WesSeminar – Lenin’s Brother: A Tale of Two Families
Philip Pomper, professor of history (emeritus as of this year), is lecturing Saturday morning about the life of Vladimir Lenin’s older brother, based on his new book Lenin’s Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution:
The hanging of Alexander Ulyanov, Lenin’s older brother, pushed Vladimir onto the path of revolution. The eldest son in a relatively privileged family, Alexander appeared to be following in his father’s footsteps. The family had no inkling that he had joined a terrorist conspiracy at the end of 1886, only months after he’d won a gold medal for his junior thesis. The regime hanged Alexander and four other members of the plot in May 1887. The arrest, trial, and hanging dramatically changed the family’s situation and produced a crisis in Alexander’s younger brother, Vladimir.
Join professor Pomper for a discussion of his new book, which probes the psychodynamics of the terrorist group, Alexander Ulyanov’s choice of terrorism, Lenin’s reaction to the shock of his brother’s secret, and how it affected the October Revolution.
Introduction: William “Vijay” Pinch, professor of history
Worth waking up for, for your Cold-War-nostalgic visiting relatives.
See all the other WesSeminars this weekend here.
Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 9 am
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
From Toni Zosherafatain ’10:
Come join us for the first-ever first generation graduates’ reception at Wesleyan! If you are the first in your family to graduate from college, you are invited (along with family and friends) to this reception. A student and Dean Melendez will be speaking, and there will be appetizers, desserts, and refreshments served.
If you have any questions please email azosherafata(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: May 23
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Wednesday night at Eclectic, enjoy the jamz of renowned campus supergroup Duchampion, reverberatory masters Metacomet, scholastic disco fiends Discourse, and pnk as fck duo-turned-trio Sweaty Boys. A heartfelt appeal from Asa Horvitz ’10, of Duchampion fame:
Our last show at Wesleyan. Please bring all your friends, tell everyone you know, bring people you don’t know, bring your parents, etc. New songs from all the bands, epic sets, a really great way to end our musical careers at Wesleyan. It’s been awesome, let’s do it one more time.
Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 10:00 PM
Calling All Writing Tutors!
Interested in working as a writing tutor for Wesleyan students in prison?
The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Program is currently seeking trained writing tutors for next year.
Come to an info session to learn more about the program and to hear more about this opportunity from this year’s writing tutors, Áine McCarthy ’10 and Paolo Speirn ’10.
Date: Wednesday, 5/12
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Albritton 311
Ply. Intravenous. Landscape. Chocolate. Route.
Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Drawing Studio in the Art Workshops (across from Zilkha) in the CFA
It’s the event you have all been Waiting (In Line) for…THE A CAPPELLA EVENT OF THE CENTURY!!!
Come have the experience of a lifetime. Tea and crumpets will not be served, but a big heaping helping of jams will.
Black tie is optional. Attendance isn’t.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Michael “If you make another sandwich joke I’m quitting” Sandwick ’11
Ala “Hasn’t seen Star Wars, but fakes it well” Faller ’12
Will “Chubby tween on the scene” Feinstein ’13
Sammy “BJ lips” Pearlman ’11
Carolyn “Sound effects” Mortell ’12
Ross “Liquid hot smegma” Shenker ’11
Hannah “Brogel” Vogel ’13
Alex “X-FACTOR!” Miller ’12
Nic “No really, we do like your dancing” Wilder ’11
Rachel “Please don’t graduate!” Carpman ’10
Ginah “So whacha think about that?” Kim ’13
Christine “Clutchin on this lube and roses” Treuhold ’13
Jake “Allstar/Rockstar” Blumenthal ’13
Read this list: Penis, kielbasa, lamppost, member, gigglestick, doggy style, blue balls, fuck, preparation H, smegma.
If you were offended by any of these words, this may not be the event for you.
Date: Monday May 10th
Place: Beckham Hall (Fayerweather)
Cost: Free as always!
Cardinal Sinners Spring Concert Sunday afternoon:
Time to get off wesbreasts and get some AuRal action…as the lovely ladies of cardinal sinners break it down for the final concert of your DREAMS
(if your dreams include eleven pretty young things belting michael jackson… which obviously they do)
don’t miss Emily Evnen ’10 and Breen McDonald‘s (also ’10 duh) FINAL CONCERT EVER!
oh hey. its also Sophie Ackoff ’11‘s birthday. could there be cake?!?
Date: Sunday, May 9
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall
From Nina Sheth and Rithi Mathias ’10:
The student forum “NGOs in the Developing World: Sustainability and Successes” is having a clothing sale in Exley right now.
Come help benefit Amcha Ghar, an Indian non-profit safe house/orphanage for female children of sex workers and orphans in Mumbai.
For $5 you can get three t-shirts, two pairs of pants, OR one jacket/larger item. All the proceeds will go directly towards supporting the children’s education.
Date: Sunday, May 9
Time: Until 8 pm
Place: Exley Science Center Lobby (Church St. side)
Cost: Only $5!
Ostranenie Magazine will be giving away this year’s Spring issue (and also selling some fly t-shirts) today in the Olin lobby at four. Drop by and support student work!
Date: Today, May 7
The Spirit ’81 writes:
The Spirits’ Spring Jam! Come see it. Big things. New musics. A life-changing experience. A waste of your time. All wrapped into one hour of songs you love and other songs too. A revelation; a revaluation! A cappella–without boundaries!
Plus, it’s your last chance to see senior Phi Beta Kappa members Daniel Charness ’10, Justin Bours ’10, and Hansel Tan ’10 do the only thing they are good at!
Date: May 7th
Place: Memorial Chapel
Price: Fo FREE