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Antioch College is pleased to announce that Kevin McGruder is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “Slave Narratives.” The multidisciplinary seminar for faculty members in history, English, and related fields will use the slave narratives—as well as some other assigned secondary reading—to comprehend the lived experience of slaves themselves in the transition from bondage to freedom.

First Class of Recreated Antioch to Graduate, Rep. John Lewis to Deliver Historic Address

WHAT/WHO: President Mark Roosevelt, The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni will celebrate the commencement ceremony of the graduating class of 2015. Commencement coincides with a multi-class reunion celebration lasting from June 18 through June 21. Media: Please RSVP to Matt Desjardins at mdesjardins@antiochcollege.org.

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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What is the Antioch College Village?

Antioch College is considering developing multigenerational housing on its campus, called the Antioch College Village. Its goals for this neighborhood are to:

  • enable the most environmentally sustainable lifestyle possible through design;
  • create walkable and bikable places — connected to nature and accessible to students and residents;
  • include a variety of housing types and tenancies to increase options for Yellow Springs living;
  • increase the number of families who will use our schools and help spread our tax burdens;
  • leverage Yellow Springs’ natural strengths as a destination for those who want to live in an intimate environment of arts and education;
  • add new residents that help support the College and nearby downtown businesses;
  • build a diverse community of life-long learners.

     

 

What is a charrette?

Charrette is a French word that in English translates to “little cart.” At the École des Beaux-Arts, a famous architecture school in 19th century Paris, students would continue sketching as little carts carried their drawing boards away to be judged and graded.

Today, charrette has come to describe a rapid, intensive, and creative work session in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution. Charrettes are formatted to encourage the exchange of dialogue, allowing residents, stakeholders, and designers to brainstorm on new ideas and evaluate multiple options.

 

 

Who should attend the charrette?

If you want to learn more about Antioch College Village and shape the form of this new development, plan to attend some or all of the charrette events. Students, alumni, faculty, Yellow Springs residents and property owners, and anyone interested in sustainable development practices are invited!

 

 

What is the Living Community Challenge, and how will it be used?

Living Community Challenge is an exciting new program that helps planners and developers rethink how they design community-scale projects. It defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. The criteria — which address Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty — will be goals for new development at Antioch College Village.

 

 

What will happen during the Antioch College Village charrette?

From March 1-5, 2015, a team of sustainable design experts will be working with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community to refine the above goals and develop a plan for Antioch College Village.

The charrette will kick off with an interactive, public hands-on design workshop, where participants will discuss and draw their ideas. The design team will then set up a studio on site where they will work rapidly to synthesize input, draw ideas and create a draft vision and plan. The studio will be open to the public throughout the week for drop-in discussions. Another public session will occur at the close of the charrette where participants review the draft ideas and give their feedback.

 

 

Are there other ways to participate?

Yes! Periodic updates will be posted at antiochcollege.org.

In addition to the charrette meetings, interested community members can also participate and continue the conversation online at antiochcollege.mindmixer.com. In this “virtual town hall”, stakeholders and community members can generate ideas, help others evolve their ideas, and ultimately prioritize the best ideas for the Antioch College Village.

 

Dear Antioch College community,

Every once in a while you get lucky. I just did.

This week, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, along with staff and student representatives signed the Real Food Campus Commitment. This student-driven agreement amplifies Antioch’s commitment to improving our nation’s food system to prevent adverse ecological, health and social outcomes.

After half a decade at the helm of Antioch College, President Mark Roosevelt has announced he will step down on December 31, 2015 after fulfilling his five-year contract. Roosevelt shared his plans during a community meeting and via a college-wide email on May 5, along with news that the College had received its largest gift since independence—a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation.

Antioch College announced today that it has received a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation. It is the largest gift the College has received since its 2009 independence from Antioch University, and also the largest single grant the Morgan Family Foundation has ever awarded.

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

As it has been for decades, the area known as Red Square, between Antioch Hall and North Hall, is the traditional site of Antioch’s Commencement ceremony. Antiochians feel a strong tie to the crossing of “the mound” when they receive their diplomas. 

PLEASE COME PREPARED TO BE OUTDOORS. Families should consider the comfort and well-being of guests who are elderly or require special resources when planning for the traditional outdoor ceremony.

Commencement will be moved indoors only in cases of extreme weather forecasts such as ongoing downpour, high tornado probability, or temperatures exceeding 95'F or below 50'F. Light sprinkles of rain and/or brisk wind are unlikely to cause the ceremony to be moved indoors.

The inclement weather call is made a few hours before Commencement begins (generally by 7:30 a.m.) to allow for all of the logistical changes that must be made. Students will be notified of the weather decision via e-mail a few hours before the Commencement ceremony.

In the unlikely case of sudden, extreme weather—unanticipated thunderstorms or high winds that spring up during the ceremony—standard security protocols will go into effect: the ceremony will be put on hold and students, faculty members, and guests will be moved to interior locations immediately surrounding the Commencement site.

If inclement weather is imminent, the ceremony will be held in the South Gym of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Because of limited seating, only graduates, their families and guests, faculty, and special guests will be seated in South Gym. The remainder of the attendees can view a live stream of the ceremony from the Foundry Theater or the Art and Science Building.

Sign Language Interpreters

Sign Language Interpreters

American Sign Language interpreters will be present at the Commencement ceremony, located on the left hand side as guests face the stage. Reserved seating near the left hand side of the stage will be provided for easy visibility.

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