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Washing your hands is still the best way to avoid the spread of disease. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Gentle07).

McDaniel takes precautions against coronavirus

The panic associated with the coronavirus outbreak has slowly but surely spread across the world, reaching the United States and even Maryland, as people stock up on toilet paper, nonperishable…




"Together in Healing" is one of the therapy groups offered at the Wellness Center. (Photo courtesy of the Wellness Center).

Wellness Center to offer three new therapy groups

This semester, the Wellness Center is expanding its offerings for students seeking counseling to include multiple options for group therapy. These groups are themed around students who have similar identity…




Tornado damage on W. Main Street included many downed trees (Photo courtesy of Shane Robertson).

Tornado tears through downtown Westminster

On Feb. 7, the unexpected unfolded in downtown Westminster, leaving many in the community alarmed and even more, concerned. At around 8 a.m., skies darkened to an even deeper shade…


The I.T. help desk is located on the first floor of Hoover Library. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

I.T. department starts semester with updates

Ahead of the start of the Spring 2020 semester, the I.T. department emailed the campus community to share the department’s latest updates. Over winter break, the department added Internet connectivity…





Students can find declaration of major forms outside the Registrar's office in Elderdice Hall. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

McDaniel adds 8 new majors

In response to student demand and the hard work of faculty, McDaniel College is bringing on eight new undergraduate majors in Fall 2020. The new bachelor’s degrees feature focus areas…


Jennifer Wuamett presented the Nov. 13 SmartTALK in the McDaniel Forum. (Eric Chung / McDaniel Free Press).

Jennifer Wuamett visits campus for SmartTALK

On Nov. 13, Jennifer Wuamett returned to McDaniel as the featured guest in the latest SmartTALK. Wuamett graduated with highest honors from Western Maryland College in 1987 with a degree…



The Department of Campus Safety office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the Gardens Apartments. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

Campus Safety issues timely warning notification

On Nov. 13, Campus Safety emailed faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students to issue a timely warning notification regarding an incident from earlier that morning. According to the email,…



The President's Council met with student leaders in the library board room on Oct. 29. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

President’s Council meets with student leaders

In an effort to increase communication between students and administration beyond the “Ask McDaniel Anything” forums, the President’s Council met with a group of students on Oct. 29 to answer…