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This edition of the Wooster Voice was published March 15th, 1968. The Voice is a student run newspaper published at the College of Wooster. This issue headlines the firing of several members of the kitchen staff as more students decided to eat off campus and not to purchase meal plans, resulting in a loss of $17,000 (~$125,000 in 2018) in lost revenue. Also featured is a debate between "militant atheist and anarchist" Madeline O'Hair, Reverend Ray Swartzback, and Dr. Arthur Baird. O'Hair argued that Christianity was responsible for sexist double standards and holding back society in general, particularly with regards to scientific investigation and advancement and should be "dumped." Also featured is a piece detailing the struggles of foreign students at Wooster, detailing language problems, enforced Christianity, administrative difficulties, and more. The piece argues that the biggest overarching difficulty is the general apathy of domestic students towards foreign students. Page 2 features a piece by the editors of the Wooster Voice arguing that domestic students need to reach out to foreign students. Also featured is a continuation of a piece from the previous week regarding student protest and campus radicalism. Page 3 continues the piece on foreign students from the front page, a piece on Wooster students and faculty winning awards, a car sharing plan, and a meeting to evaluate Chapel effectiveness. Page 4 features a piece entitled "Students are Niggers" which debates the merits of the piece of the same title published elsewhere. Also on the same page is a piece on campus rule violations during "Hell Week," an annual Greek hazing event. Page 5 features a continuation of the student radicalism piece, and the appointment of Dr. Raymond Day to the sociology department. Page 6 features several letters from the alumni congratulating and critiquing events and programs on campus. Also featured is a report on drug use by American troops in Vietnam. Page 7 features a petition from conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War. Page 8 is the sports section.

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The College of Wooster


Wooster, OH


No Copyright - United States


Dr. Raymond Day, Hell Week, Madeline O'Hair, Reverend Ray Swartzback, Dr. Arthur Baird, Christianity


Students, Foreign; Hazing; Draft; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; College newspapers; College athletics; Advertisements; Hazing

The Wooster Voice (Wooster, OH), 1968-03-15