Archive | November, 2010

Whales suffer from sunburn in Mexico

According to CNN, whales in Mexico’s Gulf of California are showing† signs of sunburns.† Scientists from UK’s Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Mexico’s Interdisciplinary Marine Science Center collected skin samples from multiple blue whales, fin whales and sperm whales.† The samples revealed blisters and changes in skin pigmentation. According to the article, ultraviolet levels […]

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Political crisis worsens in Italy

Four members of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s cabinet have resigned. The New York Times reported that losing these four members will deepen Italy’s political crisis and is expected to bring down the government in a matter of weeks as well as lead to early elections. Conflict began within the government in July when Gianfranco […]

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Wooster should resolve parking issues

It’s no secret that Wooster’s first-year class is, to say the least, huge. In addition, it seems that a large number of these first-years have brought their cars to campus.† Any senior (and the few juniors) living in Armington or Stevenson, as well as any upper-classmen living in Kenarden, Andrews or Douglass, can most certainly […]

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Advantages of GSE

The Independent Study Program admittedly provides Wooster students with an edge over other job applicants; however, the I.S. Program is, for the most part, theoretical and involves little field work for students of most majors (with the exception of recipients of Copeland funding). I.S. does not provide students with hands-on experiences in live work place […]

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Simple improvements for carrels

It’s no secret that The College of Wooster’s claim to fame is the Senior Independent Study Program.† Wooster has tried to make this process slightly less painful by providing us with carrels in the library which seniors become more than familiar with throughout the year.† By spending a significant amount of time at my carrel […]

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Wooster wants to continue Cornerstone program house

Program houses at Wooster have been a tradition since the 1970s. Students residing in houses must be involved in a type of service project in order to regularly volunteer, educate or involve themselves within the College or the Wooster community.† Over the years, many of these programs have served to positively bridge the gap between […]

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