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The Antioch College family lost a beloved member late Tuesday evening when Leo Drey ’39 passed away in St. Louis. Leo served as an Antioch College Trustee from 2008 until his passing. His wife, Kay continues to serve as an Honorary Trustee, a role she also assumed in 2008. Leo was a co-op employer, conducted admissions work, and assisted with cultivation and solicitation work at the College. He has served on the Antioch Alumni Association Board and the Glen Helen Advisory Board. He was elected to the Antioch Board of Trustees (1976-1998) and was Board Chair (1982-84).
Roger Millard Husbands died in his home on May 22, 2015, in Yellow Springs, OH, due to complications following lung and pancreatic cancer. He was 74.
Roger was born on August 7, 1940 in Salt Lake City, UT to Munroe and Martha Husbands, and grew up in Needham, MA. He attended Antioch College from 1958-1964, studying mathematics. During college, he married Harriet Odinov, also a student at Antioch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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.