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Articles by Cheryl Durgans
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Layoffs, restructuring at Antioch College
Antioch College President Jane Fernandes publicly announced in a Feb. 21 statement that the college had eliminated nine staff and faculty positions and has plans to “restructure” an additional eight positions with title changes and salary reductions.
The Briar Patch | Why I left ‘higher’ education
“I was also exploited, through the insidious drum beat of indoctrination that many of us believe — you know, that I chose this profession not to make money, but out of some higher noble purpose.”
Building Community | Sharing a lifetime of soaring
During a recent interview with the News, village residents and co-founders of The Jael Group, or TJG, Steven and Jalyn Roe, often mentioned a spiritual concept related to “the way”: an opening, path, direction, even a process that at times means finding “a way out of no way.”
Anchoring the Coretta Scott King Center in Black history
This month, the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, or CSKC, will host programming in honor of Black History Month, including the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture on Feb. 24, 6–8:30 p.m.
2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day | ‘The fierce urgency of now’
Around 200 villagers assembled on Jan. 16, to contemplate Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to action through the “fierce urgency of now,” in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
T.R.I.B.E pilot program to support health workers
“Trauma and Resiliency Informed Birth Education,” or T.R.I.B.E., recently launched a nine-month pilot program geared toward bolstering the health and wellbeing of healthcare practitioners — particularly doulas — through a “trauma-informed strategy.”
2022 In Review | Village Life
Yellow Springs came alive in 2022 with manifold events, celebrations, commemorations, new arrivals and departures.
YSDC considers reconfiguration
At the Yellow Springs Development Corporation’s, or YSDC’s, regular meeting in October, YSDC President Corrie Van Ausdal proposed establishing a committee whose responsibility would be “to plan and present a future configuration for the YSDC.”
2022 In Review | The Arts
Impromptu music performances, live theater, new murals, book publications, films and so, so much more — Yellow Springs was a fountain of art in 2022.
Village Council finalizes 2023 budget priorities
On Friday, Dec. 9, members of Village Council met for a fourth budget session, where they named infrastructure as a major budget priority for 2023.