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Roosevelt Reads: May 2014

May 20, 2014

Roosevelt Reads is a monthly column in Antioch College's online publication, The Independent

Tapping Into A Campus Resource For Maple Syrup

May 12, 2014

The Antioch College campus is rich with maple trees. This year, Antioch College decided to take advantage of their resource and tap the trees on campus for sap to make maple syrup. Wyatt Souers talked to the Antioch College Farm Manager Kat Christians, who started the project, the farmers who are helping us with the tapping, and finally the Antioch College Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delematre. Tune in to hear all about how the syrup was made and why this project was important to Antioch.

Roosevelt Reads: April 2014

Apr 17, 2014

Roosevelt Reads is a monthly column in Antioch College's online publication, The Independent

There are some things you have to look away from if you are going to make it through the day and stay sane. The human population explosion and the extinction crisis among other species is such a topic for me, although I have not stopped reading about it. I recently finished Stephen Meyer’s The End of the Wild and Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. But I am not ready to write about it.

Zeb Reichert

Public broadcasting stations like WYSO have large libraries of stories that aired years ago, but often that audio can't be accessed because the archives are on tape, a format most stations aren't using regularly. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in cooperation with WGBH Boston and the Library of Congress, decided that it was time to bridge that technological gap.

Zeb Reichert spoke with Karen Cariani of WGBH and Neenah Ellis of WYSO to learn more about this national undertaking known as the American Archive project

Arthur Morgan’s Simple Yet Elegant Solution

Mar 28, 2014
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

101 years ago this week, it rained in Dayton. And rained some more. And it kept on raining. It was the Great Dayton Flood. Today though, because of a man named Arthur E. Morgan, communities from Piqua to Hamilton have little to fear from the rising floodwaters of the Great Miami River. 

courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

The controversy began in 1960 at the Gegner Barber Shop located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The owner, Lewis Gegner, claimed “I don’t know how to cut their (Negro’s) hair” and refused to provide service to African Americans.

By 1960, the Antioch Committee for Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Antioch Chapter of the NAACP were successful in desegregating other businesses in the Village of Yellow Springs. But Gegner refused even after being fined for violating the local anti-discrimination ordinance.

Meet the Millers

Mar 4, 2014
Zeb Reichert / WYSO

The Miller Fellowship program has been a part of the Antioch College cooperative education system since the reopening, but many people, including students on campus aren't quite sure what it is. Zeb Reichert sat down and talked with some of the students in the program and shed some light on just what exactly the whole thing is all about.

Antioch College recently hired some new faculty members that began teaching this Fall.  Among them was Gabrielle Civil, associate professor of performance. This quarter Antioch Word Producer Kijin Higashibaba is taking one of her classes called Storytelling. This class studies the different methods and traditions of storytelling now and throughout history. What you’ll hear this month are three of Higashibaba’s favorite stories she heard from her classmates. Coincidentally all of them were told by women.

Learning Through the Accreditation Process

Nov 4, 2013

Over the last year, Antioch has been in a process called Self-Study. It’s an internal review of the programs and services of the college and one of the many things needed to achieve accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the group that grants accreditation. This self- study gave the college a chance to identify the strong points of the institution and examine where it still needs work. Now the college is gearing up for a site visit from the Higher Learning Commission.

Humans and Zombies Battle It Out In Campus Game

Oct 31, 2013
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Antioch College recently took part in its second round of Humans vs. Zombies, a game that has swiftly been gaining popularity among college campuses in recent years. This time, the game had to be changed in order to accommodate the Antioch community at large.  In this special Halloween edition of The Antioch Word, WYSO Miller Fellow Zeb Reichert sat down with Zachary Sullivan, 2nd year Antioch student and 'HvZ' organizer to discuss the game with him.

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