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Higher Education Section :: Page 36
As of July 1, Antioch University McGregor will be known by its new name, Antioch University Midwest. The name change was announced last Saturday, June 12.
Last weekend the American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, officially voted to sanction Antioch University for infringements of governance standards for actions related to the closing of Antioch College.
Antioch College was identified last week as one of 13 Ohio institutions of higher education chosen to receive federal stimulus funds for energy conservation projects.
This week 65 Antioch College alumni and supporters flocked to campus for the annual pre-reunion work project. Amidst sounds of jackhammers, drills, saws and grass cutters, the dedicated crew planted flowers, restored benches, painted walls, repaired stairs and pruned trees.
Michael Fishbein was officially inaugurated on Saturday, June 12, as the president of the school formerly known as Antioch University McGregor, now Antioch University Midwest.
Antioch College announced on Friday, June 11, that it was one of 13 Ohio institutions of higher education to receive federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency projects.
To keep the community updated on the progress of Antioch College’s re-opening, the college has organized an informal monthly discussion, held every second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Emporium. Community members can bring their questions, while Antioch provides the coffee.
The Catholic nuns who taught Joe Cronin, director of undergraduate studies at Antioch University McGregor, as a little boy might be pleased to know they made an impression. Those milk cartons passed out to collect pennies to feed the starving people of India? He took that seriously.
On the job for almost a year, Antioch University McGregor President Michael Fishbein has found that his new position has offered “both a wonderful learning experience and a sense of good challenge.”
What the newly independent Antioch College is attempting to do — reinventing itself in a faculty-centered liberal arts model — is highly unusual, a consultant told the college pro tem board of trustees on Saturday, May 8, at the board’s first meeting held in the village since the college gained independence in September.