Three Students and Two Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 As Campus Reopens

September 4, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three students and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the University reopened campus for the fall semester. The students who tested positive are being cared for at the Inn at Middletown, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Whaley. As of Thursday, September 3, 2020, a total of 5,699 student tests and […]

Faculty Votes to Extend Deadline for Selecting Course Grading Options

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

The University’s faculty voted to extend the deadline for students to select their grading mode for courses with a ‘Student Option’ grading mode status on Monday, Aug. 31. Students now have until Nov. 24 — the last day to withdraw from classes — to decide whether they want to receive a Credit/Unsatisfactory (CR/U) grade or a letter grade […]

ResLife Announces New Fall 2020 Housing Policies

July 8, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Managing Editor. 1 Comment

More junior and senior requests than usual will be granted for release to off-campus housing during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to an email sent out by the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) on Monday, June 29. If requests for off-campus housing are approved, students will receive a 60% refund of their Residential Comprehensive Fee […]

The Wesleyan Argus Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020, by The Argus Editorial Board, Editors in Chief and Executive Editors. 7 Comments

Content Warning: This post contains references to state-authorized violence against Black people, with mention of potentially triggering incidents of police brutality.  The Wesleyan Argus stands in solidarity with Black students and the ongoing protests against police brutality and state-authorized violence. The Argus unequivocally supports protesters’ demands to prosecute police who are active and complicit in excessive […]

Housing Selection Process Moves Online Creating Frustration Among Juniors

May 14, 2020, by Oliver Cope, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Many rising sophomores and juniors have voiced their concerns regarding the University’s online housing selection process which ended on Tuesday, April 28. Due to a decreased number of students studying abroad and the transition to an online selection format, many larger housing groups have been forced to break up, pushing many juniors to residence halls typically reserved for sophomore […]

New Optical Telescope to Join University’s Astronomy Department

May 14, 2020, by Emmy Hughes, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

A new telescope, recently purchased by the University’s Astronomy Department, will replace the department’s older telescope that was irreparably damaged. The new telescope will be used for observational research, teaching, and outreach. Though the telescope was initially meant to be installed over spring break, the COVID-19 pandemic forced delays. Faculty hope that the telescope will be installed this […]

President Roth Discusses International Student Concerns via Zoom Forum

May 8, 2020, by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 spoke with international students about how the University’s international student community might be affected by reopening campus in the fall in a Zoom forum on Friday, May 1. Roth also discussed the University’s plan to provide food and housing for international students on need-based financial aid who stay on campus over […]

Gordon Career Center Launches Cardinals Helping Cardinals Platform

May 8, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Gordon Career Center (GCC) launched the Cardinals Helping Cardinals platform on April 30. The GCC hopes the platform will allow students to reach out to willing alumni who can answer any questions students may have about their career paths and experiences.  The idea for Cardinals Helping Cardinals was brought to the GCC by Jessica Chen […]

Soderberg ’21 and Dixon ’22 Win WSA Presidency and Vice Presidency

May 8, 2020, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Felicia Soderberg ’21 and Chelsea Dixon ’22 were elected as the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) 42nd Assembly president and vice president, respectively, on Saturday, May 2. Dixon ran unopposed for her position, and Soderberg was elected as a write-in candidate. Huzaifa Khan ’22 was originally running unopposed for President until he suspended his campaign May […]

Statewide Hospitalizations Continue Decreasing as Lamont Reveals Plan for Colleges and Universities to Open

May 8, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Jiyu Shin, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Three-hundred seventy-four Middletown residents have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday, May 7. There have been 50 COVID-19 related fatalities in the city, and 45 people have been hospitalized because of the disease, according to Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14.  A total of […]

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