After a series of discussions with the administration and Physical Plant, the student group Working for Intelligent Landscape Design (WILD Wes) was given the green light to begin redesigning the courtyard of West College (WestCo).
On Tuesday, the University faculty voted to reapprove the Center for Prison Education, extending the pilot program for a five-year period.
Spam may be one of the most feared, maligned, and underappreciated foods in this country. I learned quite quickly how to hide my love for Spam—to insist that I was shopping for my dog at the grocery, to shout “bacon” when my housemates asked what I was cooking, and to hide my Costco-sized jumbo pack in the depths of my pantry.
After receiving citations in a variety of national media outlets, the Wesleyan Media Project hosted a Post-Election Wrap-Up and Public Forum this past Friday, discussing the Project’s findings in this year’s election and their implications for 2012.
Former Trustee Houghton “Buck” Freeman ’43, creator and benefactor of the Freeman Asian Scholars Program and founder of the Freeman Foundation, passed away this week in Stowe, Vermont at the age of 89.
Starting Monday, Freeman Athletic Center began reinforcing a long overlooked security policy requiring that students and faculty present their WesIDs at the main entrance of the facility.
On Sunday, students, faculty, alumni, and Middletown community members gathered in PAC 001 as Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano declared Monday, Nov. 8 to be as WESU day, celebrating 71 years of community radio and the installation of an upgraded transmitter.
In an attempt to cater to the Muslim community on campus, the Usdan Marketplace began offering a Halal option on Oct. 25, which complies with Islamic dietary restrictions on the preparation of meat.
Starting this semester, students on campus will be subject to a new Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy that, with some exceptions, prohibits open containers of alcohol on University property.
Stephen Morgan, the man accused of fatally shooting Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 in May 2009, is currently undergoing evaluations by a mental health expert employed by state prosecutors, according to the Hartford Courant. Prosecutors do not expect these evaluations to be completed by Morgan’s next court date on Oct. 5.
This August, the class of 2014 became the first class at Wesleyan to use AlcoholEdu, an online assessment and learning tool for drugs and alcohol.
Stephen Morgan, the man accused of fatally shooting Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 nearly a year ago, kept silent as he entered the courtroom on Friday.
The Student Budget Committee (SBC) of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) could run a surplus of between $30,000 and $40,000 this year, according to WSA Treasurer and SBC Chair Charlie Kurose ’10.
The Middletown Board of Education’s recent approval of a school redistricting plan has sparked debates about race and diversity across the city.
In recent months, many students have raised concerns over the shared May 6 date of this year’s Spring Fling and the one-year anniversary of the murder of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10.
In response to the ongoing controversy over student group access to the University Organizing Center, students have formed an interim UOC Coordinating Committee that will seek to address problems of miscommunication between the administration, Public Safety, the WSA, and students who use the UOC.
Rather than negotiating with academic departments, class deans, the Office of Academic Affairs, or the Career Resource Center (CRC) to gain credit for internships, students will soon be able to work with one office.
Inf 2009, the University created what it termed the Voluntary Separation Program, offering employees who had worked at Wesleyan for 15 years or more the opportunity to leave their jobs with a separation package, which included continuing benefits.
On Jan. 20, the University filed its response to the amended lawsuit of Dr. Stephen L. Morgan, the Cornell professor whose photograph was mistakenly associated with the alleged killer of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 in e-mails sent by the University to students, faculty, and parents last May.
The University experienced a campus-wide Internet outage on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10:50 p.m. until 2:34 a.m. Another outage occurred the next day at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Effective in the summer of 2010, the University will launch its new Summer Session, a two-year pilot program targeting Wesleyan students. The program was officially approved last month by both the faculty and the Educational Policy Committee.
Sitting comfortably in the PAC computer lab I stared in disbelief at pictures of the destruction Typhoon Ketsana had caused to my hometown of Manila, Philippines. My reaction was immediate and highly emotional—as soon as my last class was over, I began speaking with my Dean and professors about wanting to help.
In May, professors agreed to shorten CSS tutorials in history, economics, and government from nine weeks to eight weeks. In addition, the amount of reading for the three tutorials will now be uniform in length.
On Thursday Middletown resident Raymond Clark, a 24-year-old lab tech at Yale University, was arrested at a motel in Cromwell in connection with the murder of Annie Le, a pharmacology graduate student at Yale.
In an effort to generate revenue, the University is considering plans for an undergraduate summer program, slated to begin in summer 2010.
This past Tuesday, faculty members voted to expand the Environmental Studies Certificate Program into a linked-major program beginning next semester.
Despite a drop in applications for several prestigious liberal arts colleges this year, Wesleyan’s Office of Admission saw a dramatic increase in applicants for the Class of 2013, jumping from 8,250 applicants last year to 10,068 this year.
Members of an alumni panel commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fisk Hall takeover by black students, staff and faculty reflected upon the history and legacy of the watershed event last Friday evening.
Information Technology Services’ (ITS) initiative to transfer students from University-run WebMail accounts to Gmail accounts has been largely successful since its implementation on Jan. 19.
Beginning next semester, the Community Outreach Committee (COCo) of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) will encourage more student groups to use space in the old WSA building, located at 190 High St. Additionally, COCo will perform maintenance on the building over winter break.
The Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC), a part of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), passed a new lockout policy two weeks ago that allows each student one free lockout. In addition, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) plans to refund any students who have been charged for a first lockout this semester.
In preparation for Tuesday’s elections, student groups are working to inform voters and actively involve students in the campaign.
With the national election only three weeks away, University students, parents and alumni gathered in Memorial Chapel on Friday for a Homecoming Weekend WESeminar entitled “Presidential Campaign 2008: Policy Rhetoric Meets Policy Substance.” The seminar featured presentations by University Government professors Elvin Lim, Douglas C. Foyle and Melanye Price, which were followed by a question and answer session.
The proposal to establish a voting location on campus for the November election has failed despite the collective efforts of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), the University administration, and WesVotes, a newly formed collaborative project that strives to make voting more accessible on campus.