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Co-op News & Achievements

Petition to Rename Purdue Building After A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. ’49

After reading “In The Matters of Color: Race and the American Legal Process” by A. Leon Higginbotham ‘49, a group of Purdue alumni started a petition on Change.org to rename Elliot Hall – named for former president Edward C. Elliot who opposed improving the living conditions of Black student housing at Purdue University.

Amanda Rodriguez ’04: Exploring Our Connection With Nature

Stories Happen in Forests is an internationally recognized and award-winning short documentary produced and directed by Amanda Rodriguez ‘04 in association with Videographer Andrea Desky of Call to Action Creative. Stories is Amanda’s first film, and due to the pandemic, premiered online in 2020. It will have its first in-person premiere on September 26th, 2021 at Dogwood Alliance’s 25th Anniversary event in Asheville, NC. 

Shadia Alvarez ’96 Discusses Juneteenth and Antioch

Shadia Alvarez ’96, Senior Vice President for Equity and Strategic Development and Executive Director of the Coretta Scott King Center discusses what Juneteenth means on the Antioch campus, how it is celebrated, and what Antioch is doing to acknowledge and reflect on denouncing racism on campus.

Angel Nalubega ’18 Accepted to Princeton Theological Seminary

Angel Nalubega ’18, who majored in History at Antioch with a focus in Race and Ethnicity Studies, has been accepted to the three-year Master of Divinity program (MDiv) at Princeton Theological Seminary on a full scholar (The Francis Grimke Scholarship) to begin in the Fall.

Shane Creepingbear ’08 on Colonialism

Shane Creepingbear ’08 was interviewed by The Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York in a new podcast episode that focuses on Colonialism: Knowledge and Erasure. In the interview, hosted by Ember Kelley, Creepinbear speaks about his research and findings from looking into the topic of colonialism and provides answers to how we can confront colonialism as a community, and how we can become informed about colonialism in the justice work that we do.