ITS Works to Improve WiFi Connectivity

November 5, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

To address student complaints about WiFi connectivity and accessibility on campus, Information Technology Services (ITS) is working to improve WiFi in troublesome areas of campus, namely wood-frame housing, program housing, and older dorms.  ITS has outsourced the WiFi for wood-frame housing to Comcast for years because it is not financially feasible for Wesleyan to directly connect […]

Ed Ungvarsky ’90 Talks Law Career and Private Practice

November 5, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Public and capital defense lawyer Ed Ungvarsky ’90 returned to campus to speak about his career on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The talk, held at the Gordon Career Center, was co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department, Government Department, the POC Pre-Law Society, and Wesleyan Mock Trial. In the talk, Ungvarsky offered anecdotes about his career, […]

USLAC Leads Protest During Homecoming Game

November 5, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Student activists representing the United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) held a protest during the Homecoming Football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, continuing to demand the hiring of five more custodial workers. The group of approximately 30 students walked around the perimeter of Andrus Field during halftime.  The protest is part of USLAC’s ongoing efforts that […]

East Asian Outreach Program Begins First Student-Led Year

November 1, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The East Asian Outreach program, which shares East Asian culture with elementary and middle school students in Connecticut, will begin this year’s volunteer sessions Nov. 22. The program, housed under the College of East Asian Studies (CEAS), brings students to campus to engage in hands-on cultural activities with Wesleyan volunteers. Though the program has been […]

House Democrats Unveil the College Affordability Act

November 1, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Earlier this month, House Democrats unveiled an extensive overhaul of the higher education system aimed at lowering costs and expanding access to college and secondary education. The proposed legislation, The College Affordability Act (CAA), would update the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 for the first time in a decade and would cost $400 billion […]

Latinx Affirmation Month Emphasizes Celebration and Conversations

November 1, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Ajúa Campos’ 50th anniversary Latinx Affirmation Month (LAM) begins today, Nov. 1. While previous LAMs had one umbrella theme that all the events fell under, the organizers felt that this year, there was no one phrase or slogan that perfectly represented what they wanted to communicate. “This year’s Latinx Affirmation Month is a month where […]

Renell Wynn Begins as Wesleyan’s New VP of Communications

October 29, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Content warning: Suicide Renell Wynn started in her role as Wesleyan’s new Vice President for Communications on Oct. 21. Wynn is taking over for Director of Marketing Deb Katz, who held the position in the interim. Before coming to Wesleyan, Wynn was the Senior Administrator Consultant at the Registry, an organization that helps universities fill […]

CAPS Begins Drop-In Support Sessions, Looks to Meet Highest-Ever Student Demand

October 29, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Oliver Cope, News Editor & Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) began clinical drop-in support sessions this semester to address high demand for their services, as well as to help students manage growing wait times between appointments.  To accommodate more students’ needs, clinical drop-in sessions take place Monday through Friday in the CAPS solarium from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A clinician […]

WSA Encourages Student Voting in “Storm the Dorms Initiative”

October 28, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) held their second annual “Storm the Dorms” voter registration initiative Monday, Oct. 28. WSA senators knocked on the doors of student residences to distribute voter registration forms for the Middletown municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “The election this year is actually much more contentious than usual, as the Middletown mayoral race […]

Students on Administrative Transparency, Deliberations on Joint Venture

October 25, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Serena Chow, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Ever since news about Wesleyan’s potential joint-venture campus in China began circulating in late September, members of the Wesleyan community have raised questions about administrative transparency surrounding the venture. Without established channels of communication with University administration, some students turned to protest and online platforms to raise additional concerns about academic freedom and the broader […]

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