University Raises $76.6 Million in Year Disrupted by Pandemic

November 12, 2020, by Eliza Kuller, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University raised $76.6 million in gifts and donations during the last fiscal year (from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) for the renovation of campus buildings and to combat the $15 million budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The total raised in the last fiscal year amassed to the University’s second highest annual fundraising total […]

WSA Passes Resolution to Establish Restorative Processes

November 12, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution to establish restorative processes was passed unanimously by the WSA with zero abstaining votes on Sunday, Nov. 8. The resolution was sponsored by Chair of the Community Committee (CoCo) George Fuss ’21, senator Adam Hickey ’22, Chair of the Student Life Committee (SLC) Anna Nguyen ’22, Chief of Staff […]

International Education Week Moves Online

November 12, 2020, by Orly Meyer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Fries Center for Global Studies will host a variety of events celebrating International Education Week (IEW) from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20. While all events will take place over Zoom, students will have the option to register to watch them in-person at Fisk Hall. The U.S. Department of State created IEW in 1999, with the hope […]

Summies and Weshop Transition to Mobile Ordering

November 12, 2020, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The University introduced the mobile ordering app, Transact, for all Summerfields and Weshop orders on Monday, Nov. 9. The change was announced in an all-campus email on Nov. 6. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play or App Store. According to Bon Appétit Resident District Manager Michael Strumpf, the idea for mobile ordering at Summerfields […]

Middletown Increases COVID-19 Risk Level To Red

November 12, 2020, by Kay Perkins, Rachel Wachman, Staff Writers . Leave a Comment

The City of Middletown increased its COVID-19 risk level from Orange to Red on Thursday, Nov. 5 to reflect the increase in the number of cases, which are at an approximated average of nine per day as of Friday, Nov. 13.  Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim ’14 said that while an increase in the number of cases […]

University Completes First Phase of Steam to Hot Water Pipe Conversion

November 12, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Gemmarosa Ryan, Editor in Chief, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The first phase of the University’s steam to hot water pipe conversion was completed in October 2020. Approximately 3,200 feet of pipes were installed to connect the Central Power Plant to Fisk Hall, the Center for the Americas, Boger Hall, North College, Usdan University Center, the President’s House, and the Center for the Arts (CFA) complex, […]

Democrats Sweep Federal and State Elections in Middletown

November 5, 2020, by Claire Isenegger, Kay Perkins, Molly Meyer, Editor In Chief, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

Democratic candidates won every election on the Middletown ballot at both the state and federal levels on Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to unofficial election results from the Connecticut Secretary of State at the time of publication. A $55 million appropriation and bond authorization for the City of Middletown’s 21st Century Infrastructure Development Bond Program was […]

COVID-19 Testing To Move Indoors, Freeman Athletic Center Closes

November 5, 2020, by Ryan Jokelson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University announced the temporary closure of the Freeman Athletic Center and the relocation of the COVID-19 testing center from outside on Andrus Field to inside Fayerweather Hall in an email sent by Associate Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rick Culliton, on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Testing will be moved indoors beginning […]

Climate Action Group and Sunrise Movement Middletown Join Forces

November 5, 2020, by Rachel Wachman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University’s Climate Action Group (CAG) merged with the Sunrise Movement Middletown Hub (Sunrise) in October. Both former members of CAG and current members of Sunrise Movement believe that this change will allow students to more effectively fight for climate justice both on campus and on a national scale. Before its merger with Sunrise, CAG was focused on achieving carbon […]

WSA Unanimously Endorses EPC Syllabi Requirement

November 5, 2020, by Elias Mansell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) unanimously endorsed a syllabus requirement policy from the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) with zero abstaining votes on Sunday, Nov. 1. The resolution was sponsored by WSA senators Ben Garfield ’22, Sukenia Wilson ’23, Chelsea Dixon ’22, Ariana Baez ’22, and George Fuss ’21. If the faculty votes to pass it, the […]

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