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The summer 2021 issue of Wooster magazine highlights the ways Wooster students and alumni responded to a year of change and constant adaptation. Throughout the year, seniors constantly adapted as research, communicating, and learning changed due to the pandemic, and yet the Class of 2021 still experienced the hallmarks of The College of Wooster Independent Study program: mentored research, interdisciplinary and critical thinking, and establishing tools for future achievement. Students who drew inspiration from events that impacted them like the Black Lives Matter movement, online learning, or untapped areas of research they explored in compelling ways. Also in this issue, alumni from the Class of 2020 share how they navigated a year as new college graduates through quarantine, a changing job market, and upended plans. Also featured is alumnus Jim Deprez ’02 and his experience as the 2021 (and now 2022) Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, an honor that gives one teacher in the United States the chance to travel the legendary Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race and send news updates to classrooms around the country. Also find coverage of Commencement 2021, a send-off that brought together graduates, families, and the Wooster community for an in-person event they’d longed for all year, as well as the latest College news and achievements of faculty, staff, and students.

Publication Date

Summer 2021


The College of Wooster


Wooster, Ohio


In Copyright


pandemic, class of 2021, black lives matter, online learning, quarantine, Commencement 2021

Wooster Magazine: Summer 2021