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 […]

Michael Roth: President Performer

March 1, 2018, by Kyllian Pather, Contributing Writer. 3 Comments

Dear Michael Roth, I write this letter with genuine concern and frustration. Although Iamextremely pleased that Daniel Handler will no longer be the 2018 Commencement Speaker and Anita Hill will be taking his place, I am extremely disappointed by Wesleyan’s and your involvement in this entire matter. Why Daniel Handler, considering the accusations of both […]

I am Steeve Elam

February 24, 2018, by Jeff Hush, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Steeve Elam came up to me for the first time on February 1, 2018. Our community center meeting had just ended. He was offering help. A slender young man with dark hair, passionate and enthusiastic, he knew how to bake berry pies. He wanted to fundraise for us by baking these pies. He wanted to […]

Egypt, Rohingya & Islamophobia

December 4, 2017, by Imam Sami Aziz, Contributing Writer. 3 Comments

With tears in our eyes, heavy hearts and a feeling of inability to help, we pray for Egypt, Rohingya, Yemen, Somalia, and everywhere that people suffer regardless of religion, race or ethnicity: We call upon you with your Asma-ul-Husna (beautiful names),Ya Rab (O Sustainer) – Ya Khaliq (O Creator) – Ya Shafi  (O Healer) – […]

An Imam’s Reflection on Thankfulness

November 27, 2017, by Imam Sami Aziz, Contributing Writer. 3 Comments

Sitting at home in Hartford during this holiday break I was pondering upon what it truly means to be thankful, especially as a Muslim in America. As difficult as it is to be a Muslim in America, Muslim Americans continue to migrate to the United States. This has to do with the dire situations their […]

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