Antioch College

Bill Hooper was a long time resident of Yellow Springs. He was responsible for the construction of over 300 houses over the course of his career as a contractor. He was also involved in many building projects on behalf of Antioch University while he served as a trustee of this institution.

He oversaw major building projects on the Antioch campuses in Seattle, Washington and Keene, New Hampshire. Hooper was also involved in numerous Antioch building projects here in Yellow Springs, including the current WYSO studios which opened in 1995.

Bill Hooper came to Yellow Springs to attend Antioch College. He liked it here. So he decided to stay on for a while.

Over the course of his long career as a building contractor Bill was responsible for the construction of over 300 homes, many in the Yellow Springs area. As a long-time member of the Antioch Board of Trustees he has overseen the construction of buildings for Antioch University here in Yellow Springs and across the country.

The finalist in the search for Antioch College's president is in Yellow Springs meeting with college leaders and staff. He also spoke at a public forum last night. 

It was a year ago that Antioch University and Antioch College in Yellow Springs became two separate institutions. Antioch College Interim President, Matthew Derr, says they're moving forward with plans to reopen the college next fall.  It's also been a big year for Antioch University. Today, WYSO's Emily McCord finds out the latest from Chancellor Toni Murdoch.

One year ago this past weekend, Antioch University and Antioch College officially became two separate institutions. Next fall, the college plans to welcome students back to campus. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the plan is to start out small.

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In 1965 Dr, Martin Luther King gave the commencement speech at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Ten year-old Jalyn Jones Roe was there and that day changed her life. Roe's story will be heard as WYSO public radio presents Dr. King's address, in its entirety.

Roe lives in Yellow Springs today, and works with "The Springfield Community Empowerment Program," a faith based organization that works with at-risk youth and the disadvantaged in Springfield. Her work today, she believes, comes from the community values of diversity and inclusion that she learned in Yellow Springs

Flood at Antioch College

Feb 9, 2009

Yellow Springs resident Brian Springer was the first to notice the flooding to Main Hall on Saturday.

"I was walking my dog and noticed that the walls looked very wet and I looked in the window and saw, although it was nice and warm outside, it was raining inside the building and water was splashing everywhere and pooling," says Springer.

Springer then called the Miami Township Fire and Rescue department, who determined that it was a broken pipe from the attic and water had been flowing throughout the building.

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