Grad Decade: 1960s

Dr. Stephen Phinney ’68

Dr. Stephen Phinney ’68 (Antioch College, BS) is an internationally renowned physician-researcher in the area of nutrition, inflammation, and metabolic health and Chief Medical Officer at Virta Health. He presented two programs at the Pathways to Regeneration: Soil, Food, and Plant Medicine Conference.

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Michael Jacobson-Hardy ’67

Michael Jacobson-Hardy ’67 (Antioch College, BA) published Walking with Thoreau, which shows the “universe unfolding” in a series of 33 photographs of New England nature, positioned alongside the text of Henry David Thoreau.

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Joan A. Steitz ’63

Joan A. Steitz ’63 (Antioch College, BA) received the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The award honors Steitz “for four decades of leadership in biomedical science, including her discoveries in RNA biology and her service as a mentor to women in science.” The Lasker is sometimes referred to as the “American Nobel” as 87 former recipients of the award have gone on to win Nobel prizes. Steitz is currently Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60

Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60 (Antioch College, BA) introduced a bill (the Washington, D.C. Admission Act H.R. 51) in January, 2019 to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. Norton, a democratic congresswoman (D-DC), received a special statement of support from Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, in addition to a record of 155 original co-sponsors for the bill.

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Ginita Wall ’66

Ginita Wall ’66 (Antioch College, BA) published Tax Tips for Same Sex Couples on the TurboTax site. Ginita is a certified public accountant and co-founded the nonprofit organization Women’s Institute for Financial Education ( in 1988. It is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to financial independence for women and has over 55,000 members.

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Halsted Welles ’64

Halsted Welles ’64 (Antioch College, BA) collaborated with composer Georgia Shreve for a May 2018 Carnegie Hall performance in which his artwork, a series of time-lapse images of gardens he created “as they undergo the vicissitudes of weather and city life,” accompanied Shreve’s piano concerto performance of “Four Seasons.” Halsted is the founder of Halsted Welles Associates, a NYC-based design-and-build firm that specializes in creating lush outdoor living spaces on rooftops and urban terraces.

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