The Ventriloquist

An independent student newspaper at Cedarville University.

January 2013

Tuesday

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January 2013

Removing Ruby

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Zach Schneider, Joshua Steele, January 2013, Purge

Dr. Carl Ruby did not resign of his own accord. There is not a shadow of doubt in the mind of anyone close to the situation. The circumstantial evidence is damning in itself: Dr. Ruby allegedly resigned after twenty-five years of service, a few weeks into a semester, and left campus a week later. Sources closest to Ruby will all confirm that he has two children receiving tuition remission from…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

Is Philosophy Expendable?

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Tommy Graves, January 2013, Purge

On January 24-25, the board of trustees here at Cedarville will vote on a proposal to discontinue the philosophy major. How can a self-proclaimed liberal arts institution not offer a philosophy program? According to the school, the philosophy major is no longer financially viable. The number of students in the major has fallen from 19 in 2008 to 9 during the review. Since the program "is struggling to maintain a…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

An Open Letter

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Joshua Steele, January 2013, Purge

To my sisters and brothers in Christ, entrusted with the arduous task of leading and directing Cedarville University: greetings, grace, and peace. Allow me to thank you all for your countless hours of service to this institution. I do not want to underestimate your care and concern for this place. In fact, I want to reassure you that I share your passion. Here at Cedarville I have been blessed with…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

When Ideologies Collide

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, Rev. Adam Wirrig, January 2013, Purge

I can't imagine it's an easy job to run an institution the size and scope of Cedarville University. I would imagine that to be a vice-president or a trustee, one has to rather constantly make difficult and often unpopular decisions. I also imagine that, due to human resource issues, one can't always be entirely be forthcoming with the reasons and rationals behind such decisions. Bearing these thoughts in mind, I,…

Tuesday

22

January 2013

Faith and Reason

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, January 2013, Sarah Jones, Purge

First, a caveat: I am not a Christian. Specifically, I am an agnostic who used to be a Christian. And I start with this personal revelation because I want you to understand why an agnostic, especially one who left the church after years of religious abuse, is writing here about the compatibility of faith and reason. Second: I recently finished a graduate degree in postcolonial theory and global policy. This…