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C.O.W.’s diversity sparks intellectual curiosity

In the last two years, The College of Wooster’s international enrollment has increased. The College’s community has grown from this in a myriad of ways: in the unique experiences and stories the College’s students have to tell, in the global perspective we give each other. We grow through the exposure our different communities and individuals […]

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Self-care should not be limited to consumerism

We all have an idea of what self-care is. Many of us take self-care days, watch the comforting “Treat Yo-self” scene from “Parks and Recreation,” take a break from the ever-growing pile of homework to watch Vine compilations or just take a nap. As the idea of taking care of yourself becomes more mainstream, this […]

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Engage in cross-cultural dialogue

As we send off our annual International Education Week, we are again reminded of the existence of our diverse multicultural student body and amazed by the incredibly colorful display of cultures. Through a plethora of cultural and educational events that took place during the week, we celebrate international students’ contributions to the campus and provide […]

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Savor your college experience

While walking down the street recently, taking in a scenic view of the residential quad, I had a thought that made me stop in my tracks: This would be my last autumn at The College of Wooster. My last Halloween. My last Thanksgiving, my last Culture Show, my last college everything (at least, hopefully — […]

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Diversity at C.O.W. requires reciprocal effort

Every day when I work in admissions interviewing prospective domestic and international students, I tell them about how our campus is very diverse in comparison to other liberal arts colleges and how inclusive we are. Even though I explain that to people on a daily basis, I have to ask myself, if Wooster is actually […]

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International students deserve equal opportunities

“We are sorry but we were not fully aware that you are an international student. We cannot offer this position to candidates with your status at this moment. Your skills and breadth of experience is truly impressive, though.” This kind of response is not uncommon among international students seeking employment in America. Many of my […]

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