Co-op News & Achievements
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.
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, 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.
“Loud As The Rolling Sea” is a new series starting this week on WYSO that will be hosted by Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History, Dr. Kevin McGruder.
A plan to bring students back to campus this year meant creating remote and hybrid course options to accommodate a safe learning environment. Staff, faculty, and students adjusted accordingly to move forward.
On June 18, 2021, Antioch College will observe Juneteenth as an official holiday. This is the second year that we have adopted Juneteenth as an official holiday, following a motion brought before College Council in June 2020 by current student and Board of Trustee member Chris Chavers ’21.
Dr. Wahji Kasten ’02, has been announced as one of this year’s Bloomberg Fellows at the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health.