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Lawsuit Alleges Woman Was Raped At Frat As Others Watched

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2014 | College

Another fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut faces a lawsuit over its alleged role in a sexual assault that occurred in its house. A fe...

Fraternities Exposé -- Alcohol, Assault and Lawyering Up

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In her cover story for the March issue of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes on one of the most heavily fortressed bastions of the American male -- the college fraternity -- and most assuredly scores some direct hits.

Extra Hours in the Week! Atlanta's Snow Slam 2014

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

My city -- the city of Atlanta -- shut down yesterday. I love it when that happens. I admit that its no picnic for everyone. Getting stuck on the in...

Who Really Runs American Universities? And Who Should?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jim Sleeper

With students and even faculty scrambling to serve the casino-like financing of a consumer-groping global juggernaut that's delivering millions from grinding poverty into soulless depravity, who'll ensure that universities keep asking the right questions?

'Rape Factory' Frat's Lawyers Demand Victim Be Named

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

Attorneys for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Wesleyan University argued in a court filing this week that anonymity is inappropriate for a woman who h...

Commencement Speaker Declares 'You Are All Going To Die' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.29.2013 | College

On Sunday, film and television screenwriter Joss Whedon had a dark warning for the 785 undergraduates at Wesleyan University's commencement. "What ...

Commencement: Nonviolence, Diversity, Equality

Michael Roth | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Michael Roth

The free inquiry at the core of learning certainly depends on vigorous discussion and debate; it depends on our willingness to take risks and to discover that even our deepest convictions may be mistaken. But learning also requires freedom from the senseless wounding of aggression.

Me and my 25,000 Classmates

Barry Lando | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Barry Lando

MOOCs could be the beginning of an enormous revolution in education. Or maybe just a very glitzy but ultimately ineffectual technology. Rather than write about it from the outside. I decided to sign up for a course myself.

Woman Sues Wesleyan For Failing To Protect Her From 'Rape Factory'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.08.2012 | College

A former student at Wesleyan University in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit against the school claiming it failed to protect her after a sexual...

Why a Liberal Arts School Has Joined Coursera

Michael Roth | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The idea that Wesleyan will be offering free, massive online classes will strike some as paradoxical. We are a small university at which almost three quarters of the courses are taught in an interactive, seminar style. How is that related to online learning?

Top 10 New Ivies 2013

Unigo | Posted 10.30.2012 | College

In one of our favorite categories in the 2013 Unigo College Rankings, today's list features colleges whose students couldn't be more proud of their al...

Commencement 2012: What Shall We Do With These Memories?

Michael Roth | Posted 07.28.2012 | College
Michael Roth

From all around you will come calls for a practicality that is not so idealistic -- calls to be more serious, more attentive to "the real world." Make no mistake: these are really calls for conformity, demands for conventional thinking that, if heeded, will impoverish your, our, economic, cultural and personal lives.

Why Colleges Should Offer a Three-Year Option

Michael Roth | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Michael Roth

By no means is the three-year option for everyone. But if we can offer families the same quality undergraduate degree at a significantly reduced total price -- and I think we can -- why not do it?

Now That You've Been Accepted: How to Choose Your University

Michael Roth | Posted 06.08.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The thousands of students traveling with their families across the country this month will go to classes and athletic contests, musical performances and parties. And they will ask themselves: Can I see myself as part of this community? Would I be happy here?

Antonin Scalia and Political Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 05.01.2012 | College
Michael Roth

We should not welcome those who cannot tolerate difference, those whose views close down thinking and social interaction. But we should welcome dissent.

Opportunity, Engagement and Confidence: Cures for the Civic Recession

Michael Roth | Posted 03.12.2012 | College
Michael Roth

There is a growing lack of confidence in American education -- one that mirrors the general crisis of confidence in the future. But as the new year has gotten underway, I've been encouraged by some more optimistic and thoughtful notes amidst the nasty, noisy cacophony of negativity.

Wesleyan Students Revoke Governor's Diploma

Posted 11.18.2011 | Denver

No one envies Governor Hickenlooper's position when it comes to dealing with Occupy Denver. A situation involving freedom of speech, tiptoeing betwee...

Exercising "A Degree of Freedom Which Rarely Exists" at UC Berkeley

Michael Roth | Posted 01.15.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Berkeley, like Wesleyan, has a long and proud tradition of protest. The peaceful efforts of students, staff and faculty protesting the dismantling of a once great university deserve our respect. The violent response to these efforts deserves our condemnation.

Resisting Inequality: Occupy Wall Street and Education

Michael Roth | Posted 12.20.2011 | College
Michael Roth

How have these trends concerning money and inequality affected life on a university campus? We can see it at either end of the college experience, beginning with access and ending with jobs (or a lack thereof) after graduation.

Innovative University

Michael Roth | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Michael Roth

The free inquiry and experimentation of our education helps us to think for ourselves, take responsibility for our beliefs and actions, and be better acquainted with our own desires, our own hopes.

Happy First (Labor) Day of Classes!

Michael Roth | Posted 11.05.2011 | College
Michael Roth

Labor is on the mind of our students and their families in a more general sense this year. The awful job situation in the United States has lasted far too long, and each year frosh begin their college years hoping it will be better by the time they graduate.

Artwork Made From Oreos, Toast

Posted 09.23.2011 | Arts

In her food art series, 'From Scratch,' Artist Judith Klausner has created collection that addresses womanhood in various incarnations throughout hist...

Education and Women's Health Care: Investments in the Future We Can't Afford to Cut

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

This past weekend Wesleyan University was visited by two of leaders in Washington, Although their topics seemed very different, by the end of the weekend I began to think they were in fact closely intertwined.

On Scholarship and Public Life

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

I returned to Wesleyan University as president more than four years ago, and even though now some of this activism is directed against me, I still take pride in this tradition of alma mater.

Haiti Is Wailing: Gina Athena Ulysse, Anthropologist and Performing Artist

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Haiti is Gina's reason for everything. A self-described accidental student, she earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in hopes of helping her birth-country.