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Looking at Debt Around the OAC

DSCF1129The Institute for College Access and Success completed a recent survey of 2009 grads and compiled the data  into the Project on Student Debt.  The data provides information school by school, state by state, which allows us to compare our debt levels to other schools.

Overall, the State of Ohio has the 10th highest average debt, which is $25,842, and the ninth highest percentage of debt, with 66% of graduates having debt.  Marietta College grads are slightly higher than the Ohio average, at $27,455.  But MC is much better when compared to other schools in the OAC…

Debt Accrued by 2009 Graduates on Average (Percent Of Grads Owing Money)

Ohio Northern University – $45,902 (82%)
Heidelberg University – $35,397 (90%)
John Carroll University – $28,830 (74%)
Muskingum University – $28,343 (79%)
Marietta College – $27,455 (74%)
University of Mount Union – $25,804 (70%)
Baldwin-Wallace College – $17,716 (67%)
Capital University – N/A
Otterbein College – N/A
Wilmington – N/A

If you were curious…Ohio Northern grads averaged the sixth most debt in the entire country, out of all the schools and states that provided data.  The graduation debt average was also in Ohio, at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  And if it makes you feel better, the average debt of MC students in on par with most of the big public Universities.  Kent State grads owed $26,698, while Bowling Green grads averaged out at $28,542.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Cross Cultural Campus Assessment Findings in a Nutshell

Teresa Farnum & Associates recently completed their Cross Cultural Campus Assesment, which the results of were released to students, faculty, and staff today in an e-mail from President Jean Scott.  The goal of the study was to find the strengths and weaknesses of the college’s current diversity climate and propose ways that it could be improved.

The process started with a survey to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the community.  It was followed up with meetings with focus groups and meetings with various administrators.  The consulting group then studied the results and issued the PDF file you see below.  But to save you from reading through 20 pages of statistics and findings, we’re providing you with the highlights.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Homecoming Parade Photos Finally Up

Sorry for the delay.  Unfortunately, when photos are trapped on my camera, they take a bit longer to leave it.  Enjoy the pictures!

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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VIDEO: Up ‘Til Dawn Flash Mob in Gilman

Definition of Flash Mob (according to Wikipedia):

A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.

We tried to keep that in mind when we were tipped off about a flash mob happening tonight in Gilman.  The video that follows is what happened.

Yep, I do believe they succeeded.

Up ‘Til Dawn has their “Sweet Escape” letter writing campaign and celebration party next Friday (November 12th).  Find a member to contact and register early…I’ve been told early registrants get a T-Shirt, sunglasses, and extra raffle tickets.  It costs $5 to register.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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VIDEO: Homecoming Parade 2010

Hide your kids, hide your wife.

It’s the “Treat Yourself to Homecoming 2010” Homecoming Parade video.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Croon Video

Last night we saw 10 organizations participate in the Candidate Croon, which is a night where groups could specifically promote their candidate through song, dance, and performance.  Dance Team, one of the groups without a candidate, participated in an attempt to win the event.

The event went smoothly until the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta asked to delay their performance until 20 minutes after all other teams had completed.  Their chapter President, and Homecoming Candidate, Derek Ensinger said that the group was waiting for some of their Brothers to leave their Choir and Band practices.  There is no word from College Union Board as to whether they will be docked points or be disqualified for not being ready at their specified time.

Back to the fun – Here are all the performances…which is the best in your opinion?

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Posted by    Date: Friday, October 29, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Munchies on the Mall

Lots of people showed up to Munchies on the Mall tonight to enjoy some great candy and snacks prepared by the organizations participating in Homecoming 2010.  The organizations were told bonus points would be awarded for using candy and pumpkin, so every team went that route.  Table decoration and theme were also judging sections.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Carve the Candidate

Here are some pictures from Tuesday night’s Carve the Candidate night

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Meet The Candidates: Tyler Preston

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Tyler Preston, Charles Sumner Harrison Organization’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Meet the Candidates: Jen Kuhn

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Jen Kuhn, Chi Omega’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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