Helen Murray Free ’45 receives two national awards

Many students, professors, and alumni from The College of Wooster have been recognized for outstanding achievement in their academic fields, and the most recent notable alum is Helen Murray Free† class of 1945.

Free is considered to be a pioneering chemist and recently received two prestigious awards: the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 66th National Historic Chemical Landmark designation. Continue reading Helen Murray Free ’45 receives two national awards

Activism rises on college campuses to end hate groups

The recent addition of the location of hate groups across the country on the walls of Lowry Pit this past week has shown the Wooster campus that as protected as it may seem in this small town, ignorance and racism still are clearly apparent in society. These hate groups range from Holocaust deniers to Ku Klux Klan hot spots, prompting the message: where have they all come from? Continue reading Activism rises on college campuses to end hate groups

Three missing in Mt. Vernon kidnapping

Officials from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their search to find a missing woman, her 10-year-old son and a family friend in Mount Vernon, Ohio.† 32-year-old Tina Herrmann, her 10-year-old son Kody Maynard and her 41-year-old friend, Stephanie Sprang, all went missing more than five days ago, and although authorities remain optimistic while continuing the search, the consensus that the three may not be found is beginning to cross minds within the Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading Three missing in Mt. Vernon kidnapping

70 -year-old woman robbed by a clown

Jacqueline Cutright of Akron, Ohio was robbed as she was sitting on the toilet.† According to AOL News, 22-year-old Cory Buckley broke into Cutright’s basement window and ransacked the house. Buckley, who dressed as a clown as a disguise for this robbery, demanded Oxycontin and cash.† He stole $28 in cash and $1000 in costume jewelry and escaped in Cutright’s 1991 Ford Escort. The police found Buckley a block away from the house and immediately took him into custody.

Arizona votes in favor of Prop. 107

Arizona voters have approved the medical marijuana law, CNN reported Monday. The vote made Arizona the 15th state to pass a medical marijuana law since 1996.† The law allows patients with debilitating medical conditions to use cannabis if they have a recommendation from their physician.† In the same article by CNN, Rob Kampia, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project said “Voters in Arizona have sided with science and compassion while dealing yet another blow to our nation’s cruel and irrational prohibition on marijuana.”