Being queer in my high school was a struggle, like it is for anyone, because even though my high school was not violent against openly queer people, the social scene still completely revolved around heterosex and athletics and all these things I didn’t feel connected with. And of course, that still continues here, although to a much lesser extent.
what happened was I got abandoned at a New Year’s Eve party and the hostess took pity on me so they smoked me out in their room and I woke up on the couch of this five story mansion townhouse on 74th and Columbus and took the train at eight a.m. into Larchmont and knocked on my aunt and uncle’s door.
If you’re at all involved in government-related activities on campus—the major, the WSA, just talking about politics—chances are you’ve met Sylvie Stein ’12.
Dear Ms. Allen–I was not only shocked by your column “Politely Demonizing Men at Wesleyan,” on your blog, but also deeply saddened.
When Silvia Kat Roa ’15 saw her housing assignment over the summer, she was a bit surprised, to say the least. Her e-portfolio revealed that she was one of the 276 incoming freshmen who had been assigned to a triple.
Over the past several days, a New York Times op-ed Kennedy Odede ’12 wrote last summer about slum tourism has been repeatedly cycling through my mind (and my conversations with friends, because apparently I am a walking, talking advertisement for Wesleyan).
A friend once said to me, “I’ve realized recently that you are really white.”
Everyone knows that Christmas is the best holiday—nay, the single best event—of the year. Nothing compares to the magical, sparkly, love-filled, jingle-belling joy that surrounds every person and emanates from every storefront during the Christmas season
Mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers might not sound like the starting point for an artistic achievement, but for Max Nussenbaum ’12 and Nat Leich ’12, whose musical Charlie Greengould Meets Himself goes up this weekend, greasy Late Night food was the perfect muse.
The student-run café on the bottom floor of the Allbritton Center, Espwesso, served its first cups of coffee to studiers and socializers at its “soft-opening” on Sunday night. After a year of planning, café staff invited friends to experience Espwesso’s test run through a private Facebook event.
As was made public to the Wesleyan community on Tuesday through an e-mail sent by President Michael Roth, Nora Miller ’12 passed away in the hospital of burns on Monday afternoon.
While Whitcomb said that any guesses at what could have caused such high retention rates—22 more sophomores than expected and 24 more juniors, although slightly fewer seniors—would be pure speculation, Koerting said she thinks they will be analyzing the numbers throughout the coming year.
Nora Miller ’12, the student who was airlifted to the hospital early Monday morning with severe burns covering her body, passed away later that day.
The Argus sat down with Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) President-elect and Vice President-elect Micah Feiring ’11 and Ben Firke ’12 to discuss open containers, meal plans, and their goals for next year.
Wednesday nights usually bring flocks of students to Main Street for Bar Night, but this past Wednesday about 300 students headed downtown for a different type of festivity.
The aggressive and controversial race for WSA President and Vice President came to a close last Friday as Micah Feiring ’11 was elected President with 62 percent of the vote, while his running-mate Ben Firke ’12 took the Vice Presidency with 71 percent.
A free student-run café in the Allbritton Center will be up and running hopefully in time for finals week, and officially by Orientation next year.
The recent post Jeff Stein ’10 (who, might I point out, is no longer a student at Wes, having graduated last semester) submitted to Wesleying bashing presidential candidate Micah Feiring ’11was beyond petty—it was downright scummy.
The Johanna Justin-Jinich Memorial Clinic of Kibera has made it into the final round of the Dell Social Innovation Competition, moving one step closer to winning the $50,000 grand prize.
Only 52 students have currently enrolled in this year’s new Summer Session, leaving administrators and professors hoping that the coming weeks will bring an influx of sign-ups.
The Coleman Brothers Carnival completed its 94th year this past Sunday, finishing its two weeks in Middletown with sunny, 70-degree weather in stark contrast to the cold rain—and flood warnings—it brought last weekend.
On Sunday night, the Wesleyan Student Assembly passed a resolution to increase the maximum total credits a student can take in one department.
The case against Stephen Morgan, the man accused of fatally shooting Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 last May, was continued to April 30 to allow the defense to review a police background report on Morgan and the results of an investigation examining his computer’s hard drive.
Students walking along College Row recently may have noticed a geyser of steam billowing from a manhole outside the President’s Office.
A March 5 e-mail from Dean of Students Rick Culliton and Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Whaley to all students and parents prompted a flurry of questions about the Mu Epsilon chapter of fraternity Beta Theta Pi to ripple across campus.
While the recent appearance of a Lead Paint Notice on the Room Selection website may have caused some anxiety among students living in older housing units, it’s no need for concern, according to Director of ResLife Fran Koerting.
When Paolo Speirn ’10 decided to move to an off-campus house a block north of Washington St. with four friends, it wasn’t out of distaste for the options that the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) provided.
When WSA Rep Micah Feiring received administrative approval to put a student-run café on the ground floor of the Allbritton Center, the last person he expected to hear from was Trustee and owner of The Politico Robert Allbritton ’92 himself.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, a University professor was attacked by three men about a mile from campus on Walnut St., The Middletown Press reported last Friday.
At 11:17 a.m. on Sunday morning, the nearly completed Kleen Energy power plant on the Connecticut River just miles from campus exploded, killing five and wounding at least 26.
Stephen P. Morgan, the man accused of fatally shooting Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, was granted a continuance until March 2 in order for a mental health evaluation on Morgan to be completed.
The two Zipcars brought to campus this year cost the WSA about $760 in November, less than they had originally predicted.
A year after The Argus originally reported that the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) was holding a contest to encourage students to develop money- and energy-saving ideas, the competition is now underway.
At the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting on Sunday, a $15 per semester student fee that will go toward a Green Fund was approved by a vote of 31 to 1.
A group of students from Wesleyan, members of the Sierra Club, and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group met with aides in Senator Chris Dodd’s and Senator Joe Lieberman’s offices on Friday afternoon to lobby for strong national climate legislation.
On Monday, Nov. 2, members of Food Not Bombs attended a small ceremony at the Buttonwood Tree Cultural Center to receive a check for a $2,000 grant from the Liberty Bank Foundation.
Stephen L. Morgan’s pre-trial at the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 20 was postponed until Dec. 15. Morgan, who was charged with fatally shooting Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 last May, appeared in the court for the first time since early September.
The criminal case of Stephen Morgan will continue in the Middlesex Superior Court today with his pre-trial hearing.
This Thursday, students will gather on the steps of Olin Library to support survivors of sexual assault and abuse for the annual Take Back the Night event. The night will begin with a march across campus, break into speak-out circles, and end with a candlelight vigil.
Changes to a Connecticut food distribution law that will allow food cooked in private kitchens to be distributed via charitable organizations such as soup kitchens were approved by the General Assembly on Friday.
Food Not Bombs concluded a hearing on Monday to appeal the cease and desist order issued to the group by the Middletown Health Department last March.
On Monday, Sept. 21, Abe Bobman ’11 will appear in front of a hearing officer from the State Department of Public Health in an ongoing battle over the status of Middletown’s chapter of Food Not Bombs.
A number of security changes were made on campus over the summer.
With the University’s plan to increase each class size by thirty students for the next four years, about ten percent of freshmen will be housed in triples each year.
A look back at several significant events of the 2008-2009 school year.
The Argus interviews President Roth after 2 years.
This week, MIT announced that it would be discontinuing eight of its varsity sports teams in order to save money.
The Spring Fling lineup has finally been announced—on May 6, King Khan and the Shrines, Clipse and Santigold will play on Foss Hill.
n 1957, William Lockwood, a University alumnus, and Richard Bilber, a poet working in the English department, set in motion the creation of the Wesleyan University Press. Half a century later, the Press can be found on a list of programs currently being considered for elimination.
When Carolyn Sinclair-McCalla ’10 awoke a little after 5 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, to the sound of someone opening the door to her room in Womanist House, she expected to see her roommate walk in.
On Saturday night, a senior dance thesis that took place in the lobby of Exley Science Center developed into a dance party. “What are we already?,” choreographed by Molly Birnbaum ’09, had three performances at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight.
On Tuesday, March 31, Womanist House was broken into.
The Middletown Police Department (MPD) is cracking down on underage drinking laws using an $85,000 grant received in 2006.
On Monday, Residential Life sent an e-mail to all residents of senior housing asking for any information about a vandalism that occurred in the 253 Pine Street laundry facility.
After years of conversations about First Year Initiatives, the FYI program is in the process of being formally discussed by the Educational Policy Committee.
To accommodate for increased Internet usage on campus, Information Technology Services (ITS) finalized an agreement with the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) to purchase more bandwidth for a discounted price during peak hours.
In an effort to save the University money during the economic recession and to make the campus more sustainable, Chris Goy ’09 and Benjamin Firke ’12, both members of the WSA, are introducing a contest called the Wesleyan 3Green Challenge.
On Monday evening, controversial Israeli historian Benny Morris presented a speech in Usdan about his most recent book, 1948: A History of the First Arab Israeli War.
The University’s Office of Admissions received a record-breaking 10,034 applications for the class of 2013, a 22 percent increase since last year
According to the Office of Admission, the number of Early Decision (ED) I applications increased by 36 percent since 2007. ED numbers are up at many schools across the country, despite the current economic climate–but the University’s spike is one of the highest.
Two weeks ago, Health Services received information of what is believed to be two separate date rape drug incidents. One of these incidents was officially reported to Health Services, while the other incident was not reported at all.
Next semester, Information Technology Services (ITS) will give students the option of transferring from their current University-run WebMail account to a Gmail account run by Google Apps for Education.
As part of an $18 million project to study and improve parking and transportation downtown, funded by federal grants, the city of Middletown plans on conducting a comprehensive study to determine the feasibility and potential cost of implementing a streetcar system to provide easier access to businesses on Main Street.
With Thanksgiving and winter break fast approaching, Transportation Services and the student-led Finance and Facilities Committee (FiFaC) are aiming to help students with off-campus transportation. Starting next year, the University will run shuttles to Boston and New York City for longer breaks, improve shuttle transportation to the New Haven train station and, by next fall, bring two Zipcars to campus.
Recently, the members of the Feminist Network (Fem-Net), a campus group focused on organizing women’s rights activism, completed their analysis of the results of a sexual assault survey distributed in October 2007. The Fem-Net survey, designed to assess perceptions of sexual assault on campus and the effectiveness of the University’s response to sexual assault, received 241 responses from undergraduates, graduates, and alumni.
Four senior woodframes were broken into this past weekend in separate but seemingly related incidents. In two of the four cases, students discovered one of the suspects while he was still present in their homes. That suspect is described as a tall African-American male between the ages of 25 and 35.
The newly-formed Fountain Avenue Policy Commission, consisting of five members of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), held its first public forum last Tuesday afternoon. Over 30 students and various members of the Middletown community showed up to voice their opinions and listen to the thoughts of others in an effort to improve policy regarding University social events.
Due to the recent increase in the price of the New York Times–from 30 to 45 cents per university copy–funding for the Wesleyan Readership Program is slated to run out early next semester. The program, which was started nearly nine years ago, distributes free copies of the paper across campus Monday through Friday.