Finalists for the University Monogram Design Competition Announced

February 21, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the three finalists for the competition to design the University’s new monogram were announced. Members of the Wesleyan community now have the opportunity to participate in an online vote to select the new monogram. Voting is open until Wednesday, Feb. 27 and the winning design is expected to be announced early […]

Hopinka Delivers Lecture on Activist Filmmaking

February 21, 2019, by Stuart Woodhams, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Monday, Feb. 18, experimental filmmaker Sky Hopinka came to the University to give a talk on his work as a contemporary artist. The event was hosted by the Center for the Arts, the American Studies Department, the Center for the Americas, the History Department, and the Indigenous Studies Research Network in the Ring Family Performing Arts […]

New Sustainability & Environmental Justice Course Cluster Joins Curriculum

February 21, 2019, by Hannah Reale, Jordan Saliby, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) approved the creation of a Sustainability & Environmental Justice Course Cluster on Feb. 7. The cluster contains courses from the Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, American Studies, and Philosophy Departments, among others. “Encompassing the climate change, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice, this course cluster recognizes that sustainability and environmental justice are (or should be) central to […]

Wood-Frame Residents Air Concerns in Town Hall Meeting with Office of Residential Life

February 21, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Monday, Feb. 18, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) held a town hall for wood-frame residents to address concerns about a new policy announced early last week. Following an email from Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting announcing that students whose houses are found to be overcapacity could be subject to immediate relocation, students and […]

University Announces 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speaker

February 18, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University has announced that it will award three honorary degrees at this year’s 187th Commencement, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Vanguard Class of 1969 and the founding of the University’s African American Studies program. This announcement follows the tumult surrounding last year’s proposed commencement speaker, Daniel Handler ’92, who withdrew from the […]

Professor Emeritus Joe Reed Passes Away, Fondly Remembered by Colleagues

February 18, 2019, by Hannah Reale, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies Joseph W. Reed passed away on Feb. 11 at the age of 86, President Michael Roth ’78 recently announced in a blog post. Joe Reed was preceded in death by his wife, Kit Reed, an award-winning journalist and fiction writer, as well as a professor and resident writer […]

Artist Jasper Johns Donates Prints to Davison Art Center

February 18, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Modern artist Jasper Johns has donated 23 of his own prints to the University. Johns, who is 89, donated the prints in honor of the curator of the Davison Art Center (DAC) from 1977 through 1979, Richard Field P’09. Johns is considered one of the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and played […]

WSA Clarifies Role of SBC Appeals Board

February 18, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Resolution reforming the Student Budget Committee (SBC) Appeals Board passed 24-0 with two abstentions on Feb. 18. The sponsors of the resolution wished to limit the role of the Appeals Board to examining procedural errors and to consolidate funding decisions into one seven-member, student-elected body, the SBC, rather than allowing […]

Ajúa Campos Takes LEAD Conference

February 15, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This past weekend, 35 Wesleyan students travelled to Cambridge, Mass., for the 2019 Latina Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Conference. LEAD is an annual two-day event hosted by Latinas Unidas, a Harvard College student organization. Established in 2007, LEAD is designed to promote professional development among college students who identify as Latina. The trip was organized by Wesleyan’s […]

Housing Damage Leads to Threats of Relocation, Questions About Widespread Disrepair

February 15, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Feb. 11, wood-frame residents received an email from Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting outlining new consequences for students whose houses are found to be overcapacity, which has reignited concerns over the structural integrity of the University’s housing stock. Koerting’s email follows a series of incidents that have occurred in wood frames since the beginning […]

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