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Bray Village Rejuvenated

2 weeks ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Bray Village Rejuvenated
Bray Village, formerly known as Village 1, began overhauls earlier this semester as part of a $1.9 million privately funded restoration process that will last the duration of the academic year. This Village is one of the oldest living facilities on campus and the first student-specific housing facility available when the campus opened its doors Read More

A Student’s Perspective

2 weeks ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on A Student’s Perspective
An opinion from a displaced upperclassman living in the hotel community. The Burton Station hotel community is provided for students waiting to move onto campus. This year, the hotel also served as a residence for sophomores and upperclassmen displaced from dorms. These students were displaced in an effort to prevent freshmen from living off campus Read More

Construction Around Campus

2 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Construction Around Campus
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

Meet the nontraditional class of 2022

2 weeks ago Nica Nakagomi Comments Off on Meet the nontraditional class of 2022
President Scott D. Miller described a mission to diversify the enrollment profile of the institution in his State of the University address on Aug. 24. . “Going to college is no longer just for the traditional 18 to 21-year-old population. We’re teaching students today from ages eight to 85, from our Tidewater Collegiate Academy school Read More

In case of emergency

2 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on In case of emergency
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

5 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Renovation to begin on chapel bell tower
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

FB scandal

5 months ago Allaina Boggs Comments Off on FB scandal
Facebook users recently faced a large invasion of privacy, as approximately 87 million users’ information was stolen and sold by a company called Cambridge Analytica. Personal information such as names, phone numbers and email addresses was taken from a multitude of users, then sold on the “dark web,” a portal for criminal behavior known for Read More

New requirements impact history

5 months ago Camille Benz Comments Off on New requirements impact history
New changes to Virginia Wesleyan’s general studies program, effective beginning fall 2019,  will directly affect the future of the history department. The first component, supported by almost all faculty, are called Wesleyan Seminars. These are a combination of the writing courses and Senior Integrative Experience (SIE). Instead of the seminars being exclusive to seniors, they Read More

Are you part of the third?

5 months ago Sarah Tucker Comments Off on Are you part of the third?
According to a new report, one third of college students suffer from housing insecurity and food shortages. Are you part of the third? Alexa Ledari, staff writer for US News wrote a report “More Than One-Third of College Students Don’t Have Enough Food.”  According to Ledari’s report, results from a new survey, conducted by researchers Read More

Break out the bedazzler, decorate those caps

5 months ago Camille Benz Comments Off on Break out the bedazzler, decorate those caps
For the first time in Virginia Wesleyan history, graduating seniors will be allowed to decorate their graduation caps Glitter, rhinestones and flowers oh my! Seniors can finally decorate their graduation caps. A student council headed by Heidi Brinker, Wynter Bond and Brittany Hockey crafted a mortarboard decoration proposal for Provost Timothy O’Rourke. After receiving researched Read More