Campus News & Events

Students Continue to Wear Masks Indoors, Keep Wes Safe

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As students settle into a fully-residential fall semester with more than 95 percent of the student body vaccinated for COVID-19, the University continues to mandate the wearing of masks inside all university buildings. Wearing masks outdoors is optional. “Because of your hard work and diligence thus far, we have taken important steps towards creating a…

New, Ongoing Faculty are Experts on Japanese Pedagogy, Costume Design, Immersive Media

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This fall, Wesleyan welcomes 43 new faculty to campus of which 24 are ongoing members of the campus community. Fourteen are tenure-track, eight are professors of the practice, two are adjunct, and 19 are visiting. In addition, two new members of the Wesleyan faculty are graduates of Wesleyan. Wesleyan’s new teacher-scholars bring diverse skills, passions,…

Kleinberg Authors New Book on Levinas’ Cultural Legacy

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The first time Ethan Kleinberg, the Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of History and Letters, immersed himself in the world of the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas 20 years ago, he wrote a book. “It was written as a traditional intellectual history and I found that what that I had done was to completely deactivate the…

New Visiting Faculty Bring Vast Academic Interests from High Altitude Ecosystems to Pharmacoengineering

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Nineteen visiting faculty, including fellows, scholars, and postdoctoral researchers, join Wesleyan for the 2021-22 academic year. Their academic interests include high altitude ecosystems, Muslim political masculinities, Indigenous cultural studies, epidemiology and public health, 20th-century continental philosophy, pharmacoengineering, social media’s effects on adolescent development, and more. Their bios are below: Alisha Butler, Provost Equity Fellow in…

Student-Athletes Return to Regular Play Following 2-Year Hiatus

Three hundred spectators watched Wesleyan beat Emerson in men’s soccer 2-0 on Sept. 7, the first game in the fall sports season.

Rob Borman, Wesleyan’s grounds manager, watched as Wesleyan and Emerson’s soccer teams went through warmups on a beautiful late summer day. It was warm and the sun shined as the players went through passing drills and stretched on the perfect turf. Emerson’s players shouted through their drills. Wesleyan’s goalies bounded from side to side as…

New International Students Hail from 64 Countries

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Richard Bennet Morales ’24 is what you’d call a “third culture kid.” By definition, the term refers to a child who grows up in a culture different from the one in which his or her parents grew up. And Bennet Morales fits the description. Born in Puerto Rico to Spanish and American parents, he moved…