Harrius Potter Club Featured in The Columbus Dispatch

Classics Club Makes Reading Latin a Magical Experience

Caroline Stark

DELAWARE, Ohio – It may not be The Daily Prophet, but it’s nothing to Quibbler over! Ohio Wesleyan students were featured in the Oct. 27 Columbus Dispatch talking about their efforts to read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in Latin.

The club, which meets every Friday, was created by Caroline Stark, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of classics.

“In my classes, students often get afraid and freeze up, but they are so comfortable here because they know the Harry Potter stories,” Stark told Dispatch reporter Encarnacion Pyle.

Read the complete Columbus Dispatch article.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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