- Class: Junior
- Major: African-American Studies
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
Wesleyan is lot more open to ideas of the non traditional/ the non status quo than other Universities and I think that that is a positive. I would make Wesleyan larger and I would have Wesleyan be in possession of a larger endowment so that the many students who can not go here anymore because of financial reasons or who have graduate school loans because of Wesleyan's poor finaid could actually successful attend and graduate from Wesleyan
Professors usually do know names, the exception to that would be intro. science courses. My favorite class has been Modern African American history with Renee Romano; My lease favorite is the Archaeology of teh African Diaspora class, which is slow. Students seem to work hard Sunday through Wednesday and then party hard from Thursdays through Saturday. Students do often have intellectual conversations outside of class. Students do not tend to be as competitve here as at other schools. Wesleyan's academic requirements-- there are none, so it is easy for students to take classes that interests them versus something that is required. The learning seems to be geared toward learning for its own sake, versus in preparation for employment, which can be viewed as either good or bad.
Wesleyan in terms of diversity (class, gender, race, ortientation, religion, nationality, etc.) is a lot more open than other schools. However, Wesleyan (its students, staff, faculty) tend to over look issues of racism, class, religion, etc. and tend to down play incidents that happen. Because of sheer numbers, students, particularly those who are of an ethnic minority, would feel out of place, undefined, and over looked at Wesleyan. If Wesleyan were a school of four lunch tables, there would be a "black" table, a "typical wes/hippie white" table, a "lgbqt" table, and table of your "average" white students. Students are largely left winged and those students are particularly active, especially with the upcoming elections.
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Financial Ad, ability to over look students