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.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm