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Monthly Archive for August, 2016

On Aug. 31, several student-athletes helped new, transfer, international and exchange students and their families carry belongings to the new students’ residences. 

On Aug. 31, Wesleyan welcomed approximately 844 new, transfer, international and exchange students and their families to the Wesleyan community. The Class of 2020 makes up 782 of the new students.

Wesleyan welcomed more than 140 international students and U.S. citizens living abroad to campus this week. On Aug. 30, they gathered for a group photo, dinner and skits.

Sixteen percent of the entire Class of 2020 hail from 34 countries including Austria and Belgium to Tanzania, Tunisia and the Ukraine.

“This is the most truly global class in Wesleyan history with students of more than 50 nationalities who bring an incredible range of international, multicultural backgrounds and experiences to the Wesleyan community,” said Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid.

After arriving on campus Aug. 27-28, the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) hosted International Student Orientation. ISO is held prior to New Student Orientation in order for students coming from across the the globe to recover from travel. ISO offers sessions that address health and medical insurance issues, programs about cultural adaptation, weather adjustment, and liberal arts education, as well as informational sessions about U.S. systems that many international students may not be familiar with or that are different from their home country.

This fall, Wesleyan welcomes 32 new PhD and MA students, 22 new BA/MA students, nine foreign language teaching assistants and two new writing fellows!

On Aug. 30, the new graduate students mingled with former graduate students and Wesleyan faculty at a welcome picnic held at Exley Science Center. All graduate students received a t-shirt. 

APPLY TO BE A FELLOW at the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing Love creative writing? Love writers, and readers? Have a knack for organization, an interest in order, and maybe just a useful dash of OCD? Want an opportunity to make decisions and create programming? Would you have liked to have had dinner with C.D. […]

We had three amazing college students work with us to deliver the Girls in Science Camp at Green Street and serve as role models for the campers. This year, those young women were Josephine Ho, Mackenzie Schlosser, and Victoria Barr. In this six-part series, they share their experiences and favorite moments of the week. Girls […]

President Michael Roth ’78 calls out the threat and dangers of a Donald Trump presidency.

President Michael Roth ’78 calls out the threat and dangers of a Donald Trump presidency.

“Islands” is a play celebrating the arts as a means of resistance to colonialism, slavery, and injustice.  The story begins with two seventeenth century European superpowers trading Manhattan for an East Indies spice island, without the consent of their inhabitants, and moves through the history of other islands of oppression from Malcolm X in solitary […]

Honors Thesis Carrel Application Process for Fall 2016 Monday, September 5:  Online carrel applications for Olin Library are available in your student portfolio by clicking on the Honors Carrel Application link in the Library bucket. The Science Library has a separate assignment process using paper applications, which are available at the SciLi circulation desk. Friday, […]

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