Contingency Planning Task Force Brainstorms Options for Fall 2020 Semester, Seeks Feedback

May 1, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Contingency Planning Task Force was created by the President’s Office to consider multiple ways the Fall 2020 semester could play out. While the University has not yet announced whether campus will be open, the group hopes to come to a decision by the end of June.   The task force is chaired by Interim Provost and […]

320 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Middletown as Lamont Begins to Consider Reopening State

April 30, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

There are 320 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Middletown, according to Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14. The city has also seen a total of 39 COVID-19 related fatalities. As of April 30, Middlesex County had 657 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 79 COVID-19 related deaths and 42 hospitalized patients. As of April 29, three nursing […]

255 COVID-19 Cases in Middletown as State Begins to See Decrease in Hospitalizations

April 23, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. 2 Comments

255 Middletown residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday, April 23. There are a total of 545 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Middlesex County.  In a virtual community forum on COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 21, Middletown’s Public Health Manager Kevin Elak stressed that the number of […]

WSA, FGLI Advisory Board Establish FGLI Support Fund

April 23, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution establishing a First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) Support Fund passed unanimously April 19. The resolution gives $22,000 to the FGLI Support Fund from this year’s WSA Projects Budget and commits to allocating $10,000 each year to the fund, which will be administered by the recently established FGLI Advisory Board. “COVID-19 is […]

University Implements Austerity Cuts to Combat $15 Million Budget Deficit

April 23, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

For the next year, the University has halted faculty and staff salary increases and non-faculty hires, along with other austerity cuts, to combat the financial strain caused by COVID-19. The last time the University implemented similar austerity cuts was in 2008 due to the recession. Similar to 2008, the University will continue hiring new faculty during […]

Office of Admission Accepts 2,531 Students to Class of 2024 Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainties

April 23, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Regular Decision results for the class of 2024 were released on March 25. Of the 12,752 applications the University received, 19.8%, or 2,531 students, were accepted. While the University has seen an upward trend in the number of applicants in recent years, the applicant pool for the class of 2024 was slightly smaller than in […]

Nine out of Twelve Certificates Converted to Minors

April 23, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Sophie Griffin, Features Editor, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Nine out of twelve of the University’s certificates became minors after the University’s Educational Policy Committee (EPC) approved the change on February 27.  These nine former certificates are: Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies, Informatics & Modeling, International Relations, Jewish & Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Molecular Biophysics, Muslim Studies, and South Asia Studies. Three certificates—Writing, Applied […]

College of Education Studies and Education Studies Linked Major Created by Majority Faculty Vote

April 23, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Steph Dukich, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The College of Education Studies and an Education Studies linked major were established through a faculty vote of 94% in favor on April 14. Professors of Psychology Steven Stemler and Anna Shusterman will co-chair the College and the major, which will require students to have another major in addition to the Education Studies linked major. […]

WSA Donations Total $256,850 for Stipends for Students with No Expected Family Contribution

April 17, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On April 5, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) unanimously passed a resolution reallocating $156,850 from the Spring Fling Committee, Concert Committee, and Senior Class Officers’ funds to stipends for 277 students with no expected family contribution (EFC) to their tuition. The resolution adds these funds to the $100,000 the WSA previously allocated to stipends for these students.  […]

My Pussy Wrote a Thesis: Godfrey ‘19 Returns to Help the Wesleyan Community “build our erotic legacy”

April 17, 2020, by Ashley Ogwang, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Note: This event took place prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. The Argus is not advocating to partake in any sexual activities that break the rules of quarantine/social distancing. Rachel Godfrey ’19 returned to campus to facilitate a discussion-based workshop about “building our erotic legacy” on Feb. 27. Godfrey is a music […]

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