David PesciMay 6, 20091min
Wesleyan's Emergency Management Website has the most recent updates for the campus community on the H1N1 flu strain, also known as "Swine Flu." The site also has links to pertinent Wesleyan resource sites, as well as state and national sites of note. The Emergency Management site will be updated with new information as appropriate.

David PesciMay 3, 20091min
Students in the multidisciplinary course "Making the Science Documentary” spent the semester learning film production and the framework of science documentaries. The students decided to focus on the nursing profession as their main subject. One of the films made in the course was premiered at the 2009 Nightengale Awards for Excellence, an annual nursing awards banquet in Connecticut. The course is a collaboration between Jacob Bricca, adjunct assistant professor of film studies and Manju Hingorani, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

David PesciApril 13, 20091min
Kennedy Odede '12 and Jessica Posner '09 are recipients of a "Projects for Peace Award" for their proposal to build a girls school in the Kenyan slum of Kiberia. The slum was Odede's home growing up and a place where girls and young women routinely become victims of violence, mistreatment, and abuse of all sorts. The students, who received $10,000 to build the school, hope that the institution will provide both a refuge and an opportunity for girls who enroll.

David PesciMarch 31, 20091min
Award-winning, best-selling author Anna Quindlen P'07, pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist Azim Premji P'99, and two dedicated members of the Middletown community, Mark Masselli and Jennifer Alexander ’88, will be the honorary degree recipients at the 177th Wesleyan Commencement on May 24, 2009. Quindlen will also give this year's Commencement Address.

David PesciMarch 6, 20091min
Norman Danner, mathematics and computer science, Fernando Degiovanni, romance languages and literatures, and Greg Voth, physics, were the lastest faculty members awarded tenure at the most recent Board of Trustees meeting. These appointments do not conclude tenure announcements for the 2008-2009 academic year, and more may be forthcoming.

David PesciFebruary 24, 20092min
In November, 2008, when all the first round early decision applications were in, the Wesleyan admissions’ staff knew the initial numbers were not a fluke. Applications from high school students seeking admission during the first early decision period at Wesleyan were up 34 percent from the previous year, 2007. Still, the admissions staff maintained cautious enthusiasm. “We were elated, but we also remained a bit guarded because, quite frankly, we didn’t know if the early decision increase would be followed by a decrease in overall applications, especially with the economy taking such a dramatic downturn,” says Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, dean…

David PesciFebruary 11, 20091min
Time is running out to register for Musical Madness, a musical competition between classes sponsored by the Dean's Office. The deadline for  is Feb. 12. All musical genres are welcome and prizes will be awarded for "Best in Class" and Best in Show." Participants will face a distinguished panel of judges that include Rob Rosenthal, professor of sociology, Sarah Lazare, associate dean of student academic resources, and Barry Chernoff, professor of biology and the Robert Schumann Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Performances will take place on Thursday, February 19 in Crowell Concert Hall at 7 p.m. An opening number…

David PesciFebruary 9, 20091min
The 22nd Annual Diane Weiss `80 Memorial Lecture will feature Nancy MacLean, chair of history, professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University, presenting "Ending Jane Crow: How Women's Workplace Activism in the 1970s Changed the Country," on Thursday, February 12, at Russell House 8 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. For more information, contact Jennifer Tucker, chair and associate professor, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at 860-685-5389.