University to Raise Student Minimum Wage From $10.10 to $11 by 2021

September 17, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The campus minimum wage will increase from $10.10 to $11 by 2021, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer Andy Tanaka ’00 confirmed in an email to The Argus. The current wage will increase by 30 cents each year, starting on Jan. 1, 2019, in order to reach $11 by Jan. 1, 2021. In his email, Tanaka wrote […]

Wellness Experience Provides Campus With Resources for Physical and Mental Health

September 17, 2018, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Yesterday marked the start of the penultimate week of the Wellness Experience, a series of events organized by WesWell—in partnership with several other University departments—to help promote the health and well-being of University students. The program will last four weeks in total, with each week centered around a different facet of wellness. The first week, […]

Allbritton and Fries Centers Host Asya Darbinyan for Talk on Revolution in Armenia

September 17, 2018, by Spencer Dean, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Asya Darbinyan of Clark University visited campus to deliver a lecture on the peaceful grassroots revolution that disrupted established power structures in Armenia from April to May 2018. This lunchtime talk on Thursday, Sept. 13, was hosted by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the Fries Center for Global Studies and […]

WSA Addresses Textbook Costs With Textbook Exchange Initiative

September 17, 2018, by Serena Chow, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This fall, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) is making strides toward improving accessibility to and affordability of textbooks through its first-ever Textbook Exchange. The unfortunate reality for many college students is that the biannual purchasing of textbooks poses significant financial barriers to course selection and academic success. WSA Senators Roseanne Ng ’19, Ariel Deutsch ’21, Pauline Jaffe ’21, and […]

Ryan Nelson ’19 Elected as Student Representative to Board of Trustees

September 17, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Last Sunday, Ryan Nelson ’19 was elected by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) to serve as a student representative to the Board of Trustees alongside the WSA leadership board. Nelson is the third student representative elected since the WSA passed a resolution in May 2015 that made all students—instead of only WSA senators—eligible for this […]

New Haven Pride Celebrates Its 20th Year With a Week of Events

September 13, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

The 20th-annual New Haven Pride Week is now in full swing, running from Sept. 9 to 16. Hosted by the New Haven Pride Center, the week includes a series of free events and a few paid ones. These festivities are a way to participate in and connect with the metropolitan LGBTQ+ community only half an hour […]

SACE Begins First Full Year on Campus, Focused on Outreach and Advocacy

September 13, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Heading into its first full year on campus, the Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE) is looking to increase student awareness of the services it provides and continue advocating for survivors of sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence. SACE is staffed by Director Johanna DeBari, who started in her role last […]

Three Authors, One Book: RJ Julia Hosts Writer Trio to Discuss New Novel, “The Glass Ocean”

September 13, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White visited Wesleyan’s RJ Julia Bookstore to give a talk about their new novel, “The Glass Ocean.” Middletown was the 13th stop on their two-week book tour, which began in Georgia and will end in Rhode Island. Released on Sept. 4, the book is the […]

Writing Center Offers Master Class With Playwright and Novelist James Magruder

September 13, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Broadway playwright and fiction novelist James Magruder will teach a free three-session master class at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center this fall. Applications are open to students from all grade levels, and participants must be able to attend all three sessions on Monday, Sept. 17, Monday, Oct. 15, and Monday, Nov. 12. Magruder is currently […]

CAPS Left Understaffed After Departures of Miceli, Jones, and Scheinberg

September 10, 2018, by Noa Street-Sachs, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) program has seen the departure of three staff members in the past several weeks. Director of CAPS Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea updated the community about these changes in an all-campus email on September 4th. “We’ve worked hard to quickly fill these openings so that we have new staff in place […]

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