Higher Education

Central State University in Southwestern Ohio is marking its 125th Anniversary as it looks for a new president.

The historically black school in Wilberforce plans to celebrate the anniversary with a ceremonial gathering Tuesday.  The Dayton Daily News reports the school of more than 2,500 students is the only predominately black institution in Ohio.

It's looking for new leadership because alumnus and school President John Garland plans to retire in June.  He has led the school since 1997.

The February 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Susan Trollinger from the University of Dayton on putting the Amish back in Amish country.

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.

The January 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Kathy Rowell from Sinclair Community College on making a difference in cynical times.

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.

In 1997,  Tullisse (Toni) Murdock was appointed the first female president of an Antioch campus (Seattle), where she served for nine years. She became Antioch's first female chancellor in 2005 and during her tenure the University underwent several major transitions, including its separation from Antioch College. Murdock also oversaw 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. On November 3, 2011 Antioch University announced that Murdock is retiring, effective June of 2012.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's higher education chief has released details of a program for easing regulations on public universities if they agree to give up some state money.

Chancellor Jim Petro posted his proposal online Wednesday for creating semi-private enterprise or charter universities. He has scheduled a question-and-answer session with administrators and reporters Thursday.

The state school board says smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings but also on surrounding school property.

The Ohio Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of tobacco-free school campuses, including parking lots and athletic facilities. The recommendation approved earlier this month is just that: a recommendation that school systems may adopt or reject. It covers not only smoking but also smokeless tobacco.

The finalist in the search for Antioch College's president is in Yellow Springs meeting with college leaders and staff. He also spoke at a public forum last night. 

It was a year ago that Antioch University and Antioch College in Yellow Springs became two separate institutions. Antioch College Interim President, Matthew Derr, says they're moving forward with plans to reopen the college next fall.  It's also been a big year for Antioch University. Today, WYSO's Emily McCord finds out the latest from Chancellor Toni Murdoch.

One year ago this past weekend, Antioch University and Antioch College officially became two separate institutions. Next fall, the college plans to welcome students back to campus. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the plan is to start out small.

Wright State University and the University of Dayton are among six universities recognized as "Centers of Excellence" by the state.  It's part of its plan to promote innovation and develop Ohio's economy.

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