China Campus Should Be Shelved

October 1, 2019, by Andy Gottlieb, Class of 2014. 3 Comments

I was outraged to learn last week that Wesleyan is considering opening a satellite campus in China. It doesn’t take an expert to know that a liberal arts education is completely incompatible with an autocratic country. A Wesleyan campus in China would only normalize the world’s largest dictatorship. Director of the Fries Center for Global […]

Climate Strike Today

September 20, 2019, by Brian Stewart, Jackie Duckett, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Young people everywhere are sick and tired of the lack of progress being made on pressing environmental issues, most especially climate change. They recognize that climate change will directly impact their generation, and are inspired by young people like Greta Thunberg, who are taking a stance and demanding political action. We need our politicians to […]

Faculty Member Supports Mary Bartolotta

September 6, 2019, by Krishna Winston, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

On September 10 Middletown residents have a real choice to make in the four-way mayoral primary. Mary Bartolotta represents a chance for us to see much-needed change in City Hall and our entire community. Of the four candidates, Mary is the only one who has concrete experience as a legislator. During her years on the […]

Focus on candidates’ records when voting for mayor

September 6, 2019, by Justin Kopit, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

A recent article in the Argus entitled “Florsheim ’14 Enters Crowded Middletown Mayoral Race” seemed more like a tribute to Ben Florsheim than a serious appraisal of the mayoral field. I wanted to give a different perspective for those students interested in voting in the primary on September 10th. I am a Wesleyan graduate (class […]

Reproductive Healthcare in Middletown: Why We Need to Understand CPCs

May 6, 2019, by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry, . Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan University Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) department’s “Bridge Builder Award” “recognizes a student group that has succeeded in strengthening the relationship between Wesleyan and the greater Middletown community.” The recipients of this award are acknowledged in the commencement program and recognized at the end of year award reception on May 8, 2019. […]

SMG workers respond to Argus article

May 6, 2019, by United Student/Labor Action Coalition , Jose, Liset, Leonidas, Gloria, Anonymous worker. Leave a Comment

To the editors, This Tuesday, April 30, 2019, The Argus published an article detailing the administrative response to student and custodial protests about unreasonable custodial workloads at Wesleyan. This article contained a misleading, one-sided assertion from the University’s spokespeople regarding SMG workers: “We’re unaware of any official complaints from the SMG workforce to SMG, to […]

Wesleyan’s Proud Tradition of Student-Worker Solidarity

May 2, 2019, by Concerned Alumni, . Leave a Comment

We, the undersigned, are a group of Wesleyan alumni who are concerned about the unreasonable workloads faced by campus janitors, the majority of whom are black and brown migrants. We implore President Michael Roth to hire five new custodial staff and to drop all disciplinary charges against student protesters. This is a cause close to […]

Why I Confronted President Roth

May 2, 2019, by Alec Shea, . Leave a Comment

As a recently graduated alumnus of Wesleyan, I had the pleasure of visiting some friends of mine on Campus last weekend. I joined them in questioning President Roth at a Lacrosse game on Saturday about the severe workloads placed on Wesleyan’s custodial workers. Other students associated with USLAC (the University Student Labor Action Coalition) confronted […]

In Response to Student Protests

April 29, 2019, by Executive Board of Wesleyan Democrats, . Leave a Comment

While the University decreased custodial staff from 60 to 50, from 2012 to 2014, the campus’s size did not decrease at all. On the contrary, class sizes have increased: the class of 2018 was 757 students, and over the next four years the incoming class size steadily increased to 810 in the class of 2022. […]

Sustainability Efforts on Campus Have Consequences for Custodial Staff

April 9, 2019, by Lizzie Walsh, Maggie O'Donnell, Rose Shuker-Haines, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

From an outsider’s perspective on Wesleyan, we appear to be an extremely environmentally conscious university. Most people recycle, there is a robust residential composting program, and we incorporate alternate forms of energy into our energy systems. However, when one looks deeper, there are still large gaps in our collective attempts to lessen our environmental impact. […]

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