Antioch College

Arthur Morgan’s Simple Yet Elegant Solution

Mar 28, 2014
Arthur Morgan seated at his desk at the offices of the Miami Conservancy District on Monument Ave, Dayton, OH.
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
Flickr Creative Commons user ZombieLeah

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.

Over the past few weeks, Yellow Springs has been a hot spot for bronze sculpture as the Village hosts the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium.  Antioch College's Dennie Eagleson and sculptor Susan Byrnes visited the WYSO studios to talk about Symposium and its culminating event, a bronze pour at the foundry at Antioch College on Saturday, October 26th. 

Defining an Antioch Education

Oct 3, 2013

Every quarter, Antioch College has a lecture-style class called Global Seminar. It’s a required, theme-based and interdisciplinary course that addresses major global issues. The theme of the course changes each quarter and rotates between energy, water, health, food, and governance. Last summer the theme in Global Seminar was education and the class began with a discussion about Antioch and what makes it stand out in higher education. In one assignment, students interviewed members of the community about the definition of an Antioch education.

Div Dance is an Antioch College tradition, a campus-wide gathering before students leave for 3-6 months to go on co-op.  This time around, Div Dance will feature live performances from Yellow Springs and Antioch College artists and is open to the community.  Several of those artists visited the WYSO studios to perform live including Antioch College students Della Jerkan and Zachary Sullivan.

Yellow Springs' Speaking Suns are among the community artists that will perform at Div Dance.  The band made a return visit to Excursions to share some new material.

Co-op Stories From '15 and '16

Sep 4, 2013
Nargees Jumahan

 

Anyone who knows anything about Antioch knows about the cooperative education, or co-op, program. For Antioch students co-op is a chance to learn new things and experience a different way of life. We carry our co-op experiences with us forever and anyone who has talked with an alumn can tell you that the stories only get better with time. This month on the Word we hear three stories from current students about their latest co-ops.

Theme music for the Word was written, performed and produced by Seth Kaplan. Additional music for this episode is by Jason Shaw.   

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