The very first time Otterbein College and Antioch College satisfied was on the gridiron in 1914. Otterbein crushed Antioch all through the video game, with a ultimate rating of 71-. 

The latter has been waiting 108 years for a grudge match, Antioch College Chancellor William R. Groves joked at a news conference Thursday afternoon at The Point at Otterbein in Westerville.

As an alternative, he claimed, if you cannot defeat them, you should really join them.

The universities will not likely be partnering on the football field while. Rather, Otterbein and Antioch announced that they are cofounding a to start with-of-its-form process connecting private universities nationwide.

The partnership concerning Otterbein and Antioch — a personal college dependent in Yellow Springs with multiple campuses across the nation — is the 1st in what the universities hope will be a community of nonprofit, unbiased universities with comparable values and plans for their learners. (Antioch College was affiliated with Antioch Faculty in Yellow Springs until 2009, but no for a longer time.)

Otterbein College President John Comerford mentioned this new program is about collaboration above competitiveness.

President John Comerford of Otterbein University, left, speaks as Chancellor William R. Groves, of Antioch University, right, listens during a press conference announcing a partnership between the two schools on Thursday at The Point at Otterbein in Westerville.

For way too prolonged, universities have been combating more than the regular 18-to-22-yr-previous undergraduate scholar, he explained. But that competitiveness typically breeds elitism and conceit in just universities. 

The upcoming of greater instruction, the two university leaders stated, is with graduate and adult education and learning plans, continuing education and learning and degree-completion courses.

They claimed they feel this system is a solution to that. Affiliated universities will focus on shared graduate and adult-learner programs, while protecting their personal distinctive undergraduate systems and brand name identities.