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APEX Fellowship | Paige Wells

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2023 Organization: Quality Control Sports As an intern at Quality Control Sports, I will be working with the basketball division […]

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APEX Fellowship | Samuel Boudreau

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2023 Organization: Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting As an intern at the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, l will write […]

Mark Bergen ’07

Mark Bergen ’07 publishes book on YouTube

Mark Bergen ’07, a technology reporter for Bloomberg News, published Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination, the first book to […]

Ayesha B. Hardaway ’97

Black studies and sociology alumna to present Constitution Day lecture, “The Constitution and Policing,” Sept. 20

The College of Wooster will welcome alumna Ayesha B. Hardaway ’97 to celebrate Constitution Day by giving a lecture titled “The Constitution and Policing” […]

Paige Wells ’22

Sociology major finds a new athletic avenue to develop a fresh view of the future 

Paige Wells ’23, a sociology major at The College of Wooster obtained a chance to navigate the athletic world this summer. Through her APEX […]

Megan Tuennerman '22

Wrong-way Icelandic puffins lead student researcher to follow the right path

“I met a grandfather who climbed over a 6-foot-tall fence to rescue a puffin. It’s not that they devote their lives to these birds, […]

Scott Nye and Brendan Walsh

Wooster Alums Hosting U.S. Open, Curtis Cup this Summer

Some of golf’s most prestigious events – like U.S. Opens, Ryder Cups, U.S. Amateur Championships, and Curtis Cups to name a few – are […]

Sky Gill

Finding a Way Home: Examining Outcomes of Foster Care after Maltreatment

Name: Sky Gill Major: Statistical and Data Sciences Minors:Sociology, Environmental Studies Advisors: Dr. Christina Horr, Dr. Jillian Morrison (second reader) Foster care in the […]

Puffins, the Charismatic Clowns of the Sea: Examining the Relationship Between Community Identity and the Social Construction of Animals

Name: Megan Tuennerman Majors: Sociology, Environmental Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon This study analyzes the factors, internal and external, that affect the relationship […]

Play Like a Girl: Examining the Stigma of Women’s Health and Menstruation in Sports

Name: Rachel Marie Osterhouse Major: Sociology Minor: Political Science Advisors: Thomas Tierney, Setsuko Matsuzawa This research paper examines the stigma surrounding women’s health and […]

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“No Matter Where You’re From, We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor:” Enacting Justice Initiatives and Community Formation in Faith-Based Organizations

Name: Jenna Smith Major: Sociology Minor: Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon, Dr. Seiko Matsuzawa (Second Reader) Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in the United […]


On the Basis of Biological Sex

Name: Camille Carr Majors: Sociology, Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon, Dr. Mark Graham As of February 2022, ten states have enacted legislation […]

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The Impacts of Childhood Parental Death Among College Aged Students

Name: Jillian Ness Majors: Sociology, Education Advisors: Heather Fitz-Gibbon This study analyzes college student’s experiences with childhood parental death. I explored this research through Rismam’s […]

Nikki Marie Elizabeth Hoseus

“Orange Is the New Mistreatment?”: An Analysis of Knowledge and Perceptions of Incarcerated Women and their Mistreatment Through (Non)Viewing of Orange Is the New Black

Name: Nikki Marie Elizabeth Hoseus Majors: Communication Studies, Sociology Advisor: Dr. Denise Bostdorff and Dr. Setsuko Matsuzawa How are incarcerated women mistreated in the […]

Saralee Renick

Will You Accept this Rose?: The Representation of Black Women on The Bachelorette Seasons 13 and 18

Name: Saralee Renick Major: Sociology Minor: Political Science Advisors: Michael Miyawaki, Heather Fitz Gibbon The purpose of this Senior Independent Study is to understand […]

Elijah Winfield

Does Having a Birth Plan Impact Your Birth Experience? A Deeper Look into Birth Plans, Birth Assistants/Attendants, and The Microbiome in Birth Experiences

Name: Elijah Winfield Major: Social Health (Student-designed major) Advisors: Dr. Thomas Tierney & Dr. Stephanie Strand The importance of pregnant women’s well-being to the […]

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Sociology course engaging incarcerated students via robots featured

Anne Nurse, professor of sociology and anthropology at The College of Wooster found a new way to engage with incarcerated students at a local […]

Great Decisions of Wayne County lecture series returns to Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — The lecture series, The Great Decisions of Wayne County, is set to return to The College of Wooster campus in March […]

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Wooster’s Model United Nations delegation wins Best Overall Delegation Award at AMUN Chicago conference

The College of Wooster Model United Nations team recently won Best Overall Delegation Award along with Outstanding Delegation Awards for six out of the […]

Christa Craven the dean for faculty development and professor of women's, gender, & sexuality studies and sociology and anthropology

Craven receives 2021 CAR Book Prize for ‘Reproductive Losses: Challenges to LGBTQ Family-Making’

The 2021 Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Book Prize has been awarded to Christa Craven the dean for faculty development and professor of […]