Power in Partnerships: Examining the Experiences and Recruitment of Wesleyan Students From Rural Areas

June 6, 2019, by William Halliday, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

During the summer after her junior year of high school, Allison McGlone ’19 and her dad drove over 1,300 miles from their home in Lone Jack, Mo. to visit Wesleyan. She was determined to attend the best school she could get into and had found Wesleyan—and information about its financial aid packages—on Forbes’ college rankings. […]

After Departure of NAGPRA Coordinator, University Plans for Future of Repatriation Efforts

May 30, 2019, by William Halliday, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

When students walk into Exley Science Center, they’re usually going to class or heading to the Science Library. Some may descend to the building’s basement, which houses a few classrooms, storage rooms, and a maze of dimly lit hallways. What most students are unaware of, though, is that Exley’s basement is also home to Wesleyan’s collection […]

After Months of Talks, University to Fill Vacant Physical Plant Positions

May 16, 2019, by Hannah Reale, Jordan Saliby, News Editor and Staff Writer. 1 Comment

On Monday, May 13, Physical Plant agreed to fill four vacant positions following months of meetings with current employees. Physical Plant employees publicized their complaints about understaffing and Facilities Management’s overuse of subcontractors at a rally held by United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) on April 26. One Physical Plant employee, Gene Payne, read from a letter […]

Climate Justice Panel Unites WesDivest and Climate Action Group

May 7, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The movement to divest from fossil fuels has been sweeping the country, with many universities and colleges—including the NESCAC’s own, Middlebury—pledging to divest. The divestment movement was re-invigorated at Wesleyan last semester, when student group WesDivest led an informational meeting in November to talk about its work. Since then, the club has worked to rebrand itself by separating itself from […]

Aly Tatchol Camara: Dancing from Guinea to Wesleyan

May 7, 2019, by Wesley Villano, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

West African Dance Professor Aly Tatchol Camara’s path to Wesleyan has been different than that of most professors. Guinea, Tatchol’s birthplace, has been a crucial element of his development as a dancer and person. As he explained, dance plays a critical social function in Guinean villages. In the 1950s, the Guinean prime minister initiated cultural […]

“Ethnography Girl”: Rachael Barlow Discusses Student-Facing Approach to Institutional Research

May 7, 2019, by Spencer Arnold, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Rachael Barlow’s office is a bit different than what you might expect to see in North College. She has eight different kinds of tea, each in their own colored tin, lined up on her shelf. A pair of running shoes sits above them. Notes and to-do lists line the walls, which are painted a calming […]

Freeman Scholars Reflect on Multiplicity of Experience, Varied Contributions to Community

May 7, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Each year, 11 students from different Asian countries and regions are awarded the Freeman Asian Scholarship. Established by Mansfield Freeman in 1994, the merit-based scholarship was intended to double the population of international students attending the University and to strengthen ties between the United States and different Asian countries.  While this program was funded for […]

Adobo for Dummies: Cooking Filipino Cuisine in the Nutmeg State

May 3, 2019, by Sofia Khu, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

One wintry Connecticut evening, a California girl trudged through the (melting) snow on the fringes of campus in search of Filipino food. That girl was me, and I was on my way to Triple A House to cook adobo for the first time in my life. If you’re not familiar, adobo is a Filipino chicken […]

WesCeleb: Joy Feinberg ’19

May 3, 2019, by Jane Herz, Social Media Editor. Leave a Comment

If you haven’t gotten to know Joy Feinberg ’19, you’ve been missing out. As an active member of the Wesleyan Jewish community, a former member of WeSLAM, and a recent thesis writer, Joy’s friendly face does not go unnoticed here on campus. The Argus sat down with Joy to hear more about her experience with […]

“The Play’s the Thing”: Theatre Theses and Essays from Celebrity Alumni

May 3, 2019, by Sara McCrea, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Here at The Argus, we have been very excited about theses. In the few weeks since the seniors popped champagne on the Olin steps, we have featured exhibits, performances, and written projects from the class of 2019. It’s been thrilling to learn about what everyone has been working on and to see all their hard work pay […]

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