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Higher Education Section :: Page 23
This fall Antioch College campus is buzzing with activity as its more than 100 students settle into the daily rhythms of campus life. By 2016, the number of students could grow to 250 if a plan adopted by the Antioch College Board of Trustees is realized.
If 2010, the year the College restarted after closure, was “daunting but doable,” and 2011 when it welcomed its first class was “[we’re] all in,” then this year the thrust on campus is “coming alive,” Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt said.
Meredith Martin is one of a new crop of Antioch College students, a cohort 75-strong composed of enthusiastic young people who arrived on campus last week ready to remake the college, which reopened last year.
For the 18 graduates from Antioch University’s Leadership and Change Ph.D. program, the degree was far more than an academic accomplishment.
After a brief stint as provost this spring, Ellen Wood Hall’s current role as interim president of Midwest has given her a challenge: to reverse downward enrollment trends and to more evenly balance the strengths of all three of the school’s academic programs.
For the first class of the revived Antioch College, the last nine months have been intense.
For the past 25 years, Greene County’s special education provider has sat quietly at the western edge of the village, growing.
Not only does U.S. law not protect Americans seven generations from now, it allows the continued creation of environmental toxins that will be hazardous to those in the ten-thousandth generation, according to environmental lawyer Carolyn Raffensperger.
To succeed with the revival of Antioch College, its leaders, alumni and community members must create a new culture grounded in “ownership, fearlessness and love,” President Mark Roosevelt told college alumni Saturday night.
At last weekend’s Antioch College reunion, students, staff and faculty painted a picture of current college life for Antiochians past.