Stuck in Girdwood

GIRDWOOD, ALASKA – The College of Wooster Tree Ring team set off for Columbia Bay Glacier this past wednesday. After arriving in Anchorage with no troubles we drove down to Girdwood to hopefully catch a helicopter with a company called … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: An Early Cretaceous cobble-dwelling bryozoan

One of my formative experiences as a young paleontologist was working in the Faringdon Sponge Gravels (Lower Cretaceous, Upper Aptian) of south-central England while on my first research leave in 1985. (I was just a kid!) These gravels are extraordinarily … Continue reading
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Club Sports at Wooster

Looking for an extracurricular activity to take part in? Wooster has a wide variety of club sports, which include Ice Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Kyokushin, Table Tennis, Fencing, Cheerleading, Dance Team and Equestrian. You can find a description of each … Continue reading
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Packing Tips!

We imagine that you have already begun the packing process because the excitement of soon arriving at Wooster is far too much to bear. So we have a composed some packing tips of how to use your time efficiently in … Continue reading
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Food Options at Wooster

As the in-house glutton, let me introduce you to the food options here on campus. Every student on campus has a meal plan which consists of Meal Swipes and Flex Dollars. Each Meal Swipe provides one entry into either Lowry … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: An Ordovician hardground with a bryozoan and borings — and an unexpected twist

The view above, one quite familiar to me, is of a carbonate hardground from the Upper Ordovician Grant Lake Formation exposed near Washington, Mason County, Kentucky. We are looking directly at the bedding plane of this limestone. The lumpy, spotted … Continue reading
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Wooster Libraries

Our library facilities here at Wooster are fantastic and they offer students both the assistance and resources that they need to be successful. Our main facility, Andrews Library houses our Writing Center, CoRE (Collaborative Research Environment), APEX (Advising, Planning, and … Continue reading
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Roommate Tips

So roommate and room assignments just went out, and some of you are probably nervous about meeting the person you are going to be living with for the next year. Some of you are probably worried about how having a … Continue reading
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The Bear Post

One of the wonderful benefits of working in the wilderness is the potential for interaction with wildlife. Sometimes, we’re entertained by energetic jackrabbits. Sometimes, camels eat our lunch. Always, we keep safety at the forefront. The British Columbia team was … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A faulted oyster ball from the Middle Jurassic of Utah

I’m returning this week to one of my favorite fossil types: the ostreolith, popularly known as the “oyster ball”. These were lovingly described in a previous blog entry, so please click there to see how they were formed and some … Continue reading
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