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Mark Roosevelt is an avid reader. He reads widely and deeply. Books are an important part of his life. In this essay collection Roosevelt reflects upon his reading life and offers readers some insights into some of the things which have stoked his passion for great literature.

Mark Roosevelt is the president of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, which holds WYSO's license.

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In this special presentation of highlights from Antioch College’s 2015 commencement ceremony, you'll hear reflections in words and music from graduating students, alumni, community members and commencement speaker Dr. Clarence Jones. 

Antioch College Alums Participate In Volunteer Work Project On Campus

Jun 21, 2015

This weekend marked Antioch College's first commencement since closing and reopening four years ago. The many festivities included major work projects taken on by Antioch alums. 

The Antioch volunteer work project was started in 1986. But in 2008, the school closing brought alumni in droves who wanted to get the school back up running. Now more than ever, the campus is dependent on alumni's help to rebuild...the work they put in four times a year is valued at over 100 thousand dollars of labor. And the work projects can be fun as well.  

What Is Pickleball? The Antioch Word Hits The Court

May 18, 2015
Odette Chavez-Mayo

In the Antioch College Wellness Center, there is a game called pickleball, and if you frequent the gyms as well as Studio B, you could stumble onto a game. A bright green ball whizzes back and forth as it is hit, and the noise echoes and cracks off of the walls.  Pickleball is gaining popularity at the Wellness Center, and Ellie Burck went to the Antioch and Yellow Springs community to learn more about the sport.

At a community meeting, Antioch College President, Mark Roosevelt annouces the receipt of several large funding grants, and his decision to leave the college after his contract expires.
Jerry Kenney

On Tuesday, Antioch College announced it has received two large grants totaling 7 million dollars. The gift includes a one million dollar grant from an anonymous donor, and a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation, the largest gift the College has received since its 2009 revival and separation from Antioch University. 

At a community meeting announcing the grant, Antioch College President, Mark Roosevelt said the large donation was a vote of confidence from the foundation.

Maziar Bahari is a journalist, film maker and human rights activist from Iran. His work landed him in an Iranian prison for several month’s in 2009. His memoir Then They Came for Me was the basis for The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart's 2014 film Rosewater. In 2014 Bahari produced and directed the documentary film To Light a Candle about the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran. 

To find out more about the film and its maker, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Dr. Jim Malarky, Chair of Humanities at Antioch University. 

Antioch College Aims To Build Sustainable Village On Campus
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This weekend Antioch College kicks off a community input process for a housing project that would be located on the college campus.

Housing, and especially affordable housing, is a big issue in Yellow Springs—where housing prices never tanked the way they did regionally, and both rentals and purchases run high.

After 150 Years, Black Struggles Echo An Earlier Voice

Feb 9, 2015
Henry Highland Garnet, abolitionist pastor and advocate, spoke on the U.S. capitol in February, 1865.
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A hundred and fifty years ago this week, Reverend Henry Highland Garnet became the first Black man to present from the speaker’s platform in the U.S. capital. He preached to commemorate the January 31st passage by Congress of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery. In the sermon, Garnet compared Christians who supported slavery to the biblical Pharisees who observed many rituals, but whose cruelty  demonstrated that they did not have a true love for their fellow men in their hearts.

Gabrielle Civil in a previous performance entitled "And then..." at Antioch College.
Dennie Eagleson

WYSO is planning a series of commentaries in the coming weeks from local professors and leaders in the black community, in honor of Black History Month in February. To kick it off, Antioch College Associate Professor of Performance Gabrielle Civil is on air Friday morning, Jan. 30, to preview upcoming events at Antioch College.

Civil is holding a story circle in collaboration with Coretta Scott King Center director Mila Cooper. Details provided by Antioch College are below; information about other events will be added as they become available. 

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Almost 50 years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Yellow Springs and Antioch College to address the graduates at his wife Coretta’s alma mater. WYSO News was there to cover the event, and this tape is one of the most significant recordings in the WYSO Archives.

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