High-intensity wind damages felt statewide

Last Sunday, Sept. 14, millions of people across Ohio experienced effects of intense windstorms as the remnants of Hurricane Ike moved across the state. Prior to the storm, the National Weather Service had issued a high-wind warning for Wayne County, indicating that gusts at a minimum of 40 to 60 m.p.h. were forthcoming – nearly hurricane force level.

Damage in Wayne County was largely limited to downed power lines and fallen trees – though the severity and frequency of both had the potential to cause serious injury. “We’re all thankful that no one on campus was injured and that we sustained no significant damage to any of our buildings from Sunday’s high winds,” stated President Grant Cornwell. Continue reading High-intensity wind damages felt statewide

Major employer closes leaving one hundred jobless

American WeatherSeal has been a part of Orrville, Ohio since 1934. For the past 65 years WeatherSeal has specialized in vinyl windows for replacement and new construction. Less than two years ago, American WeatherSeal opened up a new 185,000 square foot, $9 million manufacturing plant. Capable of producing as many as 1,000 custom windows a day, the plant was a marker of the manufacturing success of Orrville. Continue reading Major employer closes leaving one hundred jobless

Senator Biden rallies on campus

The Delaware senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, who last spoke at the College in 1985, returned to campus this past Wednesday evening as part of a two-day bus tour of northern Ohio. During the College rally, Biden spoke to an audience of roughly 4,500 people, making this speech the largest solo event he has delivered on the campaign to date. In his speech, Biden addressed some important issues that he feels the country will contend with during the upcoming election. His discussed his, and presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama’s, support of the development of energy alternatives that would potentially make the United States less dependent on foreign oil. Additionally, he voiced his concerns that the presidential race has become too focused on the backgrounds and personal lives of the candidates as opposed to the well-being of the American people and the future of the country, stating that he believes Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have only worked to keep the campaigns centered around negativity towards the Democratic candidates. Should the Democrats emerge victorious in November, Biden said he and Obama would cut taxes for the middle class and work to ensure that all students who are qualified for a college education will have the opportunity to receive one without worrying about graduating thousands of dollars in debt.

Jackie Komos brings Broadway musical revue to campus

When Jackie Komos ’11 transferred to The College of Wooster last year, she decided to start a club for pro-life students on campus. She says, “I really wanted to start something but it kind of ‚Ķ flopped. There was not much interest on campus.”

This past summer Komos came up with a new idea for a student organization: a Broadway musical revue that would be run, produced and performed by students. A Broadway musical revue is a collection of songs from the Broadway musical repertoire, put together in one show. Continue reading Jackie Komos brings Broadway musical revue to campus

Robert Ippolito extends South America trip in Bolivia

Ippolito volunteered with La comunidad Inti Wara Yassi, an organization started by Bolivian environmentalist Juan Carlos. There are a total of four wildlife parks, and two smaller parks as well. The first was Parque Machia, which has a reserve that is primarily populated by monkeys.

The area Ippolito lived and worked in was called Ambue Ari. Ambue Ari mainly has pumas and jaguars, Ippolito’s primary interests. This town is different from the Villa Tunari in Parque Machia because Carlos owns it, so there is no tourism. Continue reading Robert Ippolito extends South America trip in Bolivia

Hillel offers dinners, charity and diversity

This year, be sure to keep an eye out for the dinners that the campus religious group Hillel is offering for all Jewish students on campus as well as curious community members. Every other Friday in honor of the Jewish Sabbath (or Shabbat in Hebrew), Hillel will gather. On alternating weeks, they meet in Lowry 118 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students are welcome to grab some dinner in Lowry and bring it down to the meeting. Continue reading Hillel offers dinners, charity and diversity

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