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. Comments Off on Regarding the Scaling Back of the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) On Campus

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. Comments Off on Open Letter to President Michael Roth Regarding the Downsizing of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

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. Comments Off on In Support of ORSL

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. Comments Off on The Beginning of the End of Wesleyan’s Chaplains?

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

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 […]

Covid-19: Is It the Highway to Rogue States?

April 9, 2020, by Mehdi Rezgui, Graduate Student. Comments Off on Covid-19: Is It the Highway to Rogue States?

The world will never be the same after the Coronavirus. That is a thought that a lot of people are bearing in mind, especially the ones to whom the scale of the Coronavirus calls in mind no equivalent reference. A global virus that not only keeps us contained in our homes, but also makes us rethink […]

Dear Argus, Do Better. Sincerely, Wesleyan POC

December 6, 2019, by Stef Amador, Class of 2023. 11 Comments

Right before Thanksgiving break, the Argus published a review of a student remake of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights.” As a Dominican-American with immigrant parents, I as well as other students of color were frustrated with the various ways in which this production was disrespected. In the review, the writer questioned whether the story depicted […]

Divestment is a Necessary Step Towards Ending Climate Colonialism

November 22, 2019, by Leah Pensler, Thayne Hutchins, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

Recently, the Argus published an op-ed entitled “Why Divestment Falls Short of Its Intended Goals.” This article is predicated on a glaring misunderstanding of divestment as a whole. The article bases many of its arguments in misguided teachings of neoliberal economics. Firstly, people pushing for divestment (at least at Wesleyan) are not doing it because […]

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