Catch up on this week’s Argus issues.
Blunt refusal: ResLife says no to funding Zonker Harris Day
As applications roll in and the annual WesFest ceremonies approach, Residential Life, with President Michael Roth’s consent and the Admissions Office’s encouragement, is threatening to cut funding for WestCo’s annual Zonker Harris Day unless the festival’s drug-referencing name is changed.
Art sits in vault after Museum scrapped
President Roth has scrapped plans for a $26 million museum that would have been housed in the old squash court building next to the Usdan University Center. The project, which had been in development for more than a decade, was deemed too expensive, but the University must now contend with a lack of storage space for its art, archeology, and music collections.
Bon Appétit rethinks to-go plan, tries to minimize waste
Under a new plan, “To Go” carryout containers for students eating on the run would return to Usdan’s Marketplace, and students would also be permitted to carry meals downstairs or outside. Bon Appétit Resident District Manager Delmar Crim, however, thinks rampant food waste by students may derail the plan.
This week’s editorials:
Bring on the bar
Wesleyan should reconsider its relationship with alcohol, and not through ill-advised plans like last fall’s ill-fated talk of a hard alcohol ban. An on-campus bar for students, professors, and staff of legal age could be a good solution.
The University’s administration is taking…but it isn’t giving back. Students rarely find themselves at events with a majority of their peers, and we would like to see the University offer more events that bring the student community together.