Housing Contract Update Includes Accommodations for Housing-Insecure Students

May 3, 2022, by Kat Struhar, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s contract for 2022-23 housing has been updated to include accommodations that will allow housing-insecure students to receive year-round lodging. This change was initiated largely by Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Equity and Inclusion committee chair Heather Cassell ’24. The most updated housing contract was released in spring 2022. Cassell began undertaking this project in February […]

WesUSE Begins Negotiations With Residential Life

May 2, 2022, by Sulan Bailey, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The bargaining committee of the Wesleyan Union of Student Employees (WesUSE) met with members of the Residential Life management team for the first of nine planned sessions to negotiate contract terms for Residential Life staff members for the 2022-2023 academic year on Wednesday, April 20. The bargaining committee, which consists of 10 current or future […]

Pan-Asian Market Concludes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Community-Wide Celebration

May 2, 2022, by Oliver Cope, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

The Pan-Asian Market, held on Saturday, April 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. outside 200 Church St., marked one of the concluding events of the University’s month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The market, coordinated by the Asian American Student Collective (AASC), featured an open mic and tables for the […]

Wesleyan Student Assembly General Election Results Released

May 2, 2022, by Kat Struhar, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Election Coordinators announced the results of the Spring 2022 general election in an all-campus email on Saturday, April 30. In the class of 2023, Isha Jha, Andrew Lu, Briana Rodriguez Castillo, Edrea Jiang, Aidan Jones, and Haley Barr were elected. In the class of 2024, Ruby Raye Clarke, Daëlle Coriolan, […]

University Reaches Settlement with Delta Kappa Epsilon in Seven-Year Lawsuit

April 28, 2022, by Jem Shin, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

The University has reached a settlement in the Kent Literary Club et al. v. Wesleyan University et al. court case. The settlement with the University resulted in the Gamma Phi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) and the Kent Literary Club (KLC), the fraternity’s alumni chapter, submitting a withdrawal of action on their lawsuit on Tuesday, March […]

Seven New Students Appointed to the Community Standards Board for Fall 2022

April 28, 2022, by Andrew Lu, Elias Mansell, Assistant Head Copy Editor & News Editor. Leave a Comment

Seven students—Ashley Vazzana ’24, Tom Broadus ’24, Jessica Luu ’24, Queenie Xie ’23, Cam McCrystal ’24, Marina Seawick ’24, and Michael Quinteros ’24—were appointed to the Community Standards Board (CSB) for the fall 2022 semester, increasing the size of next year’s Board to ten student members. The appointments were announced in the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) committee reports on Sunday, April […]

TEDxWesleyanU Hosts First In-Person Conference Since Pandemic

April 28, 2022, by Sam Hilton, Aaron Goldberg, Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

TEDxWesleyanU hosted its first in-person conference since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, April 23 in Beckham Hall. The event saw nine different presenters speaking to approximately 200 audience members on the theme of the “Re-roaring ’20s,” an exploration of societal rebirth following the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers included producer and writer of “BoJack Horseman” Kate Purdy ’01; […]

Nigel Hayes ’23 and Sukenia Wilson ’23 Elected as WSA President and Vice President for 2022–23 Academic Year

April 25, 2022, by Cameron Ryan, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Senator Nigel Hayes ’23 and former WSA Senator Sukenia Wilson ’23 will serve as WSA President and Vice President respectively for the 2022–23 school year. Hayes won the presidency with 188 votes (53.26%) over WSA Chief of Staff Isha Jha ’23, who received 165 votes. Election coordinators Anna Nguyen ’22 and Adam […]

University Advances Voting on Animal Studies Minor Proposal

April 25, 2022, by Kat Struhar, Linda Lu, Assistant News Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

A proposal to establish an Animal Studies minor was passed unanimously by both the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) and the Faculty Executive Committee, and will now moves to a final faculty vote by Thursday, May 19. Professor of Philosophy Lori Gruen and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Elan Abrell submitted the proposal on Friday, Feb. 18.  […]

Propane Spark Damages Whey Station Food Trucks

April 25, 2022, by Aris Dashiell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Whey Station food trucks caught fire at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12 after the propane tanks in the trucks exploded, destroying them both. The two trucks were parked up against the south side of 180 Johnson St., and the fire caused secondary damage to the city-owned building and approximately $100,000 in losses.  After receiving a phone call reported the fire, the Middletown […]

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