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Wesleyan’s first Earth Week

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Wesleyan’s first Earth Week
On Monday, April 22, people across the U.S. celebrated the 49th annual Earth Day. But this year, Wesleyan took the event one step further by introducing its first-ever Earth Week, to be held the week of April 23 – 27. A poster about the different events invited the campus to check out Wesleyan’s “green thumb Read More

Students demand housing change on social media

4 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Students demand housing change on social media
An Instagram account detailing allegedly horrendous living conditions at Wesleyan has gone viral, prompting widespread campus outrage and local news coverage from outlets such as WAVY 10. The account shows pictures and videos of mice, mold and water damage, among other issues. All submissions are reportedly from students living on campus, whose work orders have Read More

University reflects on admissions scandal

4 weeks ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on University reflects on admissions scandal
Lying, fraud, bribery and cheating the enrollment system were just some of the illegal maneuvers used by parents who tried to get their children into top-rated colleges and universities in a scandal that rocked the collegiate world in March. Around 50 individuals have been charged with multiple crimes in connection to the scandal. Multiple celebrities Read More

Tattoo stigma in education

4 weeks ago Tani Martinez Comments Off on Tattoo stigma in education
More and more young adults are joining the workplace and leaving for higher education each year, and an increasing number are doing so with body modifications such as piercings and tattoos. However, tattoos in particular have caused concerns about discrimination. There have been reports about young adults facing discrimination over tattoos and even being fired, Read More

Small school, big opportunities

2 months ago Faith Auad Comments Off on Small school, big opportunities
Choosing an institution of higher learning to attend is considered to be one of the most important decisions a person can make in their life. However, there is often a misconception that smaller colleges and universities do not offer as many opportunities as larger institutions. But a recent poll released by the Gallup and Strada Read More

‘You are not alone’

2 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on ‘You are not alone’
Students and counselors discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) among college students as the seasons change and warmer weather approaches, potentially ending the symptoms of SAD for those who suffer from the “winter pattern” variety. Wednesday, March 20, marks the official beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and plenty of people are excited for the Read More

Campus reaffirms inclusivity

2 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Campus reaffirms inclusivity
VWU vows to remain inclusive to all people despite the United Methodist Church’s decision to ban LGBTQ+ from obtaining leadership. The United Methodist Church (UMC) voted 53-47 in Feb. to ban gay clergy and officiating LGBTQ+ weddings. The outcome of such a long-anticipated vote stunned and disappointed those eagerly awaiting the results of the UMC Read More

Wesleyan students get a ‘green’ degree

3 months ago Faith Auad Comments Off on Wesleyan students get a ‘green’ degree
Sea level rise is no secret. Coastal Virginia has seen a fourteen-inch rise in sea level since 1950. Norfolk is sinking at an approximate rate of one inch every four years. The sinkage is caused by two main catalysts:  groundwater removal and shifts in the tectonic plates under the Earth’s surface. Virginia Wesleyan has long Read More

Did you know about these degrees?

3 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Did you know about these degrees?
Wesleyan has many degree options to represent the wide variety of interests students hold. If the Sustainability Management degree caught your attention, but isn’t quite right for your academic career, check out these other great offerings below. History and Social Science: A degree in History and Social Science prepares students to teach history or social Read More

Let’s break it down: An interview with Professor Leslie Caughell

3 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Let’s break it down: An interview with Professor Leslie Caughell
VWU Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Political Science Department Leslie Caughell further explains the circumstances surrounding the California et al. v. Trump et al. lawsuit and the possible path it could take through the legal system. Q: What is the relevance or importance of states being able to sue a federal Read More