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What does it mean? Speak ‘Legalese’

3 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

Wesleyan waives tuition for furloughed families

3 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Wesleyan waives tuition for furloughed families
VWU announced that tuition deposits would be waived for furloughed families in the wake of the nation’s longest government shutdown to date. In addition to this, Wesleyan has also implemented a food drive to help furloughed workers and families. Though the government has tentatively reopened for three weeks, Wesleyan has kept the waiver in effect Read More

A new visitor to the Red Planet

6 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on A new visitor to the Red Planet
Every person in NASA’s launch room sits forward avidly, listening to the meter countdown as the Insight draws closer to Mars. 200 meters. NASA has had eight successful landings on the aptly-dubbed ‘Red Planet,’ but this will be the first landing of its kind. 80 meters. The spacecraft is not on its projected course, and Read More

Same planet, new efforts

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Same planet, new efforts
Though VWU is engaged in more large-scale efforts, most notably the new Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the solar SmartFlower, there are other, smaller scale projects that are soon to come. Several of the projects will give students alternate options to charge their phones or other electronic devices. A bike will soon be available on Read More

Credit changes quietly take effect

6 months ago Mickella Rast Comments Off on Credit changes quietly take effect
Along with lauded changes to the campus infrastructure and the addition of new buildings, other changes have silently taken effect. Beginning Spring 2019, the student academic credit policy will change. According to the new general policy, available online and in the student catalog, day students may take up to 18 credits each fall or spring Read More

VWU bleeds red and blue

6 months ago Nicholas Mundy Comments Off on VWU bleeds red and blue
Virginia Wesleyan students, staff and faculty reflect on the 2018 midterm elections and who will be representing Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. Students, staff and faculty at Wesleyan went to the polls to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Adjunct professor John Doucette said there was a “tremendous turnout” in this year’s midterm election. Read More

Honors College linked with STEM

6 months ago Garry Sjodin Comments Off on Honors College linked with STEM
Virginia Wesleyan University is advertised as a premier liberal arts institution with majors ranging from the arts to the sciences. But with the addition of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the Batten Honors College revamp, there has been a growing emphasis on environmental sciences and STEM majors. Many students have an understanding that when Read More