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Small school, big opportunities

1 week 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’

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

What does it mean? Speak ‘Legalese’

3 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on What does it mean? Speak ‘Legalese’
 – Mickella Rast Action: Also called a case or lawsuit. A civil judicial proceeding where one party sues another for a wrong done, or to protect a right or to prevent a wrong. Appeal:  To ask a higher court to reverse the decision of a trial court after final judgment or other legal ruling. Case: Read More

Virginia Sues Trump

3 weeks ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Virginia Sues Trump
Virginia has joined in a lawsuit with 15 other states to sue President Donald Trump after he declared a national emergency to fund and build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The lawsuit argues that the President does not have the power to divert funds to build the wall, since Congress controls spending. It further claims that Read More

Food insecurity

1 month ago Faith Auad Comments Off on Food insecurity
What exactly is food insecurity? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Unfortunately, according to a new study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, roughly 30 percent of college students face food insecurity. Commuters appear to be at the Read More

First required winter session

1 month ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on First required winter session
The 2018-19 winter session marked the first in Wesleyan’s history to require freshmen to enroll. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 25, students trekked across campus to learn about topics varying from the history of pirates (HIST 250) to disability in the media (REC 219-01). Over sixty courses were offered, including online classes. Some of the Read More