Professor Kauanui Unpacks Columbus Day and Colonial Domination at Discussion of New Book

October 15, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Professor of American Studies and Chair of the American Studies Department J. Kēhaulani Kauanui led a discussion at Wesleyan’s R.J. Julia Bookstore about her new book, “Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders.” The book is a collection of interviews that were featured on Kauanui’s radio show, […]

Yale Postdoc Sara Omar Discusses Tradition and Homosexuality in Islam

October 15, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Sara Omar, a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale MacMillan Center Council on Middle East Studies, visited campus on Thursday, Oct. 11, to discuss her studies pertaining to homosexuality and the development of modern Muslim discourse surrounding the topic. She began the lecture with a description of the scope of her studies and the information she sorted […]

“It Sucks”: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Infects 15 Students and Counting

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

It typically begins with a fever. The fever is soon followed by a loss of appetite, then a sore throat. This is where the symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) begin to diverge from those of the common cold or flu. Painful sores will start to appear on the inside of the mouth, […]

Lila Abu-Lughod Talks Critical Developments in Framing of Gender-Based Violence and Violent Extremism

October 15, 2018, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Anthropology Department hosted Lila Abu-Lughod to deliver a talk titled “Framing Islam: ‘Violent Extremism’ and the Rise of Securofeminism” as the department’s 2018 Annual Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11. Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, and her ethnographic research centers on the dynamics of gender and women’s […]

Panelists Discuss Alternative STEM Career Paths, Learning on the Job

October 15, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

During the Alternative Career Paths for STEM Majors panel on Friday, four alumni talked with around 30 students about their non-traditional career paths and networked with attendees in a casual reception. The NSM Coalition and the Gordon Career Center (GCC) co-organized the event, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion co-sponsored the event. NSM Coalition member […]

“Whose Streets?” Screening Provokes Discussion About Police Brutality With Director Sabaah Folayan

October 11, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Powell Family Cinema held a screening of the 2017 film “Whose Streets?” directed by Sabaah Folayan on Monday night. The movie, a documentary, includes raw footage and interviews from the 2014 protests and police-provoked riots in Ferguson, Mo. Sponsored by the African American Studies Department, the College of Film and the Moving Image, the […]

Amy Oestreicher Addresses Trauma and Healing in Performance at New Horizons Fundraiser

October 11, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Last Saturday, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA) brought artist and activist Amy Oestreicher to campus to perform her one-woman, autobiographical musical, “Gutless and Grateful: How Losing My Stomach Made Me Hungry For Life.” The event served as a fundraiser for New Horizons Domestic Violence Services, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy organization based in Middletown. […]

Students Gather for Viewing of Town Hall With Condoleezza Rice to Discuss U.S.-China Relations

October 11, 2018, by Spencer Dean, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Students and faculty gathered at the College of East Asian Studies this past Tuesday, Oct. 9, to participate in a town hall event which featured a webcast of former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. In a broadcast reaching over 100 town hall locations, Rice discussed United States-China relations. The National […]

WSA Unanimously Passes Resolution to Change Course Retake Policy

October 8, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution calling for the Wesleyan Educational Policy Committee (EPC) to raise the maximum grade that allows a student to retake a class to a C- passed unanimously on Sunday, Oct. 7. As it stands, the University only allows students to retake a class if they fail it. The EPC will […]

Students Stand in Solidarity With Windsor Locks Teen Being Charged as an Adult

October 8, 2018, by Noa Street-Sachs, Assistant News Editor. 1 Comment

Last Tuesday morning, a group of about 20 Wesleyan students stood in solidarity with the family of Caleb Tisdol at the State of Connecticut Superior Court in Middletown. On Dec. 14, 15-year-old Tisdol was shot by the New Britain police, who claim that they were attempting to stop a car whose passengers they suspected were […]

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