DKE v. Wesleyan Court Date Looms

November 9, 2017, by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, News and Features Editors. Leave a Comment

After months of debate, the parties involved in Kent Literary Club (KLC) at Wesleyan Univ. v. Wesleyan Univ. have another day in court set for Nov. 21.  At 10 a.m. on the 21st, plaintiffs KLC (the alumni chapter of DKE at Wesleyan), Gamma Phi Chapter of DKE at Wesleyan, and fraternity Chapter President Jordan Jancze ’18 […]

Professor Devoto Re-Elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission

November 9, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

One of the University’s own and Middletown resident Stephen Devoto, Professor of Biology, was re-elected to Middletown’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 7. This election marks the beginning of Devoto’s second four-year term. He initially ran and was elected to Planning and Zoning in 2013 due to his interest in the environmental impact that […]

Casper ’90 Leads Greene Symposium, Discusses Her Career in Law

November 9, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m., Denise J. Casper ’90 spoke at the 25th annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium in a speech titled, “From Foss to the Bench: One Alumna’s Journey to a Career as a Federal Judge.” The event, held in Memorial Chapel, was sponsored by the Black Alumni Network and the Alumni […]

Donation Drive Launches to Support Devastation Caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma

November 9, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In response to the devastation incurred by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, an ongoing donation drive to benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico will be accepting both itemized and monetary donations through Nov. 30. The donation drive is working through the initiative “United for Puerto Rico” to provide humanitarian aid to the region. The charity, created […]

Beverly Tatum ’75 Speaks at “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” Lecture

November 7, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m., the R.J. Julia bookstore hosted a WESeminar with renowned scholar on the psychology of racism Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75, HON ’15, Spelman College president emerita, and author of the seminal work, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race.” Roxanne […]

Karla White Reflects on the R.J. Julia Hiring Process, Wes Cleaning Services

November 7, 2017, by Luke Goldstein, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Months removed from the R.J. Julia controversy last semester, Karla White, who was one of the initial Broad Street employees that brought the R.J. Julia hiring malpractices to attention, recently reflected on her experience during the period and how it has concluded. While Karla spoke to various news outlets on campus about R.J. Julia last […]

“The Big Roll” Falls Short of Guinness World Record, But Brings Together Greater Community

November 7, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Saturday, Nov. 4, hundreds of students and their family members, in addition to a number of residents from the Middletown community, rolled down Foss Hill in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of individuals rolling down a hill within the span of an hour. With a final count of […]

University Hires Andrew Plotkin as New Project Engineer

November 7, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University has hired Andrew Plotkin as project engineer within the Facilities Department after a two-and-a-half-year search. Plotkin’s first day was Monday, Oct. 23.   “[The position is] responsible for the safe, sustainable, and efficient planning, implementation, and operation of the mechanical and utilities infrastructure of the Wesleyan University campus,” reads a job description posted online […]

FGSS Alumnae Talk Career Paths, Intersectionality, and Academia

November 6, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m., the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Program hosted its Annual Fall Symposium, subtitled “The Politics of Knowledge.” Deborah Cohler ’91, Hope Dector ’02, and Vashti DuBois ’92 each lectured on their careers. Assistant Professor of Sociology Abigail Boggs ’02 moderated the event, which took place in the Hansel […]

CFA and College of Environment Invite Artists from Regions Affected by Hurricanes

November 2, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

In an effort to promote artistic expression while aiding those from regions afflicted by the recent swathe of hurricanes, the University’s Center for the Arts (CFA) and College of the Environment have teamed up to provide short-term residency for artists from hurricane-affected regions. While at the University, artists will be working on projects that explore […]

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