12. August 2014

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Filmmaker to present master class, Nixon film

Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye will give two presentations, both free and open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Antioch College.

Frye first will unpack his filmmaking process in a 6:30 p.m. master class that will feature short films made by him and others who inspire him. The class will be conducted in room 113 of McGregor Hall.

Then, at 9 p.m., he will present a screening of the multiple-award-winning documentary “Our Nixon” on the lawn of the campus “horseshoe,” in front of the main administration building. The movie, which portrays “Nixon’s peculiar place in the American psyche,” includes Super 8 film footage shot by top White House staffers.

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11. August 2014

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Freedom Summer, 50 years later

50 years ago in the summer of 1964, a number of Antioch College students and alumni participated in the Freedom Summer project by traveling to Mississippi to help organize and operate Freedom Schools and to register African-American voters.

During their most recent break this June, several current Antioch students, faculty, and staff traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to participate in a conference both to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer project and to look forward to work they feel still needs to be done. The conference served as the first part of a class on community engagement offered by Kevin McGruder, professor of history, and Nick Daily, residence life manager. The class builds on the experiences students had in and outside of workshops at the conference to encourage students to create constructive plans to address unresolved issues they see in the college and their communities.

An article on the students’ experiences will appear in an upcoming issue of the Yellow Springs News.

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4. August 2014

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A lifetime of co-op for Ken Carter

Ken Carter was taken with the idea of cooperative education when he first encountered the co-op program in an Antioch College course catalog in his high school library in 1948. In 1956, just four years after his graduation from Antioch, he was drawn back to the co-op office by a job offer from J.D. Dawson, […]

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31. July 2014

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Village Council denies appeal to stop solar array – Yellow Springs News

Village Council denies appeal to stop solar array
Yellow Springs News
At its July 21 meeting, Village Council voted unanimously to deny an appeal of Planning Commission’s June 23 decision to allow a solar array at Antioch College. The decision means that the college solar project is allowed to go forward. A group of nine …

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31. July 2014

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New Herndon Gallery director— An artist of ‘scrappy resourcefulness’

After leaving the art world behind for two decades to pursue a career as a registered nurse, Jennifer Wenker, the new creative director of the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College, has returned to art with an enthusiasm that can be seen reflected in her involvement in a wide range of art organizations in Dayton and […]

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30. July 2014

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Antioch College, Yellow Springs Residents Differ On Approaches To Campus … – WYSO

Antioch College, Yellow Springs Residents Differ On Approaches To Campus …WYSOToday we begin a series of stories by WYSO Community Voices producers from the class of 2014. Our first story takes place in Yellow Springs, where Antioch College is creati…

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