WAGD Raises Over $100,000 in Department-Wide Initiative

March 1, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

After a week of fundraising, the second annual Wesleyan Athletic Giving Days (WAGD) campaign came to a close with Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Tennis finishing on top with 302 percent and 45 percent recorded participation, respectively. The teams with the most participating donors will receive $5,000 for their efforts. “We asked you to ‘Go All […]

Students Support Local Protestor Vic Lancia at His Court Date

March 1, 2018, by Camille De Beus, News Editor. Leave a Comment

A number of University students headed to the State of Connecticut Superior Court, Middlesex Judicial District for Vic Lancia’s court date on Thursday morning. A Facebook event hosted by the Dragonfly Climate Collective was created to rally those who knew Lancia, and had protested with him against the Wells Fargo bank’s funding of DAPL and […]

University’s Mock Trial Teams Win Big at Regionals

March 1, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Last weekend, Wesleyan’s Mock Trial teams competed at two different regional events in Buffalo, N.Y. and Princeton, N.J., where they had historic success. The two top-tier teams attended the American Mock Trial Association’s annual Great Lakes Regional Tournament at Buffalo State University, where they were joined by 21 other teams from 13 colleges and universities […]

Hill Takes Handler ’92’s Place Amid Literary Community’s, Students’ Calls for Change

March 1, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. 5 Comments

University President Michael Roth ’78 sent out an all-campus email on Thursday, March 1, announcing that Daniel Handler ’92 will no longer be giving the 2018 commencement address. “Daniel Handler has chosen to withdraw as Wesleyan’s Commencement speaker this May,” Roth wrote. “We’ve agreed that the focus of the event should be on the Class […]

Hill to Replace Handler ’92 at Commencement Ceremony

March 1, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, March 1, University President Michael Roth ’78 announced that Daniel Handler ’92 will be stepping down from his position within the commencement ceremony amid reports of sexually inappropriate behavior. Anita Hill, who was already invited to the ceremony as an honorary doctorate recipient, will replace him and give the 186th commencement address. “Daniel Handler […]

University Students Named Fulbright Scholars

February 26, 2018, by Kaye Dyja, News Editor. 1 Comment

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently named the University one of the leading producers of Fulbright scholars. The list, released Feb. 20, includes the U.S. colleges and universities whose alumni have entered the Fulbright program in the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s leading international educational […]

TEDx Comes to Wesleyan

February 26, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor . Leave a Comment

The University will be holding a TED Talk-inspired speakers’ conference on April 7 in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event was conceived by sophomores Alex Harold and Leo Merturi, and will be organized by several students, under the direction of Lead Organizer Eunes Harun ’20. “TED gave us […]

University Will Not Penalize Applicants for Walkout-Related Suspensions

February 26, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Feb. 22, President Michael Roth ’78 announced in a blog post that applicants’ walkout-related suspensions would not affect admissions decisions. “Wesleyan students have a proud tradition of civic engagement, and the university supports students’ rights to peaceful protest,” reads the statement from the Admissions Office. “The admission committee reviews the details of any suspension reported by […]

WSA VP Godbole ’19 Introduces WESkim

February 23, 2018, by Erin Hussey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

WESkim, a new service offered by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), summarizes the most important news from the latest WSA sessions and delivers it right to your inbox. The new service is the brainchild of WSA Vice President Sanam Godbole ’19, who realized that students don’t typically engage with the normal WSA emails. “I knew […]

L.A. Times Book Prize Recognizes Wes Press Poets

February 23, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Two books published through the Wesleyan University Press are finalists for poetry in the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. This year marks the 38th annual Book Prizes from the L.A. Times, whose nominees were announced on Feb. 21. One of the books, “In the Language of My Captor,” was written by Shane McCrae. He has published several poetry collections, including […]

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