“No Strip-Mall. No Wrecking Ball”: Middletown Protests Washington St. Development

It’s pretty much what you thought would happen: once you left Middletown for spring break, things got interesting.  The ongoing saga over the proposed Washington Street commercial development entered a new phase of visibility when community activists, parents, children, professors, and students took to Wash and High St. for an hour yesterday afternoon, cycling around […]

Dueling Zone Change Proposals Control Washington Street Development

Remember that proposed commercial development on Washington Street that everyone got all worked up about last semester? Thought it was doomed when Wesleyan pulled out of the project, opting not to relocate its bookstore? Think again. According to the Courant, dueling zone change requests have been filed for the neighborhoods surrounding Wesleyan, including that strip on Washington […]

Complete Video: Tuesday’s Open Forum on the Washington Street Development

Middletown to CenterPlan: “I think this is just La La Land!” Speaking of Tuesday’s open forum regarding the proposed Wesleyan bookstore relocation (liveblog here, additional coverage here), turns out our comrades over at the Middletown Eye managed to film the entire discussion, beginning with a presentation from developers CenterPlan and continuing with a whole barrage […]

Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Development Economics

From Joli Holmes ’17: Next week the Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative will host a Friday lunch (April 15th) talk in Downey House 113 at noon, featuring Wesleyan alumnus Joshua Blumenstock, a graduate of 2003 with a degree in Computer Science and Physics. He was a Watson fellow. Joshua Blumenstock is Assistant Professor in the Information School, with affiliations in Computer […]

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

Free screening of Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore followed by a discussion with the producer and star of the film. Free pizza provided. Date: Thursday, November 2Time: 8pmPlace: PAC 002 Sponsored By Campus Progress, the Community Development Fund, and the WSA

Scooters: An Epidemic

According to my fabricated calculations, the scooter uptick in the last 12 months has increased approximately 9-fold. Each day, more and more students are purchasing scooters to hasten their trips to and from their dorms and classes. After a semester in Professor Cohen’s “Global Change and Infectious Disease” class (a fan favorite among the hypochondriacs […]