With Leadership of Ingrid Eck ’19, Middletown Receives Bronze Sustainability Certification

November 5, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Middletown became one of 17 towns in Connecticut to receive a bronze sustainability certification from Sustainable CT in early October, joining a group of 22 municipalities that were recognized in the organization’s first round of certification efforts. Formed in 2017 by Eastern Connecticut State University and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Sustainable CT is a certification […]

CAPS Authorized to “Immediately” Hire Additional Full-Time Therapist

November 1, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Director Jennifer D’Andrea announced in a campus-wide email that CAPS is currently looking for another full-time therapist after hiring two therapists to fill vacancies that remained open at the beginning of the school year. She also provided an update on the search for a psychiatrist Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)/prescriber, stating that […]

Will the Truth Set You Free? Barnard Professor Talks About Truth and Confessions in Art, Politics and Culture

November 1, 2018, by Calia Christie, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Confession. The ten-minute meeting you have with a priest to rid of that nagging, guilty feeling after a wild night out on Fountain. The decision you make when debating whether or not to tell your mom what you dressed up as for Halloweekend. The act of confessing our personal matters is deeply integrated into modern […]

Amy Bloom Hosts First “Table Talk” of the Year

November 1, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Amy Bloom, English professor and New York Times best-selling author, hosted the first of her long-running “Table Talk” events in the Shapiro Center for Writing on Monday, Oct. 29. The event has been going on for several years on campus, but Bloom describes that there has been a shift this year. “Usually I do Table Talk once […]

Circles and Ciphers Leads Restorative Justice Peace Circle

November 1, 2018, by Noa Street-Sachs, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Chicago-based restorative justice organization called Circles and Ciphers led a peace circle hosted by Wesleyan Students for Ending Mass Incarceration (SEMI) on Oct. 25. The circle, which began nearly full with about 12 participants, kept expanding over the course of the event and included both students and members of the Middletown community. Circles and Ciphers […]

Ajúa Campos Hosts Event Series for Latinx Affirmation Month

November 1, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This November, Ajúa Campos, Wesleyan’s Latinx affinity group, will host a series of events for Latinx Affirmation Month (LAM). The month-long schedule includes six educational and social events centered around Latinx individuals and identity.  “Latinx Affirmation Month seeks to affirm, interrogate, and conceptualize Latinidad at Wesleyan and beyond by bringing a series of talks, discussions, and […]

Temple Adath Israel Holds Vigil to Mourn Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

October 29, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Sunday evening, a crowd of Middletown residents and Wesleyan community members gathered on South Green to remember the 11 victims who were killed in a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. Organized by Temple Adath Israel and publicized to Wesleyan students in emails sent by University Jewish Chaplain […]

Climate Change Denialism: Dr. Michael E. Mann Dispels Illusions

October 29, 2018, by Spencer Dean, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Dr. Michael E. Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, visited campus on Oct. 25 to deliver a lecture addressing climate change denial. The Department of Economics hosted this talk as a part of their fall seminar series. Mann’s lecture followed the outline of his 2016 book about climate change […]

Campus Climate Survey Results Indicate Differing Satisfaction of Demographic Groups

October 29, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The Campus Climate Survey Results from the 2017-2018 school year were released on Wednesday, Oct. 17 by the Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI) in partnership with the Office of Institutional Research, Office of Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Office of Student Affairs, and the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA). The results of the survey will be […]

“In the Light of Reverence” Screening Shares Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Sites

October 25, 2018, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Monday, Oct. 15, Powell Cinema held a screening of 17-year-old documentary “In the Light of Reverence”. The film, first broadcasted on PBS’s “Point of View” series, garnered widespread acclaim and recognition for its exploration of the relationship between American culture and the sacred places of Native American people. Merging together issues pertaining to environmentalism […]

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