27. August 2015

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Celebrate Antioch College Foundry Theater

The Antioch College Performance Program will present “The Skin of Our Teeth” by Thornton Wilder, beginning with a “pay-what-you-can” preview on Thursday, Aug. 27. The show opens Friday, Aug. 28, and runs through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29–30. On Aug. 28, an open house will celebrate one year of the Foundry Theater, preceding that night’s performance at 6:30 p.m. All performances begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and non-Antioch college students.

“The Skin of Our Teeth” was written in the years between the Great Depression and World War II. It narrates the story of the Antrobus family, who weather several catastrophes, including an ice age brought on by an encroaching glacier, a destructive flood and a devastating war. Wilder won the Pulitzer for this unique take on human history.

This is the second full-length play directed by a faculty member within the Performance Program since the re-opening of the college. Louise Smith, associate professor of performance, is directing a cast that includes students Sean Allen, Hannah Priscilla Craig, Jack Hassler, Cole Gentry, Alli King, Malka Berro, Soleil Sykes, Katherine Schule, Isabelle Segadelli, Marcell Vanarsdale, Meli Osanya, Alana Guth, Will Brown and Gaerin Warman-Szvoboda; visual arts faculty member Michael Casselli; and community member Abi Katz-Stein. Antioch alumna Dr. Jill Summerville is providing dramaturgical assistance. Amanda Egloff, Foundry Theater technical director, is designing the lighting and set.

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6. August 2015

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Solar sheep come to Antioch Farm

Last weekend eight “self-fertilizing lawnmowers,” also known as sheep, arrived at the Antioch College Farm. The sheep, part of the college’s commitment to sustainability, are a pilot project to study how they behave around the solar array, how many are needed to manage the vegetative growth around the five-acre array, and their grazing patterns. The sheep are fed organic grain and fresh water each morning by students who work on the farm.

This is the third year that the college has had sheep on the farm, according to College Communications Director Matt Desjardins, and the length of the pilot project is not yet known, as it will be determined by how the sheep behave beneath the solar arrays. The sheep’s breed is Dorper-Katadin.

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6. August 2015

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Antioch College historian eyes race, community

But Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, tells the story of early white Harlem residents who appeared to hold diverse views of their African-American neighbors. And he believes that Harlem was originally a place of aspiration for the blacks who moved there.

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2. July 2015

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Antioch College attracts generations

A few years ago, some 50 years after visiting his grandparents’ house as a child on West North College Street, Bo Waite purchased it, and moved in last summer.

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2. July 2015

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Antioch College commencement inspires

Inspiring, rousing, uplifting — each component of the Antioch College commencement fit these descriptions on Saturday, as the college celebrated its first post-revival graduating class while reaffirming its social justice legacy.

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18. June 2015

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Clarence Jones to give commencement address

Dr. Clarence Jones will deliver the commencement address at Antioch College’s graduation this Saturday, June 20.

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