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Oct
28
2020

Higher Education Section :: Page 5

  • Wright State faculty goes on strike

    Yellow Springs resident Opolot Okia, a professor of African history, said the administration is not negotiating in good faith with faculty. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    As of 8 a.m., Jan. 22, the Wright State University faculty represented by the American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, went on strike as planned, picketing at the campus entrances, despite the 17 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and brisk winds.

  • Antioch College steps up diversity, inclusion

    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 partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.

  • Antioch College: new class, new hope

    A group of incoming Antioch students dined on Mediterranean-style food at the Birch Hall’s dining hall last week. From left is India Nunn, Bre Chaver, Akili Hayden, Ashanti Walker and Amanda Seigel. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    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 recognized for sustainability practices

    The college's first crew of four-legged lawnmowers in 2015, shown with Farm Manager Kat Christen and then-student and Farm Assistant Alli King.

    Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

  • State of the College address— Manley eyes Antioch challenges

    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.”

  • AU Midwest cuts staff, moves online

    Antioch University leaders recently announced significant staff cuts and programming changes at Antioch University Midwest, or AUM. While the school’s longstanding “place-based” programs will soon be eliminated, the school aims to ramp up its online and low-residency offerings.

  • Antioch reunion finds ties with past, future

    Around 70 volunteers are on the Antioch College campus this week for the annual work project ahead of the college’s reunion this weekend. Pictured harvesting garlic on the Antioch College Farm are, from left, Yunus Brevik, class of 2003, Mary Bowman, class of 1949, and David Nekimken, class of 1968. (Submitted Photo by James Lippincott)

    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.

  • YSCF accepting proposals for Miller Fellowship

    The YS Community Foundation is currently accepting proposals from local nonprofit groups for the 2017–18 Miller Fellowships.

    The Miller Fellowship Program, an annual project of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, or YSCF, is currently accepting proposals for the upcoming 2018–19 academic year.

  • And they’re off!

    Shown above "crossing the mound” following the event were graduates Ellie Burck, Odette Chavez-Mayo and Michelle Fujii. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Forty-four Antioch College students graduated last Saturday at the college commencement.