Rachel Denber Talks Human Rights in Russia

November 12, 2019, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Human Rights Lecture Series hosted a talk on repression and human rights in Russia entitled “The State of Human Rights in Russia” on Thursday, Nov. 7. The speaker, Rachel Denber, is the former director of the Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office and now serves as their Deputy Director of the European and Central Asia Division. She discussed […]

Wesleyan Climate Congress Discusses Group’s Role, Inter-Group Relations at First Meeting

November 12, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Although the idea for an environmental justice collective has been circulating around campus for over a year, the first-ever meeting for the Wesleyan Climate Congress (WCC) took place at the Resource Center this past Sunday, Nov. 10. Students from various campus groups gathered to discuss the potential role of the WCC in facilitating campus activism and […]

McAlear v. Wesleyan Proceeds With First Pretrial Hearing

November 12, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Editor in Chief and News Editor. Leave a Comment

The preliminary hearing for the case of Michael McAlear v. Wesleyan University took place on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Superior Court of Waterbury, Conn. No additional counts in the complaint have been stricken, and the case will move forward to further pretrial litigation. The case centers on posters first circulated in the fall of 2016, which […]

California Students React to Wildfires at Home

November 12, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Nate Schultz, News Editor and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Throughout the past several weeks, wildfires in both Northern and Southern California have destroyed buildings and forced thousands to evacuate from their homes. This is not the first time that California has been ravaged by wildfires; in 2018, wildfires throughout the state killed 31 people. Wesleyan students from California have been experiencing this continuing devastation from across […]

Veterans and Military-Dependent Student Reflect on “Preconceived Notions”

November 8, 2019, by Serena Chow, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Students and faculty gathered in the Daniel Family Commons for a discussion panel entitled “Preconceived Notions” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to engage in thoughtful reflection about dominant narratives surrounding veterans, and how they impact the experiences of student veterans and military dependents on campus and beyond. Panelists included Noel Salvador ’20, Dani Rodriguez ’20, Rebeca […]

SPA Lab Holds Second Annual Sleep Week

November 8, 2019, by Oliver Cope, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s Sleep and Psychosocial Adjustment (SPA) Lab will start the second annual Sleep Week event starting on Monday, Nov. 11. Sleep Week consists of four unique events, each focusing on educating and creating a dialogue between the researchers at the SPA Lab and students. “By creating some of the events that we have, we just wanted […]

Florsheim ’14 Wins Middletown Mayoral Election

November 8, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Ben Florsheim ’14 won the hotly contested mayoral election of Middletown, Conn., on Tuesday, Nov. 5, notching 53 percent of the vote. Florsheim defeated his Republican opponent Seb Giuliano by over 700 votes with an unofficial tally of 6,200 to Giuliano’s 5,428 as of Wednesday, according to the Middletown Press.  Despite light rain, 42 percent of registered voters […]

ITS Works to Improve WiFi Connectivity

November 5, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

To address student complaints about WiFi connectivity and accessibility on campus, Information Technology Services (ITS) is working to improve WiFi in troublesome areas of campus, namely wood-frame housing, program housing, and older dorms.  ITS has outsourced the WiFi for wood-frame housing to Comcast for years because it is not financially feasible for Wesleyan to directly connect […]

Ed Ungvarsky ’90 Talks Law Career and Private Practice

November 5, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Public and capital defense lawyer Ed Ungvarsky ’90 returned to campus to speak about his career on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The talk, held at the Gordon Career Center, was co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department, Government Department, the POC Pre-Law Society, and Wesleyan Mock Trial. In the talk, Ungvarsky offered anecdotes about his career, […]

USLAC Leads Protest During Homecoming Game

November 5, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Student activists representing the United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) held a protest during the Homecoming Football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, continuing to demand the hiring of five more custodial workers. The group of approximately 30 students walked around the perimeter of Andrus Field during halftime.  The protest is part of USLAC’s ongoing efforts that […]

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