Wesleyan Argus Podcast: The Closing of Haven Hall

April 15, 2019, by Eleanor Raab, Sara McCrea, Argus Podcasters. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Argus Podcast (featuring Jocelyn Maeyama ’22) sat down with Dominique Nunnally ’19, Ricardo Vega ’21, and Katie Livingston ’21 to talk about their experiences with the Haven Hall program and what its closure means to them. The following is the transcription of an excerpt of the episode from Tuesday, April 9. Eleanor Raab: We […]

Honored: Exploring the Group Tasked With Upholding Wesleyan’s Academic Code

April 15, 2019, by Tanvi Punja, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Every semester, as we go through the process of enrolling in the University through WesPortal, we sign an agreement to abide by the Honor Code. But have you ever thought about the importance of this signature? It is the Honor Code, along with its supporting institutions, that uphold and regulate how we understand academic integrity and how […]

WesCeleb: Camilla Lopez ’19

April 12, 2019, by William Halliday, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Most know Camilla Lopez ’19 as the University’s official unofficial photographer. You can find her on Friday and Saturday nights snapping away at functions across campus, capturing photos of her friends, their friends, and people she’s just met to post and share with the world. Besides their sentimental value, her photos have allowed her to meet people from all over […]

SHADES, Second Stage Address Issues of Diversity in Theater

April 12, 2019, by Brooke Kushwaha, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

With recent changes to Second Stage’s application structure coming into effect for the Fall 2019 showflow, the question of accessibility in student theater has been an especially hot-button topic this semester. Specifically, students of color in theater have expressed frustration with the predominantly white theater scene, and recent projects have come under fire for casting […]

Department Discord: Teacher Dismissed Following Inquiry into Music Lessons Surcharge

April 11, 2019, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Last year, Provost Joyce Jacobsen lowered the cost of private music lessons from $795 to $780, eliminating a $15 surcharge on the music lessons course fee that was implemented in the early 2000s. Jacobson’s decision to lower the cost was prompted by an inquiry brought forth by former guitar teacher Carver Blanchard, who was then […]

Take Five: USLAC Advocates for Five New Custodial Hires

April 8, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Jordan Saliby, Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“I’m not supposed to have all those areas [to clean],” custodian Reynaldo* said. “He has to be running,” custodian Cloe* added. “And if you don’t do it, they get mad and punish you with more work, or give you a warning, or say you got a lot of complaints.” Since 2012, when Service Management Group […]

Wescam Season Begins With Emphasis on Harassment Prevention

April 8, 2019, by Emma Smith, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

With Wescam’s official release yesterday, campus is buzzing with theories about secret crushes and flirty messages. The mysterious, Wesleyan-only version of Tinder has been stimulating students’ hook-up lives since 1998. For those who may be unfamiliar with Wescam, it functions differently than most dating apps. Unlike Tinder or Hinge, you anonymously add someone, and the other […]

Fake Cases, Real Fun: A Look Into Wesleyan Mock Trial

April 8, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This past weekend, for the first time ever, Wesleyan Mock Trial sent two teams to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship in Philadelphia to compete against 46 of the best college mock trial teams in the country. The tournament was a success, with the University’s A-Team placing eighth in the Temple Law Division and […]

WesCeleb: Emma Rose Borzekowski ’19

April 4, 2019, by Madeleine Matz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Emma Rose Borzekowski ’19 seems to be involved with half of the acronyms at the University. Through her involvement with the College of Social Studies (CSS), Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan (WILD Wes), and the United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) and as a co-founder of Peer Advocates for Student Workers (PAWS), Emma Rose […]

Students and Faculty Push for Hire of Professor of Environmental Justice

April 4, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Students in the University’s College of the Environment, along with members of the Office of Sustainability, the Resource Center, and additional members of faculty, are involved in a current push to incorporate environmental justice and sustainability more firmly and ubiquitously into academic culture on campus. Advocates for the cause hope to expand upon a recent victory, the addition […]

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