Beverly Tatum ’75 Speaks at “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” Lecture

November 7, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m., the R.J. Julia bookstore hosted a WESeminar with renowned scholar on the psychology of racism Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75, HON ’15, Spelman College president emerita, and author of the seminal work, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race.” Roxanne […]

Karla White Reflects on the R.J. Julia Hiring Process, Wes Cleaning Services

November 7, 2017, by Luke Goldstein, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Months removed from the R.J. Julia controversy last semester, Karla White, who was one of the initial Broad Street employees that brought the R.J. Julia hiring malpractices to attention, recently reflected on her experience during the period and how it has concluded. While Karla spoke to various news outlets on campus about R.J. Julia last […]

“The Big Roll” Falls Short of Guinness World Record, But Brings Together Greater Community

November 7, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

On Saturday, Nov. 4, hundreds of students and their family members, in addition to a number of residents from the Middletown community, rolled down Foss Hill in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of individuals rolling down a hill within the span of an hour. With a final count of […]

University Hires Andrew Plotkin as New Project Engineer

November 7, 2017, by Mason Mandell, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The University has hired Andrew Plotkin as project engineer within the Facilities Department after a two-and-a-half-year search. Plotkin’s first day was Monday, Oct. 23.   “[The position is] responsible for the safe, sustainable, and efficient planning, implementation, and operation of the mechanical and utilities infrastructure of the Wesleyan University campus,” reads a job description posted online […]

FGSS Alumnae Talk Career Paths, Intersectionality, and Academia

November 6, 2017, by Brandon Sides, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m., the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Program hosted its Annual Fall Symposium, subtitled “The Politics of Knowledge.” Deborah Cohler ’91, Hope Dector ’02, and Vashti DuBois ’92 each lectured on their careers. Assistant Professor of Sociology Abigail Boggs ’02 moderated the event, which took place in the Hansel […]

CFA and College of Environment Invite Artists from Regions Affected by Hurricanes

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

In an effort to promote artistic expression while aiding those from regions afflicted by the recent swathe of hurricanes, the University’s Center for the Arts (CFA) and College of the Environment have teamed up to provide short-term residency for artists from hurricane-affected regions. While at the University, artists will be working on projects that explore […]

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 […]

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