Administration Weighs Adopting Controversial E-Verify Program

December 7, 2023, by Miles Pinsof-Berlowitz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In a meeting with the University’s Finance Committee and the Student Employment Advisory Subcommittee (SEAC) of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) on Tuesday, Dec. 5, a representative from the Gordon Career Center said that University administrators will meet Friday, Dec. 8, to discuss the potential campus-wide implementation of the divisive online employee confirmation system E-Verify.  E-Verify is a federally […]

Student Activity Fee Set To Be Indexed to Inflation, Making Up for Eight-Year Pause in Fee Increases

December 7, 2023, by Miles Pinsof-Berlowitz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) plans to vote on an amendment to increase the Student Activities Fee (SAF) upon its return to campus in January 2024. The amendment aims to tie the SAF, which has not been adjusted since 2015, to the inflation rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, which tracks inflation based on […]

International Student Advisory Board Names Eight New Members

December 7, 2023, by Carolyn Neugarten, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) selected Mishaa Vohra ’26, Anh Tran ’27, Nirvaan Mehta ’27, Tihitina Gebeyehu ’27, Mallika Srinivas ’25, Holiness Igiraneza ’27, Alexis Gerwe ’27, and Rania Ahmed ’26 to join the University’s International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), which is responsible for informing and advising OISA and other administrative departments on needs […]

University Introduces Global South Asian Studies Major, Animal Studies Minor, and College of Design and Engineering Studies

December 4, 2023, by Rose Chen, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University has introduced a new major, minor, and college over the course of the fall 2022 through fall 2023 semesters: the Global South Asian Studies (GSAS) major, the Animal Studies minor, and the College of Design and Engineering Studies (CoDES). These programs were created in response to student interest and desire to highlight courses related to these […]

ResLife Introduces New Software for Spring Housing Registration Process

December 4, 2023, by Rose Chen, Anabel Goode, Assistant News Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Office of Residential Life (ResLife) has implemented a cloud-based residential community management platform for housing registration and selection for the spring semester. The new software, called StarRez, replaces the application in WesPortal that was previously used for students to submit housing preferences. The change allows students to play a more active role in the housing […]

Middletown Institutes New Trash Initiative To Reduce Waste

November 30, 2023, by Spencer Landers, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The City of Middletown implemented its Save As You Throw (SAYT) Food Scrap Co-Collection Program in an effort to reduce waste on Nov. 1, 2023. Residents and businesses using the Middletown Sanitation District cart service must now use the new official green and orange trash bags as opposed to white, black, or other colored bags […]

University Installs New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Campus

November 30, 2023, by Leo Bader, Assistant News Editor . Leave a Comment

Director of Utilities and Infrastructure Andrew Plotkin announced in an all-campus email on Wednesday, Oct. 25 that the University installed an additional 16 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across campus over the summer, bringing the total number of stations to 30. Of the 16 new units, 10 are Level 2 stations, which fully charge a car in three and […]

Student Activists Decry Fossil Fuel Control of Wesleyan

November 16, 2023, by Carolyn Neugarten, Miles Craven, News Editor, Staff Writer. 3 Comments

As alumni, students, and their families strolled along Church Street during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 28, shouts could be heard from a student demonstration outside of Pi Café. A closer look revealed a group of demonstrators calling for the resignation of John B. Frank ’78, the chair of the University board of trustees. Community […]

WesMarketplace Expands During Its First Full Semester in Operation

November 16, 2023, by Leo Bader, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

WesMarketplace—a website for members of the University community to buy and sell used goods—went live for beta testing with about 100 users on April 7, 2023. After testing for a week without any major hiccups, the creator Nick Sng ’23 made the website accessible to the entire University community on April 14, 2023. Sng created WesMarketplace […]

University Campaign “This Is Not a Campaign. This Is Wesleyan” Launches $600 Million Fundraiser

November 16, 2023, by Gabrielle McIntosh, Spencer Landers, Assistant News Editors. 1 Comment

The University launched a $600 million fundraising campaign entitled “This Is Not A Campaign. This Is Wesleyan” during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the largest fundraiser in University history and has raised around $364 million so far. The money raised will be spent across several areas. “The money we raise will help Wesleyan […]

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