Shameika Hanson

Climate Change Is Changing Everything. Meet the Alums Working on Adaptations.

The image we have of climate activism is often one of direct action: scientists chaining themselves to the doors of a Wells Fargo branch to encourage the bank to divest from fossil fuels; Greta Thunberg leading a school strike. But that’s not the extent of what climate activism can be. If we look closer, individuals and communities across the nation and planet are regularly making decisions in their day-to-day lives that impact climate change both today and in the future.

Two Decades of Leadership and Change

“Would it be possible to create a low-residency doctoral program?” The idea was enticing. It would allow leaders from all across the country and internationally to enroll, studying at a distance and then gathering four times a year for in-person residencies.

A blue, black, and white illustration of people marching for peace and the environment.

Bringing Antioch to New England

As the 1960s began, Antioch College was one thing only: a small liberal-arts college with a single campus founded in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1852. But some of the faculty had larger ambitions…

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The FBI’s Plot to Discredit Antioch

In the late ’60s, J. Edgar Hoover signed off on a plan to infiltrate Antioch University, spy on its alumni, and use this intel to discredit Antioch in the eyes of the public. A decade later, documents describing this plot came to Antioch’s president—only to end up hidden deep in an archive.

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A Portfolio of Early Antioch Images

Antioch University was established in 1852 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. From the start it has worked to live up to its founding principles of equity and social justice. Originally serving solely undergraduates, until 1978 it was known as Antioch College.