Cafe Hoop Introduces Card Payment System
Cafe Hoop, the go-to for late night food spot for Wellesley College students, introduced a card payment system this week. The payment system will accept debit cards and credit cards, along with cash. The Hoop has employed the services of Square, using their card payment device. The device will be used to process transactions. Historically, Cafe Hoop has only accepted cash payments, which can be delayed to the last day of the month. However, a variety of acceptance of payment methods will allow Hoop to expand their appeal for students. The card payment system has started in the beginning of October.
Decision on alleged admission discrimination at Harvard University
A Federal Judge ruled in fair of Harvard University in a lawsuit claiming unfair admission practices which discriminate against Asian-American applicants. Judge Allison D. Burroughs said “ensuring diversity at Harvard relies, in part, on race conscious admissions.” The lawsuit was brought by Students for Fair Admissions (SFA), stating that Harvard highly factors in a student’s racial identity which impacts Asian-American students negatively. The SFA has vowed to contest this ruling at the 1st Court of Appeals, and if necessary at the Supreme Court
Wellesley Offers Free Flu Clinics
Wellesley’s Office of Student Health is offering free flu clinics this upcoming week. The first will be on Monday, Oct. 7, in Bates Dining Hall. There will also be flu clinics Thursday the 10th and Thursday the 31st on the 2nd floor of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center during lunchtime, and one clinic on the 17th in Health Services during the evening. Doctors are predicting a moderate to severe flu season this year, which may begin earlier than the usual flu season, according to the Boston Globe. However, early data from Australia suggests that this year’s flu vaccine is performing well.
Director of student well-being Claudia Trevor-Wright steps down Oct. 4
Claudia Trevor-Wright, Wellesley’s director of student well-being, has announced that she will step down as of October 4th. Trevor-Wright has worked in student health at Wellesley since 2012, and credits her career in student health with her beginnings as a peer health educator when she herself was a student. Trevor-Wright has served as a valuable mentor to groups such as SAAFE (sexual assault awareness for everyone) the SHEs (Sexual Health Educators), and the BHEs (Balanced Health Educators).