The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.

Cedarville

Wednesday

23

April 2014

Ventriloquist Distribution Shut Down

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, The V

On April 23, distribution of the April issue of The Ventriloquist was forcefully shut down by Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White and VP of Student Life Jonathan Wood. As usual, distributors were set up outside the DMC to pass out copies to students leaving the university's mandatory chapel service. Before chapel was dismissed, White and Wood walked around the distribution stations confiscating papers. Wood forcefully removed papers from the…

Wednesday

23

April 2014

Farewell from the Editor

by Zach Schneider, on Cedarville, The V, April 2014

After four years at Cedarville, three years of involvement with The Ventriloquist, and two years serving as the editor of the paper, it’s finally time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life. I’ve lived through perhaps the most turbulent period in Cedarville’s history to date (although I suspect that the turbulence is not yet complete) and I’ve seen the university change…

Friday

21

February 2014

White Announces Restructuring, Job Cuts

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Purge

In a faculty meeting on February 21, Dr. Thomas White, president of Cedarville University, announced the beginning stages of a planned university restructuring, along with several accompanying job losses. During the 15-minute meeting, White also informed faculty that additional changes to the organizational structure of the university will be revealed over the course of the semester. The first announced change involves the presidential cabinet. Dr. John Gredy now has the…

Thursday

13

February 2014

The Final Decision

by Avery Thomas Redic, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Throughout the fall semester, SGA was required to meet with Eric Garland, the new SGA advisor, for 30 minutes on a weekly basis. In doing so, Eric and I “hit it off.” He would often tell me, platonically of course, that he loved me, was excited that we were becoming close friends, and often missed me when we were apart. I thought it was important to tell him about my…

Thursday

13

February 2014

Fear at Cedarville

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Medieval author Christine de Pizan had some choice words for the conspiracies of her time—after all, blaming women for corruption in society and oppressing them as a result of such blame did not line up with her own observations of the female “race.” In The Book of the City of Ladies, Pizan argues that “Even if some wicked women have done evil things, it still seems to me that…