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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At its meeting in Yellow Springs last weekend, the Antioch College Alumni Board unanimously resolved to raise $255,000 to fund the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute through June. The board also recognized Nonstop as an important link to the revival of Antioch College.
The American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, has communicated with Antioch University leaders that it plans to launch an investigation into questions concerning the closure of Antioch College.
The winterization and shutdown processes at the Antioch College campus will be completed by approximately Nov. 1, according to Antioch University Chief Financial Officer Tom Faecke last week.