Cynthia Rockwell Reflects on 30 Years at Wesleyan in Anticipation of Retirement

February 27, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. 2 Comments

As Cynthia Rockwell approaches her last week at Wesleyan, she steps down as one of the powerhouses of the communications department, where she has worked for nearly 30 years. Throughout the decades, she’s held many roles and today serves as the managing editor of the Wesleyan alumni magazine, “Wesleyan the Magazine,” organizing letters, features, profiles, and other information […]

Middletown Diaries: Warm weather, Car accidents, and Beanie

February 24, 2020, by Features Team, Features Team. Leave a Comment

Based on The New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries feature awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, and memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email kgrealish@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, Two weeks ago, I hit two cars in the span of 10 minutes. And no, I am not […]

Cooking in Clark: Brown Butter Mac and Cheese Recipe

February 24, 2020, by Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On Saturday morning, my friend Sophie Gilbert  ’23 and I decided to do something special. We decided to cook. The plan was simple: create a giant bowl of pasta. In the Clark kitchen. With communal pots and pans provided by ResLife. And lots of butter.  This idea was spawned by a website link, which Sophie […]

WSA 101: A Look At Inner Workings of Wesleyan’s Student Assembly

February 24, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Many students on campus do not realize how much influence the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) actually has, until a major event like the China campus controversy erupts or the annual Textbook Exchange rolls around. However, in reality, the WSA takes part in changing campus policies and hearing student concerns on a regular basis.  Adam Hickey […]

Center for Pedagogical Innovation Seeks to Enhance Education Practices for Students and Professors

February 20, 2020, by Halle Newman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) aims to directly bring the school’s core values of creativity, innovation, and curiosity to students by connecting them with educators. Located in the basement of Fisk Hall, CPI is comprised of professors dedicated to advancing these educational methods. “The CPI started out primarily to support faculty, but we have been […]

University Students Respond to Las Vegas Democratic Debate

February 20, 2020, by Luke Goldstein, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The ninth Democratic debate, held in Las Vegas, Nev. this past Wednesday, proved to be one of the most electric ones yet. Headlines following the debate heralded Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s performance as historic, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s as historically disastrous, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ as solidly commanding his position as the clear frontrunner of the Democratic […]

WesCeleb: Jake Multer ’20, “Derailed”

February 20, 2020, by Hannah Reale, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

According to intensive research conducted by The Argus, there is a statistically significant chance that you’ve talked to Jake Multer ’20. This double-majoring, homebrew club-running, Wesleyan Refugee Project-leading, frisbee-playing senior has spent his four years at Wesleyan knocking on doors, running events, and fermenting. He’s got hot takes on scones and some self-described cold takes […]

Matthew Kurtz and Jennifer Rose Awarded Grant to Study Schizophrenia Treatment

February 18, 2020, by Emma Smith, Features Editor. 2 Comments

When Psychology Professor Matthew Kurtz created and proposed a research study comparing two treatment methods for schizophrenia to the National Institutes of Mental Health in 2014, the study was not funded, much to his disappointment. But this was not the end of the road for Kurtz’s idea. After taking time to write a book and teach, […]

Into the Argives: Unpacking the History of Alcohol Use at Wesleyan

February 18, 2020, by Sophie Griffin, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Before arriving at Wes, I’d heard stories of past students’ debauchery, activism, and radicalism—wild drug and alcohol use, nudity, social agitation. When I told people I was going to Wesleyan, some joked about the “crazy” history of the institution and its students. While nobody called it a “party school” to my face, I was expecting […]

Middletown Diaries: Locked in the Basement, Coffee Fraud, and Random Kindness in Usdan

February 17, 2020, by Features Team, Features Team. Leave a Comment

Based on The New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries feature awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, and memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email kgrealish@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, I keep a list of unanswerable questions written down in my room. What is human freedom? Why do […]

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