If You Voted For Ben Florsheim ’14, You Should Donate to Alicia Hernandez Strong ’18

April 1, 2021, by Bryan Chong, Emily McEvoy, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

In the discourse around accomplished alumni of Wesleyan, Ben Florsheim ’14 is rarely left out of the conversation. Elected as Mayor of Middletown in 2019 at the age of 27, he ran a strong grassroots campaign with the support of the Wesleyan Democrats, which bolstered his margin of victory—he beat his opponent 443 to 77 […]

Letter to the Editor: Middletown Community Fund

February 25, 2021, by Wesleyan Democratic Socialists , . Leave a Comment

Most of us recognize that our college experience is only possible because of the city we live in. Middletown residents and Wesleyan students belong to the same community, and if our community is struggling, we owe it to them to do what we can to help. Although our administration sometimes adopts this mindset, it generally […]

Lift Up Our Wider Wesleyan Community by Donating to the Center for Prison Education’s Re-Entry Fund

December 3, 2020, by Mary Johnson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Dear Members of the Wesleyan Community, Most current students can agree that having to relocate right before the end of a semester is not easy. In addition to the usual intensity of finals week, students who have just moved back home are now adjusting to sharing Wi-Fi, limited space, and household responsibilities with family members. […]

Regarding the Scaling Back of the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) On Campus

November 19, 2020, by The Faculty of the Muslim Studies Minor , Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Dear President Roth, The Faculty of the Muslim studies minor are, like Father Bill here, very concerned by the recent decision by the Office of Student Affairs to halve the number of chaplains in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, with the long-term aim of having only one chaplain serving the community. The one remaining chaplain […]

Open Letter to President Michael Roth Regarding the Downsizing of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

November 19, 2020, by Religion Department , Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Dear President Roth,   It is with deep concern that the Department of Religion and other scholars of religion at Wesleyan learn about the Administration’s decision to sharply curtail the size of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL).  While not practitioners of pastoral care, as scholars of religious traditions and as members of […]

An Interfaith Call to Save the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

November 19, 2020, by Interfaith Council , Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Dear members of the Wesleyan community,  We write to you regarding a development on campus concerning the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL). This summer, the Office of Student Affairs, which ORSL is under, surprisingly announced that it would be virtually dismantling ORSL by permanently scrapping the part-time chaplain positions for both the Muslim […]

In Support of ORSL

November 5, 2020, by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

I am writing in response to, and in support of, the detailed and thoughtful message from Father Bill Wallace that appeared in The Argus last week. Although I know the University has taken a serious financial hit, it seems to me that cutting back the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) is a singularly bad […]

The Beginning of the End of Wesleyan’s Chaplains?

October 29, 2020, by Father William J. Wallace, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

October 26, 2020 Dear Friends, In late August Wesleyan’s administration indicated that it would be significantly scaling back the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) on campus. This news is both surprising and troubling and should be a concern to all members of the Wesleyan community, especially students. From what I am told, this […]

Graduating a 22-Year-Old Virgin: What I Learned From Going Through Wesleyan Without Having Sex

October 22, 2020, by Lucie Plasse, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This piece was written in response to the testimonies on Wesleyan Survivors’ Instagram page referencing the pressures that exist on campus in regards to virginity and hook-up culture. It aims to shed light on the prevalence of prude-shaming amongst students, normalize virginity in college, and hopefully, start a conversation.  During the fall of my senior […]

In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2020, by Brian Stewart, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

To the Editors of the Argus, April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration. This tradition began when Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a teach-in for April 22, 1970, on the topic of nature and environmentalism. According to an estimate on the EPA website, some twenty million Americans participated in peaceful […]

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