OurCampus Nominated for Connecticut Entrepreneur Award

February 18, 2020, by Oliver Cope, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

OurCampus, a Wesleyan faculty review app created by Tyler Lederer-Plaskett ’21 and Rafael Goldstein ’21, was nominated for a Connecticut Entrepreneur Award for best Venture in early Feb.   “It’s really validating,” Goldstein said. “I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours working on it. With this nomination, it’s really great to know that other people are […]

WSA Tables Projects Budget Resolution

February 18, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution to make WSA Projects budget allocations more transparent was tabled by the WSA General Assembly (GA) on Feb. 16 due to disagreements on who should approve requests. The Projects budget, which is allocated $15,000 per year from the Student Activities Fee (SAF), funds WSA projects at the approval of […]

Students Discuss Intersectional Approaches to Sustainability at Environmental Justice Town Hall

February 18, 2020, by Jordan Saliby, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

An environmental justice town hall was held last Thursday, Feb. 13 in Boger Hall. Approximately 40 students, including the new cohort of Eco Facilitators (EFs), discussed intersectional approaches to environmentalism and planned initiatives to further their goals. Attendees began the discussion by commenting on the fact that Long Lane Farm’s EarthTubs (fully enclosed vessels that perform […]

Makomenaw Hired as CAPS Mental Health Education & Prevention Coordinator

February 14, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: suicide, domestic violence and abuse.    Angie Makomenaw was hired as the new Mental Health Education & Prevention Coordinator for the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in January 2020. “This position is a new one created out of an understanding of the importance of prevention in mental health,” Makomenaw wrote in an […]

2020 Patricelli Seed Grant Finalists Announced

February 14, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

The five finalists for the 2020 Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) Seed Grants were announced on Feb. 3. Five projects—Narratio (Ahmed Badr ’20, Edward Grattan, Brice Nordquist, and Gemma Cooper-Novack), ONA (Ona Hauert ’20), Opioid Harm Reduction and Education Initiative (Livia Cox ’22, Nick Wells ’20), Pather Education Development Initiative (Kyllian Pather ’20), and […]

PREP Center Enters Second Year of Operation

February 14, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

The Middletown Pursuing Re-Entry and Employment Possibilities (PREP) Center restarted its services this January, after transferring leadership  from recent graduate Angel Martin ’19 to the current co-coordinators of the PREP Center and the Wesleyan North End Action Team (WesNEAT) Alphina Kamara ’22 and Emily McEvoy ’22. The center will begin its second year of operation […]

Summerfields to Remain Open Over Spring Break

February 14, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Summerfields will remain open over spring break this semester as part of a pilot program to provide meals over break periods. Though no other campus dining locations will be open, Summerfields will serve meals daily from Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 22 for brunch (11am–1pm) and dinner (5–6:30pm).  The University will cover the dining […]

Haslanger Discusses the Social Domain, Cultural Techne and Injustice

February 11, 2020, by Tanvi Punja, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Sally Haslanger delivered the Philosophy Department’s fifth annual Social Justice Lecture titled “But What Can We Do?… Ideology, Power, and Agency” on Thursday, Feb. 6. The annual lecture, alongside the major’s social justice track, is part of the Philosophy Department’s initiative to bring social justice to the forefront of their […]

Students Organize Coronavirus Donation and Information Table

February 11, 2020, by Jordan Saliby, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A coronavirus information and donation table organized by Chinese students at the University ran from Tuesday, Feb. 4 to Friday, Feb. 7 in the Usdan University Center. Brochures and donation links were shared to spread awareness about the virus and to provide support for those affected.  The main organizers of the event told The Argus […]

Senator Removed from WSA, Condemned by General Assembly for Conduct

February 11, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Bodhi Small ’22 was removed from his position as a Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) General Assembly (GA) senator by a unanimous vote at his impeachment trial on Sunday, Feb. 9. During the trial, WSA senators criticized Small’s intentions behind entering the impeachment process, highlighting that he initially sponsored the articles of impeachment brought against him. […]

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