First Things First Adapts to COVID-19 Regulations for Class of 2024

September 18, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, Assistant News Editors. Leave a Comment

First Things First (FTF), the orientation program organized by the Resource Center for first-year, First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) students, ran from Monday, July 20 to Friday, Aug. 28. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s FTF program was conducted online, featuring a number of synchronous and asynchronous programs rather than previous years’ in-person, two-and-a-half-day […]

Ten WSA Senators Elected to Represent the Class of 2024

September 18, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Ten new senators were elected to represent the class of 2024 in the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) General Assembly (GA). WSA Chief of Staff Pauline Jaffe ’21 announced the newly elected first-year senators in a campus-wide email on Saturday, Sept. 12. The ten senators are: Daëlle Coriolan, Sarah Asiedu, Anthony Lulgjuraj, Elena Brennan, Michael Quinteros, […]

Fifteen Percent of Enrolled Undergraduate Students Studying Remotely for Fall Semester

September 18, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Fifteen percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in the University for the fall semester are studying remotely, according to University Registrar Anna C.G. van der Burg. Of the University’s 2,845 enrolled undergraduate students, 427 are remote students, with the remaining 2,418 studying either on campus or, for some international students, studying abroad from their home […]

Fries Center Launches Curriculum Internationalization Initiative

September 18, 2020, by Rachel Wachman, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS) has launched the Internationalizing the Curriculum Initiative, a program comprised of four two-hour seminars that gives faculty across all curriculum divisions an opportunity to incorporate global perspectives into their courses. Director of Study Abroad Emily Gorlewski created the initiative after study abroad programs were canceled for the fall […]

Late Night Returns, Relocated to Summerfields

September 17, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

As of Monday, Sept. 14, Late Night will operate out of Summerfields for the rest of the academic year, instead of its usual location in Usdan Marketplace. Late Night hours will be from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily, and orders must be placed through Zingle for pickup only.  “Over the years the students have […]

Three Scientific Imaging Contest Finalists Announced Over the Summer

September 11, 2020, by Elias Mansell, Oliver Cope, Assistant News Editor, and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The College of Integrative Sciences (CIS) announced the winners of this year’s Scientific Imaging Contest: Osama Elgabori ’22, Carol Dalgarno ’21, and Jolie Villegas ’21, who came in first, second, and third place respectively on Thursday, July 30. The announcement came at the penultimate meeting of the CIS Summer Research Fellowship Research program, which was […]

Middletown Common Council Unanimously Approves Climate Emergency Resolution

September 11, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

A resolution declaring a climate emergency was unanimously (12–0) approved by the Middletown Common Council on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The resolution was proposed by the city’s Sustainability Team and Clean Energy Task Force and co-sponsored by Council Member Ed Ford, Jr. (R) and Council Member & Deputy Mayor Vinnie Loffredo (D), both of whom sit […]

WSA Textbook Exchange Program Adapts to COVID-19 In Its Third Year on Campus

September 11, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Molly Meyer, Assistant News Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program (TEP) is adapting to COVID-19 guidelines as it begins its third year of operation on campus. The program will run from Monday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 14 in the University Organizing Center’s (UOC) parking lot at 190 High Street. The TEP is organized by the WSA Academic […]

NSM Faculty Pledge to Promote and Support Anti-Racist Practices Across the Division

September 4, 2020, by Sophie Wazlowski, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) division has released a statement of inclusion declaring the commitment of its co-signers to building an anti-racist community and providing support for students and faculty impacted by structural inequities. As of Thursday, Sept. 4, 51 faculty members and one administrative assistant had signed the document, and the division is continuing […]

University Implements New Federal Title IX Regulations, Renames and Redefines SHAPE Office

September 4, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Title IX Final Rule, a 2,033-page series of federal regulations around campus-based sexual misconduct announced by the federal government on May 6, 2020, went into effect at the University on Friday, Aug. 14. The regulations bring about significant changes to the Office for Equity & Inclusion and the role and capabilities of the former […]

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