Middletown High School Holds Forum for Mayoral Candidates with Two Notable Absences

September 6, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, students at Middletown High School held a forum with Democratic mayoral candidates Ben Florsheim ’14 and Geen Thazhampallath. Hosted by the Mayoral Youth Cabinet, Middletown students asked candidates a range of questions regarding local and national issues oriented towards student concerns, as well as the Middletown community at large. Despite the […]

Grown Café Will Now Accept Points All Day

September 6, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor . Leave a Comment

For the past two years, students have struggled to keep up with the high costs at Grown, the café located in R.J. Julia bookstore. Starting this fall, however, Grown will accept student meal points all day. When R.J. Julia first opened two years ago, Chief Executive Officer of Grown Shannon Allen didn’t expect how busy […]

Project No Red Zone Begins Fourth Year

September 6, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: Sexual violence The fourth annual Project No Red Zone (PNRZ) event began on Monday, Sept. 2 and will run for the first six weeks of the semester. PNRZ, an initiative run by Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) President Justin Ratkovic ’20 and WSA Vice President Ayana Dudley ’20, aims to combat the “Red Zone,” […]

Waste Not Brings in Over $13,000 in Most Successful Year in Recent Memory

September 6, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s annual Waste Not sale raised more than $13,000 for charity over the course of two days. At Waste Not, students can buy used furniture, decor, and housing supplies donated by other students the previous May. This year, the Brainerd Avenue location offered small household objects like lamps, art pieces, mirrors, and kitchen items on Aug. 31 and […]

Office of Student Affairs Issues Updates to Honor Board and CSB Procedures

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

The Wesleyan Student Handbook has been updated for the 2019–2020 school year to reflect changes to the structure and composition of the Honor Board and Community Standards Board (CSB). “This year [the] Honor Board and Community Standards Boards are going to be working more closely together and the handbook has been updated to reflect more […]

Professor Tang to Propose Asian American Course Cluster

September 3, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A proposal for an Asian American Studies course cluster will be submitted by Associate Professor of English and American Studies Amy Tang later this month to the University’s Educational Policy Committee (EPC), with the hope that it will be approved in time for the start of the next semester. This proposal is a result of efforts by […]

WSA Textbook Exchange Program Expands Entering Its Second Year

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

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program (TEP) began its second year on campus on Sept. 1, running until Sept. 10. The program facilitates textbook sales between students in the Olin Library Lobby and currently has over 600 books listed for sale. Since its soft launch during the Fall 2018 drop/add period, where the program ended […]

University Network for Human Rights Relocates to Wesleyan

August 29, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University Network for Human Rights (UNHR), a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging engagement with human rights issues amongst undergraduate students, will move to Wesleyan beginning this semester. The UNHR is headed by Stanford Law Professor Jim Cavallaro, who is the Founding Director of Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic.  As part of […]

University Begins Construction of $16 Million Addition to Center for Film Studies

August 29, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On May 26, the University began construction on a highly anticipated addition to the Center for Film Studies. Designed by JCJ Architecture of Hartford, Conn., the facility will cost approximately $16.15 million and is expected to be completed for the Fall 2020 semester.  While construction officially began over the summer, the conceptualization of the addition began […]

Professor McAlear Files Lawsuit Against University

August 29, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. 1 Comment

On May 8, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Michael McAlear filed a lawsuit against the University concerning student-made posters, circulated in November 2016, that implied McAlear, Professor of French Andrew Curran, and Professor of Art David Schorr are sexual predators. McAlear denies all claims of sexual misconduct in his suit against the University, saying that […]

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