Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 74

  • Visiting Buddhist nuns seek help for Nepali girls at risk

    Buddhist sisters Dhamma Vijaya, left, and Dhamma Molini Rai will give a talk and film screening to raise awareness for their monastic school for Nepalese girls who are at risk of being sold into prostitution. The event will take place Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.

    As a girl growing up in Nepal, Sister Dhamma Vijaya saw few opportunities. Most girls were not educated. She was expected to marry by 15, then leave her parents’ home for the home of her husband’s family, where she would have little power.

  • Negotiations between ACCC and university come to a halt

    Negotiations between Antioch University and the Antioch College Continuation Corporation, or ACCC, came to an end Friday, March 28, when the university did not respond to the deadline set by ACCC for a response to its final offer to purchase the college.

  • Revenue stream error means more monies in greenbelt fund

    At their March 17 meeting, members of the Yellow Springs Village Council learned that, due to a past communication error, the Village greenbelt fund should have about $100,000 more than the $87,000 it currently contains.

  • Harvard honors Jacobs

    Ellis Jacobs was honored by the Harvard Civil Rights—Civil Liberties Law Review for “outstanding work in the public interest.”

    If you ask local attorney Ellis Jacobs if he usually wins his cases, you might find him, uncharacteristically, at a loss for words. After a pensive few moments in a recent interview, he came up with a response he deemed acceptable.

  • Non-stop Antioch support

    demonstration for Antioch College

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  • Neat knots and knick-knacks: the Knit Knot Tree finds fame

    Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon at the Knit Knot Tree on Xenia Avenue.

    You can call it a tree in a sweater, a community crazy quilt, or one more quirky idea from Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu. Whatever you call it, the knitted art project on the pear tree outside the Emporium seems to have taken the world by storm.

  • University threatens action against ‘Antioch Confidential’

    An Antioch University attorney last week threatened legal action against a local man for publishing confidential documents from Antioch University board meetings on a Web site that aims to promote transparency regarding university decisions about Antioch College.

  • Faculty refiles lawsuit to keep college open and assets safe

    On Tuesday, March 11, faculty members of Antioch College announced that they have refiled their lawsuit against Antioch University. The suit seeks a permanent injunction against the university’s board of trustees in the Greene County Common Pleas Court.

  • Levy, Neuhardt, Sutton, Obama win

    Sharen Neuhardt

    On Election Day Yellow Springs voters came through for local schools, local candidates and Senator Barack Obama. The renewal permanent improvement levy for the Yellow Springs school district sailed to victory, unlike school levies in most Greene County towns that went down in defeat.

  • Alumni pledge to keep Antioch College going, independent

    The Antioch College Alumni Board came out fighting at last weekend’s meeting in Yellow Springs, throwing its collective weight — the group represents 18,000 college alumni — behind efforts to keep Antioch College open regardless of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations…

  • Sidewalk law to be enforced

    At their Feb. 19 meeting, Yellow Springs Village Council members agreed to start enforcing the Village’s sidewalk ordinance this summer by replacing substandard sidewalks along the east side of Xenia Avenue between Herman Street and downtown.

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