USLAC Holds Rally, Continues Advocating for Five More Workers

April 30, 2019, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Student activists representing the United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) held a rally at North College on Friday, April 26, continuing to demand the hiring of five more janitorial workers. Over a hundred people gathered at the rally, including janitorial staff, Physical Plant employees, representatives from Physical Plant union Local 153 Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Connecticut State […]

Huang Examines Asian and Queer Identities Through Photographer’s Self-Portraits

April 30, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, April 25, Vivian Huang visited Wesleyan to give a talk about photographer Tseng Kwong Chi and his portrayal of Asian queer identity through self-portraits. Huang, an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Williams, was brought to campus as a part of the Asian American Student Collective and Shakti’s joint annual identity […]

TEDx Conference Covers Health, Heart, and the Pursuit of Happiness

April 30, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Hannah Reale, News Editors. Leave a Comment

On Saturday, April 27, the University hosted its second annual TEDx event, addressing themes of representation and politics, health and technology, and finding happiness in the little moments. The conference was entirely student organized and received funding from numerous departments and campus organizations. This year’s event featured seven speakers who added their own personalized perspectives to the […]

Professor Reid-Pharr Delivers Diane Weiss Lecture on James Baldwin

April 26, 2019, by Tanvi Punja, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, April 18, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University, Robert Reid-Pharr, delivered the annual Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture at Russell House. Reid-Pharr’s talk, titled “This Grey Gulf: James Baldwin and the Making of American Celebrity,” was based on his work on a biography of American novelist James Baldwin. The lecture examined Baldwin’s life […]

Dance Studios Opened to Student Groups on Friday Evenings

April 26, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Beginning next semester, student groups will be able to reserve studio space at Cross Street Dance Studio and the Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio between 4 and 9 p.m. on Fridays. These studios will be open to students after they go through relevant training and sign a contract indicating that they will use the space respectfully. […]

Sturm Lecturer Ghez Takes Audience to the Center of the Milky Way

April 25, 2019, by Hannah Reale, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, April 23, Dr. Andrea M. Ghez gave the annual Sturm Memorial Lecture, leaving attendees wondering about what her future research will unveil about the theorized supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The Ring Family Performing Arts Hall was packed with intrigued students, professors, and Middletown residents who wanted to hear about […]

WRP’s Second Advocacy Week Focuses on Media Portrayal of Refugee Migration

April 23, 2019, by Stuart Woodhams, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP) is hosting its second annual Advocacy Week. The week, which is centered around the theme of “Art and Migration,” will feature a series of events exploring advocacy and activism, the portrayal of refugees in the media, and art as both a form of advocacy and exploitation. The week runs until […]

Ratkovic ’20 and Dudley ’20 Run Unopposed for WSA President and VP

April 23, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Justin Ratkovic ’20 and Ayana Dudley ’20 are running unopposed for Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) president and vice president, respectively. Ratkovic currently serves as the Student Life Committee chair, which is broadly committed to improving students’ quality of life, and ran for the position of WSA VP last year. As WSA president, he hopes to focus on […]

WesTHON’s Dance Marathon Concludes Year-Long Fundraising Efforts

April 23, 2019, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

WesTHON’s fourth consecutive year-long fundraising campaign culminated in a six-hour Dance Marathon on Friday, April 19, attended by University students and two patients from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). WesTHON, a student group dedicated to fundraising for CCMC, collected over $18,000 during the course of the year. WesTHON is part of a national non-profit organization called Miracle Network […]

SEMI Opens Pursuing Re-Entry Possibilities Center in North End

April 23, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On March 29, a group of ten students from the University’s prison abolition group, Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI), opened the Pursuing Re-Entry Possibilities (PREP) Center in Middletown’s North End on Main Street. The center, which is run by North End Action Team (NEAT) volunteers and University students, aims to assist formerly incarcerated people […]

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