WSA Voices Concerns over Outside Scholarship Policy and Financial Aid

March 6, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor. 7 Comments

This week’s WSA meeting on March 6 included a special question-and-answer session with University President Michael Roth ’78 regarding his contract renewal and vision for his “Beyond 2020: Strategies for Wesleyan,” project, as well as the recent board of trustees meeting. A large portion of the discussion with Roth also focused on financial aid. Roth […]

U.S. State Department’s Storella Lectures on The Global Refugee Crisis

March 6, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Kaye Dyja, News Editor & Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

With 21.3 million people classified as refugees worldwide, it has become hard to conceptualize the human toll of the Syrian Civil War and other schisms in a post-Arab Spring Middle East. So when Mark Storella, father of Théo Storella ’20, talks to people about the global refugee crisis, he makes sure to emphasize the fundamental similarity […]

Beyond 2020: President Roth’s Vision for the Next Decade

March 6, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editors. 1 Comment

President Michael Roth ’78, whose contract as University president has just been extended until 2023, recently published a post on his blog titled “Beyond 2020: Strategies for Wesleyan” that looks toward the future of the University. The Argus has obtained a longer draft of the plan that President Roth has shared with trustees, which addresses […]

WSA Explores Implementing a Fourth General Education Expectation on Diversity

March 6, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. 1 Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly has announced that they are exploring the implementation of a fourth general education expectation focused on diversity. Ideally, the requirement would cover a wide swath of courses and encourage students to become exposed to issues relating to various forms of diversity. President of the WSA Rebecca Hutman ’17 said she began […]

Trustees Extend President Roth’s Contract Through 2023

March 4, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, News Editor. 7 Comments

The Michael Roth ’78 era at Wesleyan is just getting started. On Saturday afternoon, Chair of the Board of Trustees Donna Morea ’76 announced in an all-campus email that the board will extend President Roth’s contract through 2023. “This is truly an exciting time for Wesleyan,” Morea said. “With the support of our community and […]

Broad Street Will Not Keep Books Past March 15

March 2, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

In preparation for the opening of a new University bookstore on Main Street, Broad Street Books has announced that after March 15, it will no longer carry books. Chris DeSena, who works in the Text Department at Broad Street, explained how book purchases will proceed in the interim period between the destocking of this bookstore […]

Panel Examines Funding for the Sciences in the Age of Trump

March 2, 2017, by Natasha Nurjadin, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Last Wednesday night, the Climate Ambassadors hosted a faculty panel discussing funding for the sciences and the importance of climate change issues in the current administration. Over forty students attended, and the two panelists were University professors: Joyce Powzyk, Assistant Professor of Practice in Biology, and Suzanne O’Connell, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Both professors […]

Anger, Politics, and Writing intersect in Mishra Lecture

March 2, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Emmy Hughes, Assistant Arts Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Pankaj Mishra has written all his life. Not only does he regularly contribute to publications such as The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The New Yorker, he has also authored a number of nonfiction and fiction works that have received high praise and numerous awards. According to Mishra, creating the well-researched and […]

Former Governor Shumlin ’79 Speaks on Environmental Policy at Shanklin Lab

February 27, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor. 2 Comments

On Thursday night, Feb. 23, students, faculty, and residents from all over Connecticut packed into a lecture hall in the Shanklin Laboratories to attend a talk given by former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin ’79, which was entitled “Climate Change & Public Policy: Saving the Earth at the State & Local Level.” The event, hosted by the Allbritton […]

Out of Four Oscar-Nominated Alumni, Lonergan Wins Best Screenplay

February 27, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be another successful year for University grads in the film industry. The 89th Academy Awards, held Sunday, Feb. 26, saw the nomination of four alumni in both creative and administrative roles: Kenneth Lonergan ’84 earned two nominations for his work as writer and director of “Manchester by the Sea,” […]

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