Video: Forum About Race and Inclusion

In five minutes in Beckham Hall, President Roth will be participating in a panel discussion on race and inclusion. The discussion will be moderated by diversity officer Sonia Manjon and will feature various student, faculty, and Public Safety representatives. As Roth wrote a few days ago, I hope there will be a good turnout so […]

Legal Chalk-In Shut Down by Roth: An Account

“There is no excuse for grabbing students like they are kindergarteners who need a timeout for not sharing a toy.” Chalking’s back! Not really. Yesterday morning, approximately ten years, two weeks, and three days after the chalking moratorium went into effect, a small group of chalking heads (including Wesleying’s A-Batte) brought a “legal chalk-in” to […]

Need Blind: Parents Weekend Meeting

Resident rabble-rouser Ben “Doernbeard” Doernberg ’13 is at it again, and he needs your help: This weekend is Homecoming/Parents Weekend, and there is no better time to make sure everybody is informed about the issue of need-blind/need-aware admissions! Tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 pm we will begin preparations (folding flyers, decorating signs and banners, etc). […]

Wesleyan Connection Posts Yarrow Pics, Accidentally Publicizes SJB Controversy

Over at the Wesleyan Connection, Cynthia Rockwell has posted coverage of folk singer activist Peter Yarrow’s singalong appearance in Zelnick Pavilion last Wednesday, including a new gallery of photos. The link even appears on the main page. Unsurprisingly, the photos are fantastic, with one particular clutch shot of Rotbot holding hands with Yarrow. (Way to […]

Trustee Occupation Aftermath: SJB Charges, “Roth on Wesleyan” Shout-Out

Trustee: “Students barging in is a long and time-honored tradition at Wesleyan.” On Sunday, a coalition of about 40 students occupied a closed Board of Trustees meeting in support of need-blind with a sign reading “BRING US INTO THE CONVERSATION.” The action was brief, it was respectful, and—most impressively—it resulted in a pretty thoughtful exchange […]

Photos: Wesleyan Takes Zuccotti Park at #OWS Anniversary

Now with live video from Doernberg ’13. As we reported Monday, a small caravan of riled up Wes students and alumni hit up New York’s Zuccotti Park just in time for the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. According to the New York Times, at least 185 were arrested. According to aspiring social media journalist […]

Weather Warning: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By which, of course, I mean that there is a massive wind storm headed our way. Fresh off the heels of our recent tornado watch—not to mention the winds of change blowing through New York City yesterday—the National Weather Service is predicting a wind storm. The Weather Service website raises the possibility of gusts as high […]

HIST398: Need Blind Admissions and the Modern Production of the History of Activism

Happy “Why is Water on Everything Outside?” Day, dear readers. Sunday’s informational and planning meeting concerning the upcoming need blind policy change totally happened. To briefly summarize: the meeting began with a summary of the proposed rollback and the logic behind it, and was then followed by elaborations, connections, and a range of perspectives from students […]