Kara Perez ’11 may deny that she is an expert on hip hop, but her evident enthusiasm when talking about it proves otherwise. This is fitting, however, since she’ll be discussing the topic many times as she instructs her new student forum “MUSC420: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of Hip Hop” this semester.
In an all-campus e-mail sent on Nov. 18, President Michael Roth introduced Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI), an initiative intended to promote discussion about institutional diversity.
Starting Wednesday, the new student-run Composting Committee began composting food waste from the kitchens of 350 residential units throughout campus. Compostable material will be transformed into fertilizer and used at Long Lane Farm.
In an effort to increase the availability of local foods, campus dining service Bon Appétit and the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) are introducing a Cheese Cooperative.
Although the University’s endowment has been a bit “huffy” over the past few years, there’s reason to celebrate: the Huffington Foundation, Terry Huffington P’11, P’14, and her family have donated a total of five million dollars to the University, which will fund the creation of an endowed faculty chair for the College of the Environment (COE) and support need-based financial aid scholarships.
In an effort to build name recognition, the newly formed Wesleyan Media Project is tracking and analyzing state and federal political advertisements airing on television and making their findings public.
An unprecedented number of seats became vacant on the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) this year as representatives left due to issues such as scheduling and lack of faith in what the body is accomplishing. The WSA Appointments Committee filled all seats last week after receiving a high number of submissions.
As of this fall, the University is switching its online course management system from Blackboard to Moodle, an open source software.
The recently announced Certificate in Social, Cultural and Critical Theory (SCCT) has generated a lot of conversation on campus, including enthusiasm from professors who want to be involved and uncertainty from students about what precisely a certificate in theory will involve.
This March, class of 2011 Government majors were faced with a new policy for receiving Departmental Honors: out of 80 rising senior majors, approximately 20 were offered the opportunity to receive Honors.
Although the five-minute walk between Alpha Delt’s grotto and DKE’s basement can seem like the distance between two worlds, ResLife has been working this year to bridge the gap with changes to the way it handles Greek organizations and societies and the relationships they maintain with each other.
Despite the Wesleyan Student Assembly and Public Safety’s drastic changes to the campus shuttle service, The Ride, last semester, many students are still voicing complaints.