University Relaxes COVID-19 Regulations and Reopens Services for Summer

May 7, 2021, by Hallie Sternberg, News Editor. Leave a Comment

As a result of low COVID-19 case levels on campus and high vaccination rates, the University’s Pandemic Planning Committee has relaxed restrictions on outdoor, academic gatherings for the remainder of the semester. Beginning June 1, some campus services will reopen, and on July 1, University-funded travel to areas with low to moderate risk for COVID-19 […]

WesHack Hosts Weekend-Long Programming Competition

May 7, 2021, by Orly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

WesHack, a weekend-long programming competition, returned to campus virtually for the first time since 2014, occurring from Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25. The event was organized by several members of Wesleyan’s computer science community and student group Code_Wes, and over 45 students participated. “A hackathon is a weekend-long event where software engineers, designers, and […]

Textbook Exchange Selling Period Opens May 15

May 7, 2021, by Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly’s (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program (TEP) will open for its end-of-semester selling period at the University Organizing Center (UOC), located at 190 High Street. The selling period will take place from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, May 15 through Friday, May 21. This semester’s TEP has been organized by WSA senator […]

Middletown Police Arrest Suspect for Williams Street Shooting

May 6, 2021, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, News Editors. Leave a Comment

Following a shooting incident at Williams Street in Traverse Square at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, police took Antwan Rufus into custody on Wednesday, May 5 for potential involvement in the incident, during which a man was shot in the leg several times. The police have concluded that the Traverse Square shooting was […]

University Institutes New Sophomore Meal Plan

May 6, 2021, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University will introduce a new sophomore meal plan next semester, a decision made in response to an anticipated increase in enrollment in the fall and in conjunction with the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Dining Committee, a subcommittee of the Student Life Committee (SLC). The meal plan consists of 250 meals—averaging at least 14 per […]

SHAPE Office Hosts Fourth Annual Survivor Solidarity Month

April 29, 2021, by Katarina Grealish, Rachel Wachman, News Editor, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault April has been Survivor Solidarity Month (SSM) on campus, hosted by the Office of Support, Healing, Activism, and Prevention Education (SHAPE), in conjunction with WesWell. Through a series of programs, SHAPE and WesWell strove to promote open dialogues about survivor solidarity, create safe spaces for survivors, […]

WSA Holds Presidential and Vice Presidential Election Town Hall

April 29, 2021, by Hallie Sternberg, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) held a town hall on Wednesday, April 28 for candidates in this year’s WSA Presidential and Vice Presidential election to introduce themselves and answer student questions. The town hall was moderated by WSA Chief of Staff Isha Jha ’23. Students can vote in this election via WesNest until Friday, April […]

Financial Aid Office Launches Initiatives to Help Families Through Stress of COVID-19

April 29, 2021, by Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Over the past year, the Financial Aid Office has instituted new precedents to help both current and incoming students in the context of COVID-19. The Financial Aid Strategy Working Group aims to ease the financial burden on students and families as they pay for the cost of a Wesleyan education. The group has met several […]

Weshop Reopens for In-Person Shopping Two Weeks Before Semester Ends

April 29, 2021, by Molly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

With two weeks left in the semester, Weshop will reopen to students on Monday, May 3. After transitioning to a mobile ordering format in November, the University has decided to resume indoor shopping for the last two weeks of spring term. The Wes2Go app released a statement on April 21 alerting shoppers that mobile ordering […]

Community Health Center and University Vaccinate 700 Students Over the Weekend

April 29, 2021, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Community Health Center hosted a closed vaccination clinic for University students in the Vine Street parking lot on Saturday, April 24. Around 700 students received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last weekend. Students who received the vaccine at the closed clinic will receive their second dose on Saturday, May 15 or Sunday, May 16. The […]

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