Roth Joins WSA for Board of Trustees Update and Open Q&A Forum

December 4, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Sophie Griffin, Assistant News Editor, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 attended the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting on Sunday, Nov. 22 to give an update on the November Board of Trustees Meeting and hold an open forum. This forum, where students have the opportunity to ask Roth questions, is conducted each year around the time of the November Board of Trustees meeting.  Roth […]

ResLife Student Workers Request Hazard Pay

December 3, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editors, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Residential Life (ResLife) student workers, in collaboration with the University’s United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC), sent a letter to Associate Dean of Students and Director of ResLife Fran Koerting and other members of the University administration demanding $250 hazard pay per employee for working during the campus closure, which was announced on Thursday, Nov. 19. Additionally, a petition […]

Middletown Voters Authorize $55 Million Infrastructure Bond

December 3, 2020, by Ryan Jokelson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In early November, Middletown residents voted in favor of the 21st Century Infrastructure Development Bond, authorizing the city to borrow up to $55 million in upcoming years by issuing bonds. The ballot measure passed by a 76% to 24% margin.  Money raised from issuing the bonds will be used to increase the number of public […]

2020 Middletown Plan of Conservation and Development Draft Released, Focuses on Sustainability

November 19, 2020, by Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission released its current draft of the 2020-2030 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Nov. 4.  The document will serve as a guide for how the City of Middletown hopes to grow over the next ten years. The final draft will be sent to the Common Council and then the […]

Middletown Community Fridge Opens to the Public

November 19, 2020, by Lia Franklin, Orly Meyer, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Community Fridge opened to the public on Monday, Nov. 16. Located at 33 Ferry St. under the stairs of the Community Health Center (CHC), the fridge sits next to the Ferry Street Community Garden. The fridge is a collaborative project between Middletown Mutual Aid, the North End Action Team (NEAT), a collective of University […]

Students in Wood Frame Houses Lose WiFi

November 19, 2020, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Around 10 to 15 wood frame houses lost access to WiFi on Friday, Nov. 6, impacting between 40 to 60 students in total. The issue arose when Comcast Corporation, to which the University outsources WiFi coverage of wood frames, reviewed the University’s account and disconnected WiFi from houses that it believed were not covered by […]

Three Hundred and Sixteen Students Approved to Remain on Campus Through Thanksgiving Break

November 19, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

While most students currently on campus will leave by the start of Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 316 students have been approved to stay beyond the start of the break. According to Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Whaley, 172 of those students will stay until the end of the fall semester, Sunday, Dec. […]

Virtual Study Abroad Courses Available for Spring 2021 Through Pachaysana Partnership

November 19, 2020, by Molly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University has partnered with Pachaysana, an Ecuadorian virtual study abroad program, to teach four immersive courses in the coming spring semester, two of which will be taught in Spanish and two in English. Eligible students can register for these courses through traditional course registration on WesMaps.  While all spring study abroad programs were suspended […]

New Residential Policy Instituted for Winter Break

November 19, 2020, by Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) is instituting a new move-out policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes of streamlining the spring 2021 move-in process in the safest way possible. All students on campus are required to turn in their keys before leaving for winter break, according to an all-campus email from […]

Increase in COVID-19 Cases on Campus Leads to Stricter Regulations

November 19, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editors. Leave a Comment

Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, new campus restrictions were announced by Dean of Students Rick Culliton via an all-campus email Thursday, Nov. 18. The changes were introduced in response to a significant increase in University COVID-19 cases. At the time of publication, there were 25 (13 students and 12 employees) active cases on […]

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