Wes Grads Get Real About Their Careers in Publishing

February 27, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

“Devil Wears Prada”-esque bosses and literary critiques of Western novels are only a few of the anecdotes that came out of Downey House Lounge on Friday, Feb. 24. While most of campus lounged on Foss Hill and enjoyed the unusually pleasant weather, the English department hosted a panel on careers in publishing with three University […]

University Grads Lead CNN Crew in Religious Documentary Series

February 27, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

CNN’s new documentary series “Believer with Reza Aslan” will be run by University graduates Liz Bronstein ’89 and Ben Selkow ’96, working as the executive producer and director, respectively. The show promises to use entertainment and education to provide a deep dive into various religions and their worldwide cultural influences. Both alumni practice non-Christian religions, […]

Vaunted Historian George Nash Traces the Evolution of Conservatism in the Age of Trump

February 24, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Intellectual historian George Nash will be the first to tell you that the Democratic Party won the first half of the 20th century. But over the past fifty years, conservatism has reached an ascendant position in American politics. What is its greatest achievement? As Nash argued at the University on Wednesday, Feb. 22, it be might validating itself […]

David Lowery Discusses Intellectual Property

February 23, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Over the course of his life, David Lowery founded the band ensemble Camper Van Beethoven, advocated for artists’ rights, and wrote (and continues to write) about the impact of technology on the music industry. On Feb. 20, he spoke at the University’s Monday Night Lecture Series. His lecture, entitled “Artist Levellers and Digital Diggers,” addressed […]

Debut of Bipartisan Speaker Series Seeks to Heal Post-Election Wounds

February 23, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Molly Schiff, Staff Writer & News Editor. 1 Comment

As part of the Bipartisan Political Series at the University, Treasurer of the Wesleyan Republicans Mathias Valenta ’20 and member of the Wesleyan Republicans Catherine Cervone ’19, in cooperation with Co-Chair of the Wesleyan Democrats Simon Korn ’17, sponsored a political forum for students and faculty on Thursday, Feb. 23. The forum, titled “The Impact […]

The New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman on the Criminal Justice Beat

February 20, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

With the increased activism focused on the criminal justice system, New Yorker Staff Writer Jennifer Gonnerman’s lecture entitled “The Art of Prison Writing” produced a pertinent discussion at the University on Thursday evening. Gonnerman mainly spoke about the process of writing her piece in The New Yorker on Kalief Browder, a sixteen-year-old boy who spent about three […]

Remembering the Fisk Takeover, 48 Years Later

February 20, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

Before Yale renamed a residential college that commemorated a staunch defender of slavery, before Wesleyan had an African American Studies Program, and before just about every student here was born, Black faculty, staff, and students took a stand against racism and occupied Fisk Hall on February 21, 1969. After a request for classes to be cancelled […]

Office for Equity & Inclusion Hosts Immigration Workshop

February 20, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In the wake of burgeoning anti-immigration legislation issued by President Trump and his cabinet, the Office for Equity and Inclusion hosted a DACA/Immigration Workshop in Exley on Friday, Feb. 17. Both students and local residents attended the workshop, which was led by Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Antonio Farias and three local immigration experts. Secretary […]

University Partners With Merit to Display Student Accomplishments

February 20, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, News Editor . Leave a Comment

For any students who wished they could bring their Student Portfolio to life, the vaunted University Communications Department may have answered your prayers. On Friday, Feb. 17, University Manager of Media and Public Relations Lauren Rubenstein announced that the University will be partnering with the online service platform Merit. “From research and academic awards to study […]

Sinkhole Causes Temporary Water Shutdown

February 18, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

During the afternoon, a sinkhole developed on High Street, on the road between 163 (Russian House) and 156 (Writer’s Block and WesWings). As a result, the street between the two buildings has been closed down and water is temporarily being shut off in each edifice. According to Middletown Water Company Supervisor Devin Darley, the sinkhole was […]

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