustains, and — ultimately — affirms me: the feeling that I am in the company of quiet heroes.”

See the June 17 News for a more detailed story on the Antioch University Midwest name change.


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