The current lawsuit against the University, which was filed by a former Wesleyan student (“Jane Doe”) who was raped during a Halloween party at the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity house in 2010, charges the University with a violation of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits educational institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex.
Many of us Wesleyan students try to bury our memories of the college admissions process deep in our subconscious, dreading the day when our future children have to jump through the same hoops. Some of us, however, are willing to relive these traumas for whatever reason—maybe because of a passion for education, or maybe because we’re just masochistic. On Tuesday, April 9, a small but enthusiastic crowd of these intrepid souls gathered in the Memorial Chapel to hear Jacques Steinberg, writer and college admissions expert, give a talk titled “Beyond the Gatekeepers: The State of College Access and Affordability in America.”
On Saturday, Jan. 26, hip-hop heads and education-minded students were treated to “Education and Its Consequences Part 2: Bigger Than Hip- Hop.” Among others, the panel featured Mutulu Olugbala and Khnum Muata Ibomu, better known as M-1 and stic.man, of the legendary political rap group dead prez.