VOLUME 1, ISSUE 23|June 11, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter to give Reunion 2012 keynote speech ::
2012 Reunion schedule ::
Meet candidate for French visiting professorship position ::
Students: stay connected while on co-op! ::
An architect’s rendering of the renovated North Hall. Tours of the renovation site will take place this weekend as part of the Antioch College Reunion festivities.
:: Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter to give Reunion 2012 keynote speech
She’s probably the only person to receive an award from John Podesta’s Center For American Progress and a Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement from Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. Fast Company magazine named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, The New York Times described her as “The Green Power Broker,” and the Ashoka Foundation’s Changemakers.org recently dubbed Majora Carter “The Prophet of Local.”
Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series The Promised Land and serves on the boards of the U.S. Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society.
She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.
She founded and led Sustainable South Bronx from 2001 to 2008—when few were talking about “sustainability” (and even fewer in places like the South Bronx).
In 2003, Majora coined the phrase “Green the Ghetto” as she pioneered one of the nation’s first urban green-collar job training and placement systems and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Majora’s 2006 TEDtalk was one of six presentations to launch that groundbreaking website.
Since 2008, her consulting company has exported climate adaptation, urban micro-agribusiness, and leadership development strategies for business, government, foundations, universities, and economically underperforming communities.
Carter will address Antioch College Reunion 2012 attendees on Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reunion Tent following Mark Roosevelt’s State of the College address and the Celebration Dinner.
:: 2012 Reunion schedule
Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteer Work Week
Wednesday, June 13
6–9 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Home of Mark and Dorothy Roosevelt
Thursday, June 14
5–8 p.m. Alumni Chapter Leaders Meeting and Dinner, South Gym
8 p.m. Film, McGregor 113
Friday, June 15
7:30–10:30 a.m. Alumni Board Meeting, South Gym
7:30–9 a.m. Hike in Glen, Inman Terrace
9:15–10:30 a.m. Research Presentation: “Globalization in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico” by Kristen Adler, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, McGregor 113
10:45–11:45 a.m. Campus Tour/Master Plan Talk, McGregor 113
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Box Lunch and Farm Tour, Antioch Farm (Golf Course and Amphitheater Grounds)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Philosophy Discussion with Lewis Trelawny-Cassity, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, McGregor 149
4:30–6:15 p.m. Decades Reception, Reception Tent
6:15–7:45 p.m. Dinner, Reunion Tent
7:45–8:30 p.m. Alumni Association Award Program, Reunion Tent
8:30 p.m. Barger–Eastman Folk Dance, Decades Tent
8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Bonfire, Golf Course
Saturday, June 16
9:45–11:45 a.m. Antioch Today: Panel discussion with current faculty, staff, and students, McGregor 113
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Concurrent Events: Box Lunch, Outdoor Sporting/Indoor Games or Discussion Group, McGregor lobby
3:45–4:45 p.m. Art Opening, Herndon Gallery
5–6 p.m. State of the College Address, President Mark Roosevelt, Reunion Tent
6–7:30 p.m. Food Documentary and Celebration Dinner, Reunion Tent
7:30–8:30 p.m. Evening Programming with Keynote Address by Majora Carter, Reunion Tent
8:30 p.m. Div Dance with DJ Shane Creepingbear ’08, Reunion Tent
Sunday, June 17
9–11 a.m. Farewell Brunch, Reunion Tent
11 a.m. – Noon. Memorial for Antiochians and Friends, Al Denman, Coretta Scott King Center
:: Meet candidate for French visiting professorship position
Jennifer Branlat, the third candidate for the visiting professor of French position, will be on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12. A copy of Jennifer’s itinerary and CV are available through Nancy Wilburn.
There will be time for community members to meet with Jennifer at her teaching presentation at noon in McGregor 126 and during an open session at 3:30 p.m. in South 305. The search committee appreciates your feedback, so please take advantage of these times to meet Jennifer. An evaluation form is available through Nancy Wilburn.
:: Students: stay connected while on co-op!
Attention students: while on co-op, you’re still a student of Antioch College, and that entitles you to all the normal student prerogatives. For example, you retain all library access privileges, including access to electronic collections; the right to counseling services, which are available via phone through the Office of Community Life; the ability to attend college events and functions; and the use of college electronic services such as the Antioch College website and e-mail services (including access to this newsletter).
:: Upcoming events
Monday, June 11 – Sunday, June 17
2012 Antioch Reunion & Volunteer Work Project
Monday, June 11
Student body assembly to review new constitution
7:30 p.m. Birch Commons
Tuesday, June 12
French professor candidate Jennifer Branlat
Noon McGregor 126
3:30 p.m. South 305
Friday, June 15
4 p.m. McGregor 147