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A look inside

Interior walls are being framed as the exterior brick and stonework continues.  Continue reading

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Knowlton Commons

Knowlton Commons on the second floor, made possible by a generous gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, is sure to become a popular gathering spot for students from every discipline, not just the life sciences. A two-story “bay window” … Continue reading
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Another interior view

This shows how the new building will connect seamlessly with Severance Chemistry. This airy, spacious corridor runs from one end of the two joined structures to the other. Continue reading

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But what will it look like inside?

This is an artist’s rendering of the Gault Gateway Classroom, named in honor of Flo K. Gault ’48. Continue reading

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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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