Middletown Mutual Aid Continues to Address the Needs of the Middletown Community

October 22, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Mutual Aid Collective (MMAC) is continuing to address the high levels of need in Middletown, especially—though not exclusively—need resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other initiatives, volunteers are currently focused on fundraising efforts, developing a direct cash redistribution program, and creating a community fridge.  MMAC was established in spring 2020 as a collaboration […]

WSA Creates New Task Force for Class of 2024

October 22, 2020, by Rachel Wachman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) recently formed the Class of 2024 Task Force, which is dedicated to promoting the social and academic experience of the Class of 2024 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea for the task force was initially conceived by WSA senator Hazel Allison-Way ’24, who serves on the WSA’s Student Life Committee. Along with Allison-Way, […]

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Speaks to Students and Faculty About Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

October 22, 2020, by Sophie Wazlowski, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Assistant Physics Professor at the University of New Hampshire Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein gave a Science and Society talk titled “The Problem with Diversity and Inclusion” to over 100 of the University’s faculty and students via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 16. In her talk, Prescod-Weinstein spoke about the legal history of diversity and inclusion in the United States, along […]

Family Weekend and Homecoming Held Virtually

October 22, 2020, by Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Students, parents, alumni, faculty, and administrators gathered online for a virtual Family Weekend and Homecoming from Oct. 17 to 18. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University was unable to hold its usual in-person events and opted to move the events online instead of postponing or cancelling the weekend.  Typically, families and alumni come to campus during Family […]

Public Safety Releases Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017- 2019

October 22, 2020, by Ryan Jokelson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains reference to sexual violence, hate crime, and other violent crimes. Public Safety (PSafe) recently released their annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes statistics on crimes and fires on and around the University’s campus from 2017 to 2019. Notably, the report, which tracks every crime report received by PSafe, […]

Judgment Issued on Salamone v. Wesleyan University Case

October 22, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains reference to sexual abuse. A summary judgement was issued on the Salamone v. Wesleyan University case by the Middlesex County Superior Court on Jan. 8, 2020. The case was filed on Sept. 17, 2020 by plaintiffs Craig Salamone and Doug Cartelli against the University, the Young Men’s Christian Association of Northern Middlesex […]

Faculty Approve Winter Session Calendar Change

October 22, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This year’s Winter Session will be split into two sessions: Winter Short Session and Winter Long Session, after the faculty approved the calendar change on Sept. 29. Winter Short Session will run from Jan. 4 to Jan. 20 and Winter Long Session will run from Jan. 4 to Feb. 2. All classes will be offered online, with a […]

“Coping in Crisis” Town Hall Centers Conversations About Race, Faith and Mental Health

October 15, 2020, by Emma Smith, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

A town hall event entitled “Coping in Crisis” was held Monday, Oct. 12 via Zoom. Organized by Neuroscience and Behavior Professor Janice Naegele and Senior Class President Pablo Wickham ’21, the discussion focused on race, faith, and mental health. The event featured four panelists: former NBA athlete Allan Houston, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University Nii Addy, […]

Middletown Anti-Racism Task Force Created to Combat Racial Injustice

October 15, 2020, by Emma Smith, Katarina Grealish, Features Editor, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A new City of Middletown anti-racism was created on Monday, Oct. 5 at the city’s Common Council meeting. The task force will serve as an advisory committee for Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14 in an effort to identify and address systemic racism in the Middletown community. The task force is set to become a permanent fixture of […]

Sean Higgins, Physical Plant Lock Shop Foreman, Passes Away at 60

October 15, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Editor in Chief. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s Lock Shop Foreman, Sean Higgins, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 25 at the age of 60. Higgins worked at the University for 16 years as part of the Physical Plant team. He is survived by his wife Pamela, his two daughters Katelyn and Sarah, and his Golden Lab Wilson.  Higgins graduated from Franklin […]

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