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Marlin community airs grievances with admin

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Marlin community airs grievances with admin
The controversy of Dr. Paul Ewell’s Nov. 5 Facebook post shook the Marlin community the past few weeks.  With the post erupting into the scope of national and international news, the gravity of the situation and the influx of backlash seemed inevitable. However, this issue did not just bring criticism against Ewell, but the Virginia Read More

Prof resigns following viral post

2 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Prof resigns following viral post
Dr. Paul Ewell resigned from his position as Professor of Management, Business, and Economics on Nov. 16 in the wake of widespread criticism over a Facebook post in which he accused supporters of Joe Biden of being “ignorant, anti-American, and anti-Christian.” The post, which originally went up late Nov. 5 and was taken down the Read More

Ewell’s political post makes waves, garners national attention

3 weeks ago marlin-chronicle Comments Off on Ewell’s political post makes waves, garners national attention
On Friday evening, Nov. 6, while presidential election results continued to come in, Dr. Paul Ewell, a professor at Virginia Wesleyan University, made a post to Facebook disparaging supporters of Joe Biden in Ewell’s social media circle. Ewell is a professor of Management, Business, and Economics as well as Dean of the Virginia Wesleyan University Read More

Funding pool helps students, community during pandemic

7 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on Funding pool helps students, community during pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many different institutions to  find resilient ways to continue operation.  Universities around the country have been no different.   Smaller, private universities like Virginia Wesleyan have needed to look to their larger communities to maintain the same level or learning and engagement.  As a result, the funds made to support higher Read More

Seniors react to college experience ending early

7 months ago Makiah Ellis Comments Off on Seniors react to college experience ending early
During spring break, Virginia Wesleyan University announced they would be converting campus instruction to remote instruction. In the wake of COVID-19, the class of 2020 unexpectedly wrapped up their senior year early.  The Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies that were to be held in May will be postponed to a later date. “I was looking forward Read More

A senior’s reflection on Wesleyan

7 months ago Trevaughn McNeil Comments Off on A senior’s reflection on Wesleyan
My experience at Virginia Wesleyan University has been one for the books. When I first transferred to VWU I was met with super friendly and welcoming students, staff and professors.  As a commuter, I did not expect to be as involved on campus as much as I have been.  During my first year at school, Read More

TowneBank Arena to arrive by fall

7 months ago Karleigh Warren Comments Off on TowneBank Arena to arrive by fall
Virginia Wesleyan University’s Convocation Hall will soon be named the TowneBank Arena in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. This is possible due to a gift from community partner TowneBank. The Convocation Hall is now under renovation, and will be ready for the Marlins by August.   The Jane P. Batten Student Center and Convocation Hall, Read More

… It’s a see you later

7 months ago Tony Tann Comments Off on … It’s a see you later
So this is the end of the road, huh? Weird, I figured there’d be a lot more…people? Also celebrations, parties, maybe just a general sense of community. Crazy times we live in. Being a graduating senior in 2020 is definitely one for the books. Anyways, I thought I’d say a few words before I left. Read More