WesCeleb: Nick Yeager ’19

October 25, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

You’ve probably seen Nick Yeager ’19 and his flowing locks breezing around campus, or maybe you’re even taking his current student forum, Critical Perspectives of Texas. The Austin-born WesCeleb is best known for his sincerity and as an emblem of Southern warmth. The Argus recently sat down with Yeager to talk about his time at Wesleyan […]

Students Receive JCCP Funding to Get Politically Involved Over Fall Break

October 25, 2018, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

While some Wesleyan students spent their fall breaks relaxing at home or exploring Boston or New York City with friends, a select few received a grant to spend their break working on political campaigns. This grant is provided by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) Political Engagement Fund. “The idea for the JCCP Student […]

Matt Lesser: Progressive Politics Start Close to Home

October 25, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Former Wesleyan student Matt Lesser dove headfirst into politics before most of his peers even decided their major. A lifelong proponent of progressive policies and Middletown’s State Representative for the last 10 years, Lesser has always worked to make young voices heard, and to help college students recognize the political power they have—which only makes […]

Podcast Club Returns with New Leaders, New Structure

October 15, 2018, by Emma Smith, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As NPR hosts love to joke, the only people who actually listen to public radio shows are staunch liberals over the age of 60 who have nothing better to do during the day than tune in. This may or may not be a realistic image of the typical public radio consumer; regardless, with the creation […]

From Basketball to Halal, the University’s New Muslim Chaplain Settles In

October 15, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

When Chaplain Malik Shakoor was a young boy in Huntsville, Ala., all he could think about was basketball. His biggest dream was to be an NBA star, and Shakoor bounced from basketball scholarship to scholarship before completing undergrad at the University of Maine. At the age of 23, he converted to Islam. Shakoor retroactively credits […]

Former Students React to Professor Christina Othon’s Title IX Violation Allegations

October 15, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

One year after Assistant Professor of Physics Christina Othon left Wesleyan and assumed a position at Ripon College in Wisconsin, she filed a complaint against Wesleyan in federal court alleging sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title IX, Title VII, and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act. Othon’s complaint gave a detailed account of the […]

Middletown Diaries: Late Night Musings

October 15, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diaries, the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel or sweet anecdotes, stories or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, I had just begun to drink my last coffee of the evening. It was an oat […]

Passion-Driven Statistics: Two Wesleyan Professors Expand Flagship Program

October 11, 2018, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

For many majors at the University, statistics is a must-take class. Countless fields require a basic understanding of statistics: biology and psychology, among others. However, in Professor of Psychology Lisa Dierker’s eyes, statistics is more than just a requirement. In fact, she has designed a curriculum to prove just that: a program she calls passion-driven statistics. […]

WesCeleb: Rachel Godfrey ’19

October 11, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Rachel Godfrey ’19 has a loud and infectious laugh, and she knows it. In fact, it’s one of the things that she thinks she will be remembered for once she graduates in the spring, along with being naked all the time, and not taking bullshit. The Argus sat down with Godfrey at her home to […]

“We need more voices”: An Interview With Laurel Steinhauser ’05

October 11, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Connecticut State Representative candidate Laurel Steinhauser ’05 has always refused to sit idle when people around her need help. Since graduating 13 years ago with a B.A. in Dance, Steinhauser has run arts programs in low-income communities, gone back to school to become a perinatal massage therapist and birth doula, and became a mother of […]

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