Members of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), Student Judicial Board (SJB), and University administration have been discussing the possibility of raising the standard of proof used by the SJB in making rulings on student violations to the Code of Non-Academic Conduct (CNAC).
A reflecting pool in front of Olin Library, a garden of hardy kiwis, raspberries, pawpaw, and sunchoke in the Butterfield courtyard, rooftop gardens, and an outdoor classroom were among the ideas tossed around during Wesleyan’s first annual Design Charrette held Saturday at Russell House.
About 70 students gathered in the Daniel Family Commons on Nov. 22 for a speak-in and discussion concerning issues of interfaith dialogue and cooperation on campus, and their relation to social justice and activism.
On a 13,000 mile road trip across the country during the month of Ramadan, comedian Aman Ali and filmmaker Bassam Tariq visited mosques in 30 states, with the hope of exploring and telling the stories of diverse Muslim communities across the United States.
As part of Safe SexFest 2010, student group AIDS and Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), in partnership with the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC), organized an STI testing clinic held on Nov. 5 at Eclectic.
During the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) annual meeting at the start of this month, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Dana Royer was awarded the Donath Medal, also known as the Young Scientist Award.
On Friday, students packed the Usdan University Center, rallying from the tops of tables, passing out flyers, and inviting passers-by into their discussion.
The University’s overall sustainability grade in the College Sustainability Report Card dropped to a B+ this year, down from an A- last year.
Several lab notebooks have gone missing from the lab of Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Bob Lane, which will delay the publication of some of the lab’s research. According to Lane and Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics David Bodznick, it is not clear whether the notebooks were stolen or otherwise misplaced.
On Thursday, Sept. 30, in response to cuts in benefits from the government, police, and armed forces initiated violent protests in Quito, Ecuador, where four University students are currently studying abroad. A state of emergency was declared as President Rafael Correa was forced to flee from an assault on barracks in Quito.
Last month, the City of Middletown reached a settlement with Middletown Food Not Bombs, agreeing to pay $15,000 to Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, the law firm representing Food Not Bombs. The firm has decided to donate half of this sum to the St. Vincent DePaul Place soup kitchen.
Despite the unexpected success of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) endowment—the first and only student endowment in the country—during much of the economic recession, it recently saw a three percent drop from $207,819 at the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2010 to around $201,500.
Over the summer, McConaughy Hall (MoCon) disappeared from Wesleyan’s skyline, leaving behind a slope of dirt that was recently covered in large patches grass.
Keeping in step with last year’s trend rising applicants and selectivity, total applications went up six percent and selectivity rose to 20.5 percent for the incoming freshmen class according to the Class of 2014 Profile released earlier this week by the Office of Admission.
On April 19, the Student Budget Committee of the Wesleyan Student Assembly approved an $8,927.20 funding request for the new Wesleyan Bike Rental Program.
The first floor of Usdan was crowded with students on Monday night for a debate between candidates for next year’s Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) president
A grant first received by Middletown Police Department (MPD) in 2006 to fund a crackdown on underage drinking has been renewed for another year.
Students’ mobility around campus may get a boost next fall thanks to a joint effort by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), Environmental Organizers Network (EON), and Legs Energize Get It Together (LEGIT), a student bike-repair group.
Members of the Wesleyan Student Assembly Dining Committee are currently discussing strategies for reducing bottled water consumption on campus.
Next week, an all campus e-mail will be sent out inviting financial aid recipients to consider joining a new Financial Aid Advisory Committee.
Last semester, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) approved the creation of a Certificate in South Asian Studies, which is now available to students.
Last semester, the Registrar Advisory Committee (RAC) approved student committee member recommendations for changes to online course pre-registration.
The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) voted on Sunday that it is “not acceptable” to cut University funding to the Green Street Arts Center (GSAC). Reducing GSAC funding is one of several budget cut proposals that are under consideration by the University in order to address next year’s $5 million budget deficit.
esleyan, along with 25 other colleges, received an overall grade of A- in the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card released on Oct. 7 in recognition of the University’s strong commitment to sustainability. This grade—the highest grade awarded this year—is an improvement from last year’s B+.
Nine University students traveled to Pittsburgh last week to take part in demonstrations at the Group of Twenty (G-20) summit on Sept. 24 and 25.
In early March, the Board of Trustees announced that they would consider eliminating Green Street Art Center (GSAC) if the University’s endowment continues to plummet.
Over spring break, a handful of Wesleyan students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in Our Spring Break, a program organized by high school and college-aged students to engage youth in nonviolent direct action in opposition to war and torture.
For students interning during the academic year or over the summer, the possibility of receiving University credit is limited.
High Rise residents experienced an extra obstacle in entering their apartment building when they returned to campus this semester.
Although all students receive a notice concerning copyright laws and illegal file sharing when they first log on to their Electronic Portfolio each year, several students still have their Internet access restricted each semester as a result of illegal sharing.
Residents of High Rise were notified on Oct. 3 that they will be charged $60 per person to replace a stolen television and to paint over spray-painted graffiti if no one confesses to these crimes. The notification e-mail, sent by Area Coordinator Brian Nangle to the Williams Street e-mailing group (i.e. residents of High Rise and Low Rise), sparked numerous discontent student e-mails back to the e-mailing group.
The Center for the Arts (CFA) decided to bring an end to the Arts Bus this summer, thus removing a convenient transportation option for students who want to travel to New York City. Director of the Center for the Arts Pamela Tatge cited rising fuel costs and liability issues as the main factors in the decision to cancel the bus.