A Mystical Vision of Wild Wes

September 15, 2017, by Matthew J. Fraser, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This letter is in response to the September 7th article in the Argus, “Wild Wes Sanctuary Struggles to Preserve Its Legacy”. I’m responding because that beautiful patch of untamed nature represents a great opportunity for Wes to open new worlds for itself and the world we serve. For the record, I went to Wesleyan for […]

The New Sexual Misconduct Policies Should Alarm, not Reassure

September 11, 2017, by Gordon Pignato, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Over the summer, Wesleyan made substantial changes to its Sexual Misconduct policies. While the administration has directed attention to certain major changes (e.g. the addition of an ombudsman, the elimination of hearings), the seemingly smaller changes to investigative procedures will prove to be equally impactful to the affected parties. Indeed, “the devil is in the […]

The Return of BuHo: An Evolving Space on Campus for Buddhist Lifestyle, Inquiry, and Practice

September 4, 2017, by Liam Trampota, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This year will be my second year as the House Manager of Middle House, formerly Buddhist House (or Buho). As HM, with a deep interest and practice in Buddhism and residential experience at Dai Bosatsu Zendo Zen Monastery, I have been working along with residents, friends, Reslife, and my Buddhist sangha to bring the house […]

Questioning Wesleyan’s Commitment to Middletown “Communities”

September 4, 2017, by Katie Murray, George Perez, Contributing Writers. 1 Comment

On May fourth of this year, President Michael Roth wrote a brief article in the Argus heralding the glossy new RJ Julia bookstore. He expressed his excitement “for the opening of this great new cultural destination for the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities and for the possibilities of even deeper connections between the two.” At […]

At Long Last

May 9, 2017, by James Shankland, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

I was disappointed to see six Wesleyan professors (doctors Springer, Gruen, Karera, Bui, Boggs, and Weiss) among the 800-odd voices endorsing the silencing of a colleague at Rhodes University, Dr. Rebecca Tuvel, who published a paper on transracialism that displeased them. There was no malice in Dr. Tuvel’s paper, but apparently she had inadvertently used […]

Update on the Wesleyan-RJ Julia Bookstore

May 4, 2017, by Michael Roth, Contributing Writer . Comments Off on Update on the Wesleyan-RJ Julia Bookstore

In recent weeks, a group of students has voiced its concerns over the process of hiring employees for the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore. There has been much misinformation spread during this time, which we and RJ Julia management have attempted to clarify. One of the main concerns was the salary rate of employees of […]

On the Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike

May 4, 2017, by Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

Right now, over 1600 Palestinian political prisoners are entering their 19th day of the dignity hunger strike. They are demanding changes to the degrading conditions of Palestinian prisons, specifically improvements related to family visits, appropriate medical care, ending abusive conditions as well as stopping the use of solitary confinement, administrative detention, and imprisonment without charge […]

A Response from R.J. Julia

April 27, 2017, by Roxanne Coady, Contributing Writer . 1 Comment

The Argus does not edit Letters to the Editor for style nor content. Only length and threats to the safety of community members result in alterations. All stylistic choices, including bold text and italics, are the author’s. In 1990 when RJ Julia Booksellers opened, I wrote down our purpose and values to guide us as a […]

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

April 6, 2017, by Quinn Mendelson, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Scott Pruitt Is The Conductor of a Runaway Train Called The EPA

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 […]

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