Grandin Presents Annual Slotkin Lecture on American Borders & Frontiers

November 19, 2019, by Hallie Sternberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Professor of History at Yale University Greg Grandin presented the seventh annual Richard Slotkin American Studies Lecture entitled “The Significance of Snake-Filled Moats in American History” on Thursday, Nov. 14. In his lecture, based off his recent book, “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America,” Grandin […]

Mgbako Talks Sex Work Activism in Africa, Highlights Perspective of Workers

November 19, 2019, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Chi Mgbako talked about her book “To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa” with Professor of Law James Cavallaro in Public Affairs Center (PAC) on Thursday, Nov. 14. In the discussion, Mgbako, a Clinical Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law […]

Students Reflect on Multiplicity and Complexity of Chinese Identities, Continuing Campus Dialogue

November 19, 2019, by Serena Chow, Assistant News Editor. 2 Comments

Students from mainland China held a forum on Nov. 12 featuring 14 anonymous stories articulating the diversity of Chinese identities and what it means to navigate college campuses in the United States. The story readings were followed by a discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Yu-ting Huang, during which students had the opportunity […]

Dr. Brown-Dean Gives Lecture on Recent Book “Identity Politics in the United States”

November 19, 2019, by Malachi Ashley, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University, gave a lecture on her book “Identity Politics in the United States” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore. Her talk focused on how recent controversies regarding politics and race are rooted in the institutionalized prejudice that runs throughout […]

Third Annual International Education Week Focuses on Reassessing Internationalism

November 15, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

The University’s third annual International Education Week will begin Friday, Nov. 15, as a part of a national initiative from the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote global exchange and international education around the country. This year, the University’s International Education Week is meant to reassess how internationalism is celebrated. “Across the country, […]

Professor Gilmore Receives NASA Funding for Venus Mission Study

November 15, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Assistant News Editor. 1 Comment

Wesleyan Professor Martha Gilmore’s Venus Flagship Mission Study, which was proposed following the National Academy of Science’s Midterm Report, has received funding from the NASA to be developed for the 2020 Planetary Decadal Survey.  Gilmore, the George I. Seney Professor of Geology and a Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan, and Patricia Beauchamp, a […]

Weekly POC Meditation Sessions Begin

November 15, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A new weekly POC meditation session will begin this Sunday from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m. in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) lounge. This space will be only for POC, and is designed to facilitate a safe space for POC to begin mindfulness practices, share knowledge, and build community, organizers say. “I think that sometimes […]

Rachel Denber Talks Human Rights in Russia

November 12, 2019, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Human Rights Lecture Series hosted a talk on repression and human rights in Russia entitled “The State of Human Rights in Russia” on Thursday, Nov. 7. The speaker, Rachel Denber, is the former director of the Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office and now serves as their Deputy Director of the European and Central Asia Division. She discussed […]

Wesleyan Climate Congress Discusses Group’s Role, Inter-Group Relations at First Meeting

November 12, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Although the idea for an environmental justice collective has been circulating around campus for over a year, the first-ever meeting for the Wesleyan Climate Congress (WCC) took place at the Resource Center this past Sunday, Nov. 10. Students from various campus groups gathered to discuss the potential role of the WCC in facilitating campus activism and […]

McAlear v. Wesleyan Proceeds With First Pretrial Hearing

November 12, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, Editor in Chief and News Editor. Leave a Comment

The preliminary hearing for the case of Michael McAlear v. Wesleyan University took place on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Superior Court of Waterbury, Conn. No additional counts in the complaint have been stricken, and the case will move forward to further pretrial litigation. The case centers on posters first circulated in the fall of 2016, which […]

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