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About This Journal

Mission Statement

Black & Gold is an undergraduate, multidisciplinary journal committed to showcasing outstanding research and writing of faculty-mentored College of Wooster students. Through student participation in research, writing, and editing, this journal serves to advance the College’s graduate qualities of independent thinking, integrative and collaborative inquiry, global engagement and respect for diversity, and effective communication.

Aims and Scope

Black & Gold embraces submissions from a wide range of academic fields, with the understanding that meanings of research and source material vary among disciplines. The journal seeks articles that demonstrate the author’s thoughtful reflection and interpretation of an academic question. Acceptable submissions will advance an argument through analysis of primary and/or secondary sources. Potential submissions include research papers, lab reports, book and literature reviews, and argumentative essays.

Diversity & Inclusion Prize

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsors a prize for the Black & Gold article that best addresses issues of diversity and inclusion. The CDI committee evaluates the articles on the following criteria:

1. Relevance of the topic

2. Depth and breadth of research

3. Clarity of the disciplinary methods used.

4. Sophistication of the writing within disciplinary boundaries.

5. Sophistication of the critical and creative thinking demonstrated throughout the essay.

2015 Diversity & Inclusion Prize Winner: Latrice Burks, Class of 2016

Black & Gold is a publication of The College of Wooster, facilitated by faculty and staff from the Writing Center, Libraries, and the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement.