Chelsea Manning Talks Activism, Whistleblowing Discussion Untouched

November 16, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m., a sold-out audience in Memorial Chapel attended “A Conversation with Chelsea Manning.” Department Chair and Professor of Anthropology Margot Weiss moderated the event, which was simulcast in Beckham Hall. Manning is an advocate for government transparency and transgender rights, and she is a fierce critic of what she calls a […]

Dan Drew Talks CT Politics at Allbritton

November 16, 2017, by Camille De Beus, William Halliday, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Monday, Action Together Connecticut held a question and answer session in the Allbritton Center with Mayor of Middletown and Democratic hopeful for the 2018 gubernatorial nomination, Dan Drew. Drew appeared with his running mate, Liz Linehan, a first-year state representative from Cheshire. The mayor announced his campaign in July and the selection of his […]

Belichick Family Honored With the Opening of Belichick Plaza

November 16, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick ’75, P’07, Hon. ’05 and his daughter, Amanda Belichick ’07, visited campus on Nov. 3 during Homecoming/Family Weekend. The Belichiks were on campus for the opening of Belichik Plaza, a lobby at the Freeman Athletic Center. Bill Belichick has received an honorary doctorate from the University as well as the […]

New Yorker Writer Sarah Stillman Talks Journalism and Social Justice

November 16, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Nov. 14, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Writing Certificate Program hosted New Yorker writer Sarah Stillman. The talk, titled “Journalism and Social Justice,” focused on using the power of journalism and storytelling to promote social justice values. Stillman currently works as a staff writer for The New Yorker, where she reports on criminal […]

Film Department Organizes Outreach Program for Middletown Children

November 16, 2017, by Luke Goldstein, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This fall, the University film department has helped organize an after-school outreach program as part of the YMCA’s Kids’ Korner, held at MacDonough Elementary School in Middletown. The program is run by Wesleyan volunteers and faculty advisors, to facilitate the filmmaking process for MacDonough students. Public education around the country has been starved for funding, leading to […]

WSA Seeks Student Feedback on Freeman Athletic Center Hours

November 16, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Executive Editor . Leave a Comment

While students have daily access to the workout room in the Freeman Athletic Center, it is still the case for many that the hours of operation do not fit well with the demands of student life. According to the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), students have reported feeling unsatisfied with the current schedule, as those with […]

WNYC President Walker ’79 Discusses Podcasts, Journalism, and Trump

November 13, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Editor . Leave a Comment

On Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m., President and CEO of New York Public Radio (NYPR) Laura R. Walker ’79, P’21 presented in the WESeminar “Journalism in The Trump Era: Public Media’s Role as a Trusted News Source and Convener of Public Discourse.” Held at the Usdan University Center’s Taylor Meeting Room, the event began […]

Wesleyan Democrats Work to Elect Local Candidates in 2017 Election Cycle

November 13, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

In the weeks leading up to the 2017 off-year elections, University students—primarily members of the Wesleyan Democrats (WesDems)—helped to campaign for local candidates. Most notably students worked for Matthew Hoey ’78, who ran for First Selectman of the town of Guilford. Hoey later won the seat, in part due to the efforts of University students. […]

“Mad Men” Creator and University Alumnus Matthew Weiner ’87 Accused of Sexual Harassment

November 13, 2017, by Henry Spiro, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Nov. 9, “Mad Men” creator and University alumnus Matthew Weiner ’87 was accused of sexual harassment by Kater Gordon, a former staff writer for “Mad Men.” In an interview with The Information, Gordon says she was sexually harassed while co-writing the show’s second season finale, “Meditations in an Emergency.” “He told me that I owed it to him […]

Vine ’97 Discusses the Impacts of America’s Military Presence Abroad

November 13, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan alumnus and author David Vine ’97 visited campus on Thursday for a lecture titled “What Are We Getting Out of This?” Vine, a professor of anthropology at American University, drew on his two books “Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World” and “Island of Shame: The Secret History of […]

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