The role of fraternities on the University’s campus has changed immensely with the times; this history indisputably includes Beta, which began over 60 years ago and has been a staple on the University’s campus for years.
Aliza Simons ’09 was in Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library over spring break exploring its rare books collection when she got the long-awaited email. The Watson Foundation informed Simons that she would receive a grant for her proposed project entitled, “Voices Across the Airwaves: Community Radio Broadcasters Across the World”.
When students think about activism at the University, they are likely to think about environmentalism, labor issues, and human rights. Religion, however, may soon become the next key factor in campus activism.
With a thick white mustache and goatee, Erhard Konerding is Olin Library’s reference wizard—and he can do The New York Times crossword puzzle in three minutes straight. Konerding has been the University’s Government Documents and Reference Librarian for the past 36 years.
A team of students and staff are designing a new and improved yearbook for the class of 2009, based on the theme “Expressions of Memories”.
As plans for the new Molecular and Life Sciences Building solidify, a growing number of students and faculty are questioning the decision to demolish Shanklin Laboratory to make room for the new facility. On Feb. 11, Izaak Orlansky ’08 founded "The Save Shanklin Campaign" Facebook group, writing that, "as one of Wesleyan’s most historic buildings, Shanklin deserves an eleventh-hour fight for its survival."
In the face of a crackdown by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on illegal sharing of music files, the University continues to search for alternatives and solutions to a campus trend not decreasing in popularity. In a survey of 43 students conducted by the Argus, 81 percent admitted to stealing music online and sharing files with friends.
In February, the Connecticut Humanities Council will be moving its offices from South Main Street to the building next to Broad Street Books, a change that will promote business, provide jobs, and clean up a vacant building.