Denison professor discusses Internet ethics

As ubiquitous as the Internet has become for the millennial generation, it is easy for us to forget that it is a fairly new world ó and one that is complex, changing, and often dangerous.† Professor Joan Krone of Denison University came to Wooster Tuesday to talk to students about the strange new world of the Internet, and the questions about cyber ethics that come with it. Continue reading Denison professor discusses Internet ethics

Grant Cornwell named to NITLE advisory board

Technology ó whether it is the cell phone we use to text a friend or the computer used to access Facebook, technology has become an integral part of life.† But not all uses of technology are so leisurely; in fact, technology has become a crucial part of teaching information in faster and more productive ways than was previously deemed possible.† With such a quickly evolving world, brand new technologies are quickly becoming obsolete.† In order to keep up with demand for newer and better technologies, schools must upgrade on a regular basis just to stay current. Continue reading Grant Cornwell named to NITLE advisory board

CAMPUS

Former professor to give organ recital

John Russell, professor emeritus of music at The College of Wooster, will give a recital of organ music today at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. This will be his first Wooster recital since his retirement from the College in 2007.

Artists featured include J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck and Charles-Marie Widor among others. The event is open to the public, with a freewill offering benefiting the churchís Wee Care Program.

LOCAL

Wooster man arrested in murder attempt

A 22-year-old Wooster man Christopher Rouse was arrested Sunday morning for the attempted murder of a 68-year-old man.

According to Wooster Police Chief Steve Glick, Rouse broke into a residence around 1:30 a.m. and was caught by the homeowner. Rouse fought with the wife after attempts to call 9-1-1, at which point her husband intervened, resulting in Rouse cutting his forehead and stabbing him in the chest.

The victims, along with Rouse, were transported to the Wooster Community Hospital where they were treated for injuries and released.

NATION

Power plants use wood as new power source

Across the nation, power plants have returned to wood burning as an energy source in light of bills passed by Congress and state mandates for renewable power.

According to William Perritt, editor of Wood Biomass Market Report, one plant started in 2007, seven in 2008 and a dozen in 2009. He added that dozens more are in the works, including three 100-megawatt plants scheduled for 2012 that together could power 270,000 homes.

Plants currently burn bark, twigs and waste wood; Bob Cleaves of Biomass Power Association stated that current laws and policies are sufficient to protect the environment. Other environmentalists, such as Pete Stewart of Forest2Market, fears that whole trees will have to be cut down as wood power grows.

WORLD

Potential da Vinci painting uncovered

Peter Paul Biro, a Montreal-based forensic art expert, stated Tuesday that a fingerprint on what was believed to be a 19th-century German painting of a young woman has led experts to believe it may be a new Leonardo da Vinci work. If correct, this will be the first major work by da Vinci to be identified in 100 years.

Biro stated the finger print found on the painting matched a finger print on da Vinci’s St. Jerome, located in the Vatican.

Currently, the painting is owned by New York art dealer Kate Ganz. If confirmed to be a da Vinci, it could now be† worth more than $150 million.

Russia opposes harsh sanctions on Iran

Russiaís foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, claimed on Tuesday that increasing pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear program would be ìcounterproductive.” His statements are a notable change in rhetoric from Russian president Dmitri† Medvedevís recent claims that, ìin some cases, sanctions are inevitable.”

Russiaí s renewed reluctance to adopt harsher measures against Iran, coupled with Chinaís refusal to do the same, severly limits the ability of Europe and the United States to pursue a stricter nuclear policy with the Middle Eastern country.

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