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.
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.
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.
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.