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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
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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
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where Canadian corporal Michael Cirillo was shot. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Global Grab: Ottawa recovers, troops leave Afghani province

The Issue: Ottawa Terrorist Attack A terrorist attack rocked Canada’s capital and catapulted more investigations of terrorism in Canada. On Oct. 22, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial and entered the nearby Parliament building. Zehaf-Bibeau killed corporal Nathan Cirillo, [...]

October 29, 2014 News
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Fundraising central topic at faculty meeting

Ohio Wesleyan has not done a great job of keeping parents and alumni involved and connected to the university, according to the vice president for university advancement Colleen Garland. That has to change and will change, Garland told faculty at [...]

October 29, 2014 News
Sophomore Sam Schurer, left, and junior Nate Planisek work by computer light in front of the darkened Beeghly Library. Photo by Noah Manskar

Power outage restored after dark Delaware evening

Cheers populated Ohio Wesleyan’s campus when light returned Monday night after a power outage that put 18,050 Delaware County residents in the dark. The blackout started at 6:33 p.m. when American Electric Power, the area’s primary electric supplier, lost a feed from FirstEnergy, [...]

October 27, 2014 News
LeaderShape soph Robyn Madrishin jun Hannah Henderson

LeaderShapers share in Ham-Will

Using posters, pictures, and quotes, several students displayed what they learned at the national LeaderShape conference on Tuesday and Thursday in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Starting the summer of 2012, Ohio Wesleyan has sent several student delegates each year to [...]

October 23, 2014 News