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The number of African American-owned businesses has fallen sharply in Yellow Springs from its peak four decades ago. Only a handful remain in the village.
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The number of African American-owned businesses has fallen sharply in Yellow Springs from its peak four decades ago. Only a handful remain in the village.

Antioch College History Professor Kevin McGruder credits some of the shift to rising college-graduation rates among many blacks in Yellow Springs.

"So, as black people have had access to more college they seek more opportunities and jobs they can get with those degrees than in opening up a store," McGruder says.

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members.  This edition of the Antioch Word features alumnus Gordon Fellman, class of 1957. In this interview with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt, Fellman talks about experiential learning at Antioch, how he grew as a person during his time at the College, and how teachers impacted his journey. He also talks about the campus climate during the peak of the McCarthy Era, when members of the community were under investigation for communism. 

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Antioch College staff and faculty are facing salary cuts and furloughs, as the Yellow Springs liberal arts institution struggles with a revenue shortfall this fiscal year.

College President Tom Manley announced the changes at a series of campus meetings Thursday.

Manley told staff and faculty the Antioch College Planning and Finance Committee recommendations are the first step in a “multiphase” process needed to ensure the college’s longterm financial stability.

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members.  This edition of the Antioch Word features alumna Karen Mulhauser, class of 1965. In this interview with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt, Mulhauser talks about how a transformative co-op experience that helped her to build community, and she shares how being involved in the Civil Rights movement influenced her continued commitment to social justice.

The Free Store is an Antioch College tradition that promotes recycling and resource sharing, and for one weekend the store will be open to the larger Yellow Springs community for an event called The Not So Free Free Store, which benefits student activities on campus.  Current Antioch students Joclyn Cruz and Alissa Navarrette joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota to talk about the event.

The Not So Free Free Store is Sunday, February 4, noon - 4pm on the Antioch College campus. 

Celebrating its second year, Ohayo Ohio is a Japanese Symposium and Cultural Event at Antioch College.  As part of the weekend's activities, Antioch alumni, students and friends will participate in Walking Heaven and Hell, An Evening of Japanese Theater And Dance, and some of those performers joined WYSO's Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the performance. 

In October, Antioch College will host a Restorative Justice (RJ) symposium called "Healing Harms In Today's Troubled World. Organizers say the symposium will look at two broader topics: how RJ can be/is used in  higher eduction, and how RJ can be/is used to heal harms in a community.

This is a national conference designed to teach the principles and practices of Restorative Justice and its approach to problem solving.

In an interview with WYSO this week, Jalyn Roe, one of the organizers of the symposium, talks about the reasons behind the summit and offers details on how to get involved.

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In 1968 an eighteen-year-old youth named Bill Newman arrived in Yellow Springs to begin his freshman year at Antioch College. Bill's first Antioch co-op education experience took place in New York City. He was supposed to return to Antioch after three months but the experience he was having in New York was so thrilling and important to him that he ended up staying away for nine months.

The Antioch Review recently published 2 special editions of the magazine to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication. AR editor Robert Fogarty returned to the program to talk about the history of the Review and how it has changed over the years.

In Transition: The Antioch Word Goes To Cuba

May 5, 2017
Lucas Bautista

Last quarter, The Word recorded Antioch’s Co-op Swap. If you’re not familiar with it, Co-op Swap is an event at which students who just came back from their respective co-ops share their experiences and answer questions from the audience. In past episodes, we have heard stories from all the panelists. But this time, we decided to zero in on the co-op story from Malka Berro '18 and Lucas Bautista '18.  

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