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The Vagina Monologues grapples with tough issues

A performance of The Vagina Monologues introduced students to topics on women and sex, gender identity, violence and relationships in a crowded Bishop Café on April 4. The text was written by Even Ensler in the 1990s. “She went around [...]

April 14, 2015 News
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OWU professor’s first book is a coping mechanism

Shortly before the end of her undergraduate career, Amy Butcher went out for drinks with some friends, including a close friend named Kevin. He walked her home, told her a joke about a John Denver song and said goodnight. Less [...]

April 14, 2015 News
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Controversial run-off voting for senior class council takes place

The announcement of a run-off election for Senior Class Council in late March has not gone over well with candidates who were previously told they won. In order to confirm the results of the initial election, juniors Ben Miller and [...]

April 13, 2015 News
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Fraternities and sororities to visit Capitol Hill

Masses of fraternity and sorority members will be headed to Capitol Hill on April 27 to petition Congress on several issues. The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC), along with two other groups, will ask Congress to block universities [...]

April 10, 2015 News
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Travel and learn in Mexico

By: Peter Hamblett, Transcript correspondent   A new travel-learning course to Mexico will be offered next spring to all beginning Spanish students enrolled in Spanish 111. Travel-learning programs are generally offered in the upper level courses. The travel learning component [...]

April 10, 2015 News
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Modern foreign language department receives grant

The department of Modern Foreign Languages welcomes Douglas Bush, their first-ever Spanish Mellon Postdoctoral fellow. Ohio Wesleyan, along with the other Ohio Five schools, has received a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “It has been a [...]

April 9, 2015 News
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The Glass Rooster Cannery involves OWU students

The Glass Rooster Cannery, located in Sunbury, is looking to Ohio Wesleyan for patronage. The Glass Rooster Cannery opened in May of 2011. They have set out to help people understand fundamental parts of their world, including eating and stewardship [...]

April 7, 2015 News
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Greeks dodge for a cause

By: Ashley Day, Transcript correspondent   The five D’s of dodgeball — dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge — were displayed Friday at Branch Rickey Arena when Delta Zeta held a charity dodgeball tournament to raise money for the Starkey [...]

April 7, 2015 News
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WCSA raises student activity fee, remains transparent

While the senate recessed, representatives spoke anxiously amongst themselves. A pause in proceedings is unusual for the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA). However, at the April 6 meeting, controversy demanded a change in procedure. The docket before the senators [...]

April 7, 2015 News
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SAGE and MFL houses might be razed this summer

By: Ben Miller and Nicole Barhorst   Residents of the Modern Foreign Language House (MFL) and the Sexuality and Gender Equality House (SAGE) are preparing for the possibility that their houses will be razed over the summer. This is the [...]

April 6, 2015 News