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Kathe Law Rhinesmith speaking at University President Rock Jones's inauguration in 2008. Photo: inauguration.owu.edu

$75,000 donation to fund labyrinth on campus

By Shakira Braxton Transcript Correspondent Rock Jones announced a $75 thousand surprise gift in October, donated by an OWU alum’s family to serve as a space for meditation. In late October, OWU students were informed that the university received a gift [...]

November 10, 2014 News
The Stolen Fire, a rock band comprised of professors Erin Flynn (philosophy), James Franklin (politics and government) John Stone-Mediatore (comparative literature) and Mark Gingerich (history) performs at Roop's Pub  November 15.

The Stolen Fire steals OWU students’ hearts

The Delaware bar scene’s Ohio Wesleyan representatives no longer include just students, thanks to a classic rock band comprised of four OWU professors. Professors Erin Flynn, Mark Gingerich, James Franklin and John Stone-Mediatore are the members of The Stolen Fire, [...]

November 10, 2014 News
A new restaurant is scheduled to open at 10 N. Sandusky St., the former Chandra's Bistro, this week. Photo from Yelp

Typhoon to replace Chandra’s

By Haley Walls Transcript Correspondent Typhoon, a new Asian fusion restaurant, is coming to downtown Delaware in mid-November in place of Chandra’s Bistro at 10 N. Sandusky St. The menu consists of mainly handcrafted Chinese, Thai, and Asian dishes, according to [...]

November 10, 2014 News
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
Image: OWU Public Safety on Twitter

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
Adam Kirsch. Photo: poetryfoundation.org

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
Image: Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs on Facebook.

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