Vice President for Institutional Partnerships and Chief Diversity Officer Sonia Mañjon has begun an investigation into an incident that occurred on the night of Oct. 29 between a student and three Public Safety (PSafe) officers. The student, Paulie Lowther ’13, alleges that two of the three PSafe officers he encountered that night used excessive physical force against him. The officers found him in the Freeman Athletic Center while it was closed to students during Superstorm Sandy, and Lowther said the officers slammed his head against a wall and hit him in the head three times.
All three of the Butterfield dorms, more widely known by their nickname “The Butts,” underwent a renovation this summer in an effort by the University to create more student living space.
Starting next fall, incoming freshmen will be able to participate in a new program intended to serve as a social and extracurricular resource for incoming freshmen who wish to seek the advice of an upperclassman.
Last week, Dan Drew, a Middletown Common Councilman, accepted the mayoral Democratic nomination for next fall’s election, running against three-term Republican Mayor Sebastian Giuliano. In light of Drew’s announcement, student groups on campus have begun preparations for the mayoral race.
Have you ever looked at your tuition bill and wondered what exactly the purpose of a college education is? Assistant Professor of Psychology Steven Stemler has set out to answer that question, recently publishing a study that compares mission statements from 500 schools around the country in an attempt to discover what school is for.
On April 6, the University’s Transportation Administration approved a shuttle to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa. that will run during the holiday breaks beginning next Thanksgiving.
Last weekend, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) Executive Director Kennedy Odede ’12 served as a panelist with former President Bill Clinton and Sean Penn at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Earlier this month Jacob Eichengreen ’13, Su Park ’12, and the rest of the group known as “Wesleyan Uncut” uploaded a video onto YouTube in support of Planned Parenthood entitled “I Have Sex.”
Be honest—it’s hard to overestimate the excitement that overtakes campus whenever a new WesMaps is released.
“Long before Hurricane Katrina, low income communities and communities of color knew that there was a health-wealth gap,” Antwi Akom, leading expert on green economy, climate change, and education equity said at a lecture on Tuesday night.
Complaints about the speed of the University’s Internet peaked this past fall, and many students have expressed increased frustration at the difficulty of even streaming a video.