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Antioch College

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Motto Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Active 1853 - 2008 (announced)
Type Private undergraduate
Endowment $36.2 million[1]
Location Yellow Springs, Ohio, United States
Website http://www.antioch-college.edu/

Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio and is the founder and flagship institution of the six campus Antioch University system. Founded in 1852 by the Christian Connection, the college began operating in 1853 with Horace Mann as its first president. Its educational approach blends practical work experience with classroom learning and participatory community governance, and students receive narrative evaluations instead of letter grades. The 2007 enrollment is just over 300 students.[1] A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, and is the home of Antioch College. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. ... History The Christians or Christian Connection religious movement began in several places and were secessions from three different religious denominations during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. ... Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. ... In education, narrative evaluation is a form of performance measurement and feedback which can be used as an alternative or supplement to grading. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In June 2007, the University’s Board of Trustees announced that the college would be suspending operations as of July 2008, and would try to reopen in 2012.[2] More than half of the Antioch College faculty filed a lawsuit in August of 2007 to bar Antioch University from firing the college's tenured faculty or liquidating the college's assets.[3] The Antioch College Alumni Association has called for the continued operation of the college with a tenured faculty and has raised over $12 million dollars for that purpose.[4] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...


Antioch College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Eco League, and the North American Alliance for Green Education. The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. ... The Eco League is a six-college consortium consisting of Antioch College, Alaska Pacific University, Green Mountain College, Northland College, Prescott College and College of the Atlantic. ...

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History

On October 5, 1850, the General Convention of the Christian Church passed a resolution stating "that our responsibility to the community, and the advancement of our interests as a denomination, demand of us the establishing of a College." The delegates further pledged "the sum of one hundred thousand dollars as the standard by which to measure our zeal and our effort in raising the means for establishing the contemplated College." The Committee on the Plan for a College was formed to undertake the founding of a college, and make decisions regarding the name of the school, the endowment, fundraising, faculty, and administration.[5] Most notably, the committee decided that the college "shall afford equal privileges to students of both sexes."[6] The Christian Connection sect wanted the new college to be sectarian, but the planning committee decided otherwise. is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... History The Christians or Christian Connection religious movement began in several places and were secessions from three different religious denominations during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


Despite their enthusiasm, the Christian Connection's fundraising efforts proved insufficient. The money raised before the school opened failed to cover even the cost of the three original buildings, much less create an endowment.[7] The Unitarian Church contributed an equal amount of funds and nearly as many students to the new school, causing denominational strife early on.[7] Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), in full the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in North America, is a liberal religious denomination formed by the merger in 1961 of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church in America. ...


Early years

Horace Mann, Antioch's first president, ran the college from its founding in 1853 until his death in 1859. The young college had relatively high academic standards, and "good moral character" was a requirement for graduation.[8] The first curriculum focused on Latin, Greek, mathematics, history, philosophy and science, and offered electives in art, botany, pedagogy, and modern languages.[9] Tuition was $24 a year, and the first graduating class consisted of 28 students. Although the founders planned for approximately 1,000 students, enrollment only exceeded 500 once in the 19th century, in 1857.[10] Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... HIStory - Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double-disc album (one half greatest hits, one half studio album) by American musician Michael Jackson released in June of 1995 by the Epic Records division of Sony BMG. The first disc, (HIStory Begins) contains fifteen hit singles from the past... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Example of a Cross Section of a Stem [1] Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Pedagogy (IPA: ) , the art or science of being a teacher, generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction[1]. The word comes from the Ancient Greek (paidagōgeō; from (child) and (lead)): literally, to lead the child”. In Ancient Greece, was (usually) a slave who supervised the... A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ...

Horace Mann, Antioch's first president.

One notable character in Antioch's history is Rebecca Pennell, who was one of the college's ten original faculty members. She was the first female college professor in the United States to have the same rank and pay as her male colleagues.[11] Her home, now part of the Antioch campus and called Pennell House, currently serves as community space for several of Antioch's student led independent groups. Horace Mann from http://www. ... Horace Mann from http://www. ... Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist. ... Rebecca Pennell was an American educator, niece of prominent educator Horace Mann, and the first woman to be appointed a full faculty member at an American college. ...


In 1859, Mann gave his final commencement speech, including what became the college's motto: "Be ashamed to die until you win some victory for humanity."[12] Mann died in August and was initially interred on the Antioch College grounds. The next year, he was reinterred in Providence, Rhode Island, next to his first wife. “Providence” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The original founders gave no consideration to the question of whether Antioch should admit students of color, neither forbidding nor explicitly allowing it.[13] The associated preparatory school admitted two African American girls during the mid-1850s, an action on trustee responded to by resigning and removing his own children from the school. His opinion was apparently the minority one, though, as the African American students were not withdrawn.[14] In 1863, Antioch trustee John Phillips proposed a resolution stating "the Trustees of Antioch College cannot, according to the Charter, reject persons on account of color." The resolution passed with nine trustees in favor and four opposed. However, the college remained nearly all white until after World War II, when the school undertook a minority recruitment program. Preparatory school or prep school may refer to: University-preparatory school, in North America, is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Antioch College faced financial difficulties in its first years, mostly due to the Panic of 1857.[15] From 1857 to 1859, Antioch ran an annual deficit of US$5,000, out of a total budget of US$13,000.[16] In 1858, Antioch was bankrupt. Mann died in 1859 and the college was reorganized, but deficits continued.[16] Mann's successor, Thomas Hill, took Antioch's presidency on the condition that faculty salaries be paid despite deficits. Despite this stipulation, his salary was often not paid, and he supported his family with loans. Hill and a colleague attempted to raise an endowment, but potential donors were put off by the strong sectarian leanings of some of the college's trustees.[17] Hill resigned in 1862 due to increasing financial troubles, sectarian conflict between Christian Connection and Unitarian trustees, and his election as president of Harvard. In 1862, the college was closed until finances improved and remained closed until after the end of the Civil War. The Panic of 1857 was a sudden downturn in the economy of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... There is also an actor named Thomas Hill. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In 1865, the college reopened, now administered by the Unitarian church. The financial health of the college seemed improved, as the Unitarians had raised a US$100,000 endowment in the space of two months.[18] The endowment was originally invested in government bonds and later in real estate and timber. The investment income, while performing well, was still insufficient to maintain the college at the high level desired by the trustees. Some of the principal was lost to foreclosures during the Long Depression, which began in 1873.[18] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Long Depression (1873 – 1896) affected much of the world from the early 1870s until the mid-1890s and was contemporary with the Second Industrial Revolution. ...


1900-1945

The turn of the century saw little improvement in the colleges finances. In 1900 faculty made between US$500 and $700 a year, very low for the time, and the president was paid $1,500 a year. In contrast, Horace Mann's annual salary was $3,000 more than forty years prior.[19] Enrollment did increase significantly under the presidency of Simeon D. Fess, who served as president from 1906 to 1917. In 1912 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, and served three of his five total terms while also acting as president of Antioch. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Simeon Davison Fess (December 11, 1861 - December 23, 1936) was a Republican politician and educator from Ohio. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ...


World War I had little effect, good or bad, on the college and though some people contracted influenza during the Spanish flu epidemic, there were no deaths.[20] In February of 1919, the Young Men's Christian Association attempted a peaceful takeover of the college, offering to raise an endowment of US$500,000 if Antioch would serve as the official national college of the YMCA. The YMCA proposal was received positively by the college's trustees and enacted by a unanimous vote, and Grant Perkins, a YMCA executive, assumed the college's presidency. By May, Perkins had resigned, reporting that he was not prepared to raise the necessary funds.[20] “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The 1918 flu pandemic, commonly referred to as the Spanish flu, was a category 5 influenza pandemic caused by an unusually severe and deadly Influenza A virus strain of subtype H1N1. ... YMCAs in the United States and Canada use this logo. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


In June of 1919, several candidates were submitted to the trustees, including Arthur Morgan. Morgan was elected to the board without any prior notification of his candidacy. An engineer, he had been involved in planning a college in upstate New York that would have included work-study along with a more traditional curriculum. Morgan presented his plan for "practical industrial education" to the trustees, which accepted the new plan. Antioch closed for a third time while the curriculum was reorganized and the co-op program developed. In 1920, Morgan was unanimously elected president and in 1921, the college reopened with the cooperative education program.[21] Arthur Ernest Morgan (1878 - 1975) was a U.S. administrator and educator. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ...

Arthur E. Morgan, circa 1921.
Arthur E. Morgan, circa 1921.

The early co-op program was not required; students could enter as traditional students or cooperative education students. Despite this, by the 1935 academic year, nearly 80% of the student body had chosen the cooperative program. Students initially studied for eight-week-long terms alternating with eight-week-long work experiences. Male students generally took apprenticeships with craftsmen or jobs in factories; female students often served as nursing or teaching assistants. In 1921, when the program was first inaugurated, less than 1% of available co-op jobs were located outside of Ohio, but this had grown to about 75% within 15 years.[22] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 520 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (826 × 953 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This photo of Arthur Ernest Morgan in his Miami Conservancy District office was taken in February 1921, by Everett Neukom, MCD staff photographer. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 520 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (826 × 953 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This photo of Arthur Ernest Morgan in his Miami Conservancy District office was taken in February 1921, by Everett Neukom, MCD staff photographer. ...


The college had no black students from 1899–1929 and only two from 1929–1936 (neither graduated), so it is unknown how racial discrimination among employers affected the co-op program. While Antioch itself had no religious quotas (elsewhere common until the 1940s), many employers discriminated against Jews, a fact that limited the number of Jewish students at Antioch. The program suffered for available positions during the Great Depression, prompting the college employ many students at industrial jobs on campus.[22] An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


In 1926, the college's Administrative Council was formed as an advisory body to the president. It was chartered in 1930. The Administrative Council was originally a faculty-only body, though a student seat was added in 1941. Over time, the Administrative Council became the primary policy-making body of the College. The Community Council was established a short time later, to advise on and manage what at other college campuses would be considered "student concerns". At Antioch, these matters, such as campus artistic and cultural life, have been regarded as community-wide issues, affecting students, staff, faculty members and administrators.


1945-2000

Beginning in the 1940s, Antioch was considered an early bastion of student activism, anti-racism, and progressive thought. In 1943 the college Race Relations Committee began offering scholarships to non-white students to help diversify the campus, which had been mostly white since it's founding. The first scholarship recipent was Edythe Scott, sister of Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott King received the scholarship and attended Antioch two years after her sister.[23] Antioch was one of the first historically white colleges to actively recruit black students.[citation needed] Antioch was also the first historically white college to appoint a black person to be chair of an academic department, when Walter Anderson was appointed chair of the music department.[citation needed] Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ... Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


In the 1950s Antioch faced pressure from the powerful House Un-American Activities Committee and faced criticism from many area newspapers, because it did not expel students and faculty accused of having Communist leanings. College officials stood firm, insisting that freedom begins not in suppressing unpopular ideas but in holding all ideas up to the light. The school, including professors and administration, was also involved in the early stages of the American Civil Rights Movement and remains a supporter of free speech. HUAC hearings House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC or HCUA) (1938–1975) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom This article is about the civil rights movement following the Brown v. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ...


Antioch became increasingly progressive and financially healthy during the 1960s and early 1970s. The student body topped out around 2,400 students, the college owned property all over Yellow Springs and beyond, and the college grew throughout the decade. It began to appear in literary works and other media as an icon of youth culture, serving, for example, as the setting for a portion of Philip Roth's most popular novel, "Portnoy's Complaint". At this time, Antioch became one of the primary sources of student radicalism, the New Left, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and the Black Power movement in the region. The town of Yellow Springs became an island of liberal and progressive activism in southern Ohio. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark, New Jersey) is an American novelist. ... Portnoys Complaint book cover Portnoys Complaint (1969) is American writer Philip Roths fourth and, to date, still most popular novel, with many of its characteristics (ribald, comedic prose; themes of sexual desire and sexual frustration; a self-conscious literariness) having gone on to become Roth trademarks. ... The New Left is a term used in different countries to describe left-wing movements that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


In many instances, the environment of the school spurred its students to activism. Eleanor Holmes Norton, future congressional delegate for Washington, D.C., recalled her time at Antioch as one "when the first real action that could be called movement action was ignited", according to an interview now available in the National Security Archives.[24] Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


The 1970s saw the college continue to develop its reputation as a source of activism and progressive political thought. Several graduate satellite schools around the country, under the Antioch University name (with the college as a base), were established as well, including the McGregor School (now known as Antioch University McGregor), located adjacent to the original Yellow Springs campus. Antioch University New England was the first graduate school offshoot in 1964. The university campuses are located in Keene, New Hampshire; Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles, California; and Santa Barbara, California. Antioch College founded Antioch University in 1978. Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. ... Antioch University McGregor is a private institution of higher education serving approximately 700 adults in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ... Antioch University New England is a private graduate school located in Keene, New Hampshire. ... Nickname: Elm City Location in Cheshire County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Cheshire Settled 1736 Incorporated 1753 (town) Incorporated 1874 (city) Government  - Mayor Michael E.J. Blastos  - City Council Charles H. Redfern Angelo D. DiBernardo, Jr. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ...


Funding and enrollment at the college began to decline as the University system was created. In the late 1970s, the new Antioch University system partially collapsed, leaving Antioch College in dire financial straits by the beginning of the 1980s. Beginning in the mid 1980s and continuing through the 1990s, under the leadership of Antioch Presidents' Alan Guskin and Bob Devine, Antioch's enrollment figures and financial health improved, though college enrollment never surpassed 1,000 students. The campus underwent renovations and many buildings that had been boarded up were repaired and reopened, including South Hall, one of the colleges three original buildings.


The Sexual Offense Prevention Policy

In 1993 Antioch became the focus of national attention with its "Sexual Offense Prevention Policy." This policy was initiated after two date rapes reportedly occurred on the Antioch College campus during the 1990-91 academic year. A group of students formed under the name "Womyn of Antioch" to address their concern that sexual offenses in general were not being taken seriously enough by the administration or some in the campus community.[25] Advocates of the policy explain that the original "Sexual Offense Policy," as it was then called, was created during a couple of late-night meetings in the campus Womyn's Center, and that "this original policy was quite questionable. It was not legally binding, no rights were given to the accused, and it called for immediate expulsion of the accused with no formal process."[25] The policy, both as it then stood and as revised, uniquely viewed any sexual offense as not simply a violation of the victim's rights, but as an offense against the entire campus community. It was revised to focus more on education and less on punishment and clarified in a series of community meetings during the 1991-92 academic year. Once revised, it was endorsed by the entire campus and the Board of Trustees, and thus became the official policy of the college that year. The title Date Rape is a very general term which has come to represent some very different situations. ...


This revised policy only attracted national publicity two years later, during the fall semester of the 1993-94 academic year, allegedly when a student doing a co-op on the west coast mentioned the policy to a California campus newspaper reporter. An Associated Press reporter picked up the story in the early days of the term,[26] and a media frenzy ensued, one that arguably garnered more attention to Antioch than anything since the student strike of 1973. Although the policy was often ridiculed and distorted by the mainstream American news media that fall, even becoming the butt of a Saturday Night Live sketch, in the intervening years it has become a model for sexual offense policies at several other colleges and institutions.[citation needed] Indeed, even at the time, a few journalists and pundits offered more measured assessments of the policy. Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman, for example, asserted that most "sexual policy makers write like lawyers in love," and that, likewise, "at Antioch the authors could use some poetry, and passion." But, she was ultimately sympathetic to their goals of leveling the sexual playing field and making students think about what consent means, saying that the Antioch campus "has the plot line just about right."[27] Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... A student strike occurs when students from a teaching institution such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Ellen Holtz Goodman (born 11 April 1941 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American journalist. ...


The 21st century

In 2000, Antioch College was again subject to media attention, after inviting political activist and death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal and transgendered rights advocate and Jamal supporter Leslie Feinberg to be commencement speakers. Graduating students had chosen Jamal and Feindberg to highlight their concerns with capital punishment and the American criminal justice system. Many conservative commentators criticized the Antioch administration for allowing students to choose such controversial commencement speakers and the college administration received death threats. Antioch President Bob Devine chose not to overturn the students' choice of speakers, citing the ideals of free speech and free exchange of ideas, and likened the media reaction to the coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1965 commencement address.[28] For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term which refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook April 24, 1954) is a journalist and political activist. ... A transgender person in New York Citys Gay Pride Parade Transgender (IPA: , from trans (Latin) and gender (English) ) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at... Leslie Feinberg (born 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA) is a transgender activist, speaker, and author. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... The study of criminal justice traditionally revolves around three main components of the criminal justice system: police courts corrections Nowadays, it is sometimes argued that psychiatry is also a central part of the criminal justice system. ... “MLK” redirects here. ...


In the early 2000s enrollment declined to just over 600 students. This combined with a declining economy caused Antioch University to institute a "Renewal Plan" in 2003. The controversial plan called for restructuring Antioch's first year program into learning communities and upgrading campus facilities. Many students and faculty stated that they were shut out of planning.[citation needed] Antioch University's Board of Trustees committed to five years of funding for the renewal plan but discontinued this commitment to the college three years into the plan.[29] Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Simultaneously with the announcement of the renewal plan, the University's Board of Trustees announced mandated staff cuts at the college, including the elimination of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Student anger over the mandated renewal plan and program cuts led to a student-initiated protest entitled "People of Color Takeover", which garnered some negative media attention. Partially in response to this, Antioch College created the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom in 2006.[30] Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


With the implementation of the controversial renewal plan enrollment dropped from 650 students to 370 in two years, a decline that many feel was a result of the curriculum change mandated by the Board of Trustees. At an Antioch Community meeting in June of 2007 the Board of Trustees stated that while the college was only in its third year of implementation of the plan they had not raised the funds needed, and that the college would be indefinitely closed at the end of the 2007-08 academic year.[29]


The Board of Trustees stated its intent to reopen in 2012. It will continue raising the money necessary for this.[31] Many Antioch alumni and faculty, upset at the prospect of the loss of the college's legacy, are also organizing and raising funds in an effort to save the college, keep it open without interruption, and gain greater transparency in its governance. Some hope the college can become independent from Antioch University, blaming the university's Board of Trustees for the problems leading to the college's closure. In August, the college faculty filed suit against the Board of Trustees, charging that the Board was violating various contractual obligations.[32]


Following a meeting between university and alumni representatives in August 2007, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution giving the Alumni Board until the October 2007 trustees' meeting to demonstrate the viability of the Alumni Board's proposal to maintain the operations of the College.[33] Despite initially stating he would remain until December, Antioch president Steve Lawry abruptly stepped down as president on September 1, 2007. The role of president was turned over to a three person group, comprised of the Dean of Faculty, Director of Student Services, and Director of Communications.[34] While no reason for Lawry's immediate departure has been given, it has been reported that he was forcibly ousted by the Board of Trustees.[35] In response to this reported ousting, the faculty has given Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock a vote of no confidence.[36] is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Motion of No Confidence, also called Motion of Non Confidence is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ...


The other campuses of Antioch University are expected to continue as normal operations as possible, should they lose their founding and flagship campus.[2]


Profiles, recognition, and criticism

The U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings classify Antioch College as a third-tier Liberal Arts College.[37] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Antioch has been regularly included in the guidebook "Colleges That Change Lives" which declares that "there is no college or university in the country that makes a more profound difference in a young person's life or that creates more effective adults."[38]


Less positive opinions include that of George Will, who wrote in response to the college's announced closure that there is "a minuscule market for what Antioch sells for a tuition, room and board of $35,221 — repressive liberalism unleavened by learning."[39] George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. ...


During her remarks to the college in 2004 alumna Coretta Scott King stated that "Antioch students learn that it’s not enough to have a great career, material wealth and a fulfilling family life. We are also called to serve, to share, to give and to do what we can to lift up the lives of others. No other college emphasizes this challenge so strongly. That’s what makes Antioch so special."[40] Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


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Noteworthy alumni

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External links

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Unaffiliated websites:

  • Yellow Springs News
  • Antiochians.org--Main website of Alumni Association's effort to save the college
  • The Antioch Papers
  • Antioch College Faculty Legal Fund

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