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The BIG Roll: Let’s Break a World Record!

HERE YE, HERE YE, WESLEYAN’ERS!

We all love our beloved Foss Hill, the place where we have napped on, fell down, and avoided at all costs because my calves hurt. And ya know what, Wesleyan? I think Foss needs more recognition. Foss needs to be known worldwide. The face of Wesleyan needs to be our hill, and there’s one way to do so, and it’s happening soon. 

 

And if you want to help make Foss’ mark on Earth, here’s your chance!

WesMaSS is holding The BIG Roll THIS Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM. We need to have ~600~ people rolling down Foss within one hour. Yes, 600. And what a coincidence that we’re holding the event during Homecoming weekend.

So, how can I help? Fear not, dear roller, here’s what you can do:

“The Hell, NSM?” — New Data on Representation in STEM at Wesleyan

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NSM: (Natural Science and Mathematics)

With light to the recent NYT article about the 1% 17% that exists on Wesleyan’s campus, we’ve been focused on statistics. While analyzing Wesleyan’s financial assets is incredibly important and necessary to discuss class and privilege, we must also remember that there are many factors that affect student performance; the NSM Coalition—a combination of Student Underrepresented in STEM (SUSS), Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS), Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars Program (WesMaSS), and McNair undergraduate students partnering with graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators—collected data specifically for students in STEM, and let me tell you, they are freaking terrifying.

The percentages, collected by the Office of Institutional Research, show how class not only affects our ability to even go to Wesleyan, but also how it affects our performance: it cannot be stressed enough how important this conversation is for the Wes community.