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Geese Graze on Andrus Field

A gaggle of geese grazed on a patch of grass March 10 on Andrus Field. Canada geese are year round residents in Connecticut. They look for wide open spaces to feed and breed. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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Frolicking Students Enjoy Blizzard’s Aftermath

During the 2015 blizzard on Jan. 26-27, Wesleyan received between 16 and 20 inches of snow. Several students and staff members submitted photos of the snow-covered campus, and ways they enjoyed the snow day.

Ski jumping on Foss Hill. (Photo by Jack Gorlin '18)

Ski jumping on Foss Hill. (Photo by Jack Gorlin ’18)

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Students sledding down Foss Hill. (Photo by Hannah Norman ’16)

Wesleyan Community Invited to Explore the Future of Campus

Wesleyan is undertaking a semester-long exploration of the future of campus.  One of the major changes to campus over the last decade has been the construction of the Usdan University Center.

Wesleyan is undertaking a semester-long exploration of the future of campus. One of the major changes to campus over the last decade has been the construction of the Usdan University Center.

Beginning this month, Wesleyan will solicit input from all faculty, staff and students about how they use the physical spaces on campus, and how campus should be optimized in the future.

Wesleyan has engaged Sasaki Associates to assist with this semester-long exploration of campus’ evolution over the next 10 to 15 years. The end result will be a digital report containing a framework and principles with which to create a new master plan. The report will be shared with the campus community and presented to the Board of Trustees in May.

“Wesleyan takes pride in the distinctive residential learning experience it offers,” said President Michael Roth, “and we want to explore how campus should evolve to best support scholarship, creative practice and teaching.”

Summer Blooms, Berries, Bees in West College Courtyard

Following the principles of permaculture, the student group WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has transformed the West College Courtyard — once an eroded hillside with compacted soil and diseased trees — into complex ecosystems that provide food, attract insects and requires minimal resources and maintenance. The students also are working on a terraced garden near Summerfields. Follow the group’s progress on their blog.

Pictured are summer blooms, berries, bees and other bugs thriving in the garden on July 8. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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A yellow jacket collects pollen from a yellow cone flower.

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Since 2010, WILD Wes has worked to replace conventional energy-intensive lawns on campus with scenic, productive and engaging gardens.

WILD Wes Plants New Terraced Garden at Summerfields

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The student organization WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has replaced a trampled path near Summerfields with stairs and planted terraces that follow the principles of permaculture.

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WILD Wes is dedicated to incorporating aspects of sustainable landscaping for the campus.