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WATCH: Student Senate Presidential Debate Videos

All three videos from last night’s Student Senate Presidential Election Debate are online, so enjoy the videos below or on YouTube.

Candidates Dave Hood and Josh Maxwell answered questions in the Kremer Amphitheater, along with Vice President and Treasurer candidates.

Remember that you can vote tonight from 5 to 7 PM in front of Gilman dining hall, or tomorrow from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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BREAKING: Defaced Student Senate Candidate Posters Appear On Campus

As I walked through Upper Gilman today, I noticed that two posters for Student Senate Officer Candidates had been defaced.  Here are images of the two posters.

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A poster for the Dave Hood campaign had been defaced by someone crossing off his name, then writing “Maxwell = Maximum Experience” and “By Voting Maxwell” in pencil.  Also, a poster for Sarah Campfield had been defaced, with somebody writing “But Her Grammar Doesn’t.”

Dave Hood and Josh Maxwell, both Juniors, are running for President of Student Senate, while Sarah Campfield is running against Chandler Wittel, the current Treasurer.

A poster for Josh Maxwell that was located in the same area had not been defaced.

The posters were removed immediately.

If you see any other defaced posters on campus, please let us know at Writing on the Mall by e-mailing

Writing on the Mall has sent e-mails to Megan Moore, Judicial Chair of Student Senate, and the four candidates for their responses to the situation.  Stay tuned to Writing on the Mall for further news and the response of the affected candidates on the issue.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 5, 2010

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Fake Senior Week Flyer Prompts Student Senate Response

Now, I’ll be honest.  I was going for the win today with the Marcolian Purchases Writing on the Mall story line that played out today (it was a joint April Fool’s day joke…the Facebook and Twitter feeds posted articles from the Marcolian, and the website bounced you directly to the Marcolian website.  I hope you guys enjoyed it.  Special thanks to Alison Matas and the Marcolian for letting me play the prank.  I hope their page visits shot through the roof), but there may be somebody that beat me today :-(.

Enter the Fake Senior Week Event List (click for full size).


I added the watermark on there since I’m publishing it.  This is NOT something we put out, don’t worry.

However, the flyer did cause enough commotion to require an e-mail from Student Senate President Kyle Thauvette:

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

There have been a few concerns regarding a Senior Week flyer that
contains misleading information. The flyer in question has a clipart
picture of a graduation cap and lists events for senior week that
include  Hobo Train Ride, and Degree Auction.While the date for the
start of Senior Week, as well as the web address to register for the
events is correct, this was not a publication distributed, or approved
by Student Senate. Senior week in an opportunity for graduating seniors
to enjoy their last days at Marietta College and make more memories with
their classmates. Student Senate encourages all seniors to register for
senior week. If you happen to come across any of these false flyers,
please disregard them. Thank you for your time, and enjoy the weekend!


Kyle Thauvette
Student Senate President

Of Course, the actual list of senior week events is much less controversial, or at least from the college’s perspective.  You can find the whole list of actual 2010 Senior Week events, and how to register, at the Student Senate website.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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CONTINUING: President's Response to Illness

Here is the text from the President’s e-mail to students, staff, and faculty regarding the illness.  Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Dear Marietta College Students, Faculty and Staff,

I know that you have been receiving information about the outbreak of
gastrointestinal illness on campus for several days, and that some of
you are very concerned about this.  I am writing to say that I
understand and share your concern, and know from personal experience
over the weekend how those of you who have been sick felt.  I hope all
of you are feeling better, and that the campus will be free of this
sickness very soon.

My purpose in writing is to assure you that the College is working
closely with the City Health Department to identify the causes of the
outbreak and to stop the spread of this illness, and to remind you that
there are a few important things you can do to help yourself.
The City Health Department does not yet know what has caused this, and
they tell us that it is very possible that there is more than one
source.  Along with food or water borne bacteria, viruses are also a
common cause of these outbreaks.  I want to urge you to do the simple
things—wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitizers any time you can,
avoid putting your hands in your mouth–which can help prevent the
spread of disease whatever its source.

You have received information about the spread of bacteria through fecal
oral contact. Some of you may have heard of the “cruise ship virus”
which sometimes results in numerous illnesses on ships.  I have been on
cruises where this has occurred, and I can tell you that the precautions
we are taking around campus, including eliminating self service in the
dining hall, wiping down surfaces more often, and encouraging frequent
hand washing and use of hand sanitizers were implemented immediately,
and that they did help.   Whatever the source of the original cases, our
diligence now can contribute greatly to our own health and that of our

If you have been ill, I urge you to call the City Health Department for
an interview that takes only a few minutes.  That can be very helpful as
they try to help us identify the cause of the problem. And, of course,
if you become ill, please do not hesitate to seek help from Campus
Health Services, your RA or RD, or to go to the Emergency Room.

I know this is a difficult situation, and I hope, as I know you do, that
it will end very soon.  In the meantime, I assure you that the College
is working hard to keep you safe and urge you to join in that effort by
taking a little extra time to take care of yourself and your colleagues.
These are not perfect solutions, but they can and will help.    Best
wishes for a successful and healthy semester.

~ Jean Scott, President of Marietta College

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Student Speak Out to Let Students Get it All Out

Tired and frustrated with how things are at Marietta College?  Now’s your chance to have your voice heard and hear from the administrators themselves how your problem can be addressed.

Wednesday, November 18th at 7 PM in the McDonough Auditorium is your chance.  A panel of administrators will hear your problems and respond to them.  The heavy hitters will be there, including President Jean Scott, VP of Administration and Finance Dan Bryant, Director of Dining Services Walter Miller, Director of Career Center Hilles Hughes, Director of Residence Life Bruce Peterson, Director of Athletics Larry Hiser, Director of Physical Plant Fred Smith, Chief Information Officer Administrative Computing John Davis, Director of Student Financial Services Kevin Lamb, Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Rita Kipp, and Chief of Campus Police Dave Valkinburg.

Can’t make it?  No Problem.  Writing on the Mall will take your questions to the meeting and ask them for you!  Just leave a comment here on the blog with your question, or leave a comment on our Facebook page, or tweet at us @writeonthemall.  We’ll take all the questions we receive and report back with the answers.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Marcolian Round-Up!

A new school year brings us a new Marcolian…or at least in paper form.  The Marc website has not been updated to reflect the new stories.

If you’re looking for another helpful student media, the Marcolian is less of a newsy paper (usually runs every other week, but that may be changing) and more of a magazine.  They cover big campus events, but tell more of the story than just telling you what happened.  There are more editorials and opportunities for students to speak their mind and get their point across.

Headlines in this week’s Marcolian:

  • Matriculation Ceremony takes place tonight
  • Marietta College ranked 112th in Nation
  • MC Students travel to Central America
  • Planetarium community events scheduled for August, September
  • Soccer coach expects greatness
  • Football team prepares for season of growth
  • Local Churches
  • Student Discounts
  • Fine Arts on Campus
  • President welcomes Class of 2013
  • Senior gives prospective on summer
  • Del Mar’s Baja Grill disappoints
  • Freshman offers fresh perspective
  • Campus Organizations
  • Cable Channel Guide

Writing on the Mall will be posting a few more guides now based off of a few of the Marc articles (Church Guide, Campus Organization Guide), but already has guides featuring the Cable Channel Listing (which was updated today to include digital channels for those with Digital Tuners), Area Concert Guide, and more.

And as a side note, Del Mar’s is really tasty (in my opinion) so I disagree with the Op/Ed saying that it lacks flavor and experience.  They just opened, they’re still training and hiring.  Cut them some slack.  And I think its tasty and flavorful.  But make your own opinion.

Pick up a copy of the Marcolian today to read all of the articles they have this week.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, August 24, 2009

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New MC Website Brings New Direction

As in new content that will be updated throughout the year. The new Marietta College website will actually be somewhere that students will want to visit.  The site launched with six feature articles, including the following:

The idea seems to be to incorporate the past, present, and future all into one nice package.  Visual appearance has improved greatly, with large images and prominently featured 175th anniversary logos.  Content is more easily accessed and easily added/updated.

According to a press release from Tom Perry, the Director of College Relations, we should expect anywhere from 4-8 articles a month, which should keep things fresh and interesting.

As a side note, we have been recognized by the college as a local news outlet, which is a huge step for us.  We will continue to provide a look at Marietta College from the student’s perspective.  Writing on the Mall is still a student owned and operated blog…just expanding our readership and promoting our wears.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Student Senate Election Results

They never got posted…never got announced…but sources tell me that your new President is Kyle Thauvette, Vice President is Josh Maxwell, and Treasurer is Chandler Wittel.

Hopefully the official results get posted to the newsfeed soon so that this can be confirmed.

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Posted by    Date: Friday, April 3, 2009

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Student Senate Debates Tonight

Tonight in Thomas 124 at 5:30 PM, all candidates running for Student Senate officer positions will be present for a debate/question and answer session.  There are several people running for President and Vice President, so come ready to ask questions to differentiate them for yourself.

Writing on the Mall will be present at the debate, and we will be running a live blog to cover the event.  Watch for the Live Blog post to come online about 5:25 PM.  If you have any questions you’d like Writing on the Mall to ask the candidates, just reply to this article and I’ll ask what I can.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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France Labor Strikes From American Student's Perspective

Blakely Dye, another of the students taking part in McDonough Worldwide Blogging, is reporting on how strikes are crippling the education and transportation systems near her.

According to her entry, classes have been cancelled because of the nationalized educational system France has, which makes all professors and staff government workers.  Transportation around town is no good either, since transportation unions are also protesting.

The strikes come about a week before the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, meets with the heads of major unions.  The strikes could move from more localized strikes to a full-on national labor strike if the talks do not go well.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, February 9, 2009

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