The current lawsuit against the University, which was filed by a former Wesleyan student (“Jane Doe”) who was raped during a Halloween party at the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity house in 2010, charges the University with a violation of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits educational institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex.
The controversy surrounding the termination of Wesleyan’s need-blind admissions policy is not unique to this year; similar concerns about the University’s finances and the status of need-blind admissions were discussed campus-wide 20 years ago. In 1991, in the face of rising tuition rates and endowment issues (sound familiar?), then-President William M. Chace proposed ending the decades-old need-blind policy for applicants on the waitlist.
Alpacas Rory and Duffy arrived at Macdonough Elementary School this July to spend time with 13 excited munchkins. The occasion: Kindergarten Kickstart, a five-week intensive summer program for rising kindergarteners who have not yet attended preschool.
A recent investigation into the past actions of members of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has illuminated problems of oversight and transparency that are facilitated by unrestrictive language in the WSA Constitutional By-laws. These issues highlight a general lack of clarity and transparency in the Assembly’s dealings.
On Wednesday, youth advocate Dr. Monica Brase gave a lecture and led a discussion about the problems faced by homeless teenagers in honor of Ujamaa and Black History Month. The presentation, which also included brief talks by some of Brase’s students from Classical Magnet School, served as a kick-off event for a campus-wide clothing drive that will begin this week and continue until the end of February.
Thirty-six cases of gastroenteritis had been reported on campus as of midday Tuesday, according to Medical Director of the Davison Health Center P. Davis Smith, M.D. However, this number may not reflect the amount of unreported cases, of which there may be many more.
The trial of Stephen Morgan, the man charged with the May 2009 killing of Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, began Wednesday in the state court in Middletown, mere blocks away from Red & Black Café, where the fatal shooting occurred.
Power was returned to the entirety of Wesleyan’s campus as of Friday at 8 p.m., following the winter storm over Halloween weekend that caused unprecedented damage and blackouts.
As this week’s Middletown municipal elections spark debate about voter rights and Occupy Wall Street protesters across the nation call for limits on corporate power, the need for electoral reform becomes increasingly apparent.
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) police are continuing their search for patient Adam Rattiner, who escaped from the Silver Street campus around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rattiner was admitted to the Hospital in June after being arrested at the University for the harassment of a student employee at Olin Library.
The announcement that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be giving the Hugo L. Black Lecture in the spring has spurred discussion among students, faculty, and staff.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the keynote speaker for the University’s Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression this upcoming spring.
Ross Levin ’15 was arrested along with at least 80 other protesters at Saturday’s Liberty Plaza march, part of “Occupy Wall Street,” a protest against the financial system.
The heavy rainfall from Hurricane Irene swamped the sports fields on campus, notably Jackson Field, which currently remains unplayable.
Along with all of the recent changes to campus dining options, student meals may also include some unexpected costs.
Members of the University community gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil in the Memorial Chapel last Friday afternoon to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11.
“This is something that students need to be vocal about, and need to question what our role is in the space. While it is a University space, it is my understanding that the donors intended for it to be primarily a student space.”
With the start of the new semester comes a new system of wireless Internet access. On July 18, the old AirWes wireless access went offline and Internet access became encrypted.
The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) amended the Concert Committee bylaws on Sunday to allow email approval of booking over academic breaks and to permit concert-funding approval over the summer. Discussion of the bylaws was prompted by controversy over the booking of this month’s Matisyahu and Chiddy Bang concert.
In the few weeks since its first interest meeting on March 24, Wesleyan’s new sorority Rho Epsilon Pi (Rho Ep) has expanded to roughly 130 members.
Four thousand activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7 for Pro-Choice Lobby Day that included a rally on the National Mall.
For empty-bellied students between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., Late Night at Usdan has traditionally offered a menu with a high concentration of fried foods.
On Thursday, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Alcohol and Other Drugs Education and Environmental Subcommittee organized a forum to discuss diversifying the typical weekend social scene for those not interested in pre-gaming, drunken dance parties, and other events largely focused around alcohol.
As part of a prolonged effort to gain student support for the new Standard of Proof Proposal, Chair of the Wesleyan Student Assembly’s (WSA) Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Joe O’Donnell ’13 has been gathering signatures and testimony about their experiences with the Student Judicial Board (SJB).
Students at the University will now have the opportunity to taste items like Hooligan, Drunk Monk, and Bloomsday thanks to the Wesleyan Cheese Co-op.