Public Safety Debuts Bike Rental Program

October 11, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Public Safety announced that students would be able to rent bicycles through the new Wesleyan Bike Rental Program. In an email to all students, Director of Public Safety (PSafe) Scott Rohde explained that students could rent a bike, bike lock, and helmet for the rest of the academic year for $45. […]

Three University Alumni Receive MacArthur Fellowship Grants

October 11, 2019, by Alex LaFetra Thompson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Three Wesleyan alumni, Mary Halvorson ’02, Saidiya Hartman ’84, and Cameron Rowland ’11 received a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship grant, along with 23 other individuals.  The grant, which gives each fellow $625,000, is awarded to individuals across scientific and artistic disciplines doing work deemed exceptionally creative or pioneering. There is no application or recommendation process for […]

Multifaith Calendar Aims to Improve Religious Accommodations

October 11, 2019, by Serena Chow, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to increase visibility and accessibility to religious accommodations, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), the Office of Religion and Spiritual Life (ORSL), and students from the Interfaith Council have worked to create a more comprehensive multifaith calendar. The multifaith calendar serves as a resource for faculty, student group leaders, and other members of […]

Middletown Commission Approves PAC Renovations

October 11, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Jordan Saliby, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A new proposal for renovations to the Public Affairs Center (PAC) was unanimously approved by the City of Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 9, 2019. Representatives from Newman Architects, Langan Engineering, and Peterson Rich Office presented the proposal, fielding questions from the public and councilmembers. Project Manager of Construction Services Mike Rosalie introduced the […]

Thirty-Five Fire Alarms Activated So Far This Semester, in Line With Years Past

October 8, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, Staff Writer and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Since students returned to campus in September, there have been 35 fire alarm activations in University buildings. In a typical school year, about 250 to 300 activations occur, averaging more than one activation per day. “I know [35] seems like a lot, but it’s average,” Fire Safety and Facilities Administration Manager Chris Cruz wrote in […]

Library Pilots New Honors Thesis Carrel Assignment Process

October 8, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A new thesis carrel assignment process for honors thesis writers, which assigns two students to each carrel rather than assigning one student to each carrel, began this fall. This new process was developed by Caleb T. Winchester Librarian Andrew White and Aaron Cheung ’19 last spring. Last year, under the old process, 169 students applied […]

Long Lane’s Annual Pumpkin Fest Brings Together Wes, Middletown

October 8, 2019, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University’s annual Pumpkin Festival, co-sponsored by the College of the Environment (CoE), took place this past Saturday, Oct. 5, at Long Lane Farm. An annual occurrence since its inception in 2004, the event celebrates Long Lane’s harvest and welcomes members of the community for live performances, free food and cider, and goods made by local small […]

International Student Advisory Board Aims to Improve the Experiences of International Students

October 4, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

Ten undergraduate students were selected to become board members for the newly established International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) on Thursday, Sept. 26. ISAB will work directly with the International Resource Team to inform and advise the University’s administrative offices about the main issues, services, and programs concerning both undergraduate and graduate international students. Through this […]

Resource Center Holds Discussion on Class and Sustainability

October 4, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Sasha Linden-Cohen, Features Editor and News Editor. Leave a Comment

An exhibit and discussion focusing on Class and Sustainability was held by Resource Center (RC) interns at Earth House on Sept. 27. Attendees talked about environmental racism, and how climate change disproportionately affects people of color (POC) and low income communities. Many attendees also drew on experience, talking extensively about how members of these communities […]

Physical Plant Union Approves Contract With New Wages, Health Insurance Terms

October 4, 2019, by Hannah Reale, Editor-In-Chief. Leave a Comment

Physical Plant union members voted to accept the latest version of their three-year contract, 21 to 11. Members of Physical Plant’s union and union representative Seth Goldstein gathered to vote on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and a group of students wearing shirts with the union’s logo came to support the workers.  Union members unanimously rejected the […]

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