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Cars Keyed in Commons, Students Concerned and Upset

On Sunday in the early morning hours of 1 a.m., six Wilmington College students had found that their cars had been keyed in the Campus Commons Residence parking lot. “All of the cars that were included were parked beside each other and none of the owners were necessarily affiliated with each other so we are assuming it was done at random and not because they were out to get us for some reason,” shares one of the students whose car was keyed. Campus safety showed up first and called the…

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Publication Board Resumes Formal Meetings After Years

The Publication (Pub) Board had its first constitutionally-mandated meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 21 at 11:30 in Thomas Lounge, the first official meeting in several years to occur. “According to the SGA constitution I am supposed to meet [the publication committee] at weekly (or as needed, but at least once a month) Pub board meetings and be the secretary for the Pub Board,” shares Brandin Johnson, Vice President of SGA. The three campus publications represented on Pub board are the Wilmingtonian, WC’s yearbook; the Witness, the student-led…

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Wilmington College Sends Support for Hurricane Victims

Two hurricanes have occurred in recent news and have affected lives around the whole globe. Hurricane Harvey, an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, affected the states of Texas and Louisiana heavily throughout the end of August. Hurricane Irma, the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States in over a decade, affected the Caribbean and the state of Florida heavily throughout the beginning of September. Student Lauren Collier reached out on the WC app, asking “if people can hold my family and friends in the light…in Florida right now as Irma…

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First ORT Meeting Encourages Collaboration Between Organizations

On September 12 at 5:15, Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first Organizational Round Table (ORT) of the semester in the McCoy Room. ORT will occur every second Tuesday of each month and is a requirement for all organizations that are SGA-funded. Over 38 organizations were represented and shared their upcoming activities. “We would like people to collaborate with more events,” shared Andrea Barga, VP-Administration. Organizations with collaborating events include a movie night on September 21 with the Peace Corp Prep Program and Amnesty International, and an Ice Cream Social…

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SGA Hosts Forum to Answer Common Questions

On September 7 from 8:30 to 9:30, the Student Government Association hosted a forum for students to ask questions related to campus and their organizations. “We want to know how we can best serve organizations,” shared Lawrence Daya, VP of Faculty, Alumni and Trustee. Each member of SGA is highly involved on campus, sharing two or more activities in which each was a member or teammate outside of being a student. “Our biggest plan is to help other organizations, [to] sponsor and promote you,” said Travis Scheadler, President. He shared…

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Date rape activist Katie Koestner to speak at Wilmington College

On Monday, September 18, Katie Koestner, the first date rape survivor to speak out nationally and the founder of the Take Back the Night Foundation, will be speaking at Wilmington College about student safety on college campuses. Katie brought her story forward in the early 1990s at age eighteen and has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence ever since. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation. Katie will be relating key facts and statistics weaved with personal anecdotes…

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Diversity and Inclusion Cookout Brings Students From All Walks of Life

Burgers, volleyball, and diversity! These are three things that were found at the Diversity and Inclusion Cookout on the WC campus mall August 27. Over 50 students attended, coming from varied involvement on campus to have a good time and learn about how they can be promoting the Wilmington College value of diversity. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, clubs represented included the Black Student Initative (BSI), the Latino Student Association (LSA), the International Club, SPECTRA, and the newest group, the Jewish Culture Club. Each group has events for…

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Not By a Leap, but By Many Steps: A Letter from Jim Reynolds

With the beginning of a new academic school year, President Jim Reynolds shares a letter to the student, staff and faculty of Wilmington College: Today, we begin our 147th academic year at Wilmington College.  In 1870, at an auction, the Religious Society of Friends purchased the building that is now named College Hall and 50 acres of land surrounding the building for the princely sum of $11,000 and began the building of an institution of higher learning that would be steeped in the values that they believed were essential to a…

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Second Annual Leadership Summit Prepares Campus Leaders for Success

Over 70 leaders from organizations all over campus gathered on August 10 and 11 to attend the Second Annual Leadership Summit. The Summit is a required student leader training program sponsored by SGA to equip and empower student leaders and is hosted on Wilmington College’s campus. The leaders that were represented included executive offices, programming chairs and student mentors such as Orientation Welcome Leaders (OWLs) and Residence Life Staff. Jerica Johnson-Cole, a third year RA, the VP of It’s On Us, and the secretary of the Business Association, attended the…

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PhD Students from Tokyo Metropolitan University Host Digital Mapping Workshop at WC

On July 17 and 18, PhD students Kenya Tamura and Hiroki Inoue from the Watanave Systems Design Laboratory in Tokyo Metropolitan University visited Wilmington College to provide a digital mapping workshop and training. The workshop, titled “Building 21st Century Digital Communities,” is for local archivists, techies, and Wilmington College students and staff. “We are working to find ways to make history relevant to younger generations, and so we are trying to incorporate new technology” – Tanya Maus, PRC Director “[The workshop] is important for us because we are working to…

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