Six Senators, Including Two Write-ins, Elected to WSA in Winter Election

December 6, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Two returning and four new senators were elected to the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) General Assembly (GA) in the Winter Election. Ariel Deutsch ’21 and Pauline Jaffe ’21 were re-elected as senators, Edrea Jiang ’23 and Kate Liu ’22 were elected for the first time, and Shirmai Chung ’22 and Sam Hoppe ’22 were elected […]

University Launches E2020 Initiative to Promote Wesleyan Engagement in 2020 Election

December 6, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Editor in Chief. Leave a Comment

The University is launching an initiative called E2020 to promote civic engagement in the 2020 election. The program has two major facets: financial support for students who wish to participate in election campaigns or other political work, and the creation and promotion of civic-oriented courses in the University curriculum. The intention of the program is […]

OrgSync to Be Replaced with WesNest

December 6, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The student group platform OrgSync will be replaced with Campus Labs’ Engage platform, which the University renamed WesNest, on Jan. 8, 2020. All student group information on OrgSync will be transitioned to WesNest, and the Student Activities for Leadership Development Office (SALD), Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) and the University’s IT department will implement student improvement […]

Board of Trustees Votes on the Future of the Green Fund

December 6, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Malachi Ashley, Staff Writer and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

A resolution to authorize the Green Fund fee for the next five years was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees Finance Committee at the board of trustees meeting last Friday, Dec. 11. The resolution will be voted on by the full board of trustees in early 2020.  Started in 2011, the Green Fund is […]

WSA, Resource Center Interns Seek to Revitalize University Organizing Center

December 6, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University Organizing Center (UOC) will receive new furniture over the break, following a UOC clean up day that occurred on Nov. 9. In the future, project organizers—Resource Center (RC) Social and Political Activism interns Nathan Mullen ’20 and Jada Reid ’22, and Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Community Committee Chair Emily McEvoy ’22—hope to establish […]

Board of Trustees Faces Questions on Divestment, Custodial Workloads

December 5, 2019, by Hannah Reale, Tobias Wertime, Editor in Chief and Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

On Nov. 22, the board of trustees convened for their quarterly meeting, and as part of their program, the board invited students to Zelnick Pavilion for an unstructured open forum. The meeting marked the semesterly lunch for students to meet with the trustees.  As the board of trustees made their way to Zelnick Pavilion, protesters from Jewish […]

Wesleyan Participates in National China Town Hall

November 22, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University hosted a viewing and discussion of the National China Town Hall webcast hosted by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies on Monday Nov. 18. The webcast was presented by the National Committee on US-China Relations and Wesleyan was one of over 85 participating institutions.  “The […]

Roth Joins WSA for Open Q&A Forum

November 22, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. 2 Comments

President Michael Roth ’78 held a forum at the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17. This forum, where students have the opportunity to ask Roth questions, is held each year before the November board of trustees meeting. Roth began the forum with a brief description of what will be covered in the upcoming board […]

ResLife Organizes Town Hall on Traverse Square Relations

November 22, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A town hall to discuss the University’s relationship with Traverse Square—a subsidized housing project located next to HiRise and LoRise—was organized by the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event, which was open to any interested members of the Wesleyan community, was hosted by the HiRise and LoRise Community Advisors (CAs) […]

CeCe McDonald Speaks at Wesleyan Trans Day of Remembrance

November 22, 2019, by Ashley Ogwang, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: Violence, transphobia, racial slurs, death. Trans rights and prison reform activist CeCe McDonald spoke in commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Resource Center and SPECTRUM—an organization that helps provide a safe space and a voice for queer students of color— collaborated to bring McDonald to campus. The evening began […]

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