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Higher Education Section :: Page 2

  • First class faced, rose to challenges

    Twenty-one students will graduate at Antioch College’s first commencement since reopening Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. on the campus lawn between North Hall and Main Building. The students were part of the revived college’s inaugural class, which entered 35-strong in the fall of 2011. Shown here are some members of the Class of 2015, who gathered in March on the back steps of Main Building. From left, front row: Kaleigh Harris, Rufus the dog and Dustin Maple; second row: Diana Zavala-Lopez, Nargees Jumahan, Maya Lindgren, Megan Miller and Elijah Blanton; third row: Zebedee Reichart, Ethan Kellaway, Rachel Smith, Justin Moore; top row: Guy “Jack” Matthews, Brendon Deal, Perri Freeman and Marianthe Bickett. (Submitted photo by Kaleigh Harris)

    Pioneers. Risk takers. Antioch’s poster children. “The chosen ones.”

  • AU embraces Peace Corps

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    While Jason Rhoades was a student at Michigan Technical Institute in 2006, he joined the Peace Corps and earned graduate school credit working on reforestation and renewable energy projects in Armenia.

  • Antioch College is a real food leader

    Antioch College Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delamatre joined students Sara Brooks and Rhianna Guerin on the Antioch Farm last week to talk about a growing group of 35 colleges and universities who have committed to consume at least 20 percent real food (local, humane, ecologically sound and fair trade) by 2020. Though new to the Real Food Challenge, the college is already leading the way with a pledge of 60 percent real food by 2020. (Photo by Laruren Heaton)

    According to Antioch Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delamatre, 56 percent of Antioch’s food is considered “real”, meaning sourced from locally owned, ecologically sound, humane farms with fair employment practices.

  • Roosevelt to leave Antioch College in December

    Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt addressed a capacity crowd on campus Tuesday afternoon with the news that he will be stepping down in December of this year, when his contract expires. He says he “will have finished” what he tried to do. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    At a meeting attended by several hundred in the Antioch College community on Tuesday, May 5, College President Mark Roosevelt announced that he will no longer lead the college when his five-year contract expires at the end of 2015.

  • NPR’s Noah Adams to give AUM commencement address

    Local resident Noah Adams will give the Antioch University Midwest commencement address on Sunday, May 3, at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield. Adams is a long-time National Public Radio host and currently contributes stories about people and places in the Midwest. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    NPR Contributing Correspondent and local resident Noah Adams will give the address at the Antioch University Midwest commencement to be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at Clark State Community College’s Kuss Auditorium.

  • Roosevelt will leave job

    Antioch College President announced on Tuesday that he'll leave his job at the end of the year.

    Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced Tuesday that he’ll leave his position by the end of the year.

  • Ideas, enthusiasm abound at Antioch College Village Charrette

    About 200 villagers took part in last Sunday’s Antioch College Village opening charrette event at the South Gym. Shown above are, clockwise from bottom left, Alex Melamed, Andrew Kline, Kevin Mulhall, Keith Kresge and a facilitator are shown engaged in an exercise to establish priorities for the project, which seeks to build homes on the college campus. The wrap-up event takes place March 5, at 6 p.m. in the South Gym. (Photo by Amy Magnus)

    Many ideas, both big and small, emerged Sunday evening at the Antioch College Village Charrette, attended by about 200 people from the community.

  • Antioch College Village Charrette

    Shown above is a draft version of the Antioch Village charrette, in which many kinds of housing are located on the western and northern edges of campus. (Submitted graphic)

    Several hundred villagers took part in last week’s Antioch College Village Charrette, a collaborative design event that aimed to create a plan for a new housing development on campus.

  • Antioch College Charrette wraps up tonight

    About 200 villagers, including, clockwise from top left, Carmen Milano, Len Kramer and Neenah Ellis, took part in Sunday's opening event at the Antioch College Village Charrette.

    The Antioch College Village Charrette will wrap up tonight, as designers present their work so far.

  • Pickleball gaining more fans

    Al Schlueter, left, and Franklin Halley, center, are among the villagers who have caught the bug for pickleball at the Antioch College Wellness Center. A pickup pickleball game takes place every Sunday at 1 p.m. in the South Gym. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s like ping-pong if you were on top of the table.