The embattled student newspaper, the Argus, will lose this semester's student government funding because of the donations stockpiled to protect the paper.
National media and organizations have denounced the cut, which followed a campus outcry over a controversial op-ed, as a form of censorship.
On Sunday, the Wesleyan student government voted unanimously to create a working group that will weigh $17,000 worth of cuts to the student newspaper, following a heated debate on campus over diversity in college media.
The Wesleyan student government is considering pulling money from the Argus' print budget to create work study positions to increase diversity at the paper.
Members of the media were not allowed in the student government meeting intended to discuss the petition to defund the Argus if diversity efforts aren't made.