ResLife Creates New Regulation Governing Program Houses’ Abilities to Host Concerts, Parties

After confusing deliberations between the administration and ResLife student staff, program houses can now host only as many concerts and parties as it hosts program-specific events.

Earth House

The Office of Residential Life has imposed a new policy governing the use of Program Houses as concert and party venues for the Fall 2016 semester. The new policy states that Program Houses are permitted to host one concert or social event for every mission-based program held each month.

What is a mission-based program? Well, each program house on campus has a Mission Statement that can be found on ResLife’s website, and mission-based programs are events that are organized by either the House Manager or other residents of the house and reported to ResLife as contributing to that particular house’s mission. These events are just one of many factors that ResLife considers when evaluating whether a house can remain in good standing with the University and thus keep its program housing status.

As per the factors linked above, HMs must report/organize at least 3 mission-based programs each month. I reached out to the director of ResLife, Fran Koerting, for a statement of the policy and its implications. Based on her research, the new policy should not have any effect on the number of concerts held on campus on any given weekend. Read on for her statement in-full:

Seeking Stage Manager!

spider-man-gif-clubFrom Elizaveta Kravchenko ’19:

Want to get into the Wes theater scene?Have been involved in theater things in the past? Think the combo of spandex and capes is pretty nifty*?


Spider-Man: Turn Up the Light is looking for a Stage Manager to be a part of our team this fall! Join a funky fresh satire of the Spider-Man origin story featuring:
— love (aka hopeless crushes)!
— death (aka brutal murder)!
— a score with songs by Imagine Dragons (aka actual** zombie slaying music)!

And most importantly
~~ THREE FLYING SUPERHERO PUPPETS! (and two average human puppets, which are fun too I promise)

If you’re interested and want to learn more about being in an ORIGINAL Wesleyan production, or if you finally feel comfortable talking about your embarrassingly large action figure collection, email ekravchenko[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!
*not a deal breaker.
**on my zombie slaying playlist for when the time inevitably comes.

Date/Time: ASAP
Place: None

Patricelli Fellowship Info Sessions

Patricelli Center Fellowship ad 2Current Civic Engagement Fellow, Rebecca Jacobsen ’16 writes in:

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is unveiling a new, 1-credit fellowship program.

This project-based fellowship is designed to incubate a small cohort of innovative students from across majors. Fellows do not need to come in with a project in mind; those will develop over the course of the year. To read more, visit

Students who are interested may submit a statement of interest (in any medium) to Makaela Kingsley at mjkingsley[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by September 9th (first Friday of classes). There is no competitive selection process; the fellows will be a self-selected group of students who are deeply committed.

There will be three info sessions during the first week of classes: Tuesday (9/6), Wednesday (9/7), and Thursday (9/8) from 12:30-1:15 pm in the PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022). All are welcome to attend and learn more.

Date: Tuesday, September 6; Wednesday, September 7; Thursday, September 8
Time: 12:30-1:15PM
Place: Allbritton 022

Wesleyingiversary: Bff hermes Tells All

“Lulzzz k.”

hermes likes Sour Patch Kids.

hermes likes Sour Patch Kids.

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

Ah, yes. The last of the interviews for the 10 year blog birthday. These were really fun, but the most fun was when I caught up with my blog bff hermes, who left us, Wesleying, this past Spring, and always liked Sour Patch Kids. Basiquely, hermes was the only blogger I knew personally before Wesleying’s rapture birthday. We ate orgasmic food at Wesleyan’s first pop-up restaurant, drank juicebox wine at Metro Movies while watching a shitty romcom, and kinda sorta talked about open letters about open letters.

But hermes was very prolific on the site before we became blog bffs. She did fucktons of THESISCRAZIES, wrote about Wesleyan admissions, and started our Wesleying Year in Review series. Read more for our interview:

Wesleyingiversary: Samira Says ‘Sup

Wesleying is “A student life blog run by a bunch of people in their underwear who have nothing better to do.”


Samira liked her post about the concert on the WestCo skybridge. I wish there were more concerts on the WestCo skybridge.

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

You know those alums that tell you cool stories about posts about videos of animals eating other animals outside of your Freshman dorm? Fuck, why did I start this post with a question.

Samira and I talked on Facebook Messenger for Wesleying’s 10 year anniversary. She wrote over 500 posts on the blog, including letting all of campus know that the one-and-only Tallahassee Pain would be performing at Wes for Senior Week 2k15. We talked about the state of media, changes in campus discourse, and jade plants in neon green pots.

Wesleyingiversary: BZOD Recalls Reporting on Trans Activism

“I liked writing about social issues. I was CSS, so no surprise there.”

A photo from an article BZOD wrote about campus labor actions.

A photo from an article BZOD wrote about campus labor actions.

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

In his more than 300 articles about Wesleyan for Wesleying (a place where we write articles about Wesleyan), BZOD was truly an online presence I wish I could have known (outside of this anticlimactic liveblog, at least). He covered some really important stuff circa 2010-2014, including labor actions, trans activism regarding gender-neutral bathrooms, and conversations and activism concerning sexual assault on campus.

Read past the jump for our interview.

Wesleyingiversary: pyrotechnics talks Post-Wesleying

It’s a project I very much want to get back to, and I keep committing to doing so and then life happens at me again. I’m really hoping that I’ll have time to get it off the ground by the end of the year.”

The result of my foolhardy attempt at finding pyrotechnics on google images

The result of my foolhardy attempt at finding pyrotechnics on google images

Content warning: This article discusses issues of sexual assault. Community and official support resources can be accessed here, here, and here.

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

I managed to snag the rarest interview of all when I caught up with the mysterious, yet illustrious, pyrotechnics for Wesleying’s 10 year anniversary. Pyrotechnics wrote more than 100 posts for Wesleying, many of which centered around campus activism and sexual violence. 

He once stated in a post that “History, at least as it is popularly understood, often influences the character of the future.” Wesleying, being a vehicle for the transmission of ideas which might coalesce, compete, and crumble to make up the hystory of Wesleyan, has definitely had its character shaped by pyrotechnics. Read more for our interview:

Wesleyingiversary: On the Third Year, Our Dear Leader Returns

“I’m a…professional…media…person…asshole. I don’t know.”


I did not make this. Pyrotechnics did.

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

A core element of any Wesleying lore is talk of Our Former Dear Leader Zach. It has been three years since he last graced our presence. And now he rises from retirement to do this interview. He once said that the highlight of his Wesleying career was when he “posted a birthday message for Michael Roth and he reposted it as his Facebook status.” Said birthday message was just one of the 1569 posts that Zach wrote in his 4 years at the Tech, ranging from campus marsupial reports to armed robberies in the Nics.

He always did say you could find him in a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, but different from the one you are in now. Well, I wasn’t in a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell when we talked about his time writing for the blog. I was in my bed. Read after the jump for our convo.

Wesleyingiversary: Our Designer, ehc™

“So where are these secular pagan spring ritual eggs”


This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

It’s been quite a time since we got a facelift. Way back in the Winter of 2013, Wesleying got a handy dandy WordPress redesign. The architect was none other than ehc, who apparently does not remember doing this event post about PSafe and voyeurism. Three years later, we are desperately looking to resubscribe to internet beauty standards (click the link and CODE FOR US PLEASE WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND INTERVIEW YOU MAYBE FOR OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY IDK YET I WILL BE 30 THEN). 

I talked to ehc and he made me call the Wesleying hotline.

Wesleyingiversary: Syed Says Hello

“Retirement is hard. I still have random ideas from time to time for both serious and weird Wesleying posts. The only comfort I have is that I might walk down a NYC street and Zach might call me saying, “Hey, are you in Union Square?” because he’s creepily watching you from the coffee shop on the corner. It’s like people always say, Wesleyings Never Die.”


This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

I said what’s up to Syed in a Facebook messenger conversation a week or so ago and we talked about the WSA, Espwesso Pweview Night, and possibly introducing a Wesleying paywall. Now, please kowtow to his blogging greatness: