Category Archives: Events

ADP/Thursday = (Porn + Milkshakes)2.0

Alpha Delt is back with Porn and Milkshakes spring style. In case you missed the fantastic P+M 1.0 last semester (chock full of absurd Glee-style porno narrative and, of course, delicious milkshakes) now’s your chance to getchyo shake on! Don’t worry, this event is totally PG-13*, full of hilarious porno narrative. Get over to the the Phi! And who knows, maybe Uma Thurman will make a surprise appearance…

Where:   Alpha Delt Living Room
Date:       Thursday, February 16
Time:      8 PM – 10 PM

*Claim not substantiated by any evidence, please don’t actually bring your 13-year-old cousins/nephews/bros.

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session Friday!

Submitted by Nathan Mackenzie ’12:

Interested in volunteering for Shining Hope for Communities at the Kibera School for Girls? Looking for a challenging, meaningful summer experience with real responsibility? Passionate about SHOFCO’s mission and work, with a commitment to learning from local leadership and empowering women and girls? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above the Summer Institute might be for you!

The Summer Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls, the first free school for girls in the Kibera slum, Africa’s largest slum located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Come hear more about the program and talk with past Summer Institute volunteers. Some information and the application are located here. Can’t make the session but still interested? Contact Nathan at

  • Date:  Friday, February 17
  • Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Place:  Usdan Multi-Purpose Room B25
  • Application:  Here

Tea, Baked Goods, & Board Games at Writing House

From Kayla Reiman:

Come to writing house to enjoy Thai iced tea, delicious baked goods (we do live with Full House!), and board games. If you’re starting to think about where to live next year, this is an awesome opportunity to explore 202 Wash, one of the most beautiful houses on campus.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Writing House – 202 Washington

Film Series: Notorious

1946. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman. 101 min.

Grant’s suave secret agent recruits Bergman’s scandal-sheet party gal to hop a plane for
Rio and seduce the leader of a nefarious Nazi research ring. But as their own romance
ignites, can Cary and Ingrid keep their hands off of each other long enough to thwart the
villains? Innuendo and intrigue abound as sexual tension and psychological terror mount
in one of Hitchcock’s most elegantly suspenseful thrillers.

8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Attention Wesleyan Writers! Apply for the English Department’s and Writing Programs’ Annual Writing Prizes and Fellowships!

Apply for the English Department’s and Writing Programs’ Annual Writing Prizes and Fellowships .

The English Department and Writing Programs invite students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and prose for consideration for prizes.  These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study.  Prize winners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken various ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to Bangladesh, Kenya, and other foreign destinations. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives. Wesleyan Writers Conference scholarships are also available.

Please see our website for a complete list of awards and complete application procedures for each.

English Department and Writing Programs submissions can be sent electronically as email attachments to etinker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with the subject heading: Writing Prize—(Name of Prize). If submitting for more than one prize, please send in separate emails.

“Beyond Apologies and Melodramas”: Susan Reverby on Public Health, STDs, Guatemala (++)

Ally “WAAAAAAA” Wang ’12 slaps me on Gchat to let me know about this pretty awesome talk that’s going on today. It features Susan Reverby, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women’s and Gender studies (Wellesley College), and it’s about something that conspiracy theorists would just die for. The blurb is as follows:

In October 2010, President Obama apologized to the Guatemalan government for US-sponsored medical studies during the 1940s in which men and women were infected with syphilis. The Obama administration learned of the studies from historian Susan Reverby, who noticed the records of the vast postwar medical-infection program in a history archive. A remarkable cascade of events followed her revelation.

Like most things, I hope this gets a film adaptation. Starring Meryl Streep or Tilda Swinton as Reverby. With location filming at Wesleyan to stand in for Wellesley. BOOYA.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:15-5.30 PM
Place: Rm 112, Squash Courts Building, aka 41 Wyllys, aka “the old construction site”