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Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke to the Ohio Wesleyan community on March 31. Lewis is the last surviving speaker of the March on Washington. Photo by Spenser Hickey

Civil rights leader receives honorary degree

Near the end of an already emotional speech on campus, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) delivered a passionate call for unity. “It doesn’t matter whether we’re black or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American, it doesn’t matter whether we’re Democrats or [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Dan Glaser '82. Photo: Connect2OWU

Spectrum Center, scholarships receive endowment

President Rock Jones recently emailed students and staff about a donation given by Trustee Dan Glaser (’82). The donation is a five-year endowment of $850,000 and is to be used as a scholarship for students coming from single-parent households, and [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Photo: medicine.owu.edu

Mumps the word

By Ellin Youse and Caleb Dorfman Editor-in-Chief and Transcript Correspondent Ohio Wesleyan University’s campus has not experienced an outbreak of mumps in at least 45 years, but that isn’t stopping OWU’s Student Health Services from taking precautions. According to Jose [...]

April 3, 2014 News
O'Neal in October 2013. Photo from Mama Charlotte's personal blog

Mama Charlotte shares message of peace

By Kaillie Winston Transcript Correspondent  Former Black Panther Charlotte O’Neal came to Ohio Wesleyan University to convey a message of self-determination and community control through her music and poetry. In 1966, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale established the Black Panther [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Lewis after being arrested on May 24, 1961, for a Freedom Ride.
Four days before this, Lewis and other activists - both white and black - were beaten with pipes and baseball bats by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama while state police watched. Photo: teenagefilm.com

Memories of the Movement: A Q&A with John Lewis

1955 SH: (The civil rights movement began to reach national attention in the 1950s. In 1955, Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi; he was born a year after John Lewis. Till’s death and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers [...]

April 3, 2014 News
South Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Photo: southcarolinaparks.com

Students spiritually connect to nature

By Catie Beach Transcript Correspondent Twelve Ohio Wesleyan students spent their spring breaks trailblazing the forests of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, working to conserve the forest’s trails and campsite while connecting with their inner spirituality. The weeklong hike is [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Students on the Modernity & Colonialism travel learning course admire an ancient Mayan ruin while on their trip to Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by John Stone-Mediatore

Students learn about lives of migrants, Zapatistas

Bob Gitter, professor of economics, said he suggested a trip to Mexico so students in his Mexican Migration Experience travel learning course could see why people migrate and the impact that migration has on those who stay behind. “I wanted [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: frontpagemag.com

Global Grab: Talking Turkey, Korea Fires Away and Egyptian Elections

The Issue: Turkey Once considered one of the more stable countries in the Middle East, tensions have been rising in Turkey over the past few weeks. Recently, the government blocked access to Twitter and YouTube because audio recordings talking about [...]

April 3, 2014 News
The finale of a Bollywood dance number by the members of Horizons International.

PHOTOS: Students ignite OWU unity at CultureFest

Photos by Marlene Jazmin [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Photo: news.owu.edu

Tuition to increase at university

Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year will increase 3.5 percent from $40,250 to $41,660 according to an announcement from Dan Hitchell, vice-president for finance and administration and treasurer. Additionally, room and board costs will increase from $5690 and $4980, to [...]

April 1, 2014 News