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Data is plural; use datum when you mean a single bit of information.
Use a plural verb (Ex: "The data were collected by a team of scientists."),
except when data is used as a collective noun that represents
a unit it takes a singular verb. (Ex: "The data is valid.")
Abbreviate months in prose according to AP style.
Use a long dash—em dash—with no spaces between the dash and the words. This is the
preferred typesetting/publishing method.
Dawes Memorial Library
A former three-level building that was razed in June 2007. It
used to seat 370 and house more than 250,000 volumes and non-book
library materials. Also housed the College's Special Collections.
It was demolished to make way for new $17 million Legacy Library,
which should open in January 2009.
days of the week
Never abbreviate in prose.
Dean of students
Formal title is Vice President for Student Life; see cabinet.
Dean's High Honors List
Any full-time student completing at least 15 hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a given semester is recognized as a Dean’s High Honors List student for that semester. See Dean's List.
Any full-time student completing at least 15 hours with a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.7499 in a given semester is recognized as a Dean’s List student for that semester. See Dean's High Honors List.
Capitalize when referring to Marietta College’s program.
Provides an award of $4,000 to $6,000 annually for up to four
years of study at Marietta College. To be eligible a student must
have at least a 3.25 grade point average and 1150 on the SAT or
25 on the ACT.
Ex: the 1970s; the '70s (no apostrophe before "s").
Delta Tau Delta
International fraternity, founded at Marietta in 1967, is a social body with a strong
emphasis on academics and strengthening of community. Delts seek to enhance their
college experiences through various brotherhood, academic, and philanthropic activities.
Membership is granted through the extension of a bid. All initiated members must
maintain good academic standing within the College.
Charter was suspended in fall of 2006 due to disciplinary
issues. International fraternity, founded at Marietta in
1870, is based on four principles: the promotion of friendship,
the development of character, the diffusion of liberal culture,
and the advancement of justice. The purpose of the organization
is to establish and promote undergraduates to enhance their development
and education. Membership is open to all males who will take the
oath of initiation.
departments, academic (see also programs)
Use uppercase letters for all references, both formal and informal.
(Example: English Department, Department of Psychology and Communication
and Media Studies).
Marietta College's 19 academic departments: Art; Athletic Training; Biology
and Environmental Science; Chemistry; Communication and Media
Studies, Economics, Management and Accounting (EMA); Education;
English; History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion;
Leadership; Mathematics and Computer Science; Modern Languages;
Music; Petroleum Engineering and Geology; Physician Assistant
Studies (master's only); Physics; Political Science and Sociology;
Psychology; Theatre Arts.
departments, non-academic (a.k.a. offices)
In prose, generally capitalize references to particular offices, both formal and informal.
(Example: Admission Office or Office of Alumni Relations). Some departments may not
have official titles or may be more of a place with a specific function than a properly
named office (bookstore, library, mailroom, print shop); these should use lower-case
Please note: Media prefer lower case in almost every instance.
Marietta College's nonacademic offices: Academic Grants, Academic Resource
Center (ARC); Administration and Finance; Admission Office; Advancement
Office; Alumni Relations; Department of Athletics, Physical Education
and Recreation; Business & Administrative Services; Campus
Life; Campus Police, Campus Services; Career Center; China Program;
College Relations; Counseling Services; Dining Services; Graduate
and Continuing Studies; Human Resources; Information Technology;
Physical Plant; President's Office; Provost's Office; Records;
Residence Life; Sports Information; Student Financial Services;
Student Life; Telecommunications.
Student-conducted research project, under the supervision of the instructor.
Be sensitive but not impractical. Talk about impairments (hearing, vision, etc.) when
possible. People who cannot walk are disabled, not handicapped, and buildings that
accommodate them are, simply, accessible. Avoid constructions like "the disabled."
"People with disabilities" is better.
Not disc; exception: disc jockey.
Don Drumm Stadium
Do not refer to it as Don Drumm Field. Home field for Marietta
College football and also used for varsity soccer and outdoor
track. Named in 1966 to honor Donald D. Drumm '15, a longtime
professor of physical education and director of athletics. The
stadium seats 5,000.
Don Schaly Stadium
Located three-fourths of a mile from campus off Pike Street, Pioneer Park was renamed
Don Schaly Stadium on May 6, 2006, in honor of long-time baseball coach Don Schaly
'59. State-of-the-art lighting was added in 1994 to the natural grass baseball field. The
facility also includes two batting cages and a practice infield, both adjacent to the fully
enclosed stadium. The three-story Kent Tekulve Media Center includes a fully equipped
concession stand, umpires' locker room, lounge area and double-level press box that can
accommodate up to 26 people. See also, Pioneer Park.
Use residence hall instead.
Dorothy Webster Hall
Residence hall for 39 co-ed upper-class and first-year students.
This is normally reserved for medical doctors and dentists, not people with doctorates;
used before the name and capitalized: Dr. Ted Smith performed the surgery. However,
when writing stories for on-campus use, it is OK to refer to a professor who has a Ph.D.
as Dr. Gama Perruci.
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center
No hyphen. Houses athletic department, coaches' offices, sports medicine center and
classrooms, weight room, fitness center, racquetball courts and indoor track. Also
location for Fenton Court, Ban Johnson Arena, and Trustees Conference Room. Opened
in January 2003 and named in honor of Robert Dyson '68 and Laura Baudo Sillerman
Nutgraph used by College Relations
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, which houses Ban Johnson Arena and
Fenton Court, was made possible by a $10 million donation by Laura
Baudo Sillerman and Robert F.X. Sillerman through their Tomorrow
Foundation ($5 million) and The Dyson Foundation on behalf of
Robert R. Dyson, his wife Emilie B. Dyson, and the directors of the
Dyson Foundation ($5 million). The facility includes a 200-meter
indoor track with multipurpose courts in the infield, crew training
facility, free weight room, cardiovascular exercise area with a two-story
climbing wall, aerobics/dance room, performance court for varsity
basketball and volleyball, and new locker rooms and administrative
space. It also houses the athletic training program. The Center, which
cost about $19 million to complete, is also used for lectures, concerts
and other events that are important to the Marietta community.