Ujamaa Hosts Panel Discussion on Black Identity and Experience in STEM

February 25, 2019, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Ujamaa, the University’s Black Student Union, presented a panel discussion featuring University alumni and students. Panelists shared their experiences of being Black in STEM classes and departments and offered insight into navigating academics, as well as future career opportunities. The invited panelists included Nadine Mills ’98, Amarachi C. Asonye ’16, Jeneille Russell ’18, […]

New Bystander Intervention Curriculum Debuts

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

After launching a new Bystander Intervention Training model, WesWell and the Office of Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE) hosted the first all-campus training of the program’s 101 session on Saturday, Feb. 23. Director of WesWell Seirra Fowler and SACE Director Johanna DeBari worked together to design the new curriculum, which is split up into two two-hour sessions […]

Dean Louise Brown Retires After More Than 20 Years at Wesleyan

February 25, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Dean for Academic Advancement Louise Brown will retire this summer after nearly 20 years at Wesleyan. Brown came to Wesleyan from Connecticut College in 1995, assuming the position of class dean. As a class dean, Brown has helped students in a variety of ways, serving as a resource for information and advice on topics such as […]

Finalists for the University Monogram Design Competition Announced

February 21, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the three finalists for the competition to design the University’s new monogram were announced. Members of the Wesleyan community now have the opportunity to participate in an online vote to select the new monogram. Voting is open until Wednesday, Feb. 27 and the winning design is expected to be announced early […]

Hopinka Delivers Lecture on Activist Filmmaking

February 21, 2019, by Stuart Woodhams, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Monday, Feb. 18, experimental filmmaker Sky Hopinka came to the University to give a talk on his work as a contemporary artist. The event was hosted by the Center for the Arts, the American Studies Department, the Center for the Americas, the History Department, and the Indigenous Studies Research Network in the Ring Family Performing Arts […]

New Sustainability & Environmental Justice Course Cluster Joins Curriculum

February 21, 2019, by Hannah Reale, Jordan Saliby, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) approved the creation of a Sustainability & Environmental Justice Course Cluster on Feb. 7. The cluster contains courses from the Anthropology, Biology, Psychology, American Studies, and Philosophy Departments, among others. “Encompassing the climate change, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice, this course cluster recognizes that sustainability and environmental justice are (or should be) central to […]

Wood-Frame Residents Air Concerns in Town Hall Meeting with Office of Residential Life

February 21, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Monday, Feb. 18, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) held a town hall for wood-frame residents to address concerns about a new policy announced early last week. Following an email from Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting announcing that students whose houses are found to be overcapacity could be subject to immediate relocation, students and […]

University Announces 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speaker

February 18, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University has announced that it will award three honorary degrees at this year’s 187th Commencement, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Vanguard Class of 1969 and the founding of the University’s African American Studies program. This announcement follows the tumult surrounding last year’s proposed commencement speaker, Daniel Handler ’92, who withdrew from the […]

Professor Emeritus Joe Reed Passes Away, Fondly Remembered by Colleagues

February 18, 2019, by Hannah Reale, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies Joseph W. Reed passed away on Feb. 11 at the age of 86, President Michael Roth ’78 recently announced in a blog post. Joe Reed was preceded in death by his wife, Kit Reed, an award-winning journalist and fiction writer, as well as a professor and resident writer […]

Artist Jasper Johns Donates Prints to Davison Art Center

February 18, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Modern artist Jasper Johns has donated 23 of his own prints to the University. Johns, who is 89, donated the prints in honor of the curator of the Davison Art Center (DAC) from 1977 through 1979, Richard Field P’09. Johns is considered one of the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and played […]

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