Taran Catania ’13 Uses Graduation Gowns for Good

May 1, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Jane Herz, Features Editors. Leave a Comment

With most colleges and universities canceling or postponing their graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will no longer be donning their graduation caps and gowns this spring. But instead of letting these gowns sit in a dusty warehouse, Taran Catania ’13, who is set to graduate from the Sustainable Innovation MBA program at University […]

Bon App Dining Worker Layoffs Force Difficult Decisions

April 23, 2020, by Luke Goldstein, Features Editors. Leave a Comment

When the University announced its transition to remote learning, one of the immediate effects  was the closure of almost all University dining services, with the exception of Usdan University Center. While students on work-study have been promised compensation and Service Management Group (SMG) custodial staff have been able to keep their positions, over 80% of […]

WesCeleb: Emily Litz

April 23, 2020, by Justin Ross, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

As the Class of 2020 mourns the loss of their Senior Spring and spends time in social isolation instead of celebrating with champagne, The Argus remains committed to highlighting the accomplishments of those graduating during this frightening and uncertain time. To do so, we will  keep publishing WesCelebs, and we are continuing to take nominations. Nominate […]

STEM Professors and Students Talk Research and Lab Closures in the face of COVID-19

April 23, 2020, by Sophie Wazlowski, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Researchers in the Hall-Atwater labs at Wesleyan now wear gloves on both hands when opening doors. To most onlookers, that would not be a sign for concern, but to scientists familiar with the “one glove rule,” it sends a message that something is very, very wrong. The “one glove rule” dictates that researchers keep one […]

Students Reflect on States’ Responses to COVID-19

April 23, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

With over 745,000 COVID-19 cases and 39,000 deaths across the United States and its territories—and all 50 states under a disaster declaration—there is no doubt that the nation is in the midst of a crisis. While that fact is universally recognized, the debate lies in how to deal with this pandemic crisis. Most states have enacted […]

Zoom University: We’re All in This Together

April 23, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus will feature personal essays on how life has changed in strange, scary, or surprising ways. If you have a hot take, a serious reflection, a funny anecdote, or anything in between, please email elsmith@wesleyan.edu. A few weeks ago, in the middle of a late night […]

Professor’s Bookshelf: Foyle on James Bond, Game of Thrones, and U.S. Foreign Policy

April 23, 2020, by Katarina Grealish, Assistant Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Before Spring Break and the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, The Argus sat down with Associate Professor of Government Douglas Foyle to discuss his latest reads, interactive classes and how the University has changed over the years. We also discussed his opinions on United States foreign policy, his favorite classes to teach, and the […]

Middletown March For Science Transitions Online

April 22, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Middletown resident Mark Meyering has always loved science. After spending the past 40 years as an industrial scientist for American Machine and Foundry (AMF), CUNO Incorporated, and 3M Science, he has become convinced of the importance of science and technology as a driver of progress in the modern world. So when March for Science—a non-partisan […]

50th Annual Earth Day: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, and Getting Involved Despite Social Distancing

April 22, 2020, by Nora Markey, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Today marks the 50th annual Earth Day, an internationally recognized celebration devoted to environmental protection and activism. In recent years, Earth Day has featured nature appreciation posts on social media and specially marketed “green” products in grocery stores. But this consumerist celebration is a watered down version of Earth Day’s radical origins. Earth Day, which started in 1970, […]

WesFest Reimagined: Wesleyan’s Admitted Students Day Transitions to Online

April 17, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. 1 Comment

The spring semester is a busy time for high school seniors. The weeks leading up to National Decision Day on May 1 can be stressful, as many students agonize over making the decision of where to attend college. For this reason, many schools offer admitted student days to give students a better sense of what […]

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