VP of Equity and Inclusion Antonio Farias to Leave University

June 2, 2018, by Noa Street-Sachs, William Halliday, Assistant News Editor, News Editor. 1 Comment

Wesleyan’s Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Officer, Antonio Farias, will leave the University on June 29, announced President Michael Roth ’78 in an all-campus email. Farias will serve as the University of Florida’s Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President. In his email, Roth wrote that Debbie Colucci, Equity […]

University Hosts Local Students for Career Fair

May 7, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. 2 Comments

High school students from across Middlesex County visited the University on April 27 to learn about possible career opportunities as part of 13th annual Career Fair Expo. The event was sponsored by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council, the Middlesex Consortium for Community Partnerships, and the Jewett Center for […]

ICPP Receives $200,000 Grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

May 7, 2018, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) recently received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) in an effort to inspire a dialogue about the new economy of the performing arts. The ICPP is a pilot program created in 2011. According to its website, this institution is the first […]

White House Hires Former University Mellon Fellow as Counsel

May 7, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Trump Administration has hired former University Fellow Emmet Flood as White House Counsel to oversee Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Flood was an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow for the 1987-1988 academic year. Flood used his fellowship, which is a part of the Center for the Humanities, to study philosophy, eventually giving colloquia entitled “Some Uses […]

SEMI and Administration Continue to Debate the Box

May 7, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Cheif. 4 Comments

On Monday, May 7, members of Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI) met with University President Michael Roth ’78, Associate Dean of Admission Cliff Thornton, and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn. The meeting comes in the week after the University proposed new admissions policies to address the Common Application’s “box,” […]

Students Pen Letter to Clear Controversy

May 4, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Nearly 70 Chinese students at the University have signed onto an April 15 statement, published on the social media site douban.com, stating that they had no involvement with a letter published two days earlier purportedly signed by “Anonymous Welseyan [sic] Chinese students.” The signatories maintain that they had no involvement in the publication of the first letter, […]

MATH Magazine Founder Talks Love, Lust, and Porn

May 4, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

“I wanna know about the first time you felt turned on. Where were you? What was the situation?” MATH Magazine Founder Mackenzie Peck began her talk with this question on Tuesday, May 1 in the Daniel Family Commons. “Okay, nobody? Fine, I’ll go first. Grease 2,” Peck said exuberantly, before discussing the creation of her […]

Roth ’78 Proposes New Admissions Policies After “Ban the Box” Protest

May 4, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. 1 Comment

In recent weeks, Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI) has been collaborating with University President Michael Roth ’78 to discuss potential ways to “Ban the Box.” Representatives from the University administration and organizers from the student group aim to end discrimination against applicants that have been convicted of a crime, who may be discouraged from […]

Roth ’78 Moves to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

May 3, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Shortly after a jury found comedian Bill Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constad in 2004, President Michael Roth ’78 announced that he would take action to rescind the honorary doctorate of letters awarded to Cosby over two decades ago. “Today, Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, and many […]

AED Honors Professor Ruth Weissman With Lifetime Achievement Award

April 30, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Professor Ruth Weissman received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) for her research contributions to the field. Weissman won the award during the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Chicago on April 21. In presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award, Marsha Marcus, last year’s recipient, mentioned how Weissman’s research has contributed to […]

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