Education

Education
6:57 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Antioch College On Fast Track To Accreditation

Antioch College celebrated the news this weekend that the school is on the fast track to accreditation. The college was closed in 2008 by the board of trustees of Antioch University, and it reopened three years ago as a separate entity, driven (and funded) primarily by alumni who couldn’t stand to see the 162-year-old institution disappear.

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Wright-Patt
9:39 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Wright State To Offer Graduate Scholarships To Wright-Patt Workers

Wright State University has set aside a new graduate scholarship fund for employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The fund will give up to $7,500 dollars a year to civilian or military personnel to help cover tuition; family members will also be eligible.

Robert Fyffe, the dean of the Graduate School, says the scholarships will cover a variety of fields including business and health.

“It goes beyond just the traditional engineering topics that we typically think of as being critical to what the Air Force is doing,” he says.  

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Rediscovered Radio
6:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Remembering What Happened At Jackson State College In 1970

Blood and bullets on the first floor of Alexander Hall, a women’s dormitory facing Lynch Street on the Jackson State campus.

In the spring of 1970, college campuses across the nation erupted in protests, mainly against the escalation of the war in Vietnam. We remember May 4th, the day Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on demonstrators at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine. Only ten days later, another campus shooting left two dead and a dozen injured at a historically black college in Mississippi, but that event is not part of our collective consciousness.

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Education
5:47 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Estrop set to retire as superintendent of Springfield City Schools

Springfield City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Estrop has announced his retirement. Estrop's departure is a result of legislative changes to the state’s retirement program.

Estrop has been superintendent for five years and has spent nearly 45 years in education. He explained that  changes in the cost-of-living rules and the age and years-of-service requirements for full benefits in the state teachers retirement system is forcing many of Ohio's experienced educators to retire sooner than later.

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The Antioch Word
1:45 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Tapping Into A Campus Resource For Maple Syrup

The Antioch College campus is rich with maple trees. This year, Antioch College decided to take advantage of their resource and tap the trees on campus for sap to make maple syrup. Wyatt Souers talked to the Antioch College Farm Manager Kat Christians, who started the project, the farmers who are helping us with the tapping, and finally the Antioch College Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delematre. Tune in to hear all about how the syrup was made and why this project was important to Antioch.

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