Kim Segall

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Eight Wesleyan arrests mark anniversary of Iraq war

by Kim Segall, News Editor. 1 Comment

Frustrated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a handful of Wesleyan students who participated in Our Spring Break devoted their two-week breaks to protesting, dancing, chanting and marching against wars that they feel are unjustified and immoral.

Better than Usdan: Your guide to Middletown eats

by Miriam Leshin, Kim Segall, Features Editors. 24 Comments

Though Middletown is hardly the dining capital of the Northeast, local restaurants are often crowded with students seeking respite from dining hall mystery meat. Who knew that central Connecticut would be home to a variety of world cuisines?

Experience M-town and beyond (there are dinosaurs)

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If the frat parties and the film series just aren’t cutting it anymore, try heading off campus for a change of scene. You may run into anyone from Wild Bill to Coco the sea lion during your off campus adventures.

Protesting profiling: N.Y. shooting prompts Marketplace barricade

by Kim Segall, News Editor. 1 Comment

Yesterday at lunch, about 40 students wearing black blocked the main staircase of the Usdan University Center in a protest that connected police brutality off campus with issues of racism and racial profiling on campus.

Acceptance rate rises with class of 2012

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With an applicant pool of 8,250, the University has admitted 2,242 students for the prospective class of 2012. “We were looking for students who will use this opportunity well, and who will have the capacity to study across the curriculum,” said Senior Associate Dean of Admission Greg Pyke.

QuestBridge partnership brings University to more applicants

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In the next few months, the University will begin working with QuestBridge, a non-profit organization that connects high-achieving and motivated low-income high school students with elite colleges and universities across the country.

News highlights 2007-2008

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Visiting professor turnover questioned after Bean’s dismissal

by Kim Segall, News Editor. 1 Comment

On Thursday, March 27, Annemarie Bean, a visiting associate professor in the African American Studies Program, was informed that her tentatively one-year teaching position at the University would not be extended to a second year, a possibility that was stated in her contract.

8 Wes arrests mark Iraq war anniversary

by Kim Segall, News Editor. Comments Off on 8 Wes arrests mark Iraq war anniversary

Frustrated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a handful of Wesleyan students who participated in Our Spring Break devoted their two-week breaks to protesting, dancing, chanting and marching against wars that they feel are unjustified and immoral.

$1.6 million invested in General Dynamics

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At a meeting on divestment from weapons contractors, trustee Michael Klingher revealed the exact amount of money that the University has invested in weapons contractors"$1.6 million in General Dynamics and $600,000 in Raytheon. This information was previously unavailable to the campus community.

Sound investments? Board of Trustees talks policy with students

by Kim Segall, News Editor. 2 Comments

In a meeting yesterday afternoon with several members of the Board of Trustees, representatives from the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), Students for Ending the War in Iraq (SEWI) and Wesleyan College Republicans (WesReps) engaged in a heated discussion on divestment from weapons contractors General Dynamics and Raytheon.

Kennedy will address ’08 grads

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U.S. Senator Edward (Ted) M. Kennedy P’83, P’08 has been selected to deliver the featured address at the University’s 176th commencement on Sunday, May 25.

Seeking sustainability: University joins Focus the Nation efforts

by Kim Segall, News Editor. Comments Off on Seeking sustainability: University joins Focus the Nation efforts

Yesterday, the University joined over 1,550 colleges, schools, businesses and places of worship in hosting “Focus the Nation,” a national environmental teach-in that explores solutions to global climate change. The day was filled with lectures, panels and presentations intended to incite discussion on one of the most pressing issues facing the country.

Divestment decision approaches

by Kim Segall, Features Editor. Comments Off on Divestment decision approaches

Although divestment was not a major focus at the recent Board of Trustees meeting, Chairman Jim Dresser raised the issue at the Board’s otherwise confidential Executive Session. The trustees will begin to look into the possibility for divestment in the coming months, but details of how the investigation will be conducted are still in the works.

Divestment divides: Debate continues as students meet with Roth

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In a Friday afternoon meeting with Students for Ending the War in Iraq (SEWI), President Michael Roth committed to discussing the possibility of divesting from weapons contractors with the Board of Trustees when they convene on Nov. 16. “I think we could have a conversation,” Roth said.

Same name, different cultures: Wesleyans around the U.S.

by Kim Segall, Features Editor. 5 Comments

“So, where do you go to college?”

“Wesleyan University.”

“Oh, sure. Ohio Wesleyan?”

Grab a bite at local restaurants

by Miriam Leshin, Kim Segall, Features Editors. Comments Off on Grab a bite at local restaurants

Though Middletown is hardly the dining capital of the Northeast, local restaurants are often crowded with students seeking respite from dining hall mystery meat. Who knew that central Connecticut would be home to a variety of world cuisines?

Off campus fun includes dinosaurs, apple-picking

by Miriam Leshin, Kim Segall, Features Editors. 1 Comment

If the frat parties and the film series just aren’t cutting it anymore, try heading off campus for a change of scene. You may run into anyone from Wild Bill to Coco the sea lion during your off campus adventures.

Disability access made priority

by Kim Segall, Features Editor. Comments Off on Disability access made priority

When entering SciLi, Jonathan Sigworth ’10 has to maneuver his wheelchair at the perfect angle, then swing around as he opens the door. It’s a move that he has perfected over the course of the year as the only student on campus in a wheelchair.

Grad students fly under radar

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Hidden in the twists and turns of the halls of the Exley Science Center lies the Office of Graduate Student Services. Just as the office is out of sight, graduate students remain out of mind for many undergraduates on campus. According to Director of Graduate Student Services Marina Melendez, there are about 200 students enrolled in graduate programs on campus.

Class of 1911 shows continuity between old Wes and today

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The Class of ’11 consisted of 45 men and four women, who hailed from all corners of the East Coast, from Waterville, Maine to Montclair, New Jersey. No, this is not the class of 2011. It is the Class of 1911, the 100-year-old ancestor of next year’s Wesleyan class. When the Class of ’11 arrived on campus in the fall of 1907, older students and faculty remarked at the unusually small size of the class.

From Ohio to India, students make most of summer grants

by Kim Segall, Features Editor. Comments Off on From Ohio to India, students make most of summer grants

This summer, students will travel to all corners of the world—from India to Cameroon to Middletown—to conduct University-funded research, financed through a variety of programs, grants and fellowships. Every year, the Public Affairs Center (PAC) offers a number of Davenport Grants, which provide up to $3,000 for student research in the social sciences. Students use the information they gather in their research for senior theses.

Norton lights up Summerfields

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It is not unusual to catch Wendy Norton mid-hug, as she greets students entering Summerfields at lunch or dinner. "I love hugs," she said. "I love to give them, love to get them." During the eight and a half years that Norton has worked at the University, she has formed many close relationships with students.

Hemp Fest deals facts about non-drug uses of cannabis

by Kim Segall, Isabella Vitti, Features Editors. 1 Comment

This past Saturday, students milled around the first floor of Eclectic, tasting hemp milk, signing petitions, and making hemp bracelets—all part of NORML’s Industrial Hemp Fest. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is the Wesleyan chapter of the national organization of the same name that seeks to legalize marijuana.

Journal highlights the abstract

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The title of the campus’s newest literary magazine—Ostranenie, which means “to estrange the familiar” in Russian—is meant to cause readers to stop and think, in the true nature of any literary or artistic work.

Pharham dishes out warmth

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Though she has 15 grandchildren of her own, Laverne Pharham, who works the register at MoCon on the weekends, considers all the students who dine in MoCon her grandkids. "They treat me nice and I love every last one of them," Pharham, who is known fondly by many students as "Grandma," said. "They’re my babies."

Tavengwa ’08 sells paintings to benefit children in Zimbabwe

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Usually, Hwinei Tavengwa ’08 returns to campus after breaks thinking about the worsening situation in her home country, Zimbabwe. “It’s upsetting [to see the state of the country],” Tavengwa said. “But I also feel helpless to some extent. I wish things were better but sometimes I feel like there’s nothing I can do.”

Alum’s dream turns into dollars with successful napping business

by Kim Segall, Staff Writer. 9 Comments

When Arshad Chowdhury ’98 was working as an investment banker a few years ago, he noticed that many of his sleep-deprived colleagues were in need of a nap. Desperate for a few minutes of sleep, Chowdhury and his coworkers found creative places to catch a few winks.

Students gripped by Zombies vs. Humans

by Kim Segall, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Students gripped by Zombies vs. Humans

Students with armbands sprint across campus, pursued by groups of students wearing colorful bandannas on their heads. Marshmallows and socks fly through the air. This is not a regular occurrence at Wesleyan, but this past week students across campus looked on as students attacked, tagged and ambushed each other.

Studio Art students need supplies, lack local options

by Kim Segall, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

While most students only need to walk two blocks to Broad Street Books to purchase the materials for their courses, University art students are forced to look further than just Middletown for necessary supplies.

Sexy costumes reveal more than just skin

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Girls dance around in short white dresses with nurses’ hats, while others socialize wearing pink leotards with pairs of white bunny ears atop their heads and cotton rabbit tails on their behinds. It is a typical college Halloween party. For many, the notion that Halloween is a once-a-year opportunity to dress sexually and not be judged is a widely accepted thought.

Students take underground action

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When Collin Cutrone McMichael ’09 headed down to the laundry room in Butterfield B last Thursday, he sensed something was off. In the basement tunnel that leads to the laundry room, McMichael was shocked to find the once-grafittied walls gone, covered by two sterile white and black stripes.

Students’ real-world internships

by Kim Segall, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Students’ real-world internships

When Lillian Ruiz ’08 wakes up in the morning, she’s ready to get to work — quite literally. For the fall semester, Ruiz has left behind textbooks and professors for deadlines and late nights at The ABC News Law and Justice Unit. The division investigates news stories that involve legal issues. Segments she has worked on have appeared on "Nightline" and "20/20."

Graffiti, vandalism take chalking messages to new level

by Kim Segall, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Graffiti, vandalism take chalking messages to new level

As LaShawn Springer ’08, a Resident Advisor in Clark Hall, was moving into her room before freshman orientation this year, she noticed racial slurs etched into the metal of the elevator. She says she was not taken aback. "I’m not surprised because these are reoccurring issues at Wesleyan," Springer said.

Students feel housing crunch

by Kim Segall, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Students feel housing crunch

When Mike Moody ’10, found out that he was going to be living in a temporary triple this year, he felt uneasy about his future living situation. "I found out by e-mail a few weeks before summer ended," Moody said. "I was upset and disappointed. I didn’t know how big the room was going to be and how much I would be able to bring."

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