Here’s the Worst Part

October 11, 2018, by Eric Kuhn, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

It is very hard to specify what is the worst thing about the way the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings played out. Is the worst part the fact that a nakedly partisan Republican infighter has been elevated to the SCOTUS while warning the rest of us that “what goes around comes around”? Is it the fact that the […]

Soul Sisters: Governor Malloy’s Initiatives and Hartford’s Crime Rate

October 4, 2018, by Lizzie Walsh, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Hartford’s drug offenses have plummeted 74% since Governor Malloy took office, but since 2013 the rate of decrease has lowered to a steady 26%. Hartford police data points to progress, but co-occurring state initiatives may also play a role. Since Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s appointment in January 2011, Hartford’s crime rates have been decreasing […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

October 1, 2018, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Dear Editor, Anita Hill’s Commencement Address was well received… “At best, politely received, you mealy-mouthed suck-up; it was the usual mess of progressive potash.” One muse’s opinion. “Excuse me?” The only one that counts. And I was about to say that under the aegis of Michael Roth, that celebrated student of the stance (his point […]

Lindsay Graham, Super-Sleuth

September 11, 2018, by Eric Kuhn, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Senator Lindsey Graham is amazing. Here is what he gets from editorial in the New York Times, from a senior Trump staffer known to the Times but not (yet) to us, describing in-house procedures for dealing with, say, a Trump order to assassinate a foreign leader: It proves there was no collusion. I consider myself […]

Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2018, by Aditi Shivaramakrishnan, Jill Jie'en Tan, Contributing Writers . 1 Comment

Dear colleagues, As international alumnae of Wesleyan, as well as Freeman scholars, we write to share our views regarding the administration’s recent negotiation of Prof. Alice Hadler’s position at Wesleyan, gleaned through conversation with each other as well as with other friends and students, current and former. First off, we would like to commend the […]

Reflection on the Meetings: How will “international students” Fall under American Identity Politics?

May 7, 2018, by Fumiko Nago, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

As a Japanese student studying abroad, I have come to learn that I fall under some broad categories of “marginalized groups,” such as being an Asian woman. Though I still sometimes feel uncomfortable being generalized into the American identity politics, I have come to terms with my place as an international student in this social […]

The Fries Center for Global Studies and International Students at Wesleyan

May 7, 2018, by Steve Angle, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS) is almost three years old, and its inaugural director, Antonio Gonzalez, is nearing the end of his term. I will be taking the reins in July and write with my thoughts about the future of the FCGS in the context of the broader conversation going on right now […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

April 30, 2018, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Dear Editor, Thank you for running 99.44% of my April 27 letter. The missing .56% appears right after the very first sentence, the one which noted that book reviewer Roth had cast the authors of “Free Speech on Campus” as “fundamentalists” who take a “dogmatic approach to freedom of expression.” I then wrote: “Translation: your […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

April 27, 2018, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Dear Editor: Reviewing Chemerinsky and Gillman’s “Free Speech on Campus,” BMOC Michael Roth is a marching sandwich board of starchy clichés: the authors (UCal officials) are “fundamentalists” who take a “dogmatic approach to freedom of expression.” The Man continues: “Their rhetoric suggests that a succession of horrible events will be the unintended consequence of even […]

African American Studies: Wesleyan’s “Black Panther”

April 19, 2018, by Elizabeth McAlister, Contributing Writer . 2 Comments

Next year Wesleyan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of African American Studies. During the 1960s we became one of the best endowed liberal arts colleges in the United States. We used this money to create multidisciplinary colleges, strengthen graduate programs, and establish a university press. We also developed a groundbreaking program to recruit African American […]

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