Wesleyan Students Tie for First Place in Consulting Competition

April 30, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s team tied for first place in the Roland Berger Case for a Cause 2018 competition. The event benefitted the Make-A-Wish foundations of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Simulating the work of strategy consultants, the group—consisting of Jake Kwang ’20, Roseanne Ng ’19, Carlo Medina ’18, and Justin Liew ’18—faced 30 teams of students from 16 […]

Austin ’19 and Christophe ’19 Win WSA President and Vice President Elections

April 30, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Saturday, April 28, juniors Emma Austin and Keishan Christophe were elected as Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) president and vice president, respectively, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The race was uncompetitive, with Austin running unopposed for her position, and Christophe competing only against Justin Ratkovic ’20. The WSA organized a candidate debate before the voting deadline on Friday, April […]

International Students Air Concerns in Open Meeting

April 30, 2018, by Molly Schiff, Editor-in-Chief . 1 Comment

In an open meeting with University President Michael Roth ’78, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen, and Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Whaley on Monday, April 30, international students and allies addressed concerns regarding the restructuring process, International Student Orientation (ISO), and various additional issues of accessibility and equity in the […]

Sprinklers Flood Butterfields C, Students Temporarily Evacuated

April 30, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Butterfields C flooded after the building’s sprinkler system was set off by a student on the third floor on Saturday, April 28. The flooding was caused by a student pulling a sweater down from a shelf, which subsequently hit a sprinkler in the room. The sprinkler system, according to those at the scene, went off for around […]

Cristophe ’19 and Ratkovic ’20 Square Off in WSA VP Race

April 26, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Emma Austin ’19 is running unopposed for the position of President in the ongoing Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) elections for President and Vice President. Keishan Christophe ’19, who is running alongside Austin for Vice President, is competing against Justin Ratkovic ’20 for the position of Vice President. WSA elections have frequently featured limited fields of candidates […]

Petition to Raise Campus Minimum Wage Collects Over 600 Signatures

April 26, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . 2 Comments

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has drafted a proposal to increase the University’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021. The increase would affect all workers on campus, including students and employees from contracted companies like Bon Appétit. The proposal reflects a recent University survey of work-study students, which found that of the students who did […]

Yale Student and New Haven Alder Discusses Politics and Religion

April 26, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Hacibey Catalbasoglu, an Alder for the city of New Haven and a junior at Yale University, visited campus on Tuesday, April 24 to discuss his upbringing, his journey into politics, and his experiences as a Muslim politician. Catalbasoglu began his lecture by describing his father’s childhood in a small Turkish village. While Catalbasoglu’s father wanted to live in […]

University Press Updates Ethics Policy, Contract Language

April 26, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor in Chief. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan University Press has updated its ethics policy and contract language. This decision comes in the weeks after poet Joseph Massey withdrew his poetry collection from publication at the Press. Massey pulled his book on March 16 in response to allegations of sexual abuse surfacing online, which were brought to the attention of the Press earlier this year. “Wesleyan University […]

Cardinal Community Classic Raises Funds, Strengthens Ties

April 23, 2018, by Molly Schiff, Editor in Chief. Leave a Comment

For the first time—though they hope not the last—members of the University’s men’s basketball team joined with their classmates, coaches, and fellow Middletown community members to launch the Cardinal Community Classic basketball tournament. Thirty-five teams participated in the inaugural three-on-three tournament, held on Sunday, April 15 in the Silloway Gymnasium. The event raised over $3,000 […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Week to Host Forums, Film Screening, Teach-In

April 23, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC), as well as a collection of student groups involved in sex awareness and sexual assault awareness, have organized Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) on campus. The week includes a series of events that aim to raise awareness about the importance of the issue and push back against societal trends that […]

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