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.

7:24 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Ohio interested in No Child law rollback

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is exploring how to take advantage of President Barack Obama's plan to let states opt out of parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

State schools Superintendent Stan Heffner says Ohio is reviewing details from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2001 law sought to hold schools more accountable for student performance and require better qualified teachers. But it has grown increasingly unpopular as more schools risk being labeled failures.

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8:45 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Ohio State reworks text alert system

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University is rebuilding its database of people who are texted about campus emergencies, so parents who want to keep being notified will have to have students put them back into the system.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio State is starting a new brand new list so alerts will stop going to thousands of graduates across the country. University Director of Emergency Management Bob Armstrong says if there are too many people, there's a greater chance of slowing the system and delaying urgent messages.

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10:31 am
Sun September 18, 2011

Flyer Enterprise

The September 2011 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Jeff Firestone, from the University of Dayton on Flyer Enterprise.

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.