University Announces Winning Monogram Design

March 7, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, March 6, the University unveiled the winner of its monogram design competition. The winning monogram, designed by Gabriel Drozdov ’19, was chosen by members of the Wesleyan community through an online vote. The vote came after the University announced the three finalists of the monogram design competition on Feb. 20. These three finalists were selected […]

First Ankh’sGiving Brings Students of Color Together

March 5, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The first Ankh’sGiving, a celebratory event conceptualized by Arline Pierre-Louis ’19 for students of color (SOC) to gather and share their experiences, was held March 2 in Beckham Hall. Around 200 students attended the dinner, which featured various types of food, student performances, vendors, and a photo booth. Although the event was meant be a one-time occurrence, […]

Trustees Send Mixed Messages in Quarterly Meeting

March 5, 2019, by Hannah Reale, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Board of Trustees met for their quarterly session on Friday, March 1 and later joined students for an open meeting. Students and trustees discussed key topics such as upcoming facilities projects and ongoing talks to divest the University’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. University President Michael Roth ’78 then went to the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting […]

University Receives Top Spot on Princeton Review’s 2019 List of “Impact Schools”

March 4, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Princeton Review has ranked Wesleyan University at the top of its list of 25 “Impact Schools” for 2019, followed by Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Southwestern University. “These 25 schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts, and […]

Resource Center Receives Positive Survey Results, Suggestions Moving Forward

March 4, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The results of the University Resource Center (RC)’s survey, conducted at the beginning of February, have come out and are largely positive. The RC, which was established in September 2017 in response to student activism—namely the #IsThisWhy campaign in 2015—has been tasked with providing resources and support for students from marginalized identity groups. Moving forward, the RC will […]

New Presentation Studio Offers Students Opportunities for Skill Development

March 1, 2019, by Stuart Woodhams, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

This semester, the Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) launched a new program called the Presentation Studio for students who want to develop their presentation skills in a one-on-one setting with a peer mentor. Students can come in for a 45-minute appointment to work on class presentations, conference presentations, job interviews, and pitches. The Studio provides assistance on all aspects on […]

English Curriculum and Major Changes Approved by EPC

March 1, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) approved changes to the English curriculum and major on Feb. 21, effective for the class of 2023 and on per University policy. These changes will not affect any current English majors or anyone currently enrolled who plans on majoring in English.  The changes will expand the focus of the major […]

ResLife Touts Success Following Wood-Frame Town Hall

March 1, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . 1 Comment

On Monday, Feb. 5, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) held a follow-up to the town hall on Feb. 18 and celebrated that events held this past weekend all took place without incident. The meeting was facilitated by Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting and Senior & Program Housing Area Coordinator Stephanie Lewis, both of whom expressed pleasure over the way […]

University Students Raising Funds to Develop “Survivors Anonymous” App

February 28, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three University students are pursuing the development of an app, tentatively called Survivors Anonymous, which will provide a platform for survivors of sexual assault to interact with one another anonymously. The app is currently aimed toward students and college campuses and is expected to provide resources and an interactive map for users in addition to […]

Bynum Discusses Book, Research on Enslaved Rhode Islanders

February 26, 2019, by Trent Babington, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the English Department hosted Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture at Hampshire College Tara Bynum to give a talk and answer questions from students and staff. The talk, entitled, “Speculative Pleasures: ‘The Archive’ and a Barbecue; or, Who Are Obour Tanner and Cesar Lyndon,” took place at Downey House […]

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