our Milestones Since Re-Opening in 2011
Antioch welcomed 66 new students to campus. Antioch students are, for the first time since re-opening, eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
Glen Helen Permanently Protected
The entirety of Antioch’s Glen Helen Nature Preserve was permanently protected with the signature of the final conservation easements. Antioch’s 1,000-acre forest is preserved for perpetuity.
Accreditation Mock Site Visit
A “mock” site visit was held in preparation for the final Higher Learning Commission site visit, which will occur in November 2015.
First Commencement Since re-opening
Antioch celebrated its first Commencement since re-creation graduating 21 students from the Class of 2015. Dr. Clarence Jones – a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – delivered a stirring Commencement address.
LArgest Reunion Since re-opening
Coinciding with Commencement, the College held a reunion for the ages, which included a well-attended Broadcasters Ball hosted by WYSO.
WYSO 91.3 put its historic recordings online through its Digital Audio Archives initiative.
Morgan Family Foundation Grant
Antioch announced the receipt of its largest gift since re-creation – a $6 million grant from the Morgan Family Foundation.
President Roosevelt announces plans to step down
College President Mark Roosevelt announced that he will step down in January upon completion of his five-year contract. The search for a new Antioch College president begins.
Antioch received a $100,000 ReinventED grant from the Mellon Foundation to create a summer bridge program.
Antioch hosted a community-wide planning charrette to share ideas around the Antioch College Village project. The Village, as conceptualized, will be composed of multigenerational housing in and around the College’s historic campus.
Curl Gymnasium at the renovated Wellness Center was dedicated in memory of former Antioch College baseball coach Joe Curl.
The College welcomes the Class of 2018 with 78 new students.
Grand opening of the Wellness Center. Antioch College’s renovated 44,000-square-foot Wellness Center (formerly the Curl Gymnasium) opens to the Yellow Springs Community.
Groundbreaking of the five-acre solar array occurs on land between Corry Street and the Antioch Farm.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association granted approval of Antioch’s candidacy for early initial accreditation enabling Antioch students to receive federal Title IV funding in fall 2015.
The College hosted a site visit by the North Central Commission for evaluation toward approval of our candidacy for accreditation.
We welcomed 99 new students to the College.
The College submitted its “self-study” evaluating programs and operations to determine how well we are accomplishing our goals, fulfilling our mission, and meeting the standards of the Higher Learning Commission. This was a 14 months process and a central step in the accreditation process.
The College hosted a “mock” accreditation visit this week in preparation for a comprehensive evaluation visit for candidacy by the Higher Learning Commission in November. The reviewers—all academic and administrative leaders in peer liberal arts colleges—were impressed with the work that has been accomplished thus far. The visit also helped us understand the issues that require additional attention in the coming months. Ground breaking for renovations of the Foundry Theater.
JULY 2013 – A BIG MONTH
The College finalized agreement to transfer ownership of WYSO from Antioch University to Antioch College. Also, this new agreement released Antioch University's reversion rights to campus real estate, Glen Helen, and the College's continuation fund.
North Hall, is awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The College completed a $5.7 million, state-of-the-art renovation project on the dormitory, which was constructed in 1853. North Hall is now one of the oldest buildings in the world to achieve LEED certification at any level in the new construction and major renovations LEED category, and the second oldest to achieve LEED Gold certification in the same category. Harvard’s Fay House is older (1807). We don’t have any buildings that old, otherwise we’d go for it.
We completed searches for 11 new faculty members.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
Construction began on the renovation of Antioch College’s Health and Wellness Center, the former Curl Gymnasium, located on the southwest end of campus. Contractors will rehab or reconfigure much of the interior of the 44,000-square-foot facility. Once complete, the Health and Wellness Center will include a fully equipped fitness center, racquetball courts, multi-purpose studio spaces, and a regulation-size indoor swimming pool. South Gym will continue to serve as a multi-use space and East Gym’s indoor basketball courts will be refurbished. Renovation should be completed by July 2014. The project will cost an estimated $8 million. The College intends to pursue LEED certification on the project.
GLEN HELEN RESTORATION PROJECT
Glen Helen Land management staff and community volunteers completed the largest ecological restoration project in Glen Helen history, removing invasive honeysuckle from over 80 acres along the National Scenic Little Miami River.
Since January 2012, the number of followers on Antioch College's Facebook page has grown 33.3% percent to 5,256 followers.
$1 MILLION RAISED IN MILLION DOLLAR MARCH MATCH
Our generous alumni and friends rose to the occasion in our Million Dollar March Match. Through this initiative, every dollar donated to Antioch was matched by a few generous donors.
GLEN HELEN CONSERVATION EFFORT COMPLETED
Antioch College, The Trust for Public Land, and Tecumseh Land Trust executed a conservation easement that will permanently protect more than 500 acres of the Glen Helen Preserve.
SCIENCE BUILDING RENOVATION
Just in time for the start of the winter quarter, Phase One of the Science Building renovations was completed. Phase Two of the renovation will cost an estimated $7.4 million.
The Ohio Board of Regents announced a $140,000 grant to the Antioch College– Ohio University agrarian co-op partnership to create 52 new co-op jobs in the agriculture and food industries.
Antioch College announces it will purchase WYSO and the Kettering Building from Antioch University, eliminating the reversion clauses from the 2009 purchase agreement.
FIRST COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING SINCE REOPENING
As always, the Comcil is composed of four student seats, two faculty seats, and two staff seats. It’s through this balance that we continue our tradition of shared governance.
SECOND CLASS OF HORACE MANN FELLOWS ARRIVES ON CAMPUS
In the fall we welcomed 74 more Horace Mann Fellowship recipients, bringing our total enrollment to 105 students. The fellowship gives our students the freedom to study, experience, and grow at Antioch and around the world.
North Hall Renovation Complete
In 2011, a $5.7 million renovation project was launched to incorporate modern and sustainable features suitable for student living in North Hall. It’s now on track to become the oldest building in the United States certified to LEED Gold standards. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.