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On the first page of this edition of the newspaper, there is an announcement that the Board of Trustees had voted to not increase the tuition for the 1960-61 academic year. However, the board did vote to raise room and board rates by $20.00 each per semester. After this, there is another announcement about Wooster students going to a conference. 14 Wooster students were invited to attend the National Student Conference, sponsored by the U.S. National Student Association in Washington D.C., on the sit-in movement that was taking place in the South during this time. The conference was planned "...to present participants with a coherent picture of the nature and goals of the southern movement and discuss the responsibilities of all students with regards to [the] movement." The second page of this issue continues with the theme/subject of the southern sit-in strikes. There are numerous letters to the editor from students discussing this important issue and debate. There is also an article that details the story of Marzette Watts, an African-American student and sit-in leader, who was expelled from Alabama State College for his actions during the sit-ins at the Montgomery courthouse.He visited the Wooster campus during the week leading up to the release of this issue of the Voice. Finally, the issue ends with various athletic events and advertisements from local businesses.
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conference, students, college, social movement, strike, sit-ins, segregation, athletics, advertisements
Sit-ins (Civil rights); conferences; Social movements; Student strikes; Segregation; Blacks--Segregation; Segregation--United States; Segregation in higher education; Athletics; College newspapers; U.S. National Student Association
Editors, Wooster Voice, "The Wooster Voice (Wooster, OH), 1960-04-22" (1960). The Voice: 1951-1960. 218.