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Student Government Might Punish Newspaper Over Black Lives Matter Op-Ed

Student Press Law Center | Posted 10.09.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

The intertwined issues of free speech and a lack of diversity in the newspaper have sparked a contentious debate throughout the campus, and the saga has attracted national attention. Wesleyan's president, provost and vice president for equity and inclusion released a statement that said students have the right to voice their own opinions -- "but there is no right not to be offended ... Censorship diminishes true diversity of thinking." But activists maintain that the issue is one of diversity, not of censorship.

Student Describes Backlash For Op-Ed Criticizing Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.07.2015 | College

Wesleyan University sophomore Bryan Stascavage sparked controversy when he penned an opinion piece questioning the Black Lives Matter moveme...

Controversial Black Lives Matter Op-Ed Sparks Free Speech War

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2015 | College

A group of activists at Wesleyan University want the school's student government to defund the campus newspaper for publishing a controversial op-ed ...

College Newspapers and the Uncomfortable Necessity of Dissent

Michael Darer | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Michael Darer

This is not to say that opinions cannot or do not hurt. That would be equally ridiculous. However, to confuse one's own emotional response to an opinion with a factual assessment of the piece's value or intent is dangerous and irresponsible.

Thoughts on Starting College for Parents of New Students

Michael Roth | Posted 09.06.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Every year I speak to the families of new students at Wesleyan University just before they say goodbye and we start our semester. Having just dropped off my daughter (far from home) as she starts her first year in college, this was particularly poignant for me.

Propelling My Voice

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

by Jordan White As the youngest in my family by eight years, I was awkward, painfully shy, and tired of being verbally overshadowed. So, at 11, I d...

The Genius of Mad Men's Matt Weiner: It's Not Over

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Matt Weiner interviewed by his sister Allison Hope-Weiner Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, deserves a happy ending. Not what he got. No woman to call his ...

Following the Crowd as an Individual

Write for the Future | Posted 07.09.2015 | College
Write for the Future

A stampede gushes my way. Teenagers jump, leap and holler. They want to get closer to the stage, but a low fence is in their way. Security guards scramble to keep everyone from rushing over it, but it's too late. Hundreds of charging fans overpower them.

Broadway Star Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hip Hop Wesleyan Commencement Address

Michael Roth | Posted 05.29.2015 | College
Michael Roth

On Memorial Day weekend, the composer/lyricist and star of In the Heights and Hamilton delivered a hip hop commencement speech at his alma mater, Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan Students Indicted On Federal Charges For Distribution Of Molly

AP | STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 05.22.2015 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Two people have been indicted on federal charges for the distribution of synthetic party drugs at Wesleyan University that se...

Wesleyan Struggles To Deal With Student Drug Use

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 02.28.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the s...

4 Wesleyan Students Arrested In Molly Overdose

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Four Wesleyan University students were arrested Tuesday in connection with about a dozen hospitalizations among people who ...

Wesleyan President Wants Students To Turn In Drug Dealers Selling Molly

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 02.23.2015 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Wesleyan University's president on Monday urged students to come forward with knowledge of anybody distributing drugs on campu...

11 Wesleyan Students Hospitalized With Symptoms Of Overdosing On Molly

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Wesleyan University's president says 10 students and two visitors to the school received medical treatment after taking a ve...

Fraternity Sues Wesleyan University Over Alleged Discrimination

AP | Posted 02.19.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Members and alumni of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Wesleyan University have filed a discrimination lawsuit against ...

Couples of the Future

Amanda Roosa | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Amanda Roosa

Of course I'm happy when I see interracial relationships. But I'm also bitter because I know many of them are doomed from the start. One side gives in too much or not enough. I want to see more compromise.

Making Education Our Cause

Michael Roth | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Education can be your cause when you believe in empowerment through learning. Education can be your cause when you believe that inquiry and communication can lead to positive change in the world. Let's make education, a broad and pragmatic liberal education, our cause in 2015.

Tyler Kingkade

Wesleyan Continues Crackdown On Fraternities Over Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2014 | College

Wesleyan University sanctioned the Psi Upsilon fraternity Monday for its role in at least two sexual assaults in recent years. The disciplinary act...

All Male Fraternities Are Not Your Enemy

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Bryan Schonfeld

Universities should harness the organizational power of fraternities to disseminate rape prevention education. All-male fraternities across the country must be reformed, rather than eliminated, enlisted rather than vilified.

It's The End of Frat Life As We Know It, And I Feel Fine

Bridget Read | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Bridget Read

Let's talk about what fraternities really are. They're vestiges of the old guard, those Americans for whom colleges were actually founded: namely, the white guys who could afford them.

Tyler Kingkade

Elite Colleges Demand Big Changes At Fraternities | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

Two elite New England universities made major changes to their policies governing fraternities amid scrutiny over student misconduct on both campuses....

Colleges Don't Need More Tests or More 'Sheep'

Michael Roth | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Our colleges and universities aspire to help students to find what John Dewey called "the large and human significance" in their lives and work. This requires not just teaching to the test and not just parroting critiques. It requires learning to think with contexts and concepts, deploying cooperation and creativity.

Tyler Kingkade

University Bans Students From Fraternity Called 'Rape Factory' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

Wesleyan University has banned students from the local house of an off-campus fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, pointing to "a long history of incidents ther...

What I Learned At A Hipster Sex Party With The Singer Of MGMT

Salon | Posted 09.08.2014 | College

What follows is my best reconstruction of the events of a party that took place in 2003 on the campus of Wesleyan University, one of the most hipster ...

Then and Now: Comparing Today's Student Activism With the 1960s

Rob Rosenthal | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Rob Rosenthal

For some time it has been fashionable to trash Millennials for a lack of engagement with the world. Compared to the spirit and intention of activists of the 1960s, are today's students and youth truly disengaged?