Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" won the National Book Award in 2010. Gordon is a 1966 graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In this second segment of our two part interview Gordon reads from a novel she published in 1990 that was inspired by her time in Yellow Springs. She also talks about the Antioch College professors who inspired her. And she offers listeners a glimpse of some of the themes from a novel which she is currently writing.
Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" is set in 1970 at a small horse racing track in West Virginia. Gordon once worked at such a place-her book immerses readers in a lost world of language and dialect as we experience a series of claiming races and the dramatic intrigues that are unfolding. She has created a cast of unusual and highly memorable characters here.
The Antioch Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that college will extend full tuition scholarships to the first four classes of students. This includes current Antioch students, and all students admitted to the college for the next three years.
The first day of class begins Tuesday at Antioch College. After closing in 2008 because of financial problems, it opens to thirty five new students called the Horace Mann Fellows. This inaugural class gets free tuition, and plays an important role building on the traditions of Antioch. But as Emily McCord reports, the students also feel a responsibility to resurrect the school for a community eager to see a thriving college again.
New York based ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated in Yellow Springs last week, bringing 34.7 million dollars to Antioch College's endowment fund that will help secure the college's future. Emily McCord reports for WYSO.