Scott Pruitt Is The Conductor of a Runaway Train Called The EPA

April 6, 2017, by Quinn Mendelson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

When Scott Pruitt was tapped to take over the Environmental Protection Agency, there were two main schools of thought among people that thought that maybe Donald Trump wouldn’t be a good President: One, that while he has long been a friend of the fossil fuel industry, he wouldn’t do anything crazier than green-light some controversial […]

Israeli Apartheid Week, Settler Colonialism, and Climate Change

April 6, 2017, by Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry, Contributing Writers. 1 Comment

This week is Israeli Apartheid Week. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been organizing events every day of the week to discuss various facets of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. As a part of these ongoing dialogues, Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry (SAFF, formerly Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest) affirms its support […]

RAs Are People Too

March 30, 2017, by Anonymous, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Recently I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what the role of an resident advisor is here at Wesleyan, in how it is described and imagined by ResLife, how it is viewed by residents, and how it actually feels and manifests as an RA myself. These three depictions of the job are all so […]

How Connor Aberle and The Argus are Complicit in Slandering Casey Affleck

March 4, 2017, by Kenneth Lonergan, Contributing Writer. 161 Comments

Connor Aberle’s article about myself, Casey, Affleck and Wesleyan’s supposed complicity in condoning sexual misconduct – and worse – by tauting me as a Wesleyan alumn after I won an Oscar last week is such a tangle of illogic, misinformation and flat-out slander that only the author’s presumed youth can possibly excuse his deeply offensive […]

The Danger of Certainty

March 2, 2017, by Quinn Frenzel, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Recently a poster appeared on campus with a message that reads, “Reject sexual predators emboldened by institutional power.” Below this message are photos of several professors along with their names. This piece makes no claims about the innocence or guilt of these professors, but addresses the method by which anonymous people chose to charge them. […]

Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Matters

February 27, 2017, by Center for African American Studies Advisory Board, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

When Wesleyan engages with students who call for a more inclusive environment, it addresses lives lived and lost just beyond our campus. Powerful and engaged critical practice and work, such as this, ensures a healthy and empowering environment, filled with opportunity and self-discovery. It is this loving, protective, welcoming, and liberating work that is at […]

In Response to the Hot Dog Theorem

February 23, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Staff Writer . 2 Comments

I must steadfastly refute Mr. Rosetti’s claims that the hot dog is a sandwich. First of all, his definition of sandwich is flawed. While two seperate pieces of bread are not required to form a sandwich, the placement of the bread – on top and bottom- is what constitutes a sandwich. It is this distinction […]

Letter from the American Studies Department Regarding Asian American Studies at Wesleyan

February 6, 2017, by The Faculty of the American Studies Department, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

As members of the American Studies Department – a field committed to issues of social justice, equity, and belonging – we deeply appreciate open dialogue with students, and view their contributions as critical to the ongoing development of our courses and programming. It was therefore with surprise and dismay that we read the November 17, […]

My Association with Long Lane School for Girls

February 2, 2017, by Richard Steuart, Class of 1949. Leave a Comment

I grew up adjacent to Long Lane School for Girls (LLS ) during 1927-1946. My father was Farm Manager for some 55 years at the farm which supported Long Lane School. The farm provided about 75% food-support for the School. Prior to my birth my mother taught home economics at LLS. Both my parents had […]

Trump’s Nuclear America

January 30, 2017, by Tom Dupont, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Now that Barack Obama has officially passed the torch to Donald Trump as Commander in Chief, many are terrified that a man so seemingly unpredictable as Trump has control over thousands of nuclear missiles. Scientists have moved the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, citing the ascent of Trump along with a troubling rise in nationalism […]

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