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The 90-day deadline that the boards of Antioch University and the Antioch College Continuation Corporation, or AC3, had set as a goal to reach an agreement on the transfer of Antioch College passed last week without a final agreement. However, principals of the negotiations met in Queens, New York, to extend their negotiations for another two months.
As the task force charged with negotiating the separation of Antioch University from the college passed the midway mark last week on its way toward finalizing an agreement, college alumni representatives were working furiously to raise the money to insure a successful independent college.
While the turbulent economic climate has affected all regions of the country, some municipalities are faring better than others. So far, Yellow Springs seems to be one of the relatively fortunate towns, as most of the largest employers in Yellow Springs report overall stability, even as they face the coming year with caution.
Last week Antioch University leaders hired a new president for Antioch University McGregor. Dr. Michael Fishbein, currently provost at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H., was selected as the school’s new president, succeeding Barbara Gellman-Danley, who left the position last summer.
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.