Sunday, August 20, 2000
School to honor actor Nimoy
The Associated Press
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio Actor Leonard Nimoy will receive an honorary doctorate this fall from Antioch University's McGregor School.
The school in this city about 20 miles east of Dayton is part of a university system that also includes campuses in New Hampshire, Los Angeles and Seattle.
The actor, who played Mr. Spock on the Star Trek television series and movies, earned a master's degree in education in 1978 from an Antioch branch campus in Austin, Texas. Mr. Nimoy does not have a bachelor's degree.
Antioch's Austin campus shut down in 1979, but Mr. Nimoy has fond memories of the institution. He discovered the school in the mid-1970s, while he was appearing in a play in Austin. He earned his degree about two years after he enrolled.
I wanted something to challenge my mind, and the program was extremely stimulating, Mr. Nimoy said Friday from his southern California office.
Barbara Gellman-Danley, president of the university's McGregor School branch in Yellow Springs, said she nominated Mr. Nimoy because of his leadership role in rebutting those who seek to deny the existence of the Holocaust. Among other activities, Mr. Nimoy starred in and co-produced the 1991 TNT film, Never Forget, based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor's successful court battle against Holocaust deniers.
Mr. Nimoy, 69, is not scheduled to come to campus to accept the honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Instead, Ms. Gellman-Danley will videotape a presentation at his home in southern California next month and play it at her Oct. 21 inauguration.
Ohio hospitals face stress
TriHealth decides to sell Bethesda Oak buildings
Lucky pupils in new digs
Tristate schools set to open
Education in the Tristate by the numbers:
PULFER: Put spotlight on river
Black Family Reunion embraces heritage
Boy's family fights parole for his killer
Group comes to aid of poet
Library loses police detail
Police endorsements create a stir
Two more homicides in the city
WILKINSON: Bubble bursts as Dems leave LA
CROWLEY: Democrats' gala no picnic
x20 'Survivor' has the power
Reality has taken over network TV
DEMALINE: Arts chief proud to bring 'King'
Get to it
Great music teacher profiled
Jarvi's season provides hint of possibilities
KENDRICK: Phone service big step forward
KNIPPENBERG: Therapist treats Olympians
Pig Parade: Swine Lake
Theater Classics' season opens with 'Horrors'
DAUGHERTY: Convention gives new meaning to 'talk TV'
Bike trail in the works
Chairman defends actions
Council struggles to get along
Former astronaut to speak at CBS Technologies launch
Fort Mitchell Garage a tradition for family
Homeless find work cleaning ballpark in Cleveland
School to honor actor Nimoy
Wrecks kill 3, injure 10