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Special Collections & Archives holds a rich collection of documents and photographs related to the Wesleyan’s first period of coeducation, 1872-1912, and it has been recently digitized and is fully available online. The Coeducation Collection finding aid has been updated to provide links to the digital files. You can also browse the collection. This is not the only resource for this topic (please see this post for a description of additional resources), but it’s an excellent place to start.

Pictured above is a photograph of women students, 1881-1882. Founded as a men’s college in 1831, Wesleyan went through two phases of coeducation, the first of which lasted from 1872 to 1912, and the second from 1970 to the present. The 1872 decision to admit women resulted partly from Wesleyan’s concession, as a Methodist institution, to the well-established Methodist practice of educating men and women together. In addition, seven other New England institutions had initiated proposals to coeducate in 1871, which may have encouraged Wesleyan to do the same. These proposals, while not formally coordinated, all came in response to the women’s suffrage movement of the early 1870s.

From 1872 until 1892, women represented a small minority of the undergraduate community, and only forty-three women graduated in that period. However, female admissions increased in 1898, which led to a decrease in male admissions; this development fueled the fears of those who believed that the presence of women at Wesleyan would curtail opportunities for male students.

The shift away from coeducation was sparked by a change in the leadership of the trustees. Trustee Stephen Henry Olin led Wesleyan’s movement away from Methodism and its redefinition as a metropolitan-based university, with a heavy emphasis on athletics. This shift would align Wesleyan more closely with the values of all-male institutions such as Amherst, Williams and Yale.

From 1900 onward, the decline in Wesleyan’s overall admissions contributed to the movement against coeducation, as many feared that the college had become too “feminized.” Starting in 1900, the admission of women was capped at 20 percent, but this measure never fully reassured coeducation’s opponents. The trustees’ decision to end coeducation in 1909 with the Class of 1912 came as the culmination of a decades-long backlash against the 1872 decision.


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Green Street Teaching and Learning Center is planning for its Fall 2017 semester of AfterSchool classes for children in grades 1-5. They are looking for class proposals in music, visual art, theater, culture, languages, sign language, dance, movement, nutrition, media, environment, and especially those that integrate science or math in a fun, hands-on way.  Interested Wesleyan students should submit class proposal(s) via the on-line survey no later than March 22, 2017. These are paid opportunities for work-study or non work-study students. Some classes may be team taught.
AfterSchool classes meet once per week for one hour (from 4:15-5:15 pm, Monday-Friday). The Fall 2017 AfterSchool session runs from Mon. Sept. 11- Fri. Dec. 8, 2017.  Teachers will be expected to attend a staff orientation on Sat., Sept. 9th.  Teachers are also required to attend the semester’s culminating evening Solstice performance on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 and rehearsals during the prior week.
Wesleyan students who wish to teach a class must have the ability to arrive at Green Street before the 4:15 pm start time of the AfterSchool program. Therefore, they should not submit a class proposal to teach on any day on which they have a class on campus that ends at 4:10 pm, as this will not allow their timely arrival for the AfterSchool program. 
Students with further questions should contact Sandy Guze.

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On March 13, Winter Storm Stella powdered #Wesleyan’s campus with more than a foot of snow. 

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Wesleyan University’s midsemester recess, otherwise known as spring break, began with a snowy start on March 10. Classes will resume on March 27. 

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The month of February marked the campus-wide celebration of Black History Month. Hosted by Ujamaa, Wesleyan’s Black Student Union, students took part in a plethora of events that celebrated black life, experiences and culture.

This year events centered around the theme, “Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” highlighting the many years of oppression people of color faced in the United States. Events included a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a student of color art show, a leadership conference, a Black History Month formal and much more.

See more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/02/24/black-history-month-events-celebrate-life-culture-experiences/

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On Feb. 23, students of color presented their visual work at the Be the Art showcase in Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The annual exhibit highlights the work of artists who are often underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

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Photos from the Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet performance on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Crowell Concert Hall. Legendary pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performed with his Quintet, featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, drummer Reggie Nicholson, and bassist John Hébert.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.


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There has been a significant increase in phishing emails and compromised accounts.  Please be diligent and alert when reading email.  If there is any doubt, you may contact any member of ITS staff for confirmation on whether a message is legitimate.

Some information about phishing is available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/its/security/phishing.html

If you do click on a suspicious message, please change your Wesleyan password immediately and report it through service.wesleyan.edu.

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There were two prevalent phishing emails that circulated widely through the Wesleyan community.  One from meisner@wesleyan purporting to share a document via Dropbox and one claiming to be from payroll with a disguised link.  Neither are legitimate.  Please do not click any links.  If you you do click the links, please change your Wesleyan password and notify ITS via service.wesleyan.edu.

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To International Students in the Class of 2017:

In anticipation of the bad weather predicted for Friday and the possibility that Ms. Watson may not make it to campus, she will be on campus tonight until 6pm to endorse I-20s and provide travel letters. 

 Please send Ms. Watson an email at jwatson@wesleyan.edu to request your letter.

Janice D. Watson, Coordinator, International Student Services/PDSO




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