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Ski, Snowboard Team Takes Podium Spots, 2 Going to Nationals

Two Wesleyan skiers took podium spots in the McBrine Division League Championships Feb. 16 and 17 at Magic Mountain, Vt. Michael Creager ’15 and Chris Delaney ’14 came in second and third respectively in the Men’s Ski Division. Two snowboarders, Dylan Penn ’15 and Atticus Swartwood ’14, qualified for nationals.

The Wesleyan Ski Team is a student-run club team that competes in both Giant Slalom and Slalom events. The men’s ski team, led by captain Adam Freed ’14, took first place overall in the 2013 season, qualifying for USCSA Eastern Regionals at Sugarloaf on Feb. 23-24. The women’s team, led by captains Marika Soltys ’14 and Taran Catania ’13, came in fourth overall, and qualified for Regionals after third-place Yale University dropped out of contention. This is the first year that snowboarding has been included in the McBrine Division.

“Being part of the Ski and Snowboard Team is all about having the opportunity to ski and be outside with people who have a passion for the same things as I do,” said women’s captain Soltys.

For information and results, visit the team’s website at http://wesleyanskiteam.group.wesleyan.edu/.

Michael Kruger ’15 charges down the giant slalom course during a McBrine Division race.

Michael Kruger ’15 charges down the giant slalom course during a McBrine Division race.

Low-Grade Winter Storm Strikes Campus on Leap Day

A short snowstorm struck campus on Feb. 29. Here, students walk - and bike - through the snow across Andrus Field.

Blizzard conditions near Judd Hall.

Center for the Americas.

Students are bundled up in winter attire behind North College.

Enjoying the snow near the West College/Foss Hill student residences.

Crossing Andrus Field in the snowstorm.

Heading towards North College in white-out conditions.

Sledding on Foss Hill.

Sporting Wesleyan red and black on the college "green."

Crossing campus between the Allbritton Center and Olin Library.

Alpha Delta Phi during the snowstorm. The snow melted overnight. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Winter Weather Finally Finds Its Way to Wesleyan

After last winter’s record snowfall (not to mention October), it’s been nice to have a taste of the opposite this year. Some snow finally fell in the third week of January reminded us all that it is still winter here at Wesleyan. Below are photos taken on Jan. 20:

Foss Hill.

Rare October Snow Storm Cripples Campus, State

Branches down. (Photos by Kaylin Berger '13)

An unprecedented October snow storm wreaked havoc on Wesleyan’s campus and throughout Connecticut Oct. 30. The university was among the more than 800,000 electrical utility customers who lost power. Electricity was restored to the central campus area on Nov. 1, but many program and wood-framed student houses that are supplied by electrical grids in Middletown remained without power.

With the restoration of power to the core of the Wesleyan campus, the university re-opened and resumed classes on Nov. 2.

“By resuming classes we aim to return to the normal rhythms of our educational mission,” said Wesleyan President Michael Roth in an all-campus e-mail on Nov. 1. “We are aware, of course, that this return to academic work may be challenging for students who are seeking alternative living arrangements