Jean Gregorek

Liberal Education after Antioch

The story of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute suggests a radical alternative to corporatization.

Towards an Autonomous Antioch College: The Story of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute

When the Antioch University Board of Trustees announced in June of 2007 that it was closing the historic Antioch College, we all mourned. Then, as Mother Jones recommended, we began to organize. Our goal was to reclaim the college from decades of dysfunctional government that had resulted in the loss of its institutional autonomy and ultimately its closure. This is the story of Antioch College in Exile, the project which became the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute, an unusual one-year experiment in higher education and one of several strategies employed to save Antioch College from extinction—strategies which, as of this writing, appear to have been successful.

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