Ohio Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college in
Delaware, Ohio. It was founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and
Central Ohio residents as a non-sectarian institution, and is a member
of the Ohio Five — a consortium of Ohio liberal arts colleges.
Wesleyan has always admitted students irrespective of religion or race
and maintained that the university "is forever to be conducted on the
most liberal principles." In this capacity, Wesleyan has espoused
internationalism and community activism. The 200-acre site is 20 miles
(45 km) north of Columbus, Ohio. It includes the main academic and
residential campus, the Perkins Observatory, and the Kraus Wilderness
Preserve. In 2005, Wesleyan had the ninth highest percentage of
international students among liberal arts colleges for the twelfth
straight year. U.S. News & World Report ranked Wesleyan 95th among
U.S. liberal arts colleges in its 2007 edition. Notable alumni include
former U.S. Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks and Nobel Laureate
Frank Sherwood Rowland.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Baibars and his Mamluk forces captured Antioch, capital of the
crusader state, the Principality of Antioch.
"Separate but equal": The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark
case Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding the legality of racial segregation
in public transportation.
World War II: Polish forces under Lieutenant General Władysław Anders
captured Monte Cassino and broke the Winter Line, a German defensive
line in Italy.
The F-104 Starfighter, a supersonic interceptor aircraft, set a world
speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people in southern Washington
State and causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damages.
Wikiquote of the day:
The opposition of instinct and reason is mainly illusory. Instinct,
intuition, or insight is what first leads to the beliefs which
subsequent reason confirms or confutes; but the confirmation, where it
is possible, consists, in the last analysis, of agreement with other
beliefs no less instinctive. Reason is a harmonising, controlling
force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical
realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new. -- Bertrand