Some of the most interesting articles about Wes history from the NYTimes…
The Student Judicial Board at Wesleyan University has filed charges against six students, saying they interrupted campus tours by telling prospective freshmen and their parents about sexual assaults on campus. The board has accused the six of harassment, abuse and disruptions.
The police arrested 110 students blocking the entrance to a Wesleyan University administration building today, the 15th day of a protest by students demanding that Wesleyan divest itself of holdings in companies that do business in South Africa.
For Wesleyan University, a crackdown of sorts on drugs has led to the arrest of one student and public debate over the university’s definition of where its responsibilities end and those of the local police begin.
The office of Wesleyan University’s president was firebombed early this morning by someone who threw two beer bottles full of flammable liquid into it through a window.
A basement dining room in the building that houses Wesleyan University’s Center for Afro-American Studies was defaced today by vandals who spray-painted racial slurs on its walls, further raising tensions on a campus that has had two firebombings in the last month.
Hundreds of Wesleyan University students gathered this afternoon on the broad campus green to sit and tell stories of hate and fear.
The highest-ranking black administrator at Wesleyan University says he will resign in September, leaving behind a campus where complaints about the inability to recruit and keep black faculty and staff have fueled racial tensions.
A student militant at Wesleyan University who was once considered one of the university’s most promising minority scholars was killed during a drug deal, a police affidavit says.
Administrators at Wesleyan University plan to announce new steps intended to pressure the campus’s four remaining all-male fraternities to admit women as members.
An 18-year-old nephew of a Wesleyan University professor pleaded guilty on Monday in the firebombing of the university president’s office. He acknowledged that he had planned the bombing with a student, Nicholas Haddad, who was slain last summer in a dispute involving a drug ring. Sudhama Ranganathan pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making bombs and arson in the April 7, 1990, bombing.
Wesleyan University students will pay more than $24,000 to attend the school next fall. The school’s board of trustees on Saturday increased tuition, fees, room and board to $24,170, a 5.2 percent increase over current charges. Rising maintenance costs and a greater need among students for financial aid were partly responsible for the increase, said William M. Chace, Wesleyan’s president.
For Wesleyan, the setting was perfect: The team was unbeaten through six games with two to play, it was homecoming day at Andrus Field before a crowd of 5,500 — big by Wesleyan standards — and a victory over Williams would have given the Cardinals their first outright Little Three championship since 1970.
Wesleyan University freshman, Martha Reicher, arrives at school to find she has been assigned to residence hall dubbed The Naked Dorm, because clothing is optional among residents; she finds very few students actually walk around naked, although students from other dorms regularly pop in out of curiosity; university officials say written rules do not specifically ban nudity, out of concern that anything so specific would only encourage it.
About 150 students walk out of classes at Wesleyan University to protest American and British bombing in Afghanistan
Eleven Wesleyan University students face criminal charges after police break up series of large gatherings that blocked streets
When sidewalk scribblings began to include vulgar references to specific faculty members, Wesleyan University banned the popular campus practice.
Finding one true soul mate can be tough in a world of fleeting hookups. Student-run personals try to break the ice.