Immersive Media Group Wins Prize for VR Experience at Wellesley Hackathon

November 12, 2018, by Meredith Olin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Members of Wesleyan’s Immersive Media Group (IMG) won the “Wayfair Best Use of 3D API” prize at the 6th Annual Wellesley College Hackathon, WHACK, last weekend. The prize was sponsored by Wayfair, an online home-goods store. Members of the IMG who attended the event included director Aili Niimura ’19, director of communications Will Li ’19, Kevin Koech ’21, […]

WSA Votes to Clarify SBC Funding Criteria

November 8, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) resolution to clarify the Student Budget Committee’s (SBC) funding criteria and amend its networking bylaw passed 30-0 with one abstention. The resolution, a joint effort by members of the 2017-2018 SBC and presented in October, clarifies to student groups requesting funding from the SBC what the committee is willing to fund so […]

Indonesian Sultan and Court Performers Descend on Campus for Weekend of Events

November 8, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

This weekend, Wesleyan will host a delegation of Indonesian musicians and dancers for a series of performances and cultural events. Led by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta, the group of over 30 officials, translators, and performers are making stops at Wesleyan, Yale, and the Asia Society in New York City over the week. The program of […]

Carbon Neutrality By 2050? University Partners With Eversource in an Effort to Increase Sustainability

November 8, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Middletown Press reported that the University had signed a three-year agreement with Eversource Energy with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This agreement will save the University at least 3.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and decrease operating costs. “This new agreement with Eversource makes energy efficiency more cost-effective for Wesleyan by […]

FGSS Hosts Symposium Focused on Black Health and Hidden Stories

November 5, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Director of the City College of New York’s Journalism Program Linda Villarosa and Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality and Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College Khary Polk spoke at the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) annual Fall Symposium on a panel about HIV/AIDS and queer historiographies. The panel, organized by Associate […]

Democratic Candidates Matt Lesser and Quentin “Q” Phipps Discuss Campaigns in PAC

November 5, 2018, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Nov. 1, various student groups collaborated to bring local State Senate and House of Representatives candidates Matt Lesser and Quentin “Q” Phipps to campus. The event, which took place in PAC, had an impressive turnout listening to the candidates present their campaign platforms. Lesser, who attended Wesleyan until 2008, joked about his brief lateness, claiming he was “still […]

In-Bum Chun Discusses Disparities on Korean Peninsula and the Possibility of Reunification

November 5, 2018, by Serena Chow, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In-Bum Chun, a retired lieutenant general of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, visited campus to discuss developments on the Korean Peninsula following the recent landmark summits between leaders from North Korea and South Korea in April, May, and September of 2018. The afternoon lecture, held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, was hosted by the College […]

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 […]

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