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Global Grab: Ebola arrives stateside, ISIL kills fourth hostage

The Issue: Ebola The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. A man from Liberia tested positive for the disease in Dallas, and the BBC reports that 50 people the man, Thomas Duncan, had been in [...]

October 7, 2014 News
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Messy banks indicate rivers’ health

Contrary to popular belief, the “messier” a river is, the better its health, fluvial geomorphologist Ellen Wohl, Ph.D. said in her Sagan National Colloquium lecture Tuesday. “People often think that a messy river, one with downed trees, beaver dams, and all [...]

October 6, 2014 News
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Admissions casts wider net for students

Ohio Wesleyan University is allowing prospective students who have above a 3.0 grade point average apply without submitting ACT or SAT scores. Director of admission, Alisha Couch, said this is the second year OWU has had this policy in place, [...]

October 6, 2014 News
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Trustees set fundraising goal, defer to administrators for project plans

As Ohio Wesleyan administrators discuss several large projects to rebound from this year’s enrollment decline, the university’s Board of Trustees largely deferred to them on how to move forward at its full body meeting Friday. The trustees took one vote after two [...]

October 4, 2014 News
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Online classes on OWU’s horizon

Online courses could be the future of Ohio Wesleyan’s curriculum. This month, a faculty focus group assembled to assess the idea, focusing on the fact that offering this additional course structure could provide revenue for the university. The ability to [...]

October 2, 2014 News
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Postel: Current water use unsustainable

Director and Founder of the Global Water Policy Project Sandra Postel urged communities and individuals to reconsider their relationship with water systems in their area. The Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society discussed several solutions to the ways human [...]

October 2, 2014 News
Students skip rocks into the Olentangy River on a river exploration trip for students in the American Landscape Course Connection. Photo by Alex Gross

Walking on the Olentangy’s wild side

  Next to a bustling highway, Ohio Wesleyan students and faculty explored the tranquil biodiversity of the Olentangy River. While exploring, students took samples of foliage, poured weak acid on rocks, ventured into the water and even tasted wild carrots. [...]

October 2, 2014 News
Sophomore Lisette Gonzalez draws a self-portrait at the Spectrum Resource Center's Queer Artist of the Month event spotlighting 20th-century painter Frida Kahlo. Photo by Spenser Hickey

With large membership, PRIDE looks toward week of programs

Club often works with Spectrum Resource Center By Spenser Hickey and Jamell Brown-Smith Managing Editor and Transcript Reporter With more than thirty consistent members at each meeting, PRIDE has become one of the largest non-Greek organizations on campus this year. [...]

October 1, 2014 News
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Pair of hospital transfers raises alcohol concerns

On Sept. 13, Public Safety transported two Ohio Wesleyan students to Grady Memorial Hospital. OWU typically sends around 5 to 10 students to the hospital per year, making the number unusually high for so early in the academic year. One student was reportedly [...]

October 1, 2014 News
Tear gas hits Occupy Central protestors in Hong Kong. Image: Wikimedia

Global Grab: Activists occupy Hong Kong, U.S. leads attacks on ISIL

The Issue: Hong Kong What started off as peaceful protests in Hong Kong escalated to involve tear gas and riot police on Sunday. Occupy Central with Love and Peace (Occupy Central, for short), a civil disobedience movement proposed by democracy [...]

September 30, 2014 News