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The wake of the Civil War left the U.S. with large numbers of trained men. To deal with this excess, the military began sending officers to colleges to set up military training departments. In the spring of 1884, Dr. Scovel traveled to Washington to meet with The War Department. The War Department chose Wooster as […]


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World War I

In April of 1917, the United States entered World War I. Wooster immediately went into a patriotic state, with a letter to Woodrow Wilson declaring: “We, the Faculty and Students of the College of Wooster, do hereby pledge that we will stand by you, the President to the end… VOTED UNANIMOUSLY.”


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World War II

As Europe descended into war, students at The College remained firmly isolationist. While the faculty invited both militarists and pacifists to give lectures, the Voice continued to publish anti-war editorials. One claimed, “Since a world war would literally crush winners and losers alike, isn’t peace the thing to maintain, at any cost?”


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