Brushes, Beats, and Mindful Balance: A Conversation With Scott Kessel

December 4, 2023, by Dove Bonjean-Alpart, Staff Writer. 9 Comments

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. Meet Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Scott Kessel ’88, Wesleyan alumni, educator, and artist in residence at Kidcity […]

Wesleyan’s Women and Fraternities

December 4, 2023, by Janhavi Munde, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University has hosted a range of Greek organizations throughout its history, although only four remain: Eclectic, Psi Upsilon (Psi U), Alpha Delta Phi (ADPhi), and Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE). The University has required all Greek societies to be co-ed since 2014, although DKE remains a fraternity. Rho Epsilon was the only sorority before it […]

Electives, Ethics, and Econ Bros: Plans for a College of Organizations and Business in Society

December 4, 2023, by Anne Kiely, Head Copy Editor. Leave a Comment

Every two or three weeks since Fall 2022, 13 faculty and teaching staff members have gathered to discuss the possibility of a business program at the University. Led by Chair of Economics Abigail Hornstein, the committee has reached many conclusions about the scope and curriculum they will propose for the major. The committee is partial […]

Argus Overseas: Sylvia Maxwell ’25 and Izzy Koz ’25 on the Great Danes of Copenhagen

December 4, 2023, by Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Lily Ahluwalia, Features Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Welcome to Argus Overseas, a column brought to you by the Features Section. In this column, we chat with students who have spent time abroad to highlight student experiences with studying outside the University.  Have you ever wondered whether danishes are actually Danish? Well, we can’t answer that question, because we are not the Food section. […]

Three Boxes and No More: University Storage Program Fails Low-Income International Students

December 1, 2023, by Ella Henn, Adrianna Nowakowska, Contributing Writer, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Could you pack your life in three boxes?  That is the impossible challenge the University demands from its low-income international student community. In partnership with Physical Plant, the Office of Student Affairs launched a pilot program over the summer of 2023, advertised as free on-campus summer storage for all students, domestic and international, whose family […]

WesCeleb: Ruby Clarke ’24 on Community Activism and the Importance of Asking Questions

November 30, 2023, by Rachel Wachman, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

Ruby Clarke ’24 does it all—or, as much as she can. An American Studies and College of Social Studies (CSS) double major, Clarke represents the class of 2024 as the chair of the Student Life Committee (SLC) on the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), serves as the chief steward for the Wesleyan Union of Student Employees […]

WesCeleb: Jessica Luu ’24 Discusses Chemicals, Trees, and Chairs

November 16, 2023, by Elias Mansell, Anne Kiely, Editor-in-Chief, Head Copy Editor . Leave a Comment

Although you may not always notice her, Jessica Luu ’24 is everywhere. She leads scientific communities as a club officer for the University’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society, co-president of the Wesleyan Astronomy Club (WesAstro), and house manager for Science House. A Goldwater Scholar and nanoparticle researcher, Luu majors in chemistry, Environmental Studies, […]

Clap for Clay: The Clay Club Takes the Wheel

November 16, 2023, by Anna Thomas, Ella Henn, Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Nicki Klar, Features Editor, Assistant Features Editor, Staff Writer, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Tucked away in a cozy studio on East Main Street, the Clay Club fosters a space for craft, collaboration, and creativity. Sharing their studio with Wesleyan Potters, a local ceramics studio which, despite the name, is not affiliated with the University, the club provides students with the opportunity to try out pottery making regardless of experience. […]

Van Vleck Observatory Opens Its Doors for Community Outreach

November 16, 2023, by Lia Franklin, Erin Readling, Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

For decades, the University’s Astronomy Department has hosted public outreach programs at its home, the Van Vleck Observatory — that is, until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the observatory to close its doors. This fall, new efforts by students, faculty, and community members have led to the resurrection of public programming in full swing.  The observatory […]

Office Hours: Professor Gabrielle Ponce-Hegenauer on Her Love for Poetry, Don Quixote, and Electronic Music

November 13, 2023, by Vasilia Yordanova, 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. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor of Letters and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality […]

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