Glenn Ligon ’82, the youngest artist whose work has adorned the walls of the Obama White House, returned to Wesleyan on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to discuss his work and post-Wesleyan career.
This Sunday, at the corner of Liberty Street and Main Street, the Middletown chapter of Food Not Bombs set up a few tables with prepared vegetarian food and vegetables, as they do every week at 12:45, despite recent intervention by the Middletown Health Department.
A recent Wesleyan Student Assembly proposal that would prohibit seniors from voting in the WSA presidential and vice presidential election failed unanimously last weekend.
This year, Mike Pernick is running unopposed for the position again with SAC chair Becky Weiss as his running mate.
When Information Technology Services (ITS) switched Wesleyan’s e-mail to Gmail in January of this year, students were able to log into other students’ e-mails for about a month by typing in a username and leaving the password field blank.
So far, the University has mostly responded to the financial crisis by making cuts, but now there is a chance that new programs may be created to increase revenue.
An additional shuttle to New Haven departing every Saturday at 10 a.m. began running last weekend, complementing the existing Friday and Sunday shuttles.
For students that rely on financial aid, it is often difficult to balance time between work-study jobs and extracurricular activities.
At the end of last semester, students saw a preview of the University’s new fall exam schedule that will be in effect for the next five years. Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the fall exam schedule will feature two blocks of exam periods preceded by two days of a reading period.
Beginning next fall, Residential Life (ResLife) will replace the five resident advisors (RAs) of High and Low Rise with four community advisors (CAs), placing two CAs in each residential area.
Student groups requested over $100,000 more from the Student Budget Committee (SBC) this year than last, according to the SBC, a division of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA). While student groups requested $35,834 in September of 2007, they requested $149,359 this past September.
Last Thursday, Nov. 6th, Katherine Bascom ’10 brought the Beehive Collective to the University. An arts-based grassroots campaign that educates people about globalization, it was the first project completed under the Independent Project feature of Student Budget Committee (SBC). The feature allows students not affiliated with a student group to obtain funding for events.
Over the past two weeks, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has approved multiple recommendations made by the Fountain Avenue Commission, a subcommittee of the WSA formed to discuss issues surrounding last spring’s incident on Fountain Avenue.
The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) unanimously voted against a controversial amendment to the resolution that seeks to open the position of student commencement speaker to all seniors through an application process.
A resolution brought up at last Sunday’s Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting proposed that the student speaker at commencement be selected through an application process open to all seniors. Historically, the student speaker at commencement has been the senior class president. Additionally, a proposed amendment to this resolution would, if passed, put these changes into effect for this May’s commencement.
The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) passed a resolution last night that will allow the Student Budget Committee (SBC) to give any student the opportunity to file funding requests, even if he or she is not part of an officially recognized student group. This change will eliminate the need to go through existing groups or a lengthy recognition process.
In an ongoing effort to prevent future incidents like the events on Fountain Avenue last May, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) unanimously passed a resolution last Sunday creating the Fountain Avenue Policy Commission, which will generate policies regarding safety and enforcement at social events, as well as educate the student body on related issues.
This is a big year for elections — and not just on the national level. The current Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) elections include nearly twice as many candidates for freshman representative spots as last year, and the vote count is expected to reach 150 percent of last year’s total.