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. […]


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 […]

To ResLife and Members of the Wesleyan Community

December 2, 2016, by Students for Consent and Communication, Student Group. 2 Comments

Dear ResLife and members of the Wesleyan community, We are Students for Consent and Communication, an on-campus group that strives to promote healthy and consensual relationships throughout the Wesleyan community. Naturally, our goal is to protect and support all survivors of sexual assault and to take swift action in any situation that puts them at risk. We are writing today […]

Wesleyan is a Sanctuary Campus…Now What?

December 1, 2016, by Aleyda Robles, Michael Montoya, Paige Hutton, Tomas Rogel, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

December 1, 2016 Early November 2016, the organization Movimiento Cosecha made a call to action for students on college campuses to join a national walk out in support of making their schools sanctuary campuses. The night before the walkout, the petition letter we drafted demanding that Wesleyan become a sanctuary campus began circulating on Facebook […]

Faculty Letter on Becoming a Sanctuary Campus

November 29, 2016, by Concerned Faculty, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

November 28, 2016 Dear President Roth, Board of Trustees, and members of the Wesleyan community, On November 7, the day before the 2016 presidential election, President Roth held a meeting with members of Academic Affairs and the faculty. The purpose of this “Beyond 2020” conversation was to explore ways in which we might invest Wesleyan’s […]

On Teaching How to “Narrow Gaps” at Liberal Universities: An Open Response to Bryan Stascavage

November 17, 2016, by Antonio Gonzalez, Contributing Writer. 4 Comments

Mr. Stascavage’s claim that somehow what he has learned at Wesleyan University could cement his vote for Donald Trump seems to make sense only within the framework of a self-proclaimed partisanship. As he suggests in his New York Times op-ed “My Liberal University Cemented My Vote for Trump,” Trump’s victory is, for Mr. Stascavage, vindication […]

“Beantown,” Devil’s Advocates, and the Art of Critiquing Your Peers

November 17, 2016, by Russell Goldman, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on “Beantown,” Devil’s Advocates, and the Art of Critiquing Your Peers

Dear Saam, My name is Russell, and I’m the class of 2017. I’ve spent most of my time at Wesleyan involved in the arts community, particularly in theater – I have written and directed a few shows at Wesleyan (some of which have been reviewed by you folks), am a Second Stage staff member, and […]

All Precincts Reporting: Grief and Now What?

November 10, 2016, by David Leipziger Teva, University Jewish Chaplain. Comments Off on All Precincts Reporting: Grief and Now What?

Like many people I’m still trying to make sense of the numbers and tabulations that I saw on CNN at 2:30 AM. Despite such a polarizing, mean-spirited and divisive campaign and even with Wolf Blitzer’s countless “we have an update from Florida,” I had no idea what Nov. 9 had in store for our country. […]


November 8, 2016, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. 3 Comments

Dear Readers, My OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT ROTH, the giant one-paragraph blob which ran in print last Friday and online the Monday before, is not the multi-paragraphed letter this contributing writer had submitted for publication. When the blob failed to appear in print last Tuesday I counted my blessings: better a non-appearance than a grotesque […]

Continued Allocation of Resources Toward NAGPRA Compliance

October 31, 2016, by Jessie Cohen, Archaeological Collections Manager. 1 Comment

A visit to Exley Science Center on Monday, October 10, 2016 may have been business as usual for many Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Others may have been sidetracked on their way to class or work in their observation of the various signs, posters, and placards strategically placed throughout the first floor lobby, with a […]

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