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First Argus Staff Meeting of the Semester

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PSA from Rebecca Brill ’16:

The Argus, Wesleyan’s student paper, is holding its first all-staff
meeting of the semester. Whether you’re a veteran staffer or a frosh
looking to get involved, you’re invited to come chat this semester’s
editors about how to get involved. Pitch articles, get assignments,
share your ideas for improving the paper, or just hang out. Copy
editors, photographers, visual artists, graphic designers, layout
experts, business tycoons, and anyone looking to join The Argus
community is welcome.

Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Bring Your Voice to The Argus

Gabriel Rosenberg ’16 writes in:

What matters to students, matters to The Wesleyan Argus. Wesleyan University’s twice-weekly student newspaper covers the issues important to campus: Need-aware admissions, fraternity co-education, Black Lives Matter, divestment, sexual assault, and more.
This Sunday, Feb. 1, we are looking for new writers, photographers, illustrators, web designers, columnists, copy editors, and layout staff to join the largest and most prolific publication on campus. We want new voices, fresh opinions, and inquisitive reporters. Join us in Usdan 108—the snacks are on us.

Date: Sunday, February 1st – today!
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Place: Usdan, rm. 108

Apply to be a Distribution Manager for the Argus

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From Gwen Rosen ’15:

Do you have a car? Want to spread Wesleyan news across campus, literally? Then apply to be our new distribution manager! We are looking for two reliable people to deliver the Argus to locations across campus and in the Middletown area every Tuesday and Friday. The position is paid.

Interested/have questions? Email rseidel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, and grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by August 24.

Deadline: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Contact: rseidel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Argus Recruitment Meeting

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Even before you go to the Super Bowl, come to the super-est recruitment ever. From Miranda Katz ’15:

The Argus is currently recruiting writers, copy editors, social media editors, photographers, layout staff, and members of the advertising committee. Join us at our all-staff meeting this Sunday!

Date: Today, February 2nd, 2014
Time: 5 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free!

Investigative Journalism: From Print to Digital

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From the unquestionably cool Lily Baggott ’15:

The Argus Speaker Series is back! This Tuesday, Oct. 29, Lisa Chedekel ’82 is coming to campus to talk about her experiences as a journalist in a rapidly changing industry. A Q&A session will follow. Refreshments will be served.

Chedekel is a senior writer for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), which produces in-depth, online journalism concerning issues of health and safety, and she serves as Writer and Media Relations Manager at the Boston University School of Public Health. Chedekel is also a former Hartford Courant reporter, and winner of numerous journalism awards, including a 1999 Pulitzer Prize awarded to a Courant team of reporters and a 2007 George Polk Award.

The event is held at the Romance Languages and Literatures (RLAL) Lounge at 300 High St. (between Downey House and Russell House, across from the Davison Art Center).

Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: 300 High St.: Romance Languages and Literatures (RLAL) Lounge
Cost: Free!

From the Argives: Doug Bennet ’59 Becomes Wesleyan’s Fifteenth President

Ah, 1995: the year of the OJ Simpson trial, the fourth busiest hurricane season on record, and my 1st birthday (yeah, I’m a youngster, but I rocked those 90s children’s overalls so hard). More importantly, this week in 1995, Douglas Bennet ’59 was inaugurated as Wesleyan’s fifteenth president.

Bennet is more than just the new name of Fauver (or if you’re anyone who isn’t the class of 2016, the name of the dorm is in fact still Fauver). He has been involved with Wesleyan as a student, a parent, an alumnus, and an administrator.

During his time in the Oval Not-Very-Oval Office, Bennet had his share of ups and downs. Though he greatly improved several important aspects of university life (like nearly doubling the size of the endowment and overseeing the construction of many buildings on campus), he was criticized by some students for the lack of student involvement in Wesleyan’s decision-making process. Eventually, student dissatisfaction with Bennet culminated in a 250-person sit-in outside his office in 2004.

Argus Recruitment Meetings

Maxwell D. Brivic III ’13, Chief Executive Officer of Argus International Enterprise™, solicits your involvement in the publication’s future. All class years welcome:

Come to the Argus office on Saturday 9/1 at 1  pm or Sunday 9/2 at 3 pm to learn about working for The Wesleyan Argus. We’re the country’s oldest bi-weekly college newspaper, and we want you. We’re looking for writers, photographers, copy editors and layout staff. All years and levels of experience are welcome!

Date: Saturday, 9/1, and Sunday, 9/2
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm, respectively
Place: The Argus office (above Broad Street Books)
Cost: every Monday and Thursday evening for the rest of your life