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Final beam in place!

On Friday, the final steel beam for Williams Hall was lowered into place. Following long-established construction tradition, an evergreen tree and and American flag were fastened to the beam before it was raised. And since this is a College of Wooster … Continue reading
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Alex Melchert heads home to Wisconsin tomorrow

Here’s the latest update sent to campus this evening from Dean of Students Scott Brown:  Dear Wooster Family: I write with the great news that Alex is well enough to travel back to Wisconsin tomorrow, where he will continue his … Continue reading
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Good weather makes for steady progress

We’ve been enjoying a run of warm, sunny weather, so work on the foundation has been moving along at a steady pace. Soon the first loads of structural steel will be arriving on site. Continue reading

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First-year student remains in critical condition

Alex Melchert, a first-year Wooster student who was shot yesterday at a rest stop on northbound I-71 near Columbus, about 60 miles from here, remains in critical condition. His parents and siblings have all arrived in Columbus and are with him … Continue reading
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Wooster student shot at I-71 rest stop near Columbus

The College has learned that one of our students, Alexander S. Melchert, a first-year from Wisconsin, was shot at a rest stop on northbound I-71 in Delaware County, Ohio around 11 a.m. this morning. He was transported to OhioHealth Grant … Continue reading
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Dig it!

Excavation for the foundation of Williams Hall has begun! Continue reading

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Now you see it, now you don’t

And just like that, major demolition of Mateer is complete. Lots of debris to be trucked away over the next couple of weeks, but here’s a quick look back at how the building came down. Enjoy! Continue reading

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And so it begins…

A few days ahead of schedule (!), the demolition of Mateer has begun.   Continue reading

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The calm before the storm

Faculty and staff have been relocated to temporary offices, the building has been emptied of its contents, fences are up, and construction trailers are in place. In just a few more weeks, the demolition of Mateer Hall will begin, clearing the … Continue reading
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The calm before the storm

Faculty have been relocated to temporary offices, the building has been emptied of its contents, fences are up, and construction trailers are in place. In just a few more weeks, the demolition of Mateer Hall will begin, clearing the way for … Continue reading
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