WSA Clarifies Role of SBC Appeals Board

February 18, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

A Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Resolution reforming the Student Budget Committee (SBC) Appeals Board passed 24-0 with two abstentions on Feb. 18. The sponsors of the resolution wished to limit the role of the Appeals Board to examining procedural errors and to consolidate funding decisions into one seven-member, student-elected body, the SBC, rather than allowing […]

Ajúa Campos Takes LEAD Conference

February 15, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This past weekend, 35 Wesleyan students travelled to Cambridge, Mass., for the 2019 Latina Empowerment and Development (LEAD) Conference. LEAD is an annual two-day event hosted by Latinas Unidas, a Harvard College student organization. Established in 2007, LEAD is designed to promote professional development among college students who identify as Latina. The trip was organized by Wesleyan’s […]

Housing Damage Leads to Threats of Relocation, Questions About Widespread Disrepair

February 15, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Feb. 11, wood-frame residents received an email from Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting outlining new consequences for students whose houses are found to be overcapacity, which has reignited concerns over the structural integrity of the University’s housing stock. Koerting’s email follows a series of incidents that have occurred in wood frames since the beginning […]

Kirpal Complicates Line Between Subjective and Objective Reality in Lecture on UFOs and “Biological Gods”

February 14, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, Jeffrey J. Kripal, came to Wesleyan to deliver a lecture on Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs. His lecture, entitled “Biological Gods: UFOs, Science (Fiction), and Some Emergent Mythologies,” traced the cultural history of UFOs, culminating in accounts of UFO interaction […]

Poetry Collection Published by Wesleyan University Press Announced Finalist for Two Literary Awards

February 11, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Extra Hidden Life, among the Days,” a book of poetry written by Brenda Hillman and published by the Wesleyan University Press, was recently announced as a finalist for two literary awards: the 2018 Golden Poppy Book Award and the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The collection, published in 2018, is part of the University Press’ […]

WSA Textbook Exchange Program Grows

February 11, 2019, by Jocelyn Maeyama, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Following the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program’s (TEP) soft launch in the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, the program accumulated around 125 books for sale and sold 10. In Fall 2017, WSA Senator and TEP Operations Director Jake Kwon ’21 and WSA Senator and TEP Executive Editor Ariel Deutsch ’21 wanted to […]

Provost Jacobsen to Become President of Hobart and William Smith, Leave University at End of Academic Year

February 11, 2019, by Hannah Reale, News Editor. 1 Comment

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Joyce Jacobsen will be leaving Wesleyan University at the end of the academic year to take on a new position as the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, President Michael Roth ’78 announced in an all-campus email on Feb. 8. At the end of the academic […]

English Department Fellowships Begin Accepting Applications

February 11, 2019, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 7, the English Department announced that it would begin accepting applications for the Olin Fellowship, a grant-based award that supports undergraduate work in the field of English literature or writing. The fellowship was established in 1854 by Lois Richardson, mother of former University President Stephen Olin, and later increased by gifts from […]

How Does Fascism in Japan from 80 Years Ago Relate to Today’s America?

February 7, 2019, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Wesleyan’s Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory program hosted New York University (NYU) Visiting Associate Professor Robert Stolz for a lecture in Downey House. In the talk, Stolz discussed Japanese philosopher Tosaka Jun and Stolz’s work as an editor for the book “Tosaka Jun: A Critical Reader.” Introducing the event was Associate […]

Hunt Discusses Manuscript on W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Cooperative Movement

February 7, 2019, by William Halliday, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Wesleyan’s Center for African American Studies hosted historian and theorist Irvin Hunt for a talk about his book manuscript, “Before the Utopia: A Cultural History of the Black Cooperative Movement, 1890-The Present.” Hunt is an assistant professor of English, African American Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at […]

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