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Eighteen Antioch College students graduated on Saturday, June 24. (Photo by Matt Minde)

18 students graduate from Antioch College

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Eighteen Antioch College students became the college’s newest alumni following commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 24. 

The event, which included much jubilation from graduates, friends and family, featured a performance by the World House Choir and a commencement address by Minneapolis-based organizer Oluchi Omeoga. 

Photos by Matt Minde

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6 Responses to “18 students graduate from Antioch College”

  1. Robert Chadwick says:

    Antioch gave me a great education decades ago. The original vision of Horace Mann seems to have been lost. I still love Antioch since my education there changed my life. I hope it survives and would provide resources if there were inspiring leadership. With all the outstanding alumni it seems like there is still hope.

  2. Elk says:

    you can say as many words as you want but the obvious speaks for itself; 18 graduates is not a sustainable university.

    salvage the Antioch name/brand and restructure for self paced online learning. the campus — consider what’s sustainable for a museum to showcase Antioch’s glorious past.

    don’t continue the way it is. it makes future employers question common sense. best wishes. truly

  3. The main reason the Antioch College model fails to draw substantial enrollments is that it does not yet provide a solid holistic educational core that has a strong appeal to contemporary students. Now that most of the campus has been restored and some of the original elements of the model have been clarified, restoring the core-depth academic experience should be a priority.
    To achieve the college population in full (1,600 students) will require hiring new faculty to recreate program offerings to increase the systemic efficacy of the model, and to rebuild the campus with strikingly innovative design. It is assumed that this is primarily a resource issue that can be answered by substantial development. Until recently many of the college’s ideas about itself have hindered the restoration, although some of those ideas have kept the college alive. Antioch was once seen as very innovative when half the programs in the country were not much more than finishing schools, and the economic demands upon colleges were comparatively insignificant. The proponents of recent system stasis have been unwilling to change major aspects of the model that have failed them for decades. The only term that can describe the Trustee’s relationship to the real world of higher education is oblivious. The president of this college cannot do it all alone.
    Although Antioch College is a liberal arts college involved primarily with social advocacy and self-governance in a humanities model, it unfortunately lacks the depth in sciences, humanities, and the performing arts of many other liberal arts colleges. Besides the sparse academic model, there is weak intermediary management of campus life. Antioch has been formulated and marketed to an increasingly small group of people without recognizing the realities behind its choices.

  4. Reed Alexander says:

    Who wants to pay $45,000 to attend a socialist indoctrination camp with dilapidated buildings? That’s why Antioch is in decline.

  5. Reed Alexander says:

    Antioch has only around 100 students for several reasons:

    – The campus is in complete disrepair. Why would a student pay $45,000 to go to a school with no facilities when they can attend a state school and pay half that amount and have access to better resources
    – Antioch has a reputation for being a socialist left-wing indoctrination camp. Just watch the graduation video – cussing and vile rhetoric from the main speaker tells you all you need to know
    – The curriculum has no relevance to today’s in-demand occupations. It’s mostly racist “social justice” courses that are grounded in victimization ideology. The result is unhappy, unstable students with few skills to offer employers.

    It’s all sad but Antioch’s demise is its own doing……

  6. Pan Reich says:

    Only eighteen graduates? So, the entire student population must now be less than 100? How is this sustainable? A story investigating why they can’t attract academically qualified student applicants, why so many drop out after 1-2 terms and what realistic plans they have to improve their failed recruitment activities would be greatly appreciated by many within our community, IMHO.

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