Seven Students, Three Employees Test Positive as Students Return for Spring Semester

February 11, 2021, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Seven students and three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, Feb. 11 as the University welcomed students back to campus for the start of the spring semester. The positive cases represent a 0.19% positivity rate for students and a 0.44% positivity rate for employees out of all tests conducted during the spring […]

Ujamaa Launches 2021 Black History Month Programming

February 11, 2021, by Oliver Cope, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Working in tandem with faculty members and alumni, Ujamaa released an Official Black History Month Calendar on Monday, Feb. 1. The calendar outlines 13 virtual events that Ujamaa has helped program and coordinate for Black History Month. The various events will run from Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 5. Each event throughout Black History Month […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens at Vine Street Parking Lot

February 11, 2021, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University’s Vine Street parking lot has been converted into a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site operated by the Community Health Center. It has been open five days a week since Thursday, Feb. 4. The Community Health Center provides affordable healthcare throughout Connecticut to underserved populations, operating on the principle that “health care is a right, […]

WSA Textbook Exchange Program Continues to Adapt to COVID-19

February 11, 2021, by Hallie Sternberg, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program (TEP) opened Tuesday, Feb.  9, and will run until Thursday, Feb. 18 in the University Organizing Center’s (UOC) parking lot at 190 High Street. The program is a part of the Textbook Exchange Network (TEN), an organization that enables collaboration between universities to make textbooks more accessible […]

Student Files Report Against Public Safety for Invasive Behavior

December 13, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Annie Roach, Features Editor, Sports Editor. 2 Comments

On Nov. 17, Danny Banks ’22 submitted an incident report to Dean of Students Mike Whaley regarding an incident that occurred around midnight on Saturday, Nov. 14. Residents of a house on Pearl St., including Banks, reported that two members of Public Safety (PSafe), Sergeant Kathy Burdick and Officer Melissa Widlak, knocked on the door […]

Roth Joins WSA for Board of Trustees Update and Open Q&A Forum

December 4, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Sophie Griffin, Assistant News Editor, Assistant Features Editor. 1 Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 attended the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting on Sunday, Nov. 22 to give an update on the November Board of Trustees Meeting and hold an open forum. This forum, where students have the opportunity to ask Roth questions, is conducted each year around the time of the November Board of Trustees meeting.  Roth […]

ResLife Student Workers Request Hazard Pay

December 3, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Oliver Cope, Rachel Wachman, Assistant News Editors, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Residential Life (ResLife) student workers, in collaboration with the University’s United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC), sent a letter to Associate Dean of Students and Director of ResLife Fran Koerting and other members of the University administration demanding $250 hazard pay per employee for working during the campus closure, which was announced on Thursday, Nov. 19. Additionally, a petition […]

Middletown Voters Authorize $55 Million Infrastructure Bond

December 3, 2020, by Ryan Jokelson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In early November, Middletown residents voted in favor of the 21st Century Infrastructure Development Bond, authorizing the city to borrow up to $55 million in upcoming years by issuing bonds. The ballot measure passed by a 76% to 24% margin.  Money raised from issuing the bonds will be used to increase the number of public […]

2020 Middletown Plan of Conservation and Development Draft Released, Focuses on Sustainability

November 19, 2020, by Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission released its current draft of the 2020-2030 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Nov. 4.  The document will serve as a guide for how the City of Middletown hopes to grow over the next ten years. The final draft will be sent to the Common Council and then the […]

Middletown Community Fridge Opens to the Public

November 19, 2020, by Lia Franklin, Orly Meyer, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

The Middletown Community Fridge opened to the public on Monday, Nov. 16. Located at 33 Ferry St. under the stairs of the Community Health Center (CHC), the fridge sits next to the Ferry Street Community Garden. The fridge is a collaborative project between Middletown Mutual Aid, the North End Action Team (NEAT), a collective of University […]

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