The trial of Stephen Morgan, 32, who is charged with murdering Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10 at Red & Black Café on May 7, 2009, continued on Friday in Superior Court. Wearing a beige jumpsuit, a shackled Morgan sat silently, occasionally rocking back and forth as a three-judge panel presiding over the case heard testimony.
Some of the most iconic footage from the Occupy movement thus far has been shot by protesters and “citizen journalists”—the clip of kettled female protesters being pepper-sprayed in New York, and more recently, the police officer in riot gear dispassionately pepper-spraying a line of seated protesters at UC Davis.
On Saturday afternoon at around 5:15 p.m., five Wesleyan students were arrested along with over 700 other protesters while marching across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement.
Issues from the newspaper’s beginning in June 1868 up to June 1892 are now available for online viewing through ArcaSearch.
The Cardinal’s Nest was hardly expected to reopen after shuttering its doors last winter break, amid rumors of its former owner’s mysterious disappearance. Yet, on Thursday, August 4, after undergoing renovations and a change in ownership, the bar and bistro reopened as simply “The Nest” and will offer karaoke, beer pong, and free delivery to student dorms.
Students swarmed to Foss Hill from all corners of campus, as a haze of smoke hung over the crowd. The cross-country team streaked across Andrus Field, bare-bottomed with American flags in hand, while students passed around a parachute on the grass.
According to Director of Public Safety Dave Meyer, Public Safety (PSafe) is taking a harder stance this year in preventing Tour de Franzia, the annual wine-drinking scavenger hunt. This comes after last year’s Tour sent a record nine students to the emergency room.
This Saturday, the annual Zonker Harris Day music festival was shut down by Public Safety (PSafe) after exceeding the event’s allotted time slot. The show’s headliner, Twin Sister, was about to take the stage when PSafe asked students to leave the event area at around 6:20 p.m.
Wireless service was disrupted in two separate instances yesterday, once at 1 a.m. and again at approximately 2 p.m. According to Director of User and Technical Services Karen Warren, the disruption was due to a firmware problem with the wireless controller hardware.
The Board of Trustees approved a 3.8 percent hike in the comprehensive fee for the 2011-2012 school year, bringing the total to $56,006. This is less than the 5 percent increase seen last year. The financial aid budget will increase by 11.8 percent. The comprehensive fee includes room, board, tuition, and the student activities fee.
In a March 1 campus-wide email, the Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger ’73, P’06 P’09, announced that President Michael Roth signed a new contract to stay on as the University’s President for seven more years. Roth’s first term as President began during the 2007-2008 academic year.
President Michael Roth has taken a stance against proposed cuts to financial aid on the state and federal level. According to Roth, the cuts would place a greater burden on the University, as administrators strive to keep admissions need-blind.
In an entry on his blog titled, “Policy and Threats to Student Freedom,” President Michael Roth conceded that he made mistakes in the crafting of the language of the University’s new housing policy.
The administration’s recent change to housing policy has drawn wide criticism from students, and now from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
The administration announced yesterday in an all-campus e-mail an amendment to the housing agreement that would ban students from visiting or living in “houses or property owned, leased or operated by private societies that are not recognized by the University.”
In the past two weekends, three fire alarms have been triggered maliciously, resulting in the evacuation of buildings where the alarms were tripped, and a response from the Middletown Fire Department.
Students returning from a winter break and looking forward to a hot meal or a cold beer at the Cardinal’s Nest, a nearby American Bistro, were disappointed to find that it has not reopened for business.
The University’s endowment grew 13 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2010 to $512.9 million, which, according to Chief Investment Officer Anne Martin, puts Wesleyan in the middle of the pack as compared to the returns of peer institutions, which saw returns ranging from about 8 percent to 17 percent.
It was in anticipation of Wednesday’s storm that Public Safety (PSafe) issued a weather and safety advisory on the Wesleyan campus and Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano declared a state of emergency in Middletown.
After overseeing the College Anonymous Confession Board (ACB) website’s expansion from serving just a handful of schools to over 500, Peter Frank ’12 sold the website this week to an undisclosed buyer. Frank declined to state the selling price, but said he made a “healthy profit.”
It’s my last week in Beijing and I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on my time here. After taking Modern China and Popular Culture in China at Wesleyan, I felt I had a pretty good understanding of the country and its people
It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night and you’re on the side of the road trying a hail a taxi. You’ve had a bit too much 100 proof “bai jiu,” or some other poison of your choosing, and you just want to go home.
I was with some friends in Xi’an, China, less than three hours away from having to board a train back to our host school in Beijing, when we saw a group of protestors holding anti-Japanese signs marching down the street.
After a month of real Chinese food, I recently decided a visit to KFC was in order. The chain is not hard to find here, though it’s no McDonalds. I’d never been a fan of KFC in the US, but the fried chicken here blew my mind.
I saw only blue skies during my first four days in Beijing. However, I was soon informed that this sort of weather was a freakish anomaly. At this point, I haven’t seen the sun for over a week.
The obvious purpose of an investment is to make money, but can it also serve as a statement of what values the investor stands for?
What is enormous, eats plants, lived 105 million years ago, and now bears the name of a retired University professor?
Tables for two, draped with red and white sheets filled 200 Church on Saturday, while heart shaped balloons adorned the ceiling and a man in a three-piece suit, backed up by a four-piece band, crooned Rat Pack classics.
Most everyone loves Buffalo Wings—except for vegetarians—and with the big game right around the corner, we, your beloved Features Editors and self-proclaimed poultry experts, have taken it upon ourselves to embark on a search for the best Buffalo wings on and around campus.
Last fall, Gerard Koeppel ’79 established a fellowship to promote the study of journalism at the University. The Koeppel Fellowship of Journalism will bring one working journalist on campus per year to teach a course as well as make themselves available to interested students.
Jane Eisner ’77 has broken many barriers since her enrollment at Wesleyan.
Last Wednesday, the University hosted a webcast featuring admissions deans from eight prestigious colleges and universities. The event, called “Inside the Admissions Office,” was a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Unigo.com, a website that offers an inside look into the college admissions process.
Kumail Akbar ’12 was walking by President Michael Roth’s house on Friday, Nov. 13 when he was struck on the head with a spray paint can.
Over 2,700 people registered for Homecoming this year, an increase from the 2,450 registrations last year, according to Gemma Ebstein, Associate VP for External Relations.
Haley Baron ’12 was about to take another bite of her Usdan salad when she noticed something strange on the leaf—a pinky-sized brownish green caterpillar.
To promote the opening of the play Around the World in 80 Days, Oddfellows Playhouse is sending the protagonist Phileas Fogg on a journey to the exotic locales of Middletown.
After a year of uncertainty, The New York Times Readership Program is here to stay—at least for now. A $20,000 donation from an anonymous donor will keep the program afloat for the next two years.
Wesleyan Station (Wes Station), the University’s mail service center, is the latest victim in the tsunami of cuts across campus caused by the shrinking endowmen.
Now, due to concerns over the spread of swine flu, Physical Plant has halted the project to permanently remove paper towels from almost all dormitory bathrooms.
Members of the class of 2013 might be walking a bit taller these days. A record-high number of applicants has yielded the most selective class in the University’s history.
Next Tuesday, the last day of classes, Foss Hill will be the site of the revival of a University tradition last practiced over half a century ago—field day.
With the record number of applicants the University received this year, the staff at the Admissions Office has been working harder than usual over the last few months. According to Admissions officers, the University’s dramatic rise in applications, despite reversed trends in the majority of other private liberal arts institutions, came as a surprise.
Small, private institutions across the nation have seen a drop in applicants as prospective students balk at hefty tuition prices.
The Argus helps you through the quagmire of GRS.
With the recession dragging down business, restaurants and shops around Middletown’s Main Street are trying various strategies to lure in customers and cut costs.
As the economy deteriorates, institutions across the nation have been digging deep and implementing new policies to make ends meet.
Each year, University academic departments conduct job searches to fill permanent teaching positions, a task that falls on professors within the department.
Each year, the Wesleyan Library Acquisitions Department sifts through thousands of requests made by students and faculty to determine what new materials should be added to University’s vast collection.
RecycleMania, the competition that pits colleges and universities against each other for high recycling rates and waste minimization glory, is back. Though this the fourth year the University has participated, the contest is now being publicized more than ever before.
The deadline for RA applications for the 2009-2010 year is this Wednesday, and candidates are preparing for an intensive interview process. If chosen, they will play a major part in next year’s freshmen’s first year experience.
Among the many proposals that the Roth administration is considering to deal with the endowment’s 20 percent plunge, a one year salary freeze for faculty, staff and librarians has proved to be a particularly controversial one.
Wesleyan came in second place in PETA2’s “Most Vegetarian-Friendly College Contest,” losing to American University in the final round after beating out hundreds of schools nation-wide. According to Ryan Huling, the College Campaign Coordinator for PETA2, it was a fierce battle between the two top contestants.
In the category of catering to liberal campus interests, Bon Appetit is having a monster year. Not only is it in the final round of PETA2’s vegetarian contest, but the dining organization is now working with the student environmental groups Environmental Organizers Network (EON) and the Food Salvage Program in an effort to go green.
Due to the recent economic recession, university endowments across the nation shrunk by an average of 3.09 percent this year, according to the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service, which studies endowments worth nn1 billion or more.
When conducting routine and unannounced room inspections, the Campus Fire Safety Department will report any contraband items such as guns, alcohol or illegal drugs, even if they are not fire hazards. When Fire Safety officials discover such items, they call Public Safety (PSafe) officers, who then notify the Middletown Police Department (MPD).
After a day’s work, students at Vassar College, Middlebury College and soon Trinity College can drop into a campus pub to have a beer or socialize. Wesleyan, however, recently shot down a proposal for a University-affiliated bar at WesWings.
When Michael Strumpf, the University’s new resident district manager for Bon Appétit, isn’t busy running campus dining, you might find him gardening, whipping up a mean bowl of pasta, or cruising down High Street on his Harley.