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Articles About Antioch College

  • The Longest Walk 2019— Spiritual journey makes stop

    Five Native American activists who are crossing the country in a five-month trek called “The Longest Walk: We Shall Continue” stopped Thursday, June 27, at Rockford Chapel on the Antioch College campus to share information about their journey and the 11 issues they carry. Pictured, from left, are walkers Michael Lane, Sharon Heta and Cynthia Young. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    On the 137th day of a planned 155-day walk across the country, a small group of Native American activists stopped last week at Antioch College to talk about the issues that led them to spend five months on the road.

  • Antioch to host 2nd annual talk named in honor of ’49 alum A. Leon Higginbotham

    Antioch College alumna LaShann DeArcy Hall, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, will be guest speak at Antioch’s second annual talk named in honor of the late Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Antioch class of 1949, on Friday, July 12, in the Wellness Center’s South Gym, on campus.

  • Juneteenth in Yellow Springs — A tribute to emancipation

    The first of the two Juneteenth celebrations will be held Saturday, June 15, 2–5 p.m., at Mills Park Hotel. The celebration is coordinated by villager Carmen Lee through her event planning business, Yokel.

  • Play ball, already!— 150-year-old game finally fielded

    The Antioch Nine were pitched against the Cincinnati Red Stockings in a makeup for a rain game that was called over 150 years ago. A perfect evening accommodated the May 31, 2019, period re-enactment, which drew nearly 100 fans and saw the Red Stockings beat the Antioch Nine by seven runs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It took 150 years to make up the game after it was rained out, but on Friday, May 31, the Cincinnati Red Stockings finally prevailed 14–7 over the local Antioch Nine on the Antioch College campus. 

  • Antioch announces 2019 commencement speaker

    Antioch College has announced that Shannon TL Isom, president and CEO of YWCA Dayton, will be the guest speaker at the school’s 2019 commencement ceremony, Saturday, June 22. 

  • ‘DOROTHY LANE: a travelogue’— Smith’s artistic alchemy transforms

    Louise Smith, a veteran writer and actor, therapist and Antioch College performance professor, will debut her new piece, “DOROTHY LANE:  a travelogue,” on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. in the Foundry Theater’s Experimental Theater.

  • Home, Inc. annual meeting speaker — A history of unfair housing

    Longtime fair housing administrator (and Antioch alumnus) Larry Pearl gave attendees to Home, Inc.’s annual meeting a history of housing discrimination in America. The meeting was held at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery on Sunday, May 5, and also commemorated the local affordable housing land trust’s 20th anniversary. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The average white family in America today has 10 times the wealth of the average black family. To longtime fair housing administrator Larry Pearl, “that’s an amazing figure,” and its cause can be traced to America’s long history of housing discrimination.

  • Antioch College’s Earth Week—All are invited to ‘wade in’

    Baoku Moses will perform with the World House Choir in concert Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Foundry Theater, as part of Antioch College’s Earth Week events. (Submitted Photo)

    A series of Earth Day-related events on the Antioch College campus next week  invites the entire community to “Wade In” on environmental justice, particularly in relationship to water.

  • UPDATE — ‘Sound of Music’ rescheduled again for April 11–14

    Auf wiedersehen, Gesundheit! The Sound of Music has been rescheduled once more for April 11–14. Pictured above are members of the cast waving "auf wiedersehen, goodbye" at a rehearsal March 6, shortly before flu and other upper respiratory illnesses laid low many of the performers and their classmates. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    Performances of “The Sound of Music,” have been once more rescheduled for April 11–14, so that the play’s cast and crew may recuperate more fully from the sweeping flu outbreak.

  • Abecedary by Mills Lawn first-graders inaugurates Gaunt award

    A is For "AME Church"; from the book, "Wheeling Gaunt’s ABCs"

    For those who don’t know much about the life of Wheeling Gaunt, the Yellow Springs man who bought his own freedom from slavery and for whom Gaunt Park is named, there’s a handy resource out there — and it was written by Mills Lawn’s 2017–18 first-grade class.