A Portrait of City Governance in the Time of Coronavirus

March 28, 2020, by Luke Goldstein, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the midst of the unprecedented novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many politicians and political commentators alike have connected this moment to the Great Depression, turning to FDR’s famous maxim “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  But on the ground in Middletown, Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14 just isn’t buying it.  “It’s a […]

Understanding COVID-19: An Interview with Professor Fred Cohan

March 27, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Huffington Foundation Professor in the College of the Environment Fred Cohan studies the origins and diversity of bacteria, and is currently in the process of writing a book based on his favorite course: “Global Changes and Infectious Diseases.” In February of 2020, he wrote an article in the Conversation about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), […]

A Semester Suspended: Students Back From Abroad Reflect on Their Early Return

March 25, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Jane Herz, Features Editors. 1 Comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the globe, its impact has been far reaching, displacing not only those who live on campus, but also the 120 Wesleyan students studying abroad this semester. On March 12, one day after the University decided to suspend classes, the Office of Study Abroad followed suit and suspended all […]

Democracy in Disaster: A Student’s Guide to Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 22, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Across the country, universities have announced the suspension of in-person classes because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Wesleyan is no exception. While sending students home amidst a global pandemic has transformed many students’ lives, it has also dramatically altered plans to vote in the upcoming presidential primaries and has raised many questions regarding voting […]

FGLI Students React to Campus Closing, Mobilize Aid

March 18, 2020, by Brooke Kushwaha, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

On March 11, President Michael Roth ’78 announced in an all-campus email that the University would be moving to remote learning to curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement halted spring break plans, urging students to begin packing up their belongings to move out. But for many students, Wesleyan was not only a home away from […]

Middletown Diaries: Small Triumphs—Not Spilling Mashed Potatoes, Making Fried Dough, and Fixed Phones

March 3, 2020, by Features Team, Features Team. Leave a Comment

Dear Diary, In high school, I was somewhat of a celebrity in the athletic community. Starting my freshman year, I won “Most Improved Player” in two different junior varsity sports in three consecutive years. Obviously, I’ve heard the trash talk, as all great athletes do. “You just stunk to start out, and got marginally better,” […]

Have No Fear! Sound Co-op is Here

March 3, 2020, by Nora Markey, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Every weekend, campus is buzzing with concerts, comedy shows, open mic nights, and dance performances put on by various bands, groups, and organizations. Wesleyan has many talented musicians and performance artists, but the vibrant concert scene on campus would be impossible without a certain hidden closet behind the University Organizing Center. Operating as the headquarters […]

What Does It Mean To Be a Black Republican in the State of Connecticut? Ed Ford’s Rise in Middletown Politics

March 3, 2020, by Luke Goldstein, Luke Goldstein, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Election night last November did not go according to plan for Middletown Republicans. By the time the election was officially called, the party had suffered a bruising defeat. Not only had their three-term former mayor Seb Giuliano lost at the hands of a 28-year-old Democrat, but the town’s new guard Democrats had also pulled off […]

WesCeleb Chris Jackson ’20 on Second Stage, Alpha Delt, and his TV Pilot

February 28, 2020, by Tiah Shepherd, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Chris Jackson ’20 remembers being a first year and meeting new people on Fountain. As a senior, he’s still talking to, engaging with, and collaborating with new people all the time, but in ways his first-year self would’ve never imagined. If he’s not working at the Center for the Arts (CFA) Box Office or sound […]

Wasch and Learn: Wasch Center for Retired Faculty Promotes Continued Education

February 28, 2020, by Emma Smith, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Located on Lawn Avenue, the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty blends in seamlessly with the program houses and residences that surround it. The house’s blue paint and big windows invite you in, and, sure enough, just beyond the entrance is a comfortable living room with a couch, armchairs, and copies of The New York Times sprawled […]

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