2:56 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock To Retire

Antioch University announced Thursday that Chancellor Toni Murdock is retiring, effective June of 2012. Murdock has led the University for 6 years, and during that time, the University has undergone several major transitions, including its separation from Antioch College. She also has overseen structural changes in the governance of the University, including the establishment of a board of trustees for each of its 5 campuses in four states. 

In a statement released today, Murdock says she is proud of accomplishments during her tenure.

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5:17 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

National Report Card Shows Ohio Had Little Improvement In Education

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The U.S. Department of Education ranks each states’ performance in a national report card every other year. StateImpact: Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports that in Ohio, not much has changed over the last few years.

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10:30 am
Sun October 16, 2011

The Rise of Digital Textbooks

The October 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Sue Polanka, from Wright State University on the Rise of Digital Textbooks.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

5:44 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Antioch College Welcomes Students First Day Of Class After Closure

Outside the entrance of Antioch College
Steve Bognar

The first day of class begins Tuesday at Antioch College. After closing in 2008 because of financial problems, it opens to thirty five new students called the Horace Mann Fellows. This inaugural class gets free tuition, and plays an important role building on the traditions of Antioch. But as Emily McCord reports, the students also feel a responsibility to resurrect the school for a community eager to see a thriving college again.

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8:22 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Ohioans struggling to pay down student loans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - On the heels of the worst recession since the great depression, many Ohioans are having a hard time repaying their student loans.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio's default rate for student loans was 8.5 percent as of Sept. 30, 2010 - making Ohio's the 18th-highest rate out of 54 U.S. states and territories ranked by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio's for-profit colleges saw the highest rate of students unable to pay back loans. American School of Technology in central Ohio had the highest rate of 22 percent.