June 22, 2007
Antioch's Closure Signals the End of an Era
A radical bastion becomes the latest small college to call it quits
When the decision to close Antioch College was announced last week, projected fall enrollment had fallen to a paltry 309 students at what was once one of the nation's most-prominent liberal-arts colleges.
Grim financial reality had finally caught up to the 155-year-old college, best known for its activist and politically correct policies and for influential alumni who left their marks on American culture. After