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The Antioch College Commencement Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Frances Degen Horowitz, an Antioch alum from the class of 1954, as the College's 2016 commencement speaker. Dr. Horowitz holds her B.A. with a major in philosophy from Antioch College, a master of education from Goucher College and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Iowa.

Below, find the original press release announcing The Antioch Review winter 2016 issue, followed by Antioch College's responses to recent criticism.


…A Miscellany from a Little Magazine in a Little Town in Ohio

The national Center for Food Safety (CFS) celebrates Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio for becoming a designated neonicotinoid-free campus. This recognition comes from the BEE Protective Campaign, a program led by Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, which aims to protect bees and other pollinators from harmful pesticides like neonicotinoids.

Brooke Bryan Co-leads Trans-disciplinary Oral History & Digital Humanities Initiative

Antioch College is proud to announce that Brooke Bryan, instructor of cooperative education, is co-directing a new Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA) project. The project was recently awarded a significant three-year grant by the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) Expanding Collaboration Initiative, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

More than $14,000 Awarded to Antioch College for Emergency Water Filtration Project

This past fall, a team of students and faculty from Antioch College received a U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grant worth $14,700 to develop and test an emergency water filter system that uses wood tissue as part of the filter. Their research is timely in light of recent water emergencies in Charleston, W.V., Toledo, Ohio, and Flint, Mich. 

On Wednesday, March 16, Tom Manley and Susanne Hashim took live questions from alumni and friends at a "Fireside Chat" teleconference. Listen to a sound recording of the event here.

…A Miscellany from a Little Magazine in a Little Town in Ohio

The Antioch Review proudly announces the publication of its winter 2016 issue, “‘Funny Bird Sex’ and Other Miscellaneous Tales,” featuring a lead essay about birds and one of their essential activities—copulation. At first glance this might suggest one thing, but on closer examination, the author, John Nelson, opines that indeed, “funny bird sex” is many, varied, comical and (really) much like human sex. It is essential reading for avid birders.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Precious Jewel Graham, a longtime faculty member of Antioch College, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Glen Helen Vernet Ecological Center. Graham was an active resident of Yellow Springs, a former president of the National and International YWCA, and former member of the Antioch College Board of Trustees. Here obituary can be found here.

This week, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Manley assumes the presidency of Antioch College, the historic, start-up college located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Manley brings more than 35 years of experience helping individuals and organizations unleash their intellectual and creative powers through education. President of Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) since 2003, he is credited for a turnaround that cemented PNCA’s position as Portland’s most well-rounded, diverse and established arts institution.