Center for Prison Educaton Receives $1 Million Grant

April 13, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University’s Center for Prison Education (CPE) received a four-year $1 million grant on Tuesday. The significant boost in funding will allow the program to expand its efforts to provide inmates in the state’s correctional facilities with postsecondary educational opportunities. The program will use the money to invest in new technology resources, higher stipends for faculty, […]

Professor Emeritus Dupuy Delivers Lecture on Haitian Migration

April 13, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Sociology Professor Emeritus Alex Dupuy held a lecture entitled “Haiti: Migration, and Globalization” in the Fries Center for Global Studies on Thursday, April 12. The event was sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and Wesleyan World Wednesdays. Dupuy writes broadly on social, economic, and political developments in Haiti and the […]

Birney Named Mellon New Directions Fellow

April 13, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

Earlier this month, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Kate Birney received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, which will provide her with the equivalent of one year’s salary, a stipend for two summers of research, and funding for tuition or course fees associated with any academic programs required in a fellow’s training. According […]

DOJ Investigates University, Peer Institutions for Potential Antitrust Violations

April 12, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is probing Early Decision (ED) admissions practices for potential antitrust law violations by Wesleyan and several other colleges and universities. The letter sent by the DOJ to the University, which was obtained and first reported on by Inside Higher Ed, did not specifically state the focus of the investigation, but […]

Finn Returns to Warn of the ‘Alt-Constitution’

April 9, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. 4 Comments

In the 27th annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on the freedom of expression, Professor Emeritus John E. Finn returned to campus to warn of constitutional originalism in a lecture titled “Gun Nuts and Speech Freaks: A Guide to the Alt-Constitution.” In his lecture, Finn critically analyzed the principles underlying the recent rise of alt-right interpretations of […]

McGlone ’18 Selected as Humanistic Study Fellow for the Paideia Institute

April 9, 2018, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Brendan McGlone ’18 has just been selected as the Humanistic Study Fellow for the Paideia Institute in Rome to continue his post-Wesleyan education. Founded in 2010, the Paideia Institute is a non-profit educational organization that works to promote the study and recognition of classical humanities, particularly those of Latin and Ancient Greek languages and literature. […]

Earth Month Kicks Off With Sustainability-Focused Celebrations and Events

April 9, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This April is Earth Month, and various sustainability-oriented organizations and departments on campus are hosting events and activities over the course of the month. Events range from lectures, to a garden tour, to the debut of a new Snapchat filter based on designs submitted by students. Organizations such as the Climate Action Group, the Wesleyan […]

University Hosts First TEDxWesleyanU Event

April 9, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, Mason Mandell, News Editor and Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The University hosted a TEDxWesleyanU event on Saturday, April 7, bringing together speakers, students, and community members to the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall to explore a broad range of topics ranging from the psychology of career decisions to the importance of liberal arts. The event was organized almost entirely by University students and included 13 speakers […]

AASC and Shakti Organize Asian-American Identity Month

April 6, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Asian American Student Collective (AASC) and Shakti are holding a month-long celebration of Asian-American culture, identity, history, and activism from Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, April 28. Events will range from a celebration of Cesar Chavez, to a poetry workshop, to a live performance from Jason Chu in Malcolm X House. “Together, we will […]

University Hosts Interfaith Dialogue and Discussion With Local Religious Groups

April 6, 2018, by Melisa Olgun, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

A group of approximately 55 Wesleyan students and Middletown-area residents came together on Thursday, March 8 in the Daniel Family Commons with one purpose in mind: to interact with their neighbors through meaningful interfaith dialogue. Thursday’s event was organized by Hartford Seminary’s Allyson Zacharoff and Muslim Chaplain Imam Sami Aziz, and it was sponsored by […]

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