President Roth and Provost Jacobsen Present Facilities Plans

February 8, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen hosted a University Facilities Planning Update and Overview Forum in which they outlined the University’s plans for future construction and additions on Tuesday, Feb. 6. “What we’re here to talk about today is an important aspect of Beyond 2020, which was a […]

The Calderwood Seminars Come to Campus

February 8, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

Wesleyan recently received a multi-year grant to fund a series of Calderwood Seminars. These seminars aim to empower upperclassmen to reflect on themes central to their fields of study, synthesize their knowledge, and translate complex ideas and arguments in a way that is accessible to a broader audience. The program takes its name from Stanford Calderwood, […]

Civic Action Plan Will Shift Focus Toward Student Preparedness

February 8, 2018, by Molly Schiff, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

In an all-campus email from Jan. 29, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen announced the publication of the University’s Civic Action Plan, a document crafted for the purpose of guiding students and instructors in their development as community leaders. The plan envisions civic engagement as a lifelong process, one with which people can […]

Estimated Prophet: Remembering John Perry Barlow ’69

February 8, 2018, by John Henry Vansant, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

John Perry Barlow ’69, the self-proclaimed “junior lyricist of the Grateful Dead” and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, passed away on Feb. 7, at the age of 70. Barlow brought his psychedelic, free-spirited visions of society into every endeavor that he pursued. Many know him for his internet activism, writing, and songs like “Cassidy,” “Estimated Prophet,” “Feel […]

Judge Katherine Forrest ’86 Talks the First Amendment

February 6, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 1, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Katherine Forrest ’86 headlined the first installment of this semester’s Public Affairs (PAC) Speaker Series. Judge Forrest delivered a talk entitled “Freedom of Expression: A View From the Bench.” Judge Forrest earned her bachelors degree in Women’s Studies at Wesleyan before continuing on to the […]

Wesleyan Media Project Featured in Major Washington Think-Tank Report

February 6, 2018, by Sam Prescott, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This January, Wesleyan-based research featured in national news when the Bipartisan Policy Center released a major report entitled “Campaign Finance in the United States: Assessing an Era of Fundamental Change” that relied heavily on data from the Wesleyan Media Project (WMP), and is likely to land on the desks of a number of legislators this […]

Connecticut College Democrats Encouraged to Engage at Local Level

February 5, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Democrats hosted an annual College Democrats of Connecticut (CDCT) Conference on campus Saturday. The event focused on growing connections and collaboration between the College Democrat chapters present to prepare for the 2018 state and federal elections. The event, which drew representatives from Yale, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, and […]

LEAD Conference Offers Networking and Career-Building Opportunities

February 5, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A group of 23 students left campus this weekend to attend the annual Latina Empowerment and Development Conference (LEAD) in Cambridge, Mass., where they attended various workshops, panels, and speeches. The event was organized by by Latinas Unidas and held at Harvard University. It focused on supporting Latinx-identifying students of all gender identities and ethnicities in their […]

Fries Center Offers Opportunity for Language-Learning through Mango

February 2, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

Building upon the program introduced last year, the Fries Center for Global Studies will offer students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to Mango Languages, an online platform that offers instruction in over 70 world languages. According to Mango’s website, the program aids proficiency by building communication skills; the program uses cultural resources, such as movies, music, and relevant phrases that […]

Sorey ’11 and Orr Win USA Fellowships

February 2, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Professor Tyshawn Sorey MA ’11 and Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment (COE) Allison Orr have been awarded fellowships by United States Artists (USA). Sorey was awarded the fellowship for his work in music and Orr for her work in dance. The fellowship provides each with $50,000. “We believe in artists and […]

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