The Wesleyan Argus Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020, by The Argus Editorial Board, Editors in Chief and Executive Editors. 6 Comments

Content Warning: This post contains references to state-authorized violence against Black people, with mention of potentially triggering incidents of police brutality.  The Wesleyan Argus stands in solidarity with Black students and the ongoing protests against police brutality and state-authorized violence. The Argus unequivocally supports protesters’ demands to prosecute police who are active and complicit in excessive […]

Housing Selection Process Moves Online Creating Frustration Among Juniors

May 14, 2020, by Oliver Cope, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Many rising sophomores and juniors have voiced their concerns regarding the University’s online housing selection process which ended on Tuesday, April 28. Due to a decreased number of students studying abroad and the transition to an online selection format, many larger housing groups have been forced to break up, pushing many juniors to residence halls typically reserved for sophomore […]

New Optical Telescope to Join University’s Astronomy Department

May 14, 2020, by Emmy Hughes, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

A new telescope, recently purchased by the University’s Astronomy Department, will replace the department’s older telescope that was irreparably damaged. The new telescope will be used for observational research, teaching, and outreach. Though the telescope was initially meant to be installed over spring break, the COVID-19 pandemic forced delays. Faculty hope that the telescope will be installed this […]

President Roth Discusses International Student Concerns via Zoom Forum

May 8, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 spoke with international students about how the University’s international student community might be affected by reopening campus in the fall in a Zoom forum on Friday, May 1. Roth also discussed the University’s plan to provide food and housing for international students on need-based financial aid who stay on campus over […]

Gordon Career Center Launches Cardinals Helping Cardinals Platform

May 8, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Gordon Career Center (GCC) launched the Cardinals Helping Cardinals platform on April 30. The GCC hopes the platform will allow students to reach out to willing alumni who can answer any questions students may have about their career paths and experiences.  The idea for Cardinals Helping Cardinals was brought to the GCC by Jessica Chen […]

Soderberg ’21 and Dixon ’22 Win WSA Presidency and Vice Presidency

May 8, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Felicia Soderberg ’21 and Chelsea Dixon ’22 were elected as the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) 42nd Assembly president and vice president, respectively, on Saturday, May 2. Dixon ran unopposed for her position, and Soderberg was elected as a write-in candidate. Huzaifa Khan ’22 was originally running unopposed for President until he suspended his campaign May […]

Statewide Hospitalizations Continue Decreasing as Lamont Reveals Plan for Colleges and Universities to Open

May 8, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three-hundred seventy-four Middletown residents have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday, May 7. There have been 50 COVID-19 related fatalities in the city, and 45 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, according to Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14.  A total of […]

Khan ’22 Ends Bid for WSA Presidency Amidst Controversy

May 2, 2020, by Kaye Dyja, Jocelyn Maeyama, Editor in Chief, News Editor . 4 Comments

Huzaifa Khan ’22 suspended his campaign for Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) President and the WSA general election on the morning of Friday, May 1, due to ongoing controversy surrounding his conduct as a WSA senator. He resigned from his position as the Student Life Committee Chair on April 17 after former WSA Chief-of-Staff Adam Hickey […]

Middletown Mutual Aid Collective Formed to Meet Needs of Middletown Community

May 1, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Mutual Aid Collective is a recently-formed initiative that aims to address the high levels of need in Middletown amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Organized by Bryan Chong ’21, Maya Gomberg ’22, and Emily McEvoy ’22, the collective is comprised of numerous groups both on Wesleyan’s campus and in Middletown, including North End Action […]

Contingency Planning Task Force Brainstorms Options for Fall 2020 Semester, Seeks Feedback

May 1, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Contingency Planning Task Force was created by the President’s Office to consider multiple ways the Fall 2020 semester could play out. While the University has not yet announced whether campus will be open, the group hopes to come to a decision by the end of June.   The task force is chaired by Interim Provost and […]

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