ATTENTION WESLEYAN: Read Doonesbury

WestCo’s two annual music festivals, 8th Day of the Week and Ze-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-Day, were at one point referred to as Duke Day and Zonker Harris Day, an homage to characters in Garry Trudeau’s nationally circulated, Pulitzer Prize winning comic strip, Doonesbury. Wesleyan’s administration insisted WestCo change the names several years ago, with the impetus being psychedelic associations with the comic’s characters.

GARY TRUDEAU IS APPARENTLY AWARE OF THESE EVENTS (fullstop)

Today’s (11/29) Doonesbury strip (via Slate) is not only terrific, but awesomely/astoundingly/affectingly Wes-related.

Welcome back to campus!

Enjoy:

Weekly comic strips tend to be thematic in nature, perhaps we’ll see more in the coming days…

8 thoughts on “ATTENTION WESLEYAN: Read Doonesbury

  1. Stafford '87

    I am greatly saddened to hear that anyone would mess with such great Wesleyan traditions. Some of my fondest memories are from those festivals!

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  4. a student

    I emailed them about calling us Wesleyan College instead of University, this is what they said:

    “Ah, that Zipper… It’s just like him to get it slightly wrong.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    Best,

    David Stanford, Duty Officer
    Doonesbury Town Hall”

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