Construction Around Campus

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Projects around campus progress on schedule as part of a larger effort to update and restore Wesleyan. The Beacon: Structural work began over the summer to restore, renovate and update the Monumental Bell Tower, officially known as the Frank E. Brown Bell Tower and recently renamed the Beacon. Brick work is scheduled to begin in Read More

In case of emergency

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Hurricane preparations and procedures As any student at Wesleyan knows, rain boots and umbrellas are essential to life on campus. We’re no strangers to wading through streams in place of sidewalks and wringing out socks over heaters. With the approach of hurricane Florence, we brace ourselves once more. Should the university shut down and cancel Read More

Renovation to begin on chapel bell tower

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The Monumental Chapel bell tower, officially known as the Frank E. Brown bell tower, will soon be undergoing a restoration and renovation process due to structural insecurity. Plans for the process began in October, structural work will begin in May and work on the outside of the tower will begin this summer. Bands will be Read More

Keeping campus safe

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A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world With the March for Our Lives event not far behind us, and student protests still continuing across the country, the last installation in the “Keeping Campus Safe” series focuses on a student’s perspective. Madalyn Chevalier is a junior who has followed the events of Read More

Keeping campus safe

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A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world In the aftermath of recent gun-related violence at schools, other educational institutions are taking steps to help combat potential gun violence. Bulletproof backpacks in particular have become more popular, and one company reported a 30 percent rise in sales just days after the Parkland Read More

Keeping campus safe: A series of perspectives on gun control in the academic world

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The gun debate almost always rages on in America, but recent events have brought it to the forefront of the news once again. On Feb. 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at a Florida high school, killing 14 students and three faculty members. On Feb. 27, a student was found shot in his dorm room Read More

Maui Trip Part of False Missile Alert

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On Jan. 13, Doug Kennedy and Jason Seward gather together 12 students and climb onto a bus. Though there are a few still sluggish with the remnants of sleep, excitement is palpable. Today they will climb Mt. Haleakalā, a 10,023 ft. volcano that is no longer active, but still just as awe-inspiring. It is the Read More

Racially-charged signs appear on campus

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Earlier this month, signs that read ‘IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE’ appeared on campus. This issue was brought to light by Dr. Margolies, who hosted a speaker from the Lighthouse On Deck series. The speaker in question found the sign taped to a poster in Blocker. “I was surprised and horrified,” said Dr. Margolies. “It Read More

Goodbye Mickey: rats vacate dorms

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Complaints about rats arose recently from residents primarily in Bray Village (also known as Village I), who said they had witnessed rodents in their dorms and halls. Robert Solomon, a freshman on Old hall in Village I, was one such resident. He first came into contact with the unwelcome guest late at night last month. Read More

The Newseum turns a new page in Washington, D.C.

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Recently, Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst stepped down and revealed that the long-time resident of Washington, D.C. may be closing its doors, selling the business altogether or moving to a new location. The Newseum is a monument in and of itself that chronicles the history of news and journalism, proclaiming its contents even on the outside Read More