ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 26 | July 2, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE: Community Government update :: Elevator installation update :: "My Antioch Story" video series :: Upcoming events

The elevator installation project in North Hall.

The elevator installation project in North Hall.

:: Community Government update

An elected task group of students, staff, and faculty drafted a constitution for community government that will take effect this fall. The constitution, which borrows some elements from Antioch’s 1975 Community Government Constitution, allows for broad participation in policymaking and administrative management, where appropriate. The new document, which was ratified by the Council of Conveners on June 6 and by the Senior Leadership Team on June 12, integrates community governance into the Office of Community Life.

This iteration of shared governance brings back a newly defined Community Council, with constituent-based and at-large representation. The constitution was the result of productive educational discussions involving faculty, staff, and students. One Antioch student, Elijah Blanton, lead the way in articulating a set of values for governance that included “sustainability, accessibility, and transparency.” The task group selected Gariot P. Louima, chief communications officer, as its chair. Sara Black, assistant professor of visual arts, served as vice chair. Other members of the task group were: Chef Isaac Delamatre; students Elijah Blanton, Jenn Wheeler, Forrest Humphrey, and Guy Matthews; and Louise Smith, dean of community life.

The group will continue its work this summer by writing the Community Government By-Laws, previously called the Legislative Code.

The Community Council adopted a consensus model for decision-making, something that is a new to community government at Antioch College, but now in use by the Faculty Assembly and Senior Leadership Team.

To read the full text of the Antioch College Community Government Constitution, click here.

:: Elevator installation update

The banging, drilling, hammering, and sawing noise driving faculty and staff crazy will be coming to an end after August as crews wrap up the months-long elevator installation projects around campus in Birch Hall, North Hall, and McGregor Hall–projects that will turn out to be well worth the noise in the end.

According to Antioch facilities manager Reggie Stratton, the elevator project in Birch Hall is nearing completion, with the elevator shaft intact and the cab already installed. Stratton estimates the installation should be completely finished by mid-July.

The North Hall elevator shaft is complete and the cab was installed the week of June 25. The installation of the elevator in North Hall will make the building ADA compliant and is a key component of the overall renovation of the building. Stratton said that the projected completion date for this elevator is near mid-August.

The demolition work for the McGregor Hall elevator installation began the week of June 25. Currently the east and west ends of McGregor are inaccessible to each other on the building’s second floor. The McGregor elevator installation should be finished by late August.

:: "My Antioch Story" video series

The Antioch College Advancement Office has been working since Reunion 2012 to put together a series of videos called "My Antioch Story." They were recorded in the video booth with various alumni throughout Reunion 2012.

The alumni in the videos each share a unique story from their days at Antioch and then share some reasons why they donate to the College.

The videos have been uploaded to Antioch's YouTube channel, youtube.com/antiochcollegevideos.

Here are the featured alumni videos currently uploaded:

James Hobart '58

Tanya Mink '65

Irwin Pomerantz '57

Jane Netting Huff '62

Gary Houseknecht '66

:: Upcoming events

July 3
International Folk Dance
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street

July 4
Campus offices closed


July 4
4th of July Community Parade
3:30 p.m. Downtown Yellow Springs

July 4
4th of July Fireworks
Dusk Gaunt Park

July 7
Dorms open
Noon Birch Hall
July 8
Community Life Re-entry
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Birch Commons

July 9
Academic Re-Orientation
10:00 a.m. to Noon McGregor 113

July 9
Bike and Build visitors arrive
2:30 p.m.

July 9
Barbecue and Presentations: Bike and Build and Co-op
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

July 9
Pool Party
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Gaunt Park Pool

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