Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Come back Antioch. Come back.

Antioch College will be closed next semester, and perhaps for every semester after that. Bad news. Really bad news. Antioch College was the coolest college around when I was in school.

So here's my idea -- The alumni that planned to give $1 million each go ahead and pony up. The administration can stay or go as they wish. The school remains open, business as usual, excellence in alternative education as usual with one added bonus - elders are encouraged to attend along with young people. The specifics can be worked out as we go.

3 comments:

Chris Forbes said...

Way to go!

Judith Shapiro said...

wondering when we get to sign up, eh?

Matthew Baya said...

Sounds great. One problem, Antioch University's own board is refusing to re-open the school, even when offered large sums of money and solutions that make the college independent from them (the university) and viable.

Visit http://antiochians.org/ for the longer story but it's not as simple as just raising a few bucks.

Whether they close Antioch or not there will be a college in Yellow Springs, OH so stay tuned... and if you've got a bunch of people, regardless of age, that want to learn maybe something can happen.

-Matt
Antioch College graduate '92