Antioch College Section
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.
Over the last two weeks, some Antioch College students have not been attending class to show support for student demands to change the way sexual offenses and incidents of racial discrimination are handled at the college.
Earlier this week on the Antioch College campus, students, faculty, administrators and trustees engaged in negotiations around the implementation of two campus policies.
The People’s Congress of Resistance, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Antioch College’s newly founded, first-ever Black Student Union will hold a clothing and food drive on Friday, Feb. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center. The collection event will feature two speakers.
Local radio station 91.3 FM-WYSO will no longer be owned by Antioch College but instead will become an independent nonprofit, according to college and station leaders this week.
The reality of a relatively robust percentage of students from diverse backgrounds living together on a small campus can make for a uniquely challenging college experience, according to Antioch leaders. And those leaders, including faculty, staff and students, are aiming to help students address those challenges.
A decade after Antioch College closed, and seven years after it reopened to students as an independent institution, rebirth has been slow. But those struggles didn’t dampen spirits on campus last week, where the mood was one of optimism and excitement.
Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.
At last Saturday’s State of the College address to college alumni, Antioch College President Tom Manley closed with a quote from South African human rights activist Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Michael Higginbotham, author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America,” is the inaugural speaker in a new seminar series named in honor of famed civil rights advocate and federal judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a 1949 graduate of Antioch College and also Michael Higginbotham’s father’s first cousin.