Class of 2024 Photo and Event, Friday 3/25 @ 4:30

Assemble for the 2024 Class Photo on Foss Hill on Friday, 3/25, at 4:30 pm on Foss Hill

After the class photo, enjoy music and comedy performances in the Memorial Chapel.

Sponsored by CoCo and the Office of Student Affairs

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Employee Recognition Award 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award. Eligible Wesleyan employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building maintenance staff (e.g., electricians, plumbers). The award is to honor and thank the people whose everyday work is central to student life at Wesleyan. Nominators may submit only one person for consideration; you are welcome to nominate yourself. The winner(s) will receive an award of $2,500.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice as a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Coalition, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good and his care for the staff community at the university.

To nominate a staff member (you may nominate yourself) for this award, please submit a letter or essay that explains how the nominee contributes positively to student life at Wesleyan. If possible, please share specific examples. Please be sure to include the nominee’s name and job on campus. The document you submit should be no longer than 500 words, and may be much shorter.

Submit nominations to by 5:00pm ET on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
** Please use the subject line “Employee award nomination” **

If you have any questions, please contact April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success at

Class of 2024 Common “Snow-ment” 3/25 @ 5:00pm

Friday, March 25, 5:00pm
Memorial Chapel

After the 2024 class photo on Foss Hill, enjoy a mid-semester celebration of music, dance, comedy, food, and fun featuring: 

Interval Notation

Circa 3022 ~ We are Interval Notation – a ragtag posse of wasteland wanderers searching the desolate plains of what was once Middletown, CT for the elusive Perfect Tritone. On our journey we’ll play all types of music from indie to jazz to r&b to rock. We take a guerrilla approach to gigging, playing both originals and covers because we’ll do whatever it takes to find the Perfect Tritone.

Gag Reflex

Gag Reflex is Wesleyan’s oldest long-form improv group. This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary! We perform long-form improv in the Armando style, meaning that all of our improvised scenes are inspired by a monologue told at the beginning of our shows. We are so excited to perform at this event and celebrate the Class of 2024!

Belle Brown

Belle is a senior stand up comic part of Hysterics and Awkward Silence. She recently got a bad haircut which, luckily is providing lots of comedy content.

Mimi Kim

I’m Mimi (they/them), class of 2024 and I’m from Atlanta, GA. I have music out on all streaming platforms & bandcamp by my artist name Babebee. I recently released an album and an EP. I produce and write my own music and I’m a prospective film major. I’m passionate about the connection of community through audio/visual.

Left AirPod, Right Ear

Left AirPod, Right Ear is a new group playing covers in the style of established bands such as Scary Pockets and Vulfpeck. We generally play funk, pop, and soul covers from the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill and Ariana Grande, as well as some pop rock from artists like Paramore. We’re looking forward to having a great time and making some beautiful music! You’ve not heard anything like it before, and the talent in the group is unforgettable. Anais Preller, Haden Embry, Nathan Weisbrod, and Noah King serve 100% vibes in a set that you won’t forget.


Funky tunes from Emma Bella, backed by the boys Noah and Nathan.

Katie Yin

Katie is an ENVS and ECON double major and Data Analysis Minor from Suzhou, China who loves singing, song writing, and vlogging.  Her favorite artists are Labyrinth and Madison Beer, and her favorite food is anything.

Sponsored by CoCo and the Office of Student Affairs

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Student Social Justice Award

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ‘03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award honoring their son’s activism for the public good.

A committee will select up to two sophomores or juniors who best embody the pursuit of social justice. The winner will receive an award of $2,500.

Any sophomore or junior in good standing may apply by submitting the following:

  • An essay (no more than 1000 words) that describes in detail a social justice effort that sought to make a community more equitable, and your specific contributions to that work.
  • Any statements or materials associated with the work that demonstrate its impact. This might include copies of an event program, a link to an article written about the project, or a written testimony from someone directly involved with the work (excluding family and close friends).
  • A letter of support from a faculty or administrator familiar with your dedication to social justice, or from a community leader who is familiar with your specific work.

All items must be submitted electronically to this application form by 5:00pm ET on Monday, April 4, 2022.

While letters of support will be submitted directly from letter-writers, and therefore separate from the applicant’s own materials, these must also be submitted by the deadline using this recommendation form.

NOTE: By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow the Office for Equity & Inclusion to use these documents — in whole or in part — for archival, promotion, or assessment purposes.

If you have any questions, or if you have any issues with the submission forms, please contact April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success:

Peer Academic Support Applications Open

Student Academic Resources (SAR) is hiring!

  • Enjoy learning new skills to improve your experience as a student?
  • Find fulfillment when helping others to learn something new?
  • Want to provide support to your fellow Wes peers?

Apply to be a Peer Advisor, New Student Orientation (NSO) Peer Advisor, or a Peer Technology Specialist and provide Peer academic support with SAR!

You do not need to be an expert; you only need a desire to learn and an aspiration to help your peers!

Currently accepting applications for:

Academic Peer Advisor

APAs are a resource to students during Orientation regarding the course registration process, and throughout the year they provide support related to improving academic skills and Wes student systems, such as WesPortal and Moodle.

Peer Technology Specialist

PTSs help Wes students to learn how to use digital tools like dictation, text-to-speech, and Google calendar to increase productivity and improve their learning strategies.

NSO Peer Advisor

NSO Peer Advisors work during NSO (New Student Orientation) to assist incoming students with schedule planning, preparation for faculty advisor meetings, and support participation in other Orientation activities.

SAR Peer Support Positions work as a team, collaborating with other campus departments, in order to support other students in their academic pursuits. Learn more about each position, and get the Handshake links on our Website.


Please contact Crystal Rose via Zoom Office Hours or email (

Davenport Study Grants

Davenport Study Grants support student research and other student scholarly projects in public affairs.  Grants are awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public affairs” and “who by their personal qualities and vocational and scholarly intentions give greatest promise of leadership in the public service.”

Please see the Davenport website for application information.

All Davenport Scholars will receive between $500 and $3000 depending on the scope of their project, that can be used beginning this summer.  Please note that a separately submitted letter from the faculty member who will supervise the project, carefully assessing its merit and the ability of the applicant to carry it out successfully, must be submitted with the application.

Applications will be judged by a faculty committee composed of representatives of social science departments and programs. Criteria for judging applications include: the relevance of the project to public affairs; the scholarly value of the proposed research; the clarity and suitability of the project design; the feasibility of the proposed project; the applicant’s past academic record; the evaluation submitted by the faculty member; and the realism of the proposed budget. Senior thesis projects will receive priority.

All materials including faculty recommendations must be submitted electronically to Davenport Student Grants ( midnight, Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Please direct questions to Marie McKenna, Allbritton AA ( or Katja Kolcio, Allbritton Center Director (

These funds are made available through a gift to Wesleyan University from the Surdna Foundation in honor of Frederick Morgan Davenport, Wesleyan University Class of 1889, and Edith Jefferson Andrus Davenport, Wesleyan University, Class of 1897.

New Minor in Human Rights Advocacy

A new Minor in Human Rights Advocacy to be launched this fall. As a student at Wesleyan, you are eligible to participate in this unique program. Please note that the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 23.

The Minor builds on the pilot program in human rights advocacy developed over the past several years in conjunction with the University Network for Human Rights. Through this program, Wesleyan undergraduates have studied human rights norms and advocacy methodology, and have participated in supervised documentation and practice with communities facing human rights abuse. Over the past three years, as the Minor has been in development, Wesleyan students have worked with supervisors from UNHR on a range of projects: these include ones opposing mass incarceration in Connecticut, challenging environmental racism in Louisiana; and seeking accountability for those responsible for summary executions in Bolivia. Students engaged in these projects have traveled to work with community partners in the United States and abroad. More about these projects, as well as media coverage of UNHR’s interventions, is available here.

The Minor combines rigorous coursework with concrete, practical training under the guidance of the team of UNHR supervisors. These supervisors developed and oversaw the human rights clinics at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools prior to forming UNHR to expand clinical training in human rights advocacy beyond the law school setting.

Students interested in the program will be required to enroll in a gateway course on human rights standards, seminars on human rights advocacy and on writing for advocacy, as well as other related courses chosen by each student in accordance with their particular area or areas of interest.  Students admitted to the Minor will participate in intensive training and then be expected to travel (with a supervisor) to a location of rights abuse to work with the affected community. All costs of the program will be paid by UNHR and Wesleyan.

Information about the Minor, as well as the application form, is available here.

Further information about the University Network for Human Rights is available here.