Jewell students spend summer in Guatemala

This past summer, 10 William Jewell College students and three faculty members traveled to San Martin, Guatemala. The students worked on multiple projects within the village in an effort to increase the quality of life among its residents. Dr. Patrick Bunton, physics professor, had traveled previously to Honduras and Costa Rica completing sustainability projects…

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GOTCHA: The Beginning

It’s the most stressful time of the year. No, it’s not finals. No, it’s not quite midterms. No, it’s not the Monday after the latest Game of Thrones episode and you’re trying to avoid spoilers on the Internet. It’s Gotcha time. Gotcha officially started Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8:00 am,…

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The Aspirant List: How Jewell Stacks Up

While some may imagine a  William Jewell liberal arts education to be unique in every aspect and comparable to none, by creating the aspirant list – a common practice among institutions of higher education – faculty, staff and administration have the opportunity to evaluate the College through comparison and with respect to…

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Headlines: Detroit’s bankruptcy

On Jul. 18, 2013, Detroit officially filed for bankruptcy, but it was not until December of the same year that the city was approved to enter into a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making Detroit the largest U.S. city to have filed and been approved. Chapter 9 bankruptcy aims to “[provide] for reorganization…

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Headlines: Presidential pardons

Since President Obama took office in 2008, he has received requests for 1,888 pardons and 16,523 commutations. Of these thousands of requests, Obama has awarded 64 and 43, respectively. Pardons are awarded to individuals who were found guilty of a crime once they have already served their sentence and include…

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