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Earth Day Talk: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Earth Day Talk: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

On Thursday, March 25, Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spoke as a panelist in the virtual seminar The Impact of Redlining on Black Americans: addressing racism in real estate, organized by Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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Earth Day Talk: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Earth Day Talk: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

On Thursday, March 25, Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spoke as a panelist in the virtual seminar The Impact of Redlining on Black Americans: addressing racism in real estate, organized by Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Dr. Kevin McGruder on the Impact of Redlining

Dr. Kevin McGruder on the Impact of Redlining

On Thursday, March 25, Associate Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spoke as a panelist in the virtual seminar The Impact of Redlining on Black Americans: addressing racism in real estate, organized by Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Professor Jennifer Grubbs Authors Book Ecoliberation

Professor Jennifer Grubbs Authors Book Ecoliberation

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Prison Justice Initiative convener at Antioch, Dr. Jennifer D. Grubbs, has just announced the release of her new book “Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare” to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in June 2021.


From the President Emeritus: Lines of Thinking

“Lines of Thinking” is a monthly feature from College President Emeritus Tom Manley. Each installment features a poem selected for its powers to transport us to some higher, lower or common ground, and, possibly in the process, provide fresh perspective and insight on the ground we occupy daily.

Poetry + Baseball = Haiku

Poetry + Baseball = Haiku

Beyond the surging signs of spring, April is also national poetry month AND the beginning of baseball season. It’s a double header of the best sort.

Light, Fog, Fire: Ferlinghetti, Milosz, Ammons, Bashō, Komachi

Light, Fog, Fire: Ferlinghetti, Milosz, Ammons, Bashō, Komachi

At 101 Lawrence Ferlinghetti had outlived his era-mates by many years. That, it occurred to me, may have been bittersweet: the deepening saturation of truth and beauty “happily amid complexity and paradox” and the physical absence of those we write and make for.


FEATURED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING STORIES

Antioch is the premier college for the applied liberal arts, where real-world work experience is fully integrated into the curriculum. The following student-written pieces are reflections from experiences gained through Antioch College’s flagship Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. Read more about experiential learning on Antioch Engaged, our journal of social practice & professional engagement.


Alumni Achievements

Memoir by Judge LaDoris Cordell ’71

Memoir by Judge LaDoris Cordell ’71

Judge LaDoris Cordell ’71 will release Her Honor: A Judge’s Candid Look at Our Legal System on October 5, 2021 — a memoir detailing Judge Cordell’s personal story and experiences with the American judicial system as jurist, lawyer, and police auditor.

Book Edited by Susan “Shay” Mayer ’79 to Be Released

Book Edited by Susan “Shay” Mayer ’79 to Be Released

Antioch College Trustee Susan Jean “Shay” Mayer ’79 and Mary Kay Delaney, Visiting Clinical Professor at Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, have edited a new book, In Search of Wonderful Ideas: Critical Exploration in Teacher Education, available on April 9, 2021, from Teachers College Press of Columbia University.

Lela Klein ’02 Building Community

Lela Klein ’02 Building Community

By the end of April, Gem City Market – a west Dayton Co-op – will open to the public, bringing to fruition six years of planning. Lela Klein ’02, who sits on the board and is Co-Executive Director of Co-op Dayton, told The Herald Bulletin that the planning for Gem City began in 2016 with the development of a business plan.

The sick cocktail of meritocracy and shame

The sick cocktail of meritocracy and shame

A ‘hidden immigrant’ attempts to explain the logic of America to her Canadian co-patriots A version of the following was originally published in The Monitor, the bimonthly policy and current affairs magazine of the Canadian Centre for Policy...


In Memoriam 

William A. Brower Jr. ’71

William A. Brower, Jr., a Toledo native who became a force on the Washington DC jazz scene as a writer, producer, sound technician, and advocate, died April 12, 2021, in Georgetown University Hospital. He was 72. He had a stroke about two years ago...

Gail Read Brown ’57

Gail (Read) Brown passed away peacefully on April 5, 2021 in Queensbury, NY after a long illness. She was 85. Gail was born in Pawtucket, RI, and grew up in Quincy and Natick, MA. She attended Antioch College and, while raising her five children,...

Peter Manso ’62

Famed author Peter Manso died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in his Longnook Road home in Truro, MA. His wife Anna Avellar said he most likely had a heart attack. Manso, age 80, was known for sprawling, extensively researched biographies of Norman Mailer...


Campus News

Sisterhood & Social Justice Theme for Annual Legacy Celebration

Sisterhood & Social Justice Theme for Annual Legacy Celebration

On April 29, 2021, at 1 PM EDT, the Coretta Scott King Center will co-host its annual legacy celebration with the Celebrate! Maya Project. This free and open-to-the-public virtual gathering, Sisterhood & Social Justice, honors the life and legacy of two American giants, Coretta Scott King (Antioch College Class of 1951) and Dr. Maya Angelou.

Professor Jennifer Grubbs Authors Book Ecoliberation

Professor Jennifer Grubbs Authors Book Ecoliberation

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Prison Justice Initiative convener at Antioch, Dr. Jennifer D. Grubbs, has just announced the release of her new book “Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare” to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in June 2021.

Ka’Dae Brockington ’21 Presenting at GLCA e-Conference

Ka’Dae Brockington ’21 Presenting at GLCA e-Conference

Ka’Dae Brockington ’21 (Biomedical Anthropology major with a focus on American Jurisprudence, Physical and Biological Anthropology) will be presenting in the GLCA Women’s & Gender Studies e-conference. His work on ‘Determining Access: Social and Physical Barriers for Marginalized College Students’ will be part of a Wellness & Health Equity panel from 9 am to 10 am.

A Statement from Antioch College

A Statement from Antioch College

The most recent attacks on Asian American and Pacific Island people rise from the deep and cultivated mesh of racism, terrorism and brutality, which have ensnared and strangled people of color in our country for centuries. Antioch College and its...

Upcoming Events

April 7 - May 5

Workshop – The Collaboration Agreement: Designing for Creative Conflict and Consent

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Earth Day Lecture: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Sisterhood & Social Justice

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Antioch College Commencement 2021

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