Psychology Professor Lisa Dierker Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

April 15, 2021, by Orly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Walter Crowell University Professor of Social Sciences Lisa Dierker received a Fulbright Specialist Award to promote and share the Passion-Driven Statistics curriculum she helped develop around the world. Professor Dierker began serving her four-year Fulbright Specialist Award term in January 2021.  Each year, 425 Fulbright specialists travel abroad to spread their work in their respective fields. In […]

Honor and Community Standards Boards Merge To Form New Community Standards Board

April 15, 2021, by Hallie Sternberg, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Beginning in Fall 2021, the University Honor Board (HB) and Community Standards Board (CSB) will merge to create one CSB that will both facilitate academic and non-academic hearings. Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards Kevin Butler made the decision in consultation with Board Co-Chairs Laura Garvey ’21 and Brendan Keane ’21. The HB […]

TEDxWesleyanU Holds Third Annual Conference

April 15, 2021, by Oliver Cope, News Editor. Leave a Comment

TEDxWesleyanU will hold their third annual conference, “(Un)Knowing,” in two parts on Friday, Apr. 16 and Saturday, Apr. 17. Attendees can watch the conference live on a virtual platform called Hopin, but the speakers have all recorded their talks in advance. Part I of “(Un)Knowing” will be presented on Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. […]

WesWings Serves Up Public Health Through Vaccine Clinic

April 15, 2021, by Annie Roach, Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Features Editors. Leave a Comment

On a beautiful 70-degree day in mid-April, the WesWings patio was packed as usual, but it was not for the typical lunchtime rush. Rather than wings and fries, the green metal picnic tables sported syringes, alcohol prep pads, and disposable blue gloves. And instead of being happy because they were eating delicious food, the people in […]

Three First-Years Join International Student Advisory Board

April 15, 2021, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

First-year students Jiahong Chen, Jennie Ebihara, and Fatoumata Gaye joined the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) in mid-March after applications closed on Feb. 16. The new members’ terms started this semester, and they will continue to serve on the board through the next academic year.  Ebihara, who studied remotely during the fall but chose to […]

University to Offer Pfizer Vaccine to Students Instead of Johnson & Johnson

April 15, 2021, by Katarina Grealish, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Pandemic Planning Committee released an updated vaccination plan for the spring semester announcing that students will receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine instead of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine in a campus-wide email on Wednesday, April 14.  This followed another all-campus email on Tuesday, April 13 which announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be a requirement […]

Class of 2025 Admissions Results Released

April 15, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Olivia Ramseur, Managing Editor, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This year’s Regular Decision results were released on Saturday, March 27 by the University’s Office of Admissions. While the number of applications increased from 12,752 last year to 13,145 this year, the acceptance rate decreased from 19.8% for the Class of 2024 to 19.4% for the Class of 2025. Because the University’s campus is closed […]

Students to Present at Fourth Annual Power of Language Conference

April 8, 2021, by Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The fourth annual Power of Language Conference will be hosted by the Fries Center for Global Studies on Saturday, April 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The conference will be livestreamed on Zoom; however, students who register in advance will be able to attend the event in person in Fisk Hall. The annual Power of Language Conference began […]

University Announces Updated Plans for 189th Commencement

April 8, 2021, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University’s 189th Commencement will take place in person on Wednesday, May 26, instead of Sunday, May 30, the previously announced date, according to an email President Michael Roth ’78 sent to the Wesleyan community on Tuesday, March 23. Roth also announced that the University plans to invite remote graduating seniors back to campus for Commencement, as well as to allow […]

Community Vigil Provides Healing Space For Asian and Asian American Students

April 1, 2021, by Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editor. 1 Comment

Students held a community vigil outside Usdan University Center on Tuesday, March 30 to grieve the lives lost in the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16, and to provide a safe space for healing amid the recent surge in anti-Asian violence. At the beginning of the vigil, around one hundred students were in attendance, but that […]

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