In an effort to promote diversity and multiculturalism within the campus and city of Wooster, the College has initiated a new collaborative project titled, ìA Community of Voices: Reflections on Identity and Diversity.” The project will be composed of written essays, short stories, poems and artistic pieces written by members of the community and students centered on the theme of diversity. Continue reading New project opens door for expressions of diversity
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Kent Kille opened the 2009 Faculty at Large lecture series Tuesday morning with ìThe United Nations and NATO: Debates and Trends in Institutional Coordination.”
The lecture, which was well attended by students, faculty and staff, addressed topics studied during Killeís fall 2008 research leave.† The leave focused on the nature of cooperation between the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which Kille described as ìad hoc” and ìnot structured.” Continue reading Kille gives first ìFaculty at Large” lecture
New initiatives to ìgo green” seem to be cropping up everywhere these days. On campus, green projects span from the creation of an environmental studies department to a trayless Lowry. This spring, students will have an opportunity to take part in another green initiative that will affect not just the Wooster campus, but the surrounding community as well. Continue reading Construction of new park begins
Fall ó it tends to mean different things for different people. For some, itís the season of football, hot-cider and Halloween. For others, it means replacing summer pool parties and adequate amounts of rest with classes and professors. Still, others have the simple fear of getting their textbooks on time. It may seem irrational and even a bit nerdy, but for many students with disabilities ó such as blindness or dyslexia ó it is a grim reality. Continue reading Textbooks available for learning-disabled students
Writing about the accomplishments of an extraordinary and selfless doctor shouldn’t be too difficult for many authors. However, as Tracy Kidder revealed to the Wooster campus this week, writing about Dr. Paul Farmer was a little intimidating for the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Kidder is the author of ìMountains Beyond Mountains.” As part of what has now become a tradition, the book was selected as required reading for this yearís incoming first-year class. Continue reading Author Tracy Kidder addresses the Wooster community
The College of Wooster is in the midst of a search for a provost.
The Office of the provost is a new position, created during a period of administrative restructuring. The position of Vice President for Academic Affairs, previously held by Iain Crawford, has been recreated, and the Dean of Faculty position has been separated into two offices. The Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, now Professor of Philosophy Henry Kreuzman, is responsible for student academic development, as well as working with the faculty and Class Deans to develop curriculum. Continue reading College begins search for a new provost to take office