University Launches “Competencies Framework” to Guide Students’ Career Paths

September 15, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editors. Leave a Comment

In an effort to diversify the skills students learn at Wesleyan, the University has developed a “Competencies Framework” to help guide students in their pursuit of a secondary education. The framework, while not mandatory, describes potential paths students can take in order to obtain marketable skills during their time at college—skills that may be attractive […]

Malcolm X House Hosts Conversation on DACA

September 15, 2017, by Luke Goldstein, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

On Thursday, Malcolm X House hosted an open conversation on the termination of DACA by the Trump administration, which affects students at the University in ways both immediate and indirect. Since Trump’s announcement (and tweets) about DACA on Sept. 5, the 800,000 DACA recipients, often referred to as Dreamers, have lived in uncertainty about what their […]

Remembering the Late Dan Cherubin

September 15, 2017, by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors. Leave a Comment

On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 13, Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian Dan Cherubin passed away. Though he only worked at the University for a little over a year, he left an indelible impact on campus. “Dan spent the past year working with the campus administration and the library staff on initiatives to re-envision library […]

WSA Launches Printing Allowance Program

September 14, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has launched The Wesleyan Print Allowance program, which is aimed at expanding resources for low-income students to gain equal access to education. Starting this semester, the program will provide a $25 printing voucher to over 660 students across campus. This initiative extends to both high need independent students and those […]

Fire In Exley Greenhouse Extinguished Promptly

September 11, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On the evening of Sept. 10, a fire occurred in the greenhouse behind Exley Science Center. The local Middletown Fire Department arrived on the scene promptly, putting it out and preventing it from spreading further. The fire did not cause any severe damage to the greenhouse. The incident was reported at 7:11 pm, and by […]

University Assists With Natural Disaster Relief

September 11, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Friday, Sept. 8, Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Whaley demonstrated the University’s support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in a campus-wide email, encouraging students, families, and faculty to reach out to the University for aid. “As you complete your first week of classes here in Middletown, many of us […]

Wesleyan Student Resource Center Opens

September 11, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

This Monday marked the opening of the University’s new Student Resource Center. Located at 167 High St.–formerly the home of the Shapiro Creative Writing Center–the center is part of the University’s Office of Student Affairs, though it will likely be collaborating with the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  In a campus-wide email, University President Michael […]

University Students and Central Connecticut Residents Rally for Marco Reyes

September 11, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

University students are working to raise money for Marco Reyes, a Connecticut resident of over two decades, who recently received a deportation notice and is currently seeking asylum in a church in New Haven. Reyes has been fighting on and off for the past decade for his right to stay in New Haven with his wife […]

WSA Relaunches Project No Red Zone

September 11, 2017, by Henry Spiro, News Editor . Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has restarted Project No Red Zone, a program to curb sexual assault, for its second year. WSA President Nila Ravi ’18 and Vice President Sanam Godbole ’18 announced the relaunch in an email on Sept. 6. “Within the last few days, we launched Project No Red Zone, an initiative to spread awareness of resources […]

Palmer ’98 and Pope Launch “The Art of Doing” Class

September 7, 2017, by Luke Goldstein, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This fall, the Film department is featuring a new course called “The Art of Doing,” which takes a nontraditional approach to filmmaking. Taught by musician-singer-writer Amanda Palmer ’98 and independent filmmaker Michael Pope, the 15-person course fosters a collaborative environment, aiming to equip students with alternative filmmaking techniques and culminating in a student-produced music video with […]

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