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Faculty discuss changes to faculty handbook

Discussion centered on problems with the budget and changes to personnel policy at the Ohio Wesleyan faculty meeting on March 23. Provost Chuck Steinmetz expressed concerns about faculty involvement in the budget problems in light of the recent closure of [...]

March 24, 2015 News
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WCSA backs gender-inclusive housing

Senators passed a resolution in support of gender-inclusive housing at the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA) full senate meeting on Monday, March 23. The resolution was discussed by WCSA at a Feb. 9 session, but was tabled until revisions [...]

March 24, 2015 News
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New designs look pleasing to SLU community

Students and representatives from the administration reached a compromise at the forum on design changes to the Small Living Unit (SLU) residences. Thomas Carlson-Reddig from Little Diversified Architectural Consulting led the forum on March 20, and shared schematics of the [...]

March 24, 2015 News
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Rising costs affect living conditions and more

A three percent increase in next year’s tuition recently made an impact on Ohio Wesleyan students, and their bank accounts. Total tuition will be approximately $55,000 next year. This is comparative to the rates of DePauw University and Denison University, [...]

March 24, 2015 News
Students walk for a cure in the Gordon Field House. Photo courtesy of Kera Bussey Sims.

OWU for a cure

Participants at Relay for Life walked to remember those with cancer while dressed as comic book superheroes. The annual overnight event sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer, was held on March 20 to March 21. Teams are formed and the members [...]

March 23, 2015 News
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Professor talks conflicts in Middle East

By: Breanne Reilly, Transcript correspondent   Extreme interpretations of Islam are to blame for the conflicts in the Middle East, said R. Blake Michael, professor of religion at Ohio Wesleyan University. He opened his Great Decisions presentation Friday with a [...]

March 20, 2015 News
Associate Professor John Durst, left, talks to students while visiting Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh where civil rights advocates gathered in 1963 to begin their march on Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Olivia Lease.

OWU group braves the weather to find social justice

John Durst limped slowly through snow, slush and rain determined that nothing was going to interrupt a trip to hilly Pittsburgh with students and faculty studying social justice issues. At one point, Durst, associate professor of sociology at Ohio Wesleyan [...]

March 20, 2015 News
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The decline and future of house parents

House parents, live-in moderators for fraternities and sororities are not common at Ohio Wesleyan. But a remaining few still hold the title. A house parent is similar to a Residential Advisor (RA). They deal with managing property, handling conflicts and sometimes [...]

March 19, 2015 News
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Senators look to pad deficit

The Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA) considered the benefits of increasing the student activity fee at their March 16 full senate meeting. The fee is a component of the Ohio Wesleyan tuition statement. It has not been increased since [...]

March 18, 2015 News
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Jay Martin receives grant to combat hazing

Many great things come from athletics, but hazing is not one of them. Ohio Wesleyan men’s soccer coach and health and human kinetics professor Jay Martin is looking to address this problem. “Hazing has always been an interest to me,” [...]

March 18, 2015 News