Archive | September, 2010

Senate Republicans block ëDon’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate failed to advance a defense bill that includes the repeal of the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy used by the military. The bill halted at a vote of 56-43, which was four votes short of the 60 necessary in order to break the Republican-driven filibuster. The policy, which is a […]

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Campus works to aid victims of Pakistan flood disaster

A plethora of new problems continue to arise as a result of the ongoing flooding crisis in Pakistan. The death toll has reached over 1,700 people, and it is expected as floodwaters recede that many more bodies will be found. According to CNN, about 20 million people still need help. The United Nations reported 800,000 […]

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Tornado causes damage to nearby OARDC

A violent storm ripped through Wooster last Thursday, Sept. 16. At around 5:30 p.m., a strong tornado emerged from the southwest and collided directly with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, producing considerable damage to one of the institutions. Fortunately, the twister injured no one, as […]

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Wooster recieves $250,000 grant for I.S. research

With the Senior Independent Study looming on the horizon, the Class of 2011 will be pleased to learn that Wooster has just recently received a $250,000 grant. Announced on Tuesday, Sept. 14, a grant from the McGregor Fund has the goal of furthering and refining the way in which I.S. research is conducted here at […]

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College plans to make facilities more green

On Sept. 20, the College signed a ten-year contract with the Energy Systems Group in order to improve the energy efficiency and performance of 34 campus buildings. Over the next ten years the College will yield net operational savings of $5.6 million.† Savings will be due to a major reduction in the College’s coal, natural […]

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Ammonia spill in Orville ruins creek

According to the Daily Record, last Sunday, as Workers performed routine plant maintenance at Smith Dairy Products Co., roughly 200 pounds of ammonia spilled on to the roof of the facility. From there the spill ran into storm sewers which discharged into and contaminated the nearby unnamed creek.†† Over 23 firefighters worked to contain the […]

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