For the past, oh, few months, the Wesleyan homepage has featured a link that leads to a nice little section of the site that they set aside for Wes’ 175th birthday celebration this past summer. Among the offerings, there are a really nice set of computer wallpapers available in a variety of resolutions that are made from scanned historical images from Wesleyan’s archives. My favorite is this one of a 1937 gathering of stodgy old Mystical Seven alumni, mainly because no one’s seen the intact temple for about a decade now. Next time you pass the gutted shell of that creepy-ass building, picture the busted seven-sided star above the front door full of stained glass and then go nail a letter to the plywood door telling them to fix their fucking building. Word is that at least one of the two Mystical Seven factions has a campus center mailbox; Cookies to whoever finds it.
Also something of interest: If you go to the website of Barkin Associates Architects and then to their Wesleyan University section, you’ll see the following note:
* Literary Society – Mystical Seven Building, New Construction