WSA Passes PAWS-Sponsored Student Workers Bill of Rights

May 7, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. 2 Comments

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution endorsing a student workers’ bill of rights passed unanimously on Sunday, May 5. The bill of rights, which was primarily written by Peer Advocates for Student Workers (PAWS), calls for the formation of a Student Workers’ Rights Oversight Committee (SWROC). The bill of rights has yet to be ratified […]

Interfaith Council Hosts Multi-Faith Open Mic

May 7, 2019, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On May 2, students gathered in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) lounge to share their experiences and relationship to faith through various artistic mediums. Organized by Joy Feinberg ’19 and the Wesleyan Interfaith Council (IC), the multi-faith open mic was open to all identities in a continued effort to facilitate dialogue and solidarity […]

SBC Updates Bylaws to Add Slate Budgets, Increase Food Funding

May 7, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A resolution to update the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Student Budget Committee (SBC) bylaws passed unanimously on Sunday, May 5. These changes include implementing slate budgets, clarifying identity month funding, and modifying the Spring Fling Committee (SFC) bylaws, among other changes. Beginning in July of this year, qualified student groups may apply for a slate […]

Interrogating the Wes to NYC Pipeline: Panel Focuses on NYC Gentrification

May 7, 2019, by Eleanor Raab, Hannah Reale, Contributing Writer and News Editor. 1 Comment

On Thursday, May 2, students and faculty gathered to listen to a panel entitled “Interrogating the Wes to NYC Pipeline: A Panel on Gentrification.” The panel—hosted by the American Studies Department in conjunction with the Resource Center, the African American Studies Department, the Anthropology Department, and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life—dealt […]

Bennet ’87 and Hickenlooper ’74 Announce 2020 Presidential Bids

May 7, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Friday, May 2, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet ’87 announced his candidacy for president. Now, two Wesleyan alumni—Bennet and former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper ’74—have announced that they are running for president. Hickenlooper announced his candidacy on March 4. As a student at Wesleyan, Hickenlooper studied English and Earth and Environmental Science. After graduating, he went on […]

Letter From the Editors: A Look Back on the Semester

May 6, 2019, by Brooke Kushwaha, William Halliday, Editors-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Dear Wesleyan community, At the beginning of the semester, we shared some of the steps we’ve taken to become a more equitable, accountable publication. As this semester comes to a close, we wanted to provide an update on the work we have been doing to further this goal. Midway through the spring, we met with […]

IN-Reach Program Recruits Local High School Students to Work in University Research Labs

May 3, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A new program called IN-Reach will be implemented this summer, recruiting high school students from local schools to work in University research labs. The program, founded by Melisa Olgun ’20 and supported by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP), the McNair Fellowship, and the NSM Coalition, will emphasize recruiting minority, first-generation, and low-income students. These students will be exposed to […]

University Minimum Wage to Be Tied to Administrative Staff’s in October 2020

May 3, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

University minimum wage increases will be tied to increases in the administrative staff salary pool beginning in October 2020. The RAISE Act, passed unanimously by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) on Sunday, April 28, resolved to work with the University administration to implement this new policy. The exact increase implemented in this policy is currently unknown, as the […]

Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in DKE Case

May 3, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On May 1, the Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Kent Literary Club et al. v. Wesleyan University et al. The hearing comes after four years of legal proceedings between Kent Literary Club (KLC), the parent chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), and the University, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed against the University by […]

Ratkovic ’20 and Dudley ’20 Win WSA Presidency and Vice Presidency

April 30, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Justin Ratkovic ’20 and Ayana Dudley ’20 were elected as Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) 2019-2020 president and vice president, respectively, on Saturday, April 27, after running unopposed. This election saw an 11.67 percent voter turnout of the undergraduate student body. Out of the 350 students who voted, 82.86 percent voted for Ratkovic, with the remainder of […]

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