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Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript Monday, April 25, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: As former Editor-in- Chief and Managing Editor of the Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript, we were dismayed by the recent decision to prohibit student journalists’ [...]

April 30, 2016 Opinion, Soapbox
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

     To the members of the Ohio Wesleyan University community: The April 18 action by the OWU faculty members should be reversed immediately. Although OWU, as a private institution, is well within its legal rights to be as secretive as it wishes, [...]

April 30, 2016 Opinion, Soapbox

Access denied

By: Dr. Thomas Wolber Ohio Wesleyan University is justifiably proud of “the quality and accessibility of its faculty” (“Catalog” Introduction). Yet at the Nov. 16 faculty meeting, half a dozen duly elected members of the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs and bona [...]

December 8, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

Publish or perish at OWU

By: Dr. Thomas K. Wolber   Like many small liberal-arts colleges, Ohio Wesleyan University is first and foremost a teaching institution. The school’s Code of Regulations states, “It shall be the primary function of the faculty to instruct the students [...]

May 6, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

On Agent Orange and war veterans

Dr. Thomas Wolber From 1961 to 1971, vast areas of Vietnam were sprayed with Agent Orange herbicides. The purpose of the defoliants was to destroy the food sources of the Vietcong and to deprive them of canopy cover. Up to [...]

April 30, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

Finding a Friend

By: Campbell Scribner I recently reread an essay by a friend of mine, a teacher and pastor, with whom I have kept in touch since college. Actually, not a teacher or a pastor: he quit both jobs a long time [...]

March 25, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

Too much hot air

By: TC Brown By many measures, this winter has been a pain in areas where the sun rarely reaches. Dreadful weather is bad enough on its own, but it can also be a real boon for the radical element that [...]

March 17, 2015 Soapbox

Why America should become an absolute monarchy

By: senior Luke Peters Every red-blooded American loves freedom, right? It’s on the ideal of preserving personal freedoms that America was founded on, after all. And in the grand scheme of things, America is a pretty solid country. But with [...]

March 5, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

The Importance of Grit

  By: Dr. Thomas Wolber  As a teacher, I have long felt that intelligence is overrated. It alone does not lead to successful outcomes. Over the years I have seen many smart students fail, and I have seen students with [...]

January 22, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox

In defense of the concept of privilege

By Ashley Biser Last week, professor Erin Flynn shared in The Transcript “Notes on the concept of (white, male) privilege.” In his piece, he argued the concept of privilege is problematic, not because it does not exist, but because it [...]

December 3, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox