Archive | October, 2016

D.C. museum honors African Americans

The National Museum of African American History and Culture had its historic opening on Sept 24. 2016 and within the first week, an average of 10,000 people visited per day. On opening day, 7,000 official guests and more gathered on the National Mall to witness history. Speeches at the opening ceremony included President Obama, Oprah […]

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Letter to the editor by our Faculty of Color

The original copy of this letter, including faculty signatures, is available here. October 24, 2016 To: Chair of the Board William A. Longbrake, Vice Chairman of the Board Mary A. Neagoy, President Sarah Ruth Bolton, Provost Carolyn Newton Cc: The Wooster Voice Dear Colleagues: We, the undersigned faculty of Color, strongly endorse the Board of Trustees’ announcement “that […]

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Humanities serve an important purpose

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”-Dead Poets Society (1989) ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ Whether or not you’ve seen the movie, most people have come to connect this line with Robin Williams’s iconic portrayal of John Keating […]

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Critiquing simple politics

Hillary Clinton: Wall Street super-agent, or the most credentialed, bold presidential candidate of our times? Donald Trump: irreparably sexist pig, or a crusader, fearlessly shaking up the American political landscape when no one else would? I suspect everyone’s familiar with these hypothetical questions — they form a set of competing dialogues that perfectly, painfully represent […]

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Endorsement from The Voice’s senior editors

In recent elections, The Wooster Voice has abstained from formally endorsing a candidate in a national race. As a publication responsible for informing and mediating public discourse among the community of a liberal arts college, it is typically advisable for us to avoid engaging in partisan rhetoric by officially supporting a candidate for political office. […]

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Subtle sexism is a threat

Recently in the media and during this election, several derogatory comments about women have surfaced. These comments, however often they are dismissed as out of context or irrelevant, seriously damage attitudes towards women in society. I’ve noticed that some have disapproved of these statements by asking others to imagine the women affected as their mother, […]

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