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This is the April 26th, 1968 edition of of the Wooster Voice, a student run newspaper published at the College of Wooster. Political campaign ads for presidency appear several times throughout this issue. This issue headlines an urban renewal project for the South side of the City of Wooster, a report on the upcoming Mock Republican Convention, and a faculty vote on the nomination of Dr. Fred Cropp, the outcome of which was not disclosed to non-trustees. Page 2 is the opinion section, and features a piece calling for the creation of a student body to interface with the trustees, a piece criticizing the editorial policy of the Wooster Voice for publishing a small, but vocal minority viewpoint generally opposed to the expansion athletics, and presenting it as the majority viewpoint. Also featured is a piece that does a breakdown of SAT scores and argues that the decline in the students in the upper percentiles enrolling at Wooster points to a general decline in student quality. A piece criticizing the tennis court policy, a leftover from mandatory chapel attendance, is also present. Page 3 features student opinions of which Republican will be nominated for President by their party, Student Government Announcements, and the dedication of Mateer Hall for the Biology Department. Page 4 features a report on draft deferments, a tangle between police and Wooster students playing capture the flag with a 48-star American flag who were reported for desecration of the American flag, and an Independent Study and its findings on the social scene at the College of Wooster. Page 5 features a piece on the Vietnam War, continued articles, and miscellaneous news bulletins. Page 6 is the sports section.

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The College of Wooster


Wooster, OH


No Copyright - United States


Mateer Hall, Dr. Fred Cropp, Mock Republican Convention, urban renewal project, SAT, chapel attendance, SGA, desecration of the American flag, Vietnam War


College applications; College athletes; College attendance; Republican National Committee (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Freedom of speech; Draft; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Flags--Desecration

The Wooster Voice (Wooster, OH), 1968-04-26