WSA Calls for Professors to Add Religious Accommodation Statements to Syllabi

December 3, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) unanimously passed a resolution calling for the implementation of a recommended religious accommodations syllabus statement and improvement of the religious life calendar. The sponsors of the resolution—Emma Austin ’19, Rosanne Ng ’19, and Justin Ratkovic ’20—wish to combat the stigma that surrounds asking for religious accommodations by recommending a statement, […]

New M-Link Express Bus, Service Changes Discussed at MAT Town Hall

December 3, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Members of the Middletown community gathered in City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for a discussion of proposed changes to certain bus service routes. The town hall allowed community members to learn about the changes and voice any questions or concerns. One of the major route changes is the creation of a new M-Link Express […]

Theater Majors Demand Diversity in Open Letter

December 3, 2018, by Noa Street-Sachs, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Several weeks ago, three senior theater majors—Hope Fourie ’19, Sammy Morreale ’19, and Wenxuan Xue ’19—wrote and circulated an open letter regarding the department’s new hires this spring. The letter, which currently has 157 signatories, sheds light on the importance of diversity and inclusion in Wesleyan’s performance community. Specifically, the letter calls for non-normative and non-Western […]

Protestors Demand Reversal of Nelson Pinos Decision at Hartford ICE Building

December 3, 2018, by Alexandra Gomberoff, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Early last Friday morning, local activists gathered outside the Hartford Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices to protest the rejection of Nelson Pinos’ application for asylum. Pinos took sanctuary in a New Haven church last November to avoid being deported and has been unable to return home to his family in New Haven ever since. To […]

Dr. A. Breeze Harper Discusses Privilege and Exclusion in Vegan and Buddhist Spaces

December 3, 2018, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Last Thursday, creator of Sistah Vegan Project Dr. A. Breeze Harper gave a lecture at Russell House about engaged Buddhism, ethical consumption, and anti-racism. The lecture, titled “Mindful and Deluded,” was organized by Veg Out and Women of Color House. Dr. Harper’s talk tied together topics in activism, compassion, and responsibility within the modern context […]

Wesleyan Students Push for Action on Climate Change During Sit-In at Pelosi’s Office

December 3, 2018, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Wesleyan students joined 150 other young people affiliated with the Sunrise Movement in a sit-in at Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington to demand Democratic leadership take immediate action to address climate change. After winning control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, Democrats will now have the numbers to cement the issue […]

$11 Minimum Wage Increase Expedited, Effective January 2019

November 29, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The campus minimum wage will increase to $11 by January 2019, expediting the current minimum wage increase plan that would have gradually increased the minimum wage to $11 by Jan. 1, 2021. Outspoken disappointment at the initial three-year timeline and comparative minimum wage data from other schools played large roles in Wesleyan’s decision to expedite the […]

Africa Week Events Share African Culture With Student Body

November 29, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The week before Thanksgiving Break, Wesleyan’s African Student Association (ASA) held a series of events for Africa Week 2018 including a film screening, a Late Night food sale at Ubuntu House, the Second Annual Indaba Conference, and the popular Ariya cultural showcase. Kicking off the series of events was a screening of the film “I […]

“I Stand With You”: Students Fill Freeman for Sexual Assault Speak Out

November 29, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

CW: This article contains language concerning sexual assault and rape. Hundreds of students packed the lobby of Freeman Athletic Center Wednesday afternoon for a Speak Out on sexual assault, standing in solidarity with survivors as they shared their stories. Over two dozen students spoke at the event, some reading anonymous accounts of sexual assault and […]

Professor Szegedy-Maszak Selected as Fellow to Teach Greek History at Cheshire Correctional

November 26, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Next semester, Professor of Classical Studies Andrew Szegedy-Maszak will teach a version of his Greek History class to a group of incarcerated students at Cheshire Correctional Institution, a men’s maximum security prison in Cheshire, Conn. The class will be taught through Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education (CPE), which has provided a liberal arts education to incarcerated […]

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