Students returned to campus this year to find the WestCo courtyard covered in new greenery, thanks to the summertime efforts of WILDWes members. During their months of hard work, students from WILDWes and the College of the Environment (COE) seeded new plants at the site and planned out the group’s focus for this year.
Public Safety (PSafe) officers were out on Foss Hill on Friday, April 20, where they videotaped students smoking marijuana and confiscated some drug paraphernalia from students. Director of PSafe Dave Meyer said that PSafe will use the footage to identify students engaging in drug use and send them to the Student Judicial Board.
Stephen Morgan, the man accused of murdering Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 in Red & Black Café on May 2009 was found not guilty of murder by reason of mental disease or defect by a panel of three judges. The judges made the ruling on Friday afternoon in Superior Court in Middletown at the conclusion of the eight-day trial.
The trial of Stephen Morgan, who is accused of murdering Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 at Red & Black Café in May 2009 continued this week on Tuesday and Thursday in Superior Court in Middletown.
Six burglaries took place in residential and administrative buildings on campus over a 24-hour period last Thursday and Friday.
The group presented the petition, with 365 signatures and a three week deadline for the University to take action, to Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Whaley on Monday afternoon. While administrators were receptive to students’ concerns, they also pointed out that staff were not obligated to come into work during the snowstorm.
The French Consul of Boston will honor Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Norman Shapiro with the title of Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) at a ceremony at Harvard University on Tuesday.
This Thanksgiving break, the Transportation Services Department will offer a new shuttle to transport students between Wesleyan and Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.
This summer, the University renovated many buildings and facilities around campus while continuing the larger construction project on the squash court building next to the Usdan University Center (Usdan). One large project was the renovation of the science labs in the Hall-Atwater building for the Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics department and the Biology department.
This semester the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) launched a redesigned website with the goal of providing students with essential information in a more user-friendly way. The old website, which consisted mainly of blog posts, had not been redesigned for a few years.
Public Safety (PSafe) will soon be rolling through campus on new T3 Segways. The T3 Segways have three wheels and can go up to 25 mph, much faster than most regular Segways that can go up to 12 mph.
Bon Appetit has instituted several changes this semester in order to accommodate the larger size of the class of 2015 and to avoid long waits and limited seating during lunchtime.
Acquaint yourself with last year’s most important headlines.
University faculty, staff and students will soon be able to purchase a digital subscription to The New York Times website at a 75 percent discounted rate through The New York Times Readership program.
The renovation of the squash court building adjacent to the Usdan University Center is on track to be completed by January 2012.
After much anticipation, the Spring Fling lineup was announced last Thursday—Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan will headline the show on May 5, with support from The Walkmen and Wavves.
At a meeting with the Student Life Committee (SLC) last Thursday, University administrators admitted that using the words “private societies” in the new residency policy was too broad.
According to President Michael Roth, the Beta Alumni Association sent him an e-mail on Friday stating that the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity would agree to join University program housing in the fall despite a series of tension surrounding housing in the past weeks.
As a result of the growing student concerns over the change to the housing policy, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) held an open discussion about the new revisions at this Sunday’s weekly meeting.
If you’re stranded in the cold one night this weekend, you can now easily find the location of the Ride vans by texting “Blirpit Wes Ride” to DOTCOM (368266) to access the new Blirp-It Ride GPS service.
Bon Appétit workers are still in the midst of negotiating a new contract before their old contract expires on Feb. 28. Three meetings have already taken place; the fourth will be held on Feb. 17, as union members try to hammer out an agreement before their current contract expires.
Following events at the end of the fall semester, Samantha Pop ’11 resigned from her position as senior class president. According to Pop, Assistant Director for Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) Elisa Del Valle and Dean Noel Garrett informed her that her position would be left vacant.
When Middletown native Susan Bysiewicz P’13 announced plans to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman in 2012, her daughter Ava Bysiewicz Donaldson ’13 was not at all surprised.
Student supporters of the Sexual Violence Task Force held a rally in the Usdan University Center at noon on Monday, calling attention to sexual assault issues on campus and requesting student signatures for letters to President Michael Roth.
The Early Decision I (ED I) numbers are in and the University has once again seen an increase in applications—a hike of about five percent, from 500 last year to approximately 523 this year.
After a successful first semester, the Wesleyan Bike Rental Program (WesBikes) plans to increase the number of bikes in the program and bike racks around campus before beginning the second rental period next March.
On Tuesday, students, alumni, parents and faculty gathered at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York City to watch a benefit performance of Lombardi, a new Broadway play directed by Thomas Kail ’99. The event raised $310,000 for the University’s Athletics and Financial Aid departments.
After being noncompliant with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) for the past 15 years, the University is finally beginning the repatriation process for the remains of up to 15 individuals and countless sacred cultural objects currently being stored in its collections at the Exley Science Center.
As a result of the international travel ban imposed on student teams by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) beginning in September 2009, many athletes and coaches are reevaluating their plans for team trips over breaks.
Starting Saturday, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) will begin a program known as “Fan Vans” to bus University students to other campuses to support athletic teams at their away games.
This September the University experienced its first case of bedbugs in a residential dorm when a student found bedbugs in her room in WestCo. After multiple visits from an exterminator, the bugs have been killed, and Residential Life (ResLife) has developed a protocol to help contain future bedbug incidents.
Beginning later this year, Bon Appétit will start composting all food remains prepared or eaten at Usdan at an industrial composting facility in Ellington, Conn.
When people hear “Wesleyan,” they often think of radical hippies marching outside academic buildings, students passing around petitions on Foss Hill, or undergraduates storming the administration in pursuit of more fruit at Usdan.
With movies, shows, and songs from every director, channel, and band imaginable, WesHub was a virtual world teeming with enough material to satisfy any student’s entertainment or procrastination dreams.
Part percussion, part performance art, and all-around work out, Taiko drumming plays an integral part in the University’s worldly approach to the study of music.
While most students struggle every spring to find the best Low Rise or the nicest woodframe house, a small group of students doesn’t have to worry about the housing lottery or program house applications.
With an impassioned yell, two students, clad in heavy samurai armor, clashed their wooden swords together.
Visiting Associate Professor of Physics Lynn Westling specializes in teaching physics to non-physics majors.
Since the announcement that the American Cancer Society was bringing Relay for Life to the University for the first time, the campus community has been fundraising furiously.
Forty years since the first moon landing, a University professor has used samples from that historic mission to make a giant leap forward in the search for water on the moon.
Assistant Professor in the History Department and the College of Letters, Javier Castro-Ibaseta arrived on campus this year from Spain.
Although most ghost stories are told around a dark campfire with the purpose of terrifying the listener, on Feb. 4, some 30 students gathered in the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies to hear Professor Miri Nakamura tell a few Japanese horror stories for a completely different reason.
Where on campus can you catch a glimpse of the first editions of Winnie the Pooh or lay eyes on a Shakespeare folio from the 17th century? The Special Collections and Archives, housed in Olin Library.
As students place headphones over their ears, they begin to hear voices.
If you talk to members of the newly formed Wesleyan Hellenic Society, also known as WesGreeks, their excitement about all things Greek is palpable.
Professor Alvin Lucier may be the most famous professor here that you’ve never heard of.
As we sat around a makeshift dinner table—a door propped up on milk crates—with Christmas lights and calm music in the background, we knew we weren’t in Usdan anymore.
Despite heated debate and controversy surrounding the college-in-prison program proposed last semester, the groundbreaking program has been approved and inmates at the Cheshire Correctional Institution, in Cheshire, CT, began their classes at the beginning of fall semester.
The administration has approved a proposal submitted by The Landscaping Committee—a subgroup of the Environmental Organizers Network (EON)—that calls for the use of native groundcover in place of grass in landscaping projects on campus.