Scientists are steps closer to stopping the microbe responsible for the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s as well as various outbreaks in the northeastern United States since the 1990s.
Professor of Biology William Morgan has researched the pathogen (Phytophthora infestans, which means ìplant destroyer”) since his research leave from the College in 2000.† He and colleague Sophien Kamoun, formerly of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, have collaborated on developing an ìunderstanding how the organism can affect tomatoes and potato plants,” explains Morgan.† ìBy better understanding the pathogen, we can come up with a treatment to control the spread of it.” Continue reading Microbe article published
An inner-city mother in Detroit struggles to feed her family.† An old lady in Atlanta struggles to walk out the door for a bit of food.† These stories represent the real life struggles thousands of Americans face every day.† It may be common knowledge to most, but many Americans who have the resources to help the situation seem not to have the time to fix it; some do not even know where to start. This is what the Scots in Service Program ó The College of Wooster’s national day of Service ó hopes to help alleviate, albeit for only a day. Continue reading Scot Volunteers unite
The Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University opened a new, permanent exhibit on the history of contraception Thursday, Sept. 17.
Assistant Editor of Wooster magazine Jimmy Wilkinson Meyer is the guest curator for ìVice, Virtue, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America.” She, along with Chief Curator of the Dittrick James Edmonson í73, worked with over 700 contraceptive items and photos to produce the exhibit.† Meyer states the exhibit indicates that acquiring birth control ìis not a new struggle Ö faced by todayís teens or couples.”† Furthermore, she adds, ìthe struggle has not ended.”† ìVice, Virtue, and Contraband” both exhibits methods of birth control and explores ìcultural issues of sexuality,” according to Meyer. Continue reading Cleveland exhibit has Wooster ties
Every college student has a similar dilemma. We all wonder, What should I do with my life? Who am I, really? What should I major in? Do I really want to do that for the rest of my life? These questions may seem even more pronounced in the sophomore year. This past weekend, the sophomore retreat looked to answer these questions. Continue reading Sophomore class enjoys time off campus at yearly retreat
According to an old Chinese proverb, women hold up half the sky. Looking at the immense problems around the globe like global warming and a worldwide economic recession, half the sky is already falling. According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, the key to lifting the sky back up will rely on the worldwide empowerment of women. Continue reading Kristof discusses global oppression of women
The ìOpen the Door to Equality” rally, Woosterís first-ever gay rights event, will take place a week from this Sunday, on Oct. 4 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the gazebo on the square in Downtown Wooster.
Ohioans for Marriage Equality, (OME) is hosting the rally, which is also being sponsored by the College of Wooster Allies & Queers, Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Wooster and finally, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for Social Action. Continue reading LGBT rally to be held