DKE Lawsuit Reaches Verdict as University is Found at Fault, Talks to Follow

June 18, 2017, by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors . 6 Comments

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. On Thursday June 15, after two years of debate and litigation, a jury in the Middlesex Superior Court reached a verdict in a claim made by The Kent Literary Club of Wesleyan University at Middletown against Wesleyan University, finding the University at fault. They found […]

Former Dean Scott Backer Arrested in West Hartford

May 15, 2017, by Jenny Davis, Jake Lahut, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief. 17 Comments

Almost a year after his dismissal from the University for not disclosing his history of sexual misconduct at his prior school, former Associate Dean of Students Scott Backer was arrested on Monday, May 15, in West Hartford for allegedly propositioning someone whom he believed to be a minor—but was actually an adult male—over the anonymous […]

Powder to the People: Shakti Presents Holi 2017

May 9, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Foss Hill erupted with clouds of color on Saturday as students gathered to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi. Sponsored by Shakti, the University’s South Asian student organization, the event attracted large crowds of people dressed in white shirts eagerly waiting to cover one another in various shades of gulal, a colored powder. The University’s celebration […]

University Library to Update Integrated System

May 9, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s integrated library system—the online tool through which students can search for books, articles, and other e-resources—will be updated to a more powerful system on June 30. The system, which will maintain the name “OneSearch,” will allow for students to search for online resources more efficiently as well as find resources from Conn College […]

International Experts on Yemeni Human Rights to Come to University on May 12

May 9, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Friday, May 12, the University will host an event entitled “The Rule of Law in Yemen,” which will center around discussion of the current political situation in Yemen and the history leading up to it. The event will include multiple speeches, a discussion panel, and a reception at the end. The speakers at this […]

Washington Post Publishes Commentary on Research by Courtney Laermer ’17 and Wesleyan Media Project

May 9, 2017, by William Halliday, Photo Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On May 5, researchers working with the Wesleyan Media Project published an article on the Washington Post-affiliated blog, the Monkey Cage, that examines the first step in voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on May 4 and the public perception of its replacement, the Affordable Health Care Act (ACHA). The Monkey Cage features analysis […]

Running Unopposed, Ravi ’18 and Godbole ’19 are Named President and Vice President of WSA

May 9, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

In a year of whirlwind national elections, the University’s race for president of the Student Assembly lacked its usual competitive edge. With only Nila Ravi ’18 and Sanam Godbole ’19 running as president and vice-president, respectively, the race was over before it began. This is by no means the first time in the University’s history […]

Students Honored by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

May 4, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

This April, at the annual meeting for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in Chicago, University seniors Jennifer Cascino, Kaileen Fei, Julianne Riggs, Rachel Savage, and Stacy Uchendu were inducted into the ASBMB Honor Society. “The ASBMB Honor Society (ΧΩΛ) recognizes exceptional undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in the molecular life […]

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Talks Resistance and Activism in this Political Moment

May 4, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, May 3, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew came to the University to speak to students and answer questions concerning activism in the modern political climate. The Wesleyan Democrats (WesDems) invited Drew for the second installment of their ongoing series “Resistance In the Age of Trump,” a program devoted to bringing liberal politicians to campus. Drew, […]

Anti-Card Access Petition Opens Debate of Security vs. Privacy

May 4, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. 2 Comments

In response to the implementation of evening card-swipe access at Olin Library, Middletown Potluck, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Veg Out collectively wrote a petition to remove the aforementioned card-swipe access. The bulk of the petition—which, in addition to calling for the card-swipe removal, asked for discussion about the implications of the actions—was written by […]

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