2017 Issue 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: WHY DID WESLEYAN ABANDON COEDUCATION IN 1909?

I thought I knew the answer, and in my mind this odd twist in the history of a progressive institution arose from antagonistic feelings harbored by male students who felt threatened by the academic prowess of their female peers. Men were certainly antagonistic and the small number of women at Wesleyan then were academic achievers,…

GOING UNDERGROUND: C-CERT EXPLORES CLOSED BUTTERFIELD BASEMENT & TUNNEL SYSTEM BY OLIVIA DRAKE

On Oct. 17, Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) toured the basement level, or “tunnels” of the Butterfield complex. Built in 1965, the Butterfields encompassed 166,000 gross square feet in three separate dormitory buildings — A, B and C — which are connected by vibrant, graffiti-rich underground tunnels. Through the years, the tunnels served…