DKE Lawsuit to Reach Trial After University’s Motion Fails

May 1, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. 3 Comments

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. A lawsuit filed by the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) Fraternity in February of 2015 will be heading to trial after a motion filed by the University’s legal counsel was rejected by the Superior Court of Middlesex on April 26. The motion—known as a motion for […]

Students Rally with Connecticut Community to Prevent Deportation of Luis Barrios

May 1, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor . Leave a Comment

University students have rallied behind a petition to prevent the deportation of Luis Barrios, a father of four who has lived in Connecticut for 25 years, and who was recently told he needed to leave the United States by May 4. The petition has garnered over 2,000 signatures since the date of its publication and […]

Office of Disability Resources Name Changed to Office of Accessibility Services

May 1, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

In an effort to destigmatize disability and to promote greater accessibility to campus resources, the Office of Disability Resources has changed its name to the Office of Accessibility Services. The campus will also embrace a new accessibility sign (known more commonly as a handicap sign) that shows a more active, androgynous figure in a wheelchair. […]

WSA Discusses R.J. Julia’s New Campus Bookstore and Diversity GenEd

May 1, 2017, by William Halliday, Photo Editor. Leave a Comment

In its weekly meeting, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) discussed what steps the student body can take to ensure the rights of employees of R.J. Julia’s new campus bookstore, which is slated to open in late spring. The WSA also discussed the proposal of a fourth, social and cultural diversity-focused, general education expectation. Members of […]

Olin to Require Swipe Access in Evenings

May 1, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

University students will now need Wesleyan IDs to access Olin Library in the evenings. Olin will be joining other buildings on campus that require a card swipe for access in the later evenings, including Exley Science Center and the Freeman Athletic Center. This change is the result of discussions about the safety of students and […]

University Adds New Minor in Engineering and Design

May 1, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Taking notice of increased student interest in the intersection between science and design, the University has announced a new interdisciplinary minor sponsored by the College of Integrative Sciences (CIS). The new Integrated Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences (IDEAS) minor, which was approved by the Educational Policy Committee earlier this month, will instruct students in the […]

Government Department Holds Viewing of “Tickling Giants”

April 27, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Tuesday night, Mohamed Hammami ’20 and the Government Department held a screening of the documentary “Tickling Giants,” which tells the story of comedian Bassem Youssef, who created the first satirical news show in Egypt. The film opens with Youssef talking to victims in Tahrir Square after a series of gas attacks by the government. […]

Caribbean Student Association Celebrates Week of Caribbean Culture and History

April 27, 2017, by William Halliday, Photo Editor. Leave a Comment

The Caribbean Students Association (CSA) Week 2017 has been showcasing and celebrating Caribbean culture and history all week. Taking place from April 23-29, the week has included a number of talks and programs aimed to make students more aware of Wesleyan’s Caribbean community and Caribbean identities. The week kicked off on Saturday the 23rd with […]

Students Protest Hiring Practices of R.J. Julia at North College

April 27, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. 2 Comments

On Monday, April 24, student activists and members of the United Student-Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) protested the hiring practices of the company who will manage the University’s new bookstore, R.J. Julia Booksellers. Students met with R.J. Julia representatives and Wesleyan administrators to discuss the University’s role in managing the transition for employees of Broad Street […]

University Joins ATI Alliance to Increase Number of Lower-Income Students

April 27, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to increase the number of low-income students admitted to and enrolled at the University, Wesleyan has joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), an alliance of 67 schools from across the country. The ATI Alliance is dedicated to accepting and supporting lower-income students, ensuring they receive opportunities for growth, and helping them study […]

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