Students Can Switch to CR/U Grading Mode Following Shift to Remote Learning

March 17, 2020, by Hannah Reale, Sara McCrea, Executive Editor and Podcast Manager. Leave a Comment

Undergraduates will be able to switch to a Credit/Unsatisfactory (CR/U) grading mode for each of this semester’s courses, according to an all-campus email sent by Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Rosenthal. Rosenthal also wrote that all departments have agreed to accept the CR/U grading mode for classes counting toward their majors, […]

All Students Studying Abroad Required to Return Home Immediately

March 12, 2020, by Hannah Reale, Executive Editor. 1 Comment

The Office of Study Abroad suspended all programs on Thursday morning, per an email to all abroad students from Associate Director of Study Abroad Emily Gorlewski and Interim Provost Rob Rosenthal. Students were instructed to return to the United States as soon as possible, if they were legally permitted to do so. The decision comes […]

Connecticut and City of Middletown Prepare for Spread of COVID-19

March 11, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three Connecticut residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 10, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont declared state public health and civil preparedness emergencies. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, with cases in over 100 countries. So far, no Middlesex County residents or Wesleyan students have […]

University Announces Switch to Remote Learning, Able Students Expected to Move Out by March 23

March 11, 2020, by Emmy Hughes, Hannah Reale, Sasha Linden-Cohen, Jiyu Shin, Executive Editors, Editor in Chief, and Assistant News Editor. 8 Comments

Amid the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the University will be switching to remote coursework for the rest of the spring semester and is asking all students to move out by March 23 if they are able, University President Michael Roth ’78 confirmed in an all-campus email. Students can petition to remain […]

Judge Rules Against Professor McAlear, Closing Defamation Case Against Wesleyan

March 3, 2020, by Hannah Reale, Executive Editor. 2 Comments

A judge ruled against all of Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Michael McAlear’s charges against the University on Tuesday, Feb. 18, effectively closing the case. McAlear told The Argus that he does not plan to appeal the ruling.  McAlear filed the lawsuit against the University in May 2019. The suit alleged, among other […]

Yerba is Here to Stay: Guayakí Yerba Mate Will Continue to Be Sold at Wesleyan

March 3, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Guayakí Yerba Mate will continue to be sold at Weshop, following discussions between Weshop employees and Guayakí representatives. Despite Guayakí changing their distribution model from suppliers to individual ambassadors, the company did not have plans to stop distributing Yerba Mate to the University until hearing about a potential case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at […]

University Advises Against International Travel as COVID-19 Continues to Spread

March 3, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University recommended that students, faculty, and staff do not travel internationally over spring break in an all-campus email concerning the coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The email cited travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak implemented by the federal government as the main reason behind the warning against leaving […]

Wesleyan Announces New Timekeeping System “WorkForce,” Met With Student and Worker Outrage

March 3, 2020, by Hannah Reale, Claire Isenegger, Executive Editor and News Editor. 1 Comment

Wesleyan will begin testing WorkForce Time, a new timekeeping system for employees, in April 2020. After testing, Wesleyan intends to launch WorkForce over the summer. Since the announcement, students and non-student employees have expressed worry, anger, and confusion over how the new system will affect them and the Wesleyan community at large.  WorkForce’s implementation was […]

City of Middletown and Middletown Public Schools Hold Forum on Budget Priorities

March 3, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Community Budget Forum to discuss the Middletown Public Schools (MPS) budget priorities was organized and held by Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14 and MPS Superintendent Dr. Michael Conner on Monday, Feb. 24.  Conner presented information alongside consultants Robert Havdala and Ramiro Flores from District Management Group (DMG), an education consulting firm focused on improving […]

Community Organizers Discuss 2020 Elections and Grassroots Organizing

March 3, 2020, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships and the Center for Prison Education sponsored a discussion panel on the 2020 elections, grassroots organizing, and criminal justice reform on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Led by local organizers and moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies Jesse Nasta, the panel offered activists and the public a space […]

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