USLAC Demands Fair Construction at Open Facilities Forum

February 15, 2018, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

At the University’s second Facilities Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Wesleyan’s United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) gathered students to demand that the University commit to hiring union labor, establishing fair wages, and procedures for all laborers involved in University construction and renovation. The forum opened with an overview of the planned construction from President Michael […]

University Announces Honorary Doctorates

February 15, 2018, by Molly Schiff, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

At the 2018 commencement ceremony, the University will confer three honorary degrees on Daniel Handler ’92, Anita Hill, and Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, ’09. Handler, more commonly known by his pseudonym Lemony Snicket, will deliver the commencement address. University President Michael Roth ’78 announced the honorees in an all-campus email on Thursday, Feb. 15. Handler […]

University Endowment Posts Successful 2017

February 15, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University Investments Office sent out its year-end letter in early February, detailing the strategy, performance, and makeup of the University’s investments for the fiscal year 2017. The University’s endowment posted a growth from $802.2 million on June 30, 2016 to a value of $967 million by June 30, 2017. Buoyed by an unprecedented level […]

Dr. Joi Lewis Honors MLK’s Legacy

February 15, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee, the Resource Center, Office for Equity & Inclusion, Student Activities and Leadership Development, and the Center for African-American Studies welcomed Dr. Joi Lewis to speak at the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration. The event took place in the Cromwell Concert Hall at 12:15 p.m. […]

Student Arrested After 4.5 Ounces of Marijuana Discovered at WesStation

February 15, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Chief. 6 Comments

On the afternoon of Feb. 12, a Wesleyan student was arrested on drug charges after a package addressed to them was discovered containing 4.5 ounces of marijuana at WesStation. According to the arraignment report, the substance was first found when mailroom employees were processing packages last Friday, Feb. 9. The Middletown Police Department was notified […]

Ford Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Curatorial Program

February 12, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Ford Foundation awarded a two-year $150,000 grant to the University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP). The grant will be used to support a leadership-oriented fellowship program, three short courses for prospective students, and two forums aimed at bringing an international perspective to curation and forming a global network of curators. The program, […]

WUGS: Earth and Environmental Sciences Students Found Campus Geological Society

February 12, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to promote interest in geology and connect students to resources within the world of earth sciences, students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (E&ES) Department are creating a new organization: The Wesleyan University Geological Society (WUGS). WUGS will center around providing students with field trip opportunities, grant money for research projects, and […]

Middlesex Hospital Announces Visitor Restrictions

February 12, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 8, in light of this year’s flu season, Middlesex Hospital announced new visitor restrictions. “Levels of influenza-like-illness across the country are now as high as we observed at the peak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic,” said Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Anne Schuchat in a press briefing on Friday. “The proportion […]

At First Church, Historical Society Works to ‘Set the Record Straight,’ Price Talks New Role

February 12, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

This past Sunday, the First Church of the United Church of Christ hosted the first public conversation in partnership with both the Middlesex Historical Society and the Middletown Racial Justice Coalition. Within the context of the church’s 350th anniversary celebration, these dialogues and presentations will center on giving voice to marginalized histories and experiences in America, […]

University Endowment Reaches $967 Million in Fiscal 2017

February 8, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s endowment rose to $967.2 million in the 2017 fiscal year, according to a recently released year-end letter on the University’s Investments website. This 14.6 percent increase from $802.2 million only 12 months prior marks a historically significant increase. The figures account for the change in the endowment from June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Should the […]

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