Talk of the Town, Once Again

Gawker has tried to hit us once again, calling our classes annoying and obscure. They have a beef with the FYI course taught next semester by Professor Chernoff, Feet to Fire, which has the description:

“With an emphasis on the body and its relationship with its environment, participants will have an opportunity to consider the multiple layers of histories, time and memory layered within the landfill and the continuing impact of this changing environment on the body. Students will learn modern scientific and kinesthetic tools for assessing environmental conditions, ecological responses changing in time and space. The methods of scientific deduction and choreographic composition will be applied to metaphor and meaning of climate change. The experience is intended to reciprocally illuminate artistic and scientific practices in pursuit of common goals, renewed pathways of inquiry, perception and ideas.”

Seriously, this class sounds amazing! Who wouldn’t want to dance in a dumpfield for credit?! And why wasn’t this offered when I was a freshman?

Apparently a NYU blogger on CollegeCandy.Com has caught wind of this too, but supports keeping Wesleyan weird.

Well done Wes, well done.

20 thoughts on “Talk of the Town, Once Again

  1. Noa

    Maybe Gawker’s readership is just going down and they’re trying to get Wesleying to link to them as often as possible…

  2. Noa

    Maybe Gawker’s readership is just going down and they’re trying to get Wesleying to link to them as often as possible…

  3. Anonymous

    why are we getting so defensive about what other people think of us? i thought we prided ourselves on NOT caring? i think we’re giving gawker way more attention than it merits. it also makes us look kinda pathetic if we have to analyze and argue every single thing they say about us. who cares?

  4. Anonymous

    why are we getting so defensive about what other people think of us? i thought we prided ourselves on NOT caring? i think we’re giving gawker way more attention than it merits. it also makes us look kinda pathetic if we have to analyze and argue every single thing they say about us. who cares?

  5. Anonymous

    the thing about wes though is that the students are fucking chill and we appreciate nonsense just as much as we appreciate the challenging courses. sometimes nonsense is necessary to get your mind to think in the right ways. at least we aren’t like the yalie who fucking documented the easiest bullshit courses as a means of getting good grades earlier this year. we take bullshit courses cause they rock our world, not because they rock our gpa. honeslty, the entire fucking world is founded on nonsense and I personally think everyone at Wes is amazing because we embrace the really nonsensical because it aids in the realization that all of life is really just fucking absurd and you might as well have fun and not take yourself too seriously, because that’s a bit closer to the existential truth or whatever. really, fuck trying to be practical and take straight laced business courses like all the people who are fucking criticizing us. the original point of the university was to expand your mind, not enable you to get a job. so what if we’re expanding our minds in impractical ways? the ability to conceive of the impractical and bizarre is what drives society forwards.

  6. Anonymous

    the thing about wes though is that the students are fucking chill and we appreciate nonsense just as much as we appreciate the challenging courses. sometimes nonsense is necessary to get your mind to think in the right ways. at least we aren’t like the yalie who fucking documented the easiest bullshit courses as a means of getting good grades earlier this year. we take bullshit courses cause they rock our world, not because they rock our gpa. honeslty, the entire fucking world is founded on nonsense and I personally think everyone at Wes is amazing because we embrace the really nonsensical because it aids in the realization that all of life is really just fucking absurd and you might as well have fun and not take yourself too seriously, because that’s a bit closer to the existential truth or whatever. really, fuck trying to be practical and take straight laced business courses like all the people who are fucking criticizing us. the original point of the university was to expand your mind, not enable you to get a job. so what if we’re expanding our minds in impractical ways? the ability to conceive of the impractical and bizarre is what drives society forwards.

  7. Anonymous

    I would just like to say that I took an anthropology class based on choreographic inquiry last Fall and it was one of the best classes I’ve taken at Wesleyan. Rock on, Chernoff.

  8. Anonymous

    I would just like to say that I took an anthropology class based on choreographic inquiry last Fall and it was one of the best classes I’ve taken at Wesleyan. Rock on, Chernoff.

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