CAPS Adapts to Socially Distant Semester

October 23, 2020, by Emma Smith, Features Editor . 2 Comments

Like most organizations and departments on campus, the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has had to completely rethink the way they engage with students this semester. While students used to be able to access mental health care and attend workshops in the CAPS office in Davison Health Center, services are now only available virtually. Despite […]

Students and Staff Express Anger, Disappointment Over University Response to Sean Higgins’ Death

October 22, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Editor in Chief . Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to death that readers may find upsetting.    The University’s Lock Shop Foreman, Sean Higgins, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 25 at the age of 60. Higgins worked at the University for 16 years as part of the Physical Plant team. Higgins’ colleagues in Physical Plant, the Office of […]

Religious Life Continues with Virtual and In-Person Events

October 22, 2020, by Oliver Cope, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

With the onset of COVID-19 last semester, University students transitioned to a virtual form of religious and spiritual life. However, as students reacclimate to campus life this academic year, in-person religious gatherings and services have slowly begun alongside virtual events. The three available chaplains on campus—Jewish Chaplain and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) Director Rabbi […]

Grab and Go: Students Unsatisfied with New Lunch Times

October 22, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

“We should grab a meal.”  Whether it’s to catch up with your freshman year roommate, talk over material with a classmate, or meet up with your latest Tinder match, grabbing a meal is a sacred rite for University students.  But the circumstances of this semester pose challenges to this hallmark of University culture. In the past, […]

WesCeleb: Phoebe Landsman ’21 Doesn’t Dance

October 22, 2020, by Isabel Hoffman, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Phoebe Landsman ’21 is a leader on campus. From being the Vice President of the University’s only sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi (Rho Ep), to a Green Fund Co-Facilitator to a member of TerpCore, Landsman radiates positivity and enthusiasm. The Argus was thrilled to get a closer glimpse into Landsman’s college experience, especially when she noted that she has dreamed […]

Greek Life Adapts to University COVID-19 Regulations

October 15, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Eliza Kuller, Features Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As universities across the country experience spikes in COVID-19 cases, the University’s ability to maintain a low case count has been spotlighted nationally. In a recent New York Times article discussing colleges that have successfully contained the virus, University President Michael Roth ’78 suggests that the University’s size is a key contributor to this success. […]

WSA Reestablishes Civic Engagement Task Force, Strives to Increase Voter Registration and Turnout

October 15, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Jo Harkless, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On sunny days, a table sits outside of Usdan University Center (Usdan) with a colorful sign that reads “VOTE.” Student volunteers at the table are there to register students, answer questions, and provide resources about requesting absentee ballots and voting on Nov. 3. While this familiar voter registration table has made appearances outside of Usdan in past […]

50 Years of Coeducation: From the Wesleyan Experiment to Today

October 15, 2020, by Sophie Griffin, Emma Kendall, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

You wouldn’t know it from walking around campus today, but just half a century ago there were virtually no women at Wesleyan. Permanent coeducation at Wesleyan began in 1970, with about 100 women joining the class of ’74, but that’s not the whole story. The University was founded as a men’s college in 1831, but […]

Old Fish, New Fish: Chernoff and Students Publish Discovery of New Fishes

October 15, 2020, by Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

When Grace Kohn ’22 imagined her 2020 spring break research trip with Professor Barry Chernoff, Professor Antonio Machado-Allison and ten of her classmates, she envisioned Colombia, meditation, and the jungle.  “[We were supposed] to learn how to catch piranhas with our bare hands,” Kohn said of the class’s plans. But instead, Kohn and her classmates in “Ecology and […]

Global Change and Infectious Disease Hits Closer to Home This Semester

October 15, 2020, by Kay Perkins, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended much of the student experience at the University, but it has also given students a whole host of new learning opportunities. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in BIOL 173: Global Change and Infectious Disease. The course, which is taught by Professor Frederick Cohan, addresses the impacts of human behavior […]

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