Reimagining American political organization through watersheds

Jonathan Logan, S&E Editor Perhaps one of the great tragedies of our time is a lack of imagination in how we politically organize ourselves. Modern nation-states are delineated by hard and fast borders, lines in the sand. The current world map, and this is true at local levels as well, is drawn based on compassContinue reading “Reimagining American political organization through watersheds”

A Fall-themed Q&A with Wooster’s Science Editor

Caroline Ward, Science & Environment Editor Why do leaves change colors? During the spring and summer, leaves serve as food-making factories, creating energy for the growth of their host tree through the process of photosynthesis. Leaf cells contain chlorophyll (the chemical that gives them their green hue), which extracts energy from absorbed sunlight. This energyContinue reading “A Fall-themed Q&A with Wooster’s Science Editor”

Grounding Climate Futures in Wooster’s Meteorological Past

Jonathan Logan, Science and Environment Editor The Fourth of July 1969. A line of thunderstorms sporadically appear over Lake Erie in the late afternoon before coalescing and shooting toward Wayne County. The fast-moving system is characterized by straight-line wind gusts of up to 100 miles per hour and torrential rainfall. Meteorologists call these types ofContinue reading “Grounding Climate Futures in Wooster’s Meteorological Past”

Bats head indoors as Ohio climate turns cold and hibernation begins

Caroline Ward, Science Editor At this point, most College of Wooster students have heard about, seen or perhaps even been bitten by a bat living in the bathroom or stairwell of their residence hall. The average student may wonder how and why these airborne mammals are finding their way in–after all, who would ever willinglyContinue reading “Bats head indoors as Ohio climate turns cold and hibernation begins”

William J. Robertson Nature Preserve connects locals to the outdoors

Jonathan Logan, Science Editor Mayor William Robertson, Jim Trogdon of Rittman, Ohio, and I, Jonathan Davis Logan, drive up to the water’s edge in a new electric golf cart. We stand on the shore of one of 13 ponds that cover the roughly 200-acre area now known as the William J. Robertson Nature Preserve. JustContinue reading “William J. Robertson Nature Preserve connects locals to the outdoors”

The STEM distinction in a liberal arts academic community

Jonathan Logan & Caroline Ward – S&E editors Science, technology, engineering and math: the disciplines now synonymous with educational progress grouped together under the acronym STEM. American interest in each individual field has always existed, but it was the competitive brinkmanship of the Cold War that compelled studies like the National Assessment of Educational ProgressContinue reading “The STEM distinction in a liberal arts academic community”