Cole Hatcher

‘Heroes Among Us’

Zack Rosenburg ’95

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a decade ago, Zack Rosenburg ’95 and his wife, Liz McCartney, gave up their comfortable lives in Washington, D.C., and founded the St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping affected residents rebuild their lives.

Travel-Learning Course, ‘Elegance and Brutality: Topics in Modern Japanese Literature’

Ohio Wesleyan students visited Japan to examine the country’s “major historical and environmental events through the lens of literature and film,” says Kevin Rossi ’17. The group saw many opportunities for the United States to borrow environmental practices already incorporated into Japanese life. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Rossi ’17)

“Japan has been very clever in changing the behavior of mass amounts of citizens, and even if each citizen’s savings are minuscule, it all adds up to save a very large amount of energy. … [L]earning about it firsthand taught us just how far behind our country is but also how far we can go with our environmental movement.” – Kevin Rossi ’17

Ohio Wesleyan to Rededicate Renovated Merrick Hall Aug. 20

Ohio Wesleyan will rededicate historic Merrick Hall on Aug. 20 as part of its convocation ceremony to welcome incoming students. Following its yearlong, donor-funded renovation, Merrick Hall will house The OWU Connection. (Photo by Jessica Vogel)

When Ohio Wesleyan University’s Merrick Hall opened in 1873, it was devoted to the study of science and was among the earliest U.S. college buildings built for such a single academic purpose. When the 142-year-old building reopens Aug. 20 – following a yearlong, $8-million, donor-funded restoration – Merrick Hall again will be cutting-edge in its academic vision and purpose.