SART and WesWell Partner with Middletown Women and Families Center

November 2, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and WesWell are now partnering with the Women and Families Center to train students as volunteers for the Center. The partnership aims to support Middletown’s local Rape Crisis Center and to help foster community ties between Middletown and the University. “The WFC is looking to increase its capacity for responders,” SART […]

University Invites Students from Hurricane-Afflicted Regions for Spring ’18

November 2, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan University will be accepting students from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands for the spring semester of 2018 as a meaningful way to reach out to students in regions affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Students will pay tuition to their home institutions and will receive free housing […]

Nussbaum Talks TV as TV, the Buffy-Sopranos Problem, and ‘Horrible’ Artists

October 30, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m., the Center for Film Studies hosted “A Conversation with Emily Nussbaum” in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for “The New Yorker,” and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for her criticism. Charles W. Fries Professor and Film Studies Chair Scott Higgins moderated the event. The […]

University Student Houses Damaged by Recent Storm

October 30, 2017, by Henry Spiro, News Editor . Leave a Comment

Late in the evening of Sunday, Oct. 29 through early Monday morning, extreme weather conditions caused severe damage to University housing, including 37 Home Ave., a senior wood frame house, and 163 High Street, the site of Russian House. According to the residents at 37 Home, around 1 a.m. Monday morning, a tree fell on […]

Galganov ’17 Missing in Peru, Students and Alumni Reach Out to Offer Aid

October 30, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Jesse Galganov ’17 had planned to backpack throughout South American and Southeast Asia for eight months starting on Sept. 24. As of publication, his whereabouts are unknown. He has not been heard from by his friends and family for over a month. Galganov left for the hiking trip and spent the first few days in […]

Naval War College Prof. Nichols Discusses “US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump”

October 30, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Professor and author Thomas Nichols visited campus on Wednesday for a lecture and book signing event titled “US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump.” Nichols’ lecture revolved around the previous administration’s foreign policy, Russian interference in the 2016 election, and trends in domestic politics. Nichols, a self-described “Never-Trumper” who voted for Hillary Clinton “with clenched teeth,” […]

duCille Presents Richard Slotkin Lecture on TV and the “Thug Default”

October 30, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

On Thursday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m., Emerita Professor of English Ann duCille gave the third annual Richard Slotkin American Studies Lecture, titled “TV and the ‘Thug Default’: Why Racial Representation Still Matters.” The American Studies Department, the Center for the Americas, and the African American Studies Program sponsored the event, which took place in […]

Professor Tyshawn Sorey M.A. ’11 Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

October 16, 2017, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The yearly list of MacArthur Genius fellows was released this past week, and one of the University’s own, Assistant Music Professor Tyshawn Sorey M.A. ’11, made the cut. In addition to being a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, ensemble leader, and conductor, Sorey is teaching a music seminar on creative improvised music since 1959 and leading the […]

Davis ’17 on Her New Novel: Consider an Author’s Personal History and the Role of Satire

October 16, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

On Friday, Oct. 13, R.J. Julia hosted Jenny Fran Davis ’17, who discussed her first novel, “Everything Must Go,” which was released on Oct. 3. Davis’ novel tells the story of Flora Goldwasser, a Manhattan girl who goes off to alternative boarding school, Quare, for her junior year of high school. When she is thrown into the […]

Graduate Liberal Studies Teams up With ARC to Provide Pathway to Teaching Certification

October 16, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program—the all-encompassing program for students seeking a post-bachelor’s degree—is partnering with the Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) program based in Connecticut. ARC, run by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, offers courses in education and prepares students for teaching professions. ARC and GLS will be teaming up to provide all […]

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