Steve ScarpaApril 11, 20236min
The statistics on sexual abuse are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men report experiencing rape or sexual abuse before they turn 18. “This means that a significant portion of young adults entering college have already been impacted by sexual violence,” said Amanda Carrington, Wesleyan’s Associate Director for Sexual Violence Prevention. The numbers are not much better while at college. About 1 in 5 female students, and 1 in 16 male students experience sexual violence through physical force, violence, or incapacitation while in college, according to the Rape, Abuse &…

Mike MavredakisMarch 14, 20238min
One of Wesleyan’s hallmarks is its ability to foster conversation, difference of opinion and creativity. It’s a place where thinking one way isn’t always the way. The experience of Wesleyan is unique, it’s open and it’s broad. It’s a community, but it’s also individual. Despite its nuances, it shares a few universal fixtures that most other universities have too. It has stately buildings with hallways lined with classrooms, its students can be seen rushing from lectures to library study rooms, and if you listen closely enough you can hear the faint beeping of construction vehicles backing up in the distance.…

Olivia DrakeOctober 10, 20202min
Wesleyan's careful planning, creative problem-solving, and exemplary adherence to safety protocols have resulted in the campus community staying together this semester. For the third week in a row, Wesleyan has 0 reported cases of COVID-19. "This is a proud and happy moment for us all," said Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78 in a recent Public Health Update. "At the same time, it is a precarious moment. We understand that the pandemic is still with us and that the public health context can change at any time." With these considerations in mind, Wesleyan will hold Thanksgiving Recess from Wednesday, Nov. 25…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 14, 20201min
On Sept. 11, members of the Wesleyan community remembered the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. In 2002, a September 11 Memorial Garden was planted in front of North College and honors those who "gathered at this place to console one another, to remember those lost, to share and learn, to pray for peace." Wesleyan's grounds crew annually decorates the garden with fresh flowers and flags during the annual commemoration. (Photos by Simon Duan '23)

Olivia DrakeJuly 20, 20202min
Although human activity on campus is sparse during the summer and during the COVID-19 pandemic, birds, butterflies, bees, and the occasional groundhog are enjoying the plethora of pollen, nectar, berries, and fruits the campus grounds have to offer. Pictured are summery scenes taken from the Foss Hill and West College areas of campus on July 20: (Photos by Olivia Drake) (more…)

Olivia DrakeApril 6, 20201min
Now that many students, faculty, staff, and alumni are working, teaching, or taking classes from home, several have opted to use the software Zoom for online video conferencing and virtual group meetings. The Office of University Communications is offering an array of cropped-to-size, virtual backgrounds featuring campus images and Wesleyan graphics, all available for download. Missing Wesleyan? The images also can be used for computer desktop backgrounds. To save an image: Double-click an image on the page to open it, then right-click on the image. Select "Save As" to save the file to your computer. Insert background into Zoom: Open…

Lauren RubensteinDecember 23, 20191min
Wesleyan’s physical campus plays an important role in the distinctive residential liberal arts education it offers students. Facilities planning has been a focus on campus recently, with major upgrades in the works for the academic buildings housing Wesleyan’s art, social science, and science programs. “Our work on campus involves modernizing, upgrading, and, in some cases, expanding our core academic centers. These facilities will be transformed into spaces where courageous faculty and students can activate their ideas to make a difference in the world,” said President Michael Roth ’78. “We are taking steps now to ensure Wesleyan is a high-impact university…