A student walks up the central staircase in Hollenbeck Hall on Aug. 16, 2020. The staircase has been designated as the only upward staircase in the building due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reduce contact between students. (Trent Sprague/The Wittenberg Torch)

Wittenberg outlines Protocols for COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation

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As schools around the country return to in person learning only to shut down due to positive tests as occurred at University of North...

Financial Implications

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On Friday, Sept., 13 President Michael Frandsen sent out a campus-wide email detailing the university's decision to not renew the appointments of eight professors...

President Mike Frandsen Discusses COVID-19 Cases

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On Friday, Sept. 4, Wittenberg University president Mike Frandsen sat down with Braeden Bowen of The Wittenberg Torch to answer questions about the rising...

Wittenberg Holds COVID-19 Testing for Students, Faculty and Staff

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Wittenberg held a free COVID-19 testing event on Wednesday, Sept. 9 as the university saw an 8,500% increase in COVID-19 cases in a two-week...

Alma Mater and Alma Lux Nominations: Class of 2020

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“The Alma Mater and Alma Lux are traditional honors bestowed upon junior students who possess qualities of leadership, scholarship and service," Executive Assistant of...

Wittenberg Professor Has Beef with Antioch College

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The fate of nine lambs on Antioch College's farmland in Yellow Springs, Ohio, once was a local story. It has since attracted national media...

New Campus Cupboard Opens

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On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Pastor’s Office, the Hagen Center and Student Involvement teamed up to sponsor the Campus Cupboard, a resource for university...

Open Forum with President Frandsen—Killing with Kudos

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One week after the board mixer protest, no students were chanting. They were not holding signs. Instead, they were sitting silently across from President...

John Warner Inspires With Green Chemistry

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Creative and sustainable thinking is the missing element that is provided by Green Chemistry, according to distinguished chemist John Warner, Ph.D. Warner, co-founder of Green...

Witt Administrators Discuss Campus Safety Strategies

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What good is a college without a campus? That phrase is taken quite literally here at Wittenberg, as it should. Most students would not...

COVID-19 Pandemic Leads to Academic and Residential Shake-Up

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The COVID-19 Pandemic caused major changes to student routines as far back as March, when the spring semester moved online. As students return to...

Witt’s Financial Complexities and Present Situations

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Students at the forum two weeks ago on Feb. 13 heard President Frandsen say that the current state of the university is the result...

Wittenberg Grad Becomes A Lead Writer on Netflix Original “The Witcher”

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Haily Hall, Wittenberg class of 2011, recently accepted a job as a staff writer on the Netflix show, "The Witcher," which will air sometime...

What Does It Mean for a Will or Society to be Free?

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Ah, classic philosophy lectures, where insightful questions never reach any satisfying conclusions. That wasn’t the case on Oct. 25, 2005 Wittenberg graduate Steven Schoonover...

Outside the Bubble

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Turing Pharmaceuticals announced it would roll back the initial 5,000 percent price increase of the toxoplasmosis-fighting pill Daraprim after intense public outcry. The U.S. Federal...

Greek Life Bans Across Nation

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Two Wittenberg fraternity members were involved in a fatal car accident, getting into a vehicle while intoxicated to get more alcohol for a fraternity...

Turning Point USA Sponsors NRA-U Appearance at Witt

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Turning Point USA, a group of Republican college students at Wittenberg, brought Grassroots coordinator David Conte of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to address...

Students Left to Decide the Fate of Summer Study Abroad Programs

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Fran Stygar @fstygar When students have felt that the Wittenberg bubble has gotten too cramped, the study abroad programs have always been around to titillate...

Why Sodexo?

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Whether you’re at the CDR, Post 95, Founders or Simply-to-Go, one company is behind it all: Sodexo. This is not news, as Wittenberg signed a...

Health Partnership Leads to Student, Faculty Concern About Contraception

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On Feb. 23, Associate Dean of Residence Life Mark DeVilbiss released a campus-wide email in response to concerns about the availability of contraceptive services...

Student Senate Selected

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Last Tuesday, Student Senate elections occurred - where approximately 300 students voted - and the results were sent in an email from Dean of...

Future Campus Renovation Plans

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An alumni member came to campus recently and was disappointed to see that nothing had changed since their time on campus. On one hand,...

CBS Explains Walkout on MLK Day

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On Monday, Jan. 28, members of the Wittenberg community crammed into Founders Pub to listen as the Concerned Black Students (CBS) executive board discussed...

Wittenberg plans COVID-19 testing program for spring

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During the Spring Semester, Wittenberg plans to test 3% of the student body for COVID-19 each week. The testing will be done as part...

The 55 of Title IX

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On Thursday, May 1, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 schools under investigation for possible Title IX violations regarding the...

Campus Reacts to English Professor Cynthia Richards’ Office Being Broken Into

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The office of English professor Cynthia Richards was broken into the night of April 24. Richards found her door open on the morning of...

New Zealand Shooting Vigil

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On March 15 in Churchchrist, New Zealand, shooters opened fire on two different mosques, killing nearly fifty people and leaving many in critical condition....

Obama Administration’s Crackdown on Campus Sexual Assault Hits Home

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On Thursday May 1, the Obama administration released the names of 55 colleges and universities all across the United States that are currently being...

Ferncliff and Firestine get a Facelift

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If you live in Ferncliff or Firestine, you may have noticed that your building is looking better than it did last year. That is...

Witt Fest

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Alumni Way was abuzz with anticipation last Wedneday for one of the most important announcements of the academic year: who will play at WittFest....