“I think it’s really important for Wesleyan to bring speakers to campus who don’t just preach to the choir, who don’t necessarily fit into what people think Wesleyan students think,” Roth said. “Bringing a Supreme Court justice to campus is a good thing because the justices are in positions to see the world and act on their perspectives in ways that are crucial to the country, whether we agree with them or not.”
It’ll be an interesting Q&A, for sure—for those who can actually make it. Tickets are going on “sale” (they’re free) tomorrow at 10:00 am at the Usdan Box Office, but good luck on the mission: there are 500 seats in Chapel, of which only 175 are reserved for students. Set an alarm for this one, and set it earlier than 9:55. (As the Argusreported this week, “The lecture will also be broadcast live in the Goldsmith Family Cinema, the Center for the Arts [CFA] Hall, and in the Public Affairs Center [PAC] rooms 001 and 002. Tickets for the 200 student seats in the Goldsmith Cinema will be available at the box office on Thursday.”)
To my knowledge, Scalia is the only Supreme Court Justice of any political persuasion to appear on campus in at least 15 years or so. The late Justice Harry A. Blackmun, who famously authored Roe v. Wade, spoke in Crowell Concert Hall in early 1993, just a week into the Clinton administration and a year before Blackmun’s retirement from the court.
Do you ever stumble over your words when speaking in class? Maybe you have an oral presentation coming up later in the semester? Then you should come to the Public Speaking Workshop tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in Fauver Lounge! Peer Advisors Gabi Bruney ’14 and Adam Rashkoff ’13 will be there with some helpful tips and handouts, so don’t miss out!
2010. Canada. Dir: Eli Craig. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine. 88 min.
Take your average backwoods slasher flick – ever consider the villain’s point of view? What if it was all a hilarious misunderstanding? In this clever, comedic bit of revisionist genre fare, two innocent and sensitive good ol’ boys on vacation must contend with a pack of aggressively accident-prone co-eds convinced that our heroes are sadistic psychopaths.
In case you missed it last semester, there will be one more opportunity TOMORROW to be trained as a process advisor for the student judicial process. Process advisors serve as a resource to guide students through interactions with the Student Judicial Board. Come get trained to serve your fellow students and ensure a fair process!
Email Andrew Trexler ’14 at atrexler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions you might have.