WSA Introduces Resolution Affirming Students’ Right to Housing Security

February 25, 2021, by Katarina Grealish, Rachel Wachman, News Editor, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) passed a resolution ensuring that all University students have the right to housing security on Sunday, Feb. 14. The resolution comes amid student demands to reform Residential Life (ResLife) policies to promote equity in the University’s housing policies. The resolution was introduced by WSA Senator Katelin Penner ’22 after ResLife […]

President Roth ’78 Responds to Student Concerns at Fourth State of the School Address

February 25, 2021, by Isaac Slomski-Pritz, Orly Meyer, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 addressed students at the University’s fourth biennial State of the School Address via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The event was sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) and moderated by Editors-in-Chief of The Argus Sara McCrea ’21 and Nathan Pugh ’21. Before the address, students submitted their questions for Roth […]

Farmers Feeding Families Distributes Fresh Food to Middletown

February 25, 2021, by Katarina Grealish, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Feb. 15, nonprofit organization St. Vincent de Paul partnered with United Way to distribute approximately 1,300 boxes of food to Middletown citizens in need. Farmers Feeding Families is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program created in response to food insecurity as well as farmers suffering from the closure of restaurants due to the […]

CAPS, WesWell, and SHAPE Offices Undergo Staffing Changes

February 25, 2021, by Emma Smith, Stephanie Monard, Arts & Culture Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Leaders at the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Support, Healing, Activism and Prevention Education (SHAPE) office; and WesWell will be vacating their positions this semester. CAPS Mental Health Education & Prevention Coordinator Angie Makomenaw will be stepping down and moving on to a different institution on Friday, Feb. 26. SHAPE Director Johanna DeBari is scheduled […]

Percent of Remote Students Sees Slight Increase From Fall Semester to 15.3%

February 25, 2021, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A slight increase from the fall, 15.3% of enrolled undergraduate students at the University are studying remotely for the spring semester, according to University Registrar Anna C.G. van der Burg. A total of 2,887 undergraduate students are enrolled for the spring semester, with 442 students studying remotely. Both of these numbers increased slightly from the fall semester. […]

Middletown Mutual Aid Collective Community Leader Kirk Hart Lectures on How Students Can Help

February 25, 2021, by Lia Franklin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A series of talks pertaining to the Middletown Mutual Aid Collective (MMAC) began this past Sunday, Feb. 21, over Zoom. Sunday’s event commenced with a guest lecture from MMAC member and Middletown resident Kirk Hart, who began by discussing the nature of mutual aid. After Hart’s lecture, there was a community discussion regarding Wesleyan’s role in […]

Middletown Introduces SeeClickFix App for Residents to Express Concerns

February 25, 2021, by Ryan Jokelson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

SeeClickFix, an app designed to help local governments respond quickly to constituent concerns, launched last November. The application allows Middletown residents to take pictures of and report problems, either online or via the app, to the city government.  SeeClickFix is a Hartford-based business whose platform is used by more than 350 municipalities to handle reports. […]

Organizer Rhiana Gunn-Wright Talks Collectivist Power, Climate Change Policy, and the Green New Deal

February 18, 2021, by Orly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Co-architect of the Green New Deal Rhiana Gunn-Wright led a virtual interactive discussion about political organizing and the formation of the progressive climate proposal on Monday, Feb. 15. Gunn-Wright currently serves as the Roosevelt Institute’s Director of Climate Change Policy. Previously, she served as the Policy Director for the think tank New Consensus, where she […]

Office for Equity and Inclusion Hosts First Annual Diversity Summit

February 18, 2021, by Oliver Cope, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The First Annual Diversity Summit took place from Thursday, Feb. 4 to Monday, Feb. 8. Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the virtual summit aimed to promote, communicate, and advance the Equity and Inclusion initiatives that the University is adopting this semester. The Office of Equity and Inclusion launched the Diversity Summit to […]

Faculty Approves Syllabus Requirement for University Classes

February 18, 2021, by Sophie Griffin, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The faculty voted on Dec. 7 to approve a syllabus requirement and guidance, which passed with nearly 90% approval and went into effect for the start of the spring 2021 semester. The policy was devised over the course of the fall semester, prompted by the difficulties created by the pandemic, however, the idea of a requirement […]

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