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Students, faculty, and staff at the College of Wooster stood as a silent witness in opposition to hatred and violence. Fifty people gathered at Lowry Center for a vigil and remembrance service for Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten and killed on October 8th, 1998. The college denies a request to contract with the Equal Exchange coffee company. 10 Wooster students joined nearly 400 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest against the military establishment. The National Network of Presbyterian College Women (NNPCW) releases a statement in response to attacks from conservatives in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The edition includes a piece discussing the need for a stronger I.T. support system on campus. Additionally, an article highlights the serious problem of homophobia and sexual discrimination and pressures the college to confront the issue.

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The College of Wooster


Wooster, OH


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Matthew Shepard, Equal Exchange, Day Without Pentagon, Pentagon protest 1998, National Network of Presbyterian College Women, USA Presbyterian Church, college I.T., homophobia, LGBT discrimination


Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998; Exchange; Pentagon; Protest movements--United States; National Military Establishment (U.S.); Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); Homophobia; Homophobia in higher education; Homophobia--United States; Homophobia--Law and legislation; Homophobia in the military--Law and legislation [proposed]; Gays--Violence against

The Wooster Voice (Wooster, OH), 1998-10-22