University Issues One-Time End-of-Year $3,000 Bonuses to Employees

December 9, 2021, by Rachel Wachman, News Editor. 1 Comment

To recognize employees for their hard work during the pandemic, the University will award one-time $3,000 bonuses to faculty and staff as an end-of-year thank you. President Michael Roth ’78, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Nicole Stanton, and Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer Andrew Tanaka ’00 announced the […]

Middletown Common Council Passes Resolution to Support Connecticut Transportation Climate Initiative

December 9, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Common Council narrowly passed a resolution (6-4-1) on Monday, Dec. 6 to support Connecticut’s Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P or TCI), which is a multi-state plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gases emitted by transportation. The decision was made at a regularly scheduled Common Council meeting, which participants could attend in person at […]

Usdan Marketplace to Bring Back Plates and Eco To-Go Over Winter Session

December 9, 2021, by Kat Struhar, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Usdan Marketplace will resume using plates and Eco To-Go containers beginning on the first day of Winter Session, Jan. 4, 2022. The Auxiliary Services Administration, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Dining Committee, and Bon Appétit organized the switch from to-go containers back to plates. According to Bon Appétit District Manager Michael Strumpf, after two years […]

Three Sophomores Selected to Join International Student Advisory Board

December 6, 2021, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three sophomores—Erin Bae, Veronica Goss, and Tereza Pesmazoglou—were selected to join the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), on which they will serve through Fall 2022. ISAB works with the University’s international student community and the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) to better serve international students.   Bae, who considers both Suwon, South Korea and Vancouver, […]

Student of Color Support Space Provides Healing

December 2, 2021, by Kat Struhar, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has renamed the BIPOC Mental Health Collective to the Student of Color Support Space. The collective was created last year, and connects students and staff of color in a safe space that encourages sharing experiences. CAPS Psychotherapist Neal Sardana, CAPS Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Tamanna Rahman, Visiting Professor of Psychology Adam Kim, […]

Megan Levan ’22 Hosts First Bugsgiving at Wesleyan to Promote Entomophagy

December 2, 2021, by Cameron Ryan, Elias Mansell, Staff Writer & Assistant News Editor . Leave a Comment

Rather than eating turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans, some students opted for cricket gougeres, grasshopper blueberry muffins, and mealworm chocolate brownies at Bugsgiving. Megan Levan ’22 hosted the event as part of her senior thesis on entomophagy, or the practice of eating insects, on the lawn in front of Alpha Delta Phi on Saturday, Nov. […]

Wesleyan Veterans Organization Supports Off-Campus Community with Share-the-Warmth Donation Drive

December 2, 2021, by Sam Hilton, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Veterans Organization (WesVO) is running a Share-the-Warmth winter drive from Monday, Nov. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 18, in support of three organizations: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), the Center for Children’s Advocacy, and the Women and Families Center of Connecticut. WesVO is asking for donations of warm clothes, toys, school supplies, and […]

Roth Updates Students on the Board of Trustees and Answers Questions in WSA Forum

December 2, 2021, by Sophie Griffin, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 attended the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 21 to provide an update on the general Board of Trustees meeting that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 20, and to field questions from students. This open forum occurs annually following the general November Board of Trustees meeting. Roth summarized […]

University Requires COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot for Spring Semester

December 2, 2021, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University will require all students, staff, and faculty to receive a COVID-19 booster shot for the spring semester. President Michael Roth ’78 announced the requirement in an all-campus email on Tuesday, Nov. 23, writing that copies of updated vaccination cards should be uploaded to WesPortal by Friday, Jan. 14.  Students are required to receive […]

No Room at the Inn: University Plans for Student Housing in the Spring Semester

November 18, 2021, by Sam Hilton, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) is anticipating the need to provide housing for approximately 180 additional students in the spring semester, including students who are currently on leave, residing at the Inn at Middletown, studying abroad, and transferring to the University. At least 200 beds are expected to open up to accommodate these students for next […]

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