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What in the Name of MGMT Is This Latest Bullshit With the WSA and the Argus?

Our alternative title was going to be “0P3N L3TT3R$: An Open Letter to All the Open Letters About Other Open Letters”

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Back in September when the original Argus/WSA conflict exploded across campus (and in, like, all 50 states), the editors of Wesleying decided not to comment on the situation, mostly due to that fact that A) we were half-dead at the time (but we have arisen!!!!!!), and B) we weren’t really interested in taking a “side” as an ~institution~.

But then there was a development in the latest installment of Gossip Girl: Argus v. WSA: Open letters. Open letters about open letters. Open letters about open letters about open letters. In the words of hermes’ late Grandma Evelyn (may she rest in eternal peace), oy gevalt.

It appears that the Wesleyan Argus and the Wesleyan Student Assembly are in yet another kerfuffle over a steaming pile of fuckery, so Mama Wesleying is here to decipher it all.

Here it is, folks: The latest Argus/WSA conflict, ~*~EXPLAINED~*~.

Argus Recruitment Meeting

argus recruitmentJess Zalph ’16 writes in:

Interested in writing? Layout? Taking photos? Copy-editing? Web design? Snacks? There’s a place for you! Come out to the Argus information session on Sunday (1/24) in Usdan 108 at 4 PM to learn more about the paper.

New things this semester include:

  • New opinion column featuring submissions drawing from personal experiences, ranging from narratives to artistic forms of expression
  • New features column profiling staff and faculty around campus, ranging from Public Safety to North College
  • Expansion of web design
  • New position involving outreach to a variety of groups on campus
  • And more…!

We are looking for new voices, fresh opinions, and inquisitive reporters!

Date: Sunday, January 24 — today!
Time: 4-5 PM
Place: Usdan 108
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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

#ThrowbackThursday: Victor Dreams of Foss

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Butterfield

“A man watching his ideas becoming reality.” For a special Wesleyan #throwbackthursday, Wesleying brings you this beautiful, beautiful gift: a little bit of majesty, a little bit of history.

Make fun of the Butts as you will, but in 1965, they were a revolutionary addition to Wesleyan University, and the dream of Wesleyan’s longest-serving President, Victor Lloyd Butterfield. Originally constructed to house the College of Letters and College of Social Studies in an academic-residential cohabitation, the Butts didn’t become the dorms you see today until a 2012 complete renovationButterfield, as pictured above, also dreamed up the Foss Hill Dorms, which include WestCo, Nicolson, and Hewitt (which is why they’re numbered Foss 9, Foss 7, etc.)

But this photo from an Wesleyan Argus issue dated Saturday, February 5, 1966 was a throwback itself, because that day, the newspaper announced Butterfield’s resignation to the community and ran a retrospective of the president’s 23 years of service. Butterfield had announced in January to the Board of Trustees his plan to retire his post by June of 1967, and to the rest of the faculty in early February. So the Argus reflected on all the changes Butterfield had made to the campus, including these new dorms, creating the Center for Humanities (formerly the Center for Advanced Studies, which will be the subject of an upcoming Wesleying feature), building the Ph.D. programs, and making the school’s endowment skyrocket.

More importantly, whoever took and captioned this photo had a serious flair for the dramatic. Much thanks to the folks at Olin Library’s Special Collections & Archives for preserving this for us, some 50 years later. Now go out, fine classmates, and make the Foss of your dreams a reality.

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!