Inside Unionization: An In-Depth Look at Wesleyan Dining Workers United

May 9, 2023, by Tiah Shepherd, Leo Bader, Managing Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Over the past month, the University has witnessed the launch of two student dining worker unionization campaigns under the umbrella of a single union. Known as Wesleyan Dining Workers United (WesDWU), the union now represents a large majority of the estimated 250 student dining workers employed at various Bon Appétit dining locations, as well as […]

From the Argives: The Epic Highs and Lows of the History of Junior Village

May 9, 2023, by Ella Henn, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Ask both students and faculty members at the University about the history of the High and Low Rise apartments, the junior apartment complex, and they will probably say something along these lines:   “I heard that High and Low Rise used to be a low-income housing development,” Ethan Geiger ’24 said. Nika Marohnic ’24, who accompanied […]

Late Night at Usdan and Uninhibited Socialization: Remembering Pre-COVID-19 Wesleyan with the Class of 2023

May 8, 2023, by Oscar Kim Bauman, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

The class of 2023 is the last major cohort to have experienced life at Wesleyan prior to the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset in early 2020. When the seniors graduate at the end of this month, a significant part of student memory at the University will be gone. Though I, too, am part of the class of […]

Office Hours: Professor Hari Ramesh on Political Theory, Unionizing, and His Good Fortune

May 8, 2023, by Ella Henn, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Welcome to Office Hours, a series brought to you by the Features section! In these articles, Argus writers speak to faculty, staff, and members of the administration about their interests, classes, and lives on and off campus.  Professor Hari Ramesh may have only started as an Associate Professor in the Government Department in the Fall […]

Office Hours: Merve Emre on Her New Position as Director of the Shapiro Center, Criticism, and the Literary History of Love

May 8, 2023, by Carolyn Neugarten, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Following the announcement that Director of the Shapiro Writing Center Amy Bloom will be stepping down, Distinguished Writer in Residence Merve Emre was recently named the director for the coming year, at which point the center will be changing its name to the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism. As a published nonfiction author and contributing […]

WesCeleb: Robyn Wong Min Xuan ’23 Talks Advocacy, Disorientation, Grass Patches, and Boxing Club

May 4, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

As a prominent figure in the University’s student advocacy scene, Robyn Wong Min Xuan ’23 has pushed forth change and critical reflections regarding life on campus. From helping with the Wesleyan Union of Student Employees (WesUSE), which includes workers in the Office of Residential Life (ResLife), to helping revitalize Disorientation, Wong took time from her busy schedule […]

Overworked and Undervalued: After Tumultuous Year of Absences, Resignations, and Burnout, WSA Considers Restructuring

May 4, 2023, by Sam Hilton, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On a Sunday evening in early April, as I hurried from Usdan, where I had quickly scarfed down some pasta after The Argus’ weekly meeting, I found myself a seat in Boger 114. I cover the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) for The Argus and am supposed to go to every one of their 6 p.m. […]

WesChess: Swarmed

May 1, 2023, by Max Vitek, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In this game, we are looking at a game by Bobby Fischer, one of the most famous and skilled chess players in the world. In the third round of the U.S. Championship in 1963, Fischer with the black pieces is playing against Robert Byrne, another very strong American grandmaster. After a King’s Indian response to […]

From The Argives: Chants, Chalk, and (Hopefully) Change

May 1, 2023, by Akhil Joondeph, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Colorful chalk messages, ranging in intensity from the likes of “I Love Usdan” to “Wesleyan Ostracizes Faculty of Color,” have decorated campus sidewalks in recent weeks. These slogans are an impromptu protest against the University’s current chalking ban, appearing during WesFest, the annual welcoming event for admitted students on campus.  Historically, admitted students’ days have […]

Sustainability in the Sun: Senior Capstone Project Brings The Garden Festival to Campus

April 27, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Features Editor & Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

If you passed by Russell House on Friday, April 21, 2023, you probably witnessed a lively scene of students laying on the newly-sprouted green grass while listening to vibrant live tunes with stacks of sweet potato tacos in their hands. Earth Day at the University was extra special this year, with Environmental Studies and English […]

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