Montegary Discusses Rosie O’Donnell-Organized Cruise and Politics of LGBT Families

September 27, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University Liz Montegary spoke about her recently published book, “Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families.” “My goal in writing this book was to account for the fact that the alignment of queerness with marriage, parenthood, and family […]

Hui Kicks of CHUM Lecture Series with Discussion of Muzak and Workplace Surveillance

September 27, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Alexandra Hui of Mississippi State University visited campus on Monday, Sept. 24 to discuss her research on the history of different listening practices and how they relate to scientific understanding of auditory perception and varied sonic environments. She joined a collection of students, alumni, and professors in Daniel Family Commons as the first speaker in […]

Former Professor Alleges Sex Discrimination and Retaliation in Lawsuit Against University

September 27, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Former Assistant Professor of Physics Christina Othon filed a complaint against Wesleyan in federal court alleging sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title IX, Title VII, and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act on June 6. Othon, who is now an Associate Professor of Physics at Ripon College in Wisconsin, left Wesleyan in the […]

“Message Received”: University Retires New Logo Due to Overwhelming Criticism

September 27, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant News Editor. 1 Comment

Just one week after the University unveiled the fruits of a two-year-long Core Messaging project in the form of a redesigned wordmark, monogram, and seal, a school-wide email was sent out informing students, faculty, and alumni that due to overwhelming negative feedback, the monogram will be retired. The newly redesigned wordmark and seal will remain official […]

Students Rally in Support of New Haven Man Facing Deportation

September 24, 2018, by William Halliday, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The rally was organized in solidarity with the hundreds of students from Wilbur Cross High School, Common Ground High School, Yale University, and Southern Connecticut State University who walked out of class on Thursday morning and marched to the downtown New Haven church in support of Pinos. Pinos came to the U.S. from Ecuador in […]

President Roth Answers Student Questions in Third State of the School Address

September 24, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

President Michael Roth ’78 addressed students at Wesleyan’s third biennial State of the School Address on Friday, Sept. 21.  He gave an introductory speech detailing the three major divisions of the Wesleyan’s planning process, then answered questions submitted by students that were read aloud by Ankh representative Olivia Nájera-Garcia ’21, Argus Editor-in-Chief Camille De Beus ’19, […]

Museum Exhibit in Usdan Showcases Newly Restored Specimens

September 20, 2018, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Judd Hall once housed a number of rare specimens in the Orange Judd Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1871 and closed in 1957. While a number of these pieces were sold or donated after the museum’s closure, many specimens and objects remained scattered around campus tucked into rarely-touched places including the penthouse in […]

Ten First Year Senators Elected to WSA after Five-Day Voting Period

September 20, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Last Saturday, the names of the ten new senators who will represent the Class of 2022 in the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) were announced in a campus-wide email from WSA Chief of Staff Felicia Soderberg ’21. The students elected to represent the Class of 2022 are: Chelsea Dixon, Ben Garfield, Jonah Haseley, Adam Hickey, Huzaifa […]

Professor Justin Peck Discusses Constitution in the Trump Era at Russell Library

September 20, 2018, by Calia Christie, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On Monday, Sept. 20, Assistant Professor of Government Justin Peck was greeted by an eager crowd of both Middletown residents and Wesleyan students when he walked into Russell Library for his talk, “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump.” This annual Constitution Day event was organized by Friends of the Wesleyan Library in conjunction with […]

University Unveils Controversial Changes to Logo and Website

September 20, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant News Editor. 6 Comments

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the University website was updated and altered to include the University’s new logo. The redesign is a product of the Communication Department’s two year-long Core Messaging project, during which it conducted extensive research to determine what students, faculty, and alumni appreciate about Wesleyan, and attempted to visually represent those values. “A […]

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