WUGS: Earth and Environmental Sciences Students Found Campus Geological Society

February 12, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to promote interest in geology and connect students to resources within the world of earth sciences, students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (E&ES) Department are creating a new organization: The Wesleyan University Geological Society (WUGS). WUGS will center around providing students with field trip opportunities, grant money for research projects, and […]

Middlesex Hospital Announces Visitor Restrictions

February 12, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 8, in light of this year’s flu season, Middlesex Hospital announced new visitor restrictions. “Levels of influenza-like-illness across the country are now as high as we observed at the peak of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic,” said Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Anne Schuchat in a press briefing on Friday. “The proportion […]

At First Church, Historical Society Works to ‘Set the Record Straight,’ Price Talks New Role

February 12, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

This past Sunday, the First Church of the United Church of Christ hosted the first public conversation in partnership with both the Middlesex Historical Society and the Middletown Racial Justice Coalition. Within the context of the church’s 350th anniversary celebration, these dialogues and presentations will center on giving voice to marginalized histories and experiences in America, […]

University Endowment Reaches $967 Million in Fiscal 2017

February 8, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s endowment rose to $967.2 million in the 2017 fiscal year, according to a recently released year-end letter on the University’s Investments website. This 14.6 percent increase from $802.2 million only 12 months prior marks a historically significant increase. The figures account for the change in the endowment from June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Should the […]

President Roth and Provost Jacobsen Present Facilities Plans

February 8, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen hosted a University Facilities Planning Update and Overview Forum in which they outlined the University’s plans for future construction and additions on Tuesday, Feb. 6. “What we’re here to talk about today is an important aspect of Beyond 2020, which was a […]

The Calderwood Seminars Come to Campus

February 8, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

Wesleyan recently received a multi-year grant to fund a series of Calderwood Seminars. These seminars aim to empower upperclassmen to reflect on themes central to their fields of study, synthesize their knowledge, and translate complex ideas and arguments in a way that is accessible to a broader audience. The program takes its name from Stanford Calderwood, […]

Civic Action Plan Will Shift Focus Toward Student Preparedness

February 8, 2018, by Molly Schiff, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

In an all-campus email from Jan. 29, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen announced the publication of the University’s Civic Action Plan, a document crafted for the purpose of guiding students and instructors in their development as community leaders. The plan envisions civic engagement as a lifelong process, one with which people can […]

Estimated Prophet: Remembering John Perry Barlow ’69

February 8, 2018, by John Henry Vansant, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

John Perry Barlow ’69, the self-proclaimed “junior lyricist of the Grateful Dead” and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, passed away on Feb. 7, at the age of 70. Barlow brought his psychedelic, free-spirited visions of society into every endeavor that he pursued. Many know him for his internet activism, writing, and songs like “Cassidy,” “Estimated Prophet,” “Feel […]

Judge Katherine Forrest ’86 Talks the First Amendment

February 6, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 1, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Katherine Forrest ’86 headlined the first installment of this semester’s Public Affairs (PAC) Speaker Series. Judge Forrest delivered a talk entitled “Freedom of Expression: A View From the Bench.” Judge Forrest earned her bachelors degree in Women’s Studies at Wesleyan before continuing on to the […]

Wesleyan Media Project Featured in Major Washington Think-Tank Report

February 6, 2018, by Sam Prescott, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This January, Wesleyan-based research featured in national news when the Bipartisan Policy Center released a major report entitled “Campaign Finance in the United States: Assessing an Era of Fundamental Change” that relied heavily on data from the Wesleyan Media Project (WMP), and is likely to land on the desks of a number of legislators this […]

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