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The construction surrounding the renovation of Merrick Hall has a large portion of academic campus sectioned off, which may affect the location of spring commencement. Photo by Ben Miller

Merrick Hall construction delays may have implications for commencement

Commencement this spring may take place on the Merrick Hall terrace, as long as construction stays on schedule. “Merrick Hall as one of our oldest and most historic buildings is a natural backdrop for commencement, the most important event of [...]

November 10, 2014 News
The site of the planned outlet mall where Highway 36 meets Interstate 71. Photo by Ellin Youse

Construction of new Delaware outlet mall set for next year

Delaware County is getting a new outlet mall, but the impact it will have for the city and Ohio Wesleyan University community seems underwhelming. Jointly controlled by Tanger Outlets and Simon Property Group, the new mall is tentatively set to [...]

November 10, 2014 News
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Trend of arming campus officers on OWU’s radar

Public Safety officers at Ohio Wesleyan are currently bucking a trend occurring at other Ohio colleges – they are not armed. Although PS has three officers licensed to carry a weapon, they do not while they are on duty for [...]

November 10, 2014 News
Verne Edwards in 2011. Photo: Connect2OWU

Former journalism professor Verne Edwards, mentor to many, dies

Verne Edwards, the Ohio Wesleyan journalism professor who mentored many of the department’s most successful graduates in his 34-year career, died Wednesday. Edwards joined the faculty in 1952, teaching and advising The Transcript, according to a statement from University President Rock Jones. [...]

November 5, 2014 News
An overheated drying vacuum in a botany-microbiology lab forced students to evacuate Schimmel-Conrades Science Center last Monday. Photo by Ellin Youse

Fire at the Science Center wasn’t really a fire

Students and faculty evacuated the Schimmel-Conrades Science Center on the afternoon of Oct. 27 due to an overheated drying oven in a botany-microbiology department lab. There were never any flames, just a lot smoke, according to David Johnson, professor of botany-microbiology. [...]

November 5, 2014 News
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National essayist lectures on poetry, politics

“Poetry and the problem of politics seem to have an affinity,” said poet and essayist Adam Kirsch, who spoke to about ninety students and staff about the intersection of poetry and politics on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Benes Room. [...]

November 5, 2014 News
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Newcomers take on veterans in WCSA election

The candidates for the Wesleyan Council of Student Affairs’ highest offices have some similarities. All four are juniors, all are in Greek organizations and they presented three-point platforms with their respective running mates at Monday’s debate. But they differ in prior [...]

November 4, 2014 News
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OWU students, faculty gather to address Ebola virus

In recent weeks, Ebola has gone from an unknown disease, to an epidemic, to a disease better understood and controlled. Although the only three official Ebola hotspots are halfway across the world, it still has the potential to affect the [...]

November 2, 2014 News
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Low enrollment expected to affect Greek recruitment

Greek organizations may have a harder time recruiting new members due to the low enrollment of this year’s freshman class. On average, Ohio Wesleyan University admissions have a goal of 600 new students each year that is usually met or [...]

October 30, 2014 News
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WCSA academic forum talks changes

WCSA held an academic forum on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to discuss some of the current credit requirements. The forum was held over several tables in the Benes Rooms, each with a faculty representative, at least one current WCSA member, and [...]

October 30, 2014 News