Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 52

  • Antioch College presidential finalist believes in turning collaborative visions into reality

    Antioch College presidential candidate Mark Roosevelt, in a 2009 photo.

    Mark Roosevelt, the finalist for the job of president of Antioch College, will visit Yellow Springs next week. Roosevelt spoke with the News on Thursday, Oct. 7, about his interest in the job and his experience.

  • Proposal considered for affordable village housing

    Village Council members began a discussion on a proposal for a modest joint Village/Home, Inc., project for affordable housing.

  • One year in, college is primed for students

    On a recent tour to recruit new students, Antioch College Admissions Director Kristen Pett found that the revived college, set to open its doors to students next fall, has plenty of well-wishers.

  • Antioch College presidential candidate to visit

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    Mark Roosevelt, a finalist for the position of Antioch College president, will visit the Antioch campus next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13–14, to meet with the college and Yellow Springs communities.

  • The chips are down

    Mills Lawn School parents, kids, teachers and staff, including Principal Matt Housh, grabbed shovels last Saturday to spread a new layer of mulch on the playground, providing a soft landing for any students who might take a tumble. Shown above are, from left, parent Chris Wyatt with, on the hill from left, Tavien Clay with a shovel; Reese Spurgeon, sliding down; Bob and Morris Wyatt; and Max Banaszak-Moore. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

  • Council eyes sidewalk policy

    At their Oct. 4 meeting, Village Council members will continue a discussion on long-range Village sidewalk policy, and consider whether current policy, which assesses property owners for sidewalk repair, should be revised. “Something needs to happen,” Council member Karen Wintrow said last week, stating that Council should “provide more clarity and direction for citizens.”

  • Antioch School kids feel the beat

    Kids love drums. Performer and educator Eric “The Fish” Paton thinks he knows why. “There’s this sense of personal expression that’s possible,” Paton said in a recent interview, comparing introducing drums to a group of children with introducing oboes, a process that would take considerably longer. “Everyone can find their voice quickly.”

  • AUM to hold forum to aid understanding

    The recent controversy over locating an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan weighs heavily on Antioch University Midwest Professor Jim Malarkey, an anthropologist who spent eight years living in Islamic countries. To Malarkey, the controversy reflects an unfortunate American tendency to fear those we don’t understand.

  • Council OKs solar project

    At their Sept. 20 meeting, Village Council members voted unanimously to participate in the Village’s first solar power energy package. Council approved the final reading of a subscription package with American Municipal Power, or AMP, which has contracted with Standard Energy, Inc., to purchase up to 300 megawatts of solar energy.

  • Film tonight on civil rights murders

    A documentary on the effects of the 40-year-old murders of three civil rights workers on a Mississippi town will be shown Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs.

  • Village applies for road grant

    At their Sept. 7 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a grant application for state funding for the widening of a portion of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, a move that is necessary to create an intersection for entering a new access road to the Center for Business and Education, or CBE.

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