Category Archives: Features

Special Collections exhibits preserved historical files and rare books

We all know, in the backs of our minds, that Wooster has been around for more than a century.† But there are places on campus where that past seems to reach out to us across the ages, and nowhere is that connection more palpable than in the offices of Special Collections, where Curator Denise Monbarren and Special Collections Librarian Elaine Smith-Snyder work to keep collections of historical files and rare books safe from the ravages of time. Continue reading Special Collections exhibits preserved historical files and rare books

Experiencing different cultures and customs in ìthe happiest country in the world”

I chose to study in Copenhagen, Denmark because it is considered to be the happiest place in the world.† Therefore,† I was confused when I was warned that the Danes are ìvery cold.”† Now understand why this is said but also why this statement is false. Continue reading Experiencing different cultures and customs in ìthe happiest country in the world”

Student puts spin on Independent Study presentations

Woo91 is the College of Woosterís commercial-free radio station run entirely by students. It broadcasts a variety of programs that feature shows, lectures, music and sports. It is a format-free station, which means that each individual disc jockey can create his or her own station. There is not one specific genre of music that has to be played on air.

Scott Smith í10, a philosophy major here at the College tried to be innovative creating his new show, ìThe I.S. Show.” ìI enjoy being on the air,” said Smith. While considering what kind of show to have, he wanted one that was fun, but still had a practical purpose. ìAt Wooster, there is so much importance laid on I.S. Why not have a show that highlights Woosterís Independent Study?” asked Smith. Continue reading Student puts spin on Independent Study presentations

WooCorps weathers current economic storm

In an effort to take charge during the beginning of a depressed period in terms of the economy, the College of Wooster established WooCorps.

WooCorps is the name of the summer work program offered at the College this past summer. The aim of the program was to provide summer employment opportunities for students at the College who may have been struggling to find summer jobs during the current economic crisis. Its name, WooCorps, is derived from the Civilian Conservation Corps of the í30s to which the school pays homage. Continue reading WooCorps weathers current economic storm

Global Engagement Network makes an impact

A group of students and professionals came together two weeks ago, months after being created with one goal in mind: to have a successful week-long summit to make a difference socially and globally.

A new group on campus called Global Engagement Network (GEN), founded by Gitika Mohta í10, addresses the idea of creating social change on a global level. Continue reading Global Engagement Network makes an impact

Douglass Hall proves to be most efficient in dorm energy competition

For Earth Week, Greenhouse organized an energy competition between the dorms on campus measuring per capita electricity use. The student-run club put up posters in Lowry and sent out emails to the student body through the Dean of Students with eco-tips such as turning off electronic devices and lights when not in use and unplugging cell phone chargers when the phone is not being charged. This project was one out of many to help transition The College of Wooster to become a more sustainable campus. Douglass Hall was the most energy-efficient dorm. In Douglass, 26.39 kwh/person (kilowatts per hour per person) were used during Earth Week. Second, third and fourth places were all close. Andrews Hall placed second with 37.24 kwh/person. The third most efficient dorm was the Holden Annex for using 38.22 kwh/person. Honorable mention went to Wagner Hall, which came in fourth place with 39.07 kwh/person. Fifth place went to Holden Hall with 40.42 kwh/person. Continue reading Douglass Hall proves to be most efficient in dorm energy competition