When the public is called to investigate and decide upon a question in which not only the present members of the community are deeply interested, but upon which the happiness and misery of generations yet unborn is in great measure suspended, the benevolent mind cannot help feeling itself peculiarly interested in the result. In this situation, I trust the feeble efforts of an individual, to lead the minds of the people to a wise and prudent determination, cannot fail of being acceptable to the candid and dispassionate part of the community.
Overview[ edit ] Antioch University serves more than 4, adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states.
The Los Angeles campus offers an MFA in creative writing; the Santa Barbara campus offers an MA in education with an emphasis in social justice; the Midwest campus offers a program in conflict analysis; the Seattle campus offers integrative drama and art therapy programs; and the online campus offers a BA in Human Services Administration as well as a BA in Liberal Studies with various concentrations.
Antioch College was founded in as the result of American educator Horace Mann 's dream to establish a college comparable to Harvard but with some notable differences. Antioch College was to be completely nonsectarian and co-educationaland with a curriculum that would include the traditional treatment of the classics, but would emphasize science and the scientific method, history, and modern literature.
Students would not compete for grades but would be encouraged to pursue issues of interest to them, read what they considered worthwhile and present papers on topics of their own choosing. Horace Mann became the first president in Antioch College began a period of rapid expansion in with the acquisition of the Putney School of Education in Vermont.
Byanother 23 centers had been opened, and the College By-Laws were revised to define Antioch as a "network", not a college. Even as centers began to close, new centers continued to open; 38 centers would be opened by the end ofincluding the ABA-accredited Antioch School of Law located in Washington, D.
Inthe Antioch College Board of Trustees voted to change its name to Antioch University, and inAntioch University Corporation replaced Antioch College Corporation as owner of all institutional assets, tangible and intangible.
Inthe University decided to close 32 of its units around the country, including the School of Law. Clarke School of Law. Antioch College alumni came together to found the Antioch College Continuation Corporation and purchased the College name and campus back from the University.
The newly independent Antioch College reopened in and purchased its remaining assets back from the University in Since then, Antioch University and Antioch College have operated as wholly separate, non-affiliated institutions, although the University continues to retain the transcripts of all College alumni who entered prior to the closure.
From its inception, racial and gender equality, independent study and independent thinking were integral parts of Antioch College. Six students were accepted for the first quarter: The notion of gender equality extended also to the faculty.
Antioch College was the first U. Then, inthe college instituted the policy that no applicant was to be rejected on the basis of race.
In the early s, Rebecca Pennell offered a course on teaching methods which was the first of its kind, while John Burns Westonclass ofestablished a long-standing precedent by being both student and faculty simultaneously.
He taught Greek language and literature for 20 years and remained a lifelong student. While Antioch College never diverged from the philosophy of Horace Mann, the final form of an Antioch education traced its roots from the election of Arthur Morgan as President of the college in Morgan, like Mann, believed in the development of the individual as a whole.
Having seen the difficulty encountered by ivory-tower academicians attempting to participate in the business world, he resolved to change the cloistered educational experience by providing students with work experience in their field. He also changed the nature of the admissions procedure.
Rather than relying on entrance examinationsMorgan opted for more personal information on prospective students. In addition, senior exams were graded "honors" or "pass", and students who failed could retake the exam. Morgan remained at Antioch untilwhen President Roosevelt requested that he assume directorship of the Tennessee Valley Authority Project.
During the next decade, other adult learning programs were instituted: InAntioch College became a university system. The program is designed to educate professionals from a wide range of fields to understand and lead organizational change. The program's low-residency model offers students interdisciplinary study with a practitioner focus that teaches and encourages applied research.
In Antioch College became entirely independent of Antioch University. It is Antioch University's largest branch, with over 1, graduate-level students.
Doctoral degrees are awarded in the areas of Clinical Psychology Psy. DMarriage and Family Therapy Ph. Dand Environmental Studies Ph. Antioch-New England is one of only three schools in the United States to offer Waldorf teacher training and has gained critical acclaim for its annually published environmental literary journal Whole Terrain.national federation of independent business v.
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Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right (Hill and Wang Critical Issues) First Edition Edition. And now it is a nation that wants some things very much. In general, it knows what these things are. At home its people want continued growth, its leaders the stability that growth can buy.
I have long called myself a social conservative. I think it is very important to have standards for behaviour (etiquette) and defined roles. The problems with this system is not that it exists, but the lack of flexibility and the value placed on them.
Gold and Economic Freedom. by Alan Greenspan [written in ] This article originally appeared in a newsletter: The Objectivist published in and was reprinted in Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.