The Danger of Certainty

March 2, 2017, by Quinn Frenzel, Contributing Writer . Comments Off on The Danger of Certainty

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. Comments Off on Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Matters

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. Comments Off on My Association with Long Lane School for Girls

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 . Comments Off on Trump’s Nuclear America

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 […]

Fossil Fuel Divestment, Michael Roth, and This Crappy Semester

December 15, 2016, by Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest, Contributing Writers. 14 Comments

If you’re an avid follower of campus activism, you may have noticed that Fossil Fuel Divest has not held any big actions or events this semester. If you’re an avid detractor of campus activism, you have probably been excited that Fossil Fuel Divest has fallen out of sight this semester. If you don’t care, you’re […]

A Challenge to Wesleyan

December 5, 2016, by mdiblasi, Class of 2007. 4 Comments

Donald Trump said many indefensible things during his campaign, and some of these careless and stupid comments excited the KKK and other bigots, but the vast majority of the over 60 million people who voted for him are not bigots and cannot be ignored. The Steve Bannon appointment does not help change what I believe […]

Food Over Winter Break: No Hungry Student Act

December 5, 2016, by Emma Austin, Chief of Staff for the Wesleyan Student Assembly. 2 Comments

When we come to Wesleyan, we are sold on the promise that we will be supported and that our basic human rights will be respected and our needs met. We are told that as long as we are on campus our community will care for us and our administration will ensure our health and safety. […]

THE AFTERSHOCKS OF A LOST ELECTION

December 2, 2016, by Deborah Sierpinski, Administrative Assistant, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, and Archaeology Program. 3 Comments

The 2016 presidential election has taken a toll on millions of Americans across the nation. Many are going through the five stages of grieving (denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and acceptance) as they have seen their dreams smashed into pieces. I am one of these Americans. Losing Hillary as the President Elect is not so different […]

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