Education: Antioch on the Brink

It was chaos as usual last week at freewheeling Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Disgruntled trustees were trying to fire the president, who refused to quit. The new chancellor, an apostate Jesuit who says he took the position "so I could get married," was reassuring professors that they would keep their jobs—although the college fired 25% of the faculty last spring and cut the survivors' pay by 13%. At the rear of the admissions office, students were busily stuffing envelopes and making telephone calls in a desperate attempt to recruit more freshmen next year so that the college can survive.


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