Category Archives: Events

The Bill of Rights feat. Antonin Scalia

Before DJ $CALIATOR takes the stage next Thursday evening, Festival Harmony and Wesleyan Singers will open the show with “The Bill of Rights,” an original composition by Professor Bruce. (Tip: Justice Scalia will be in attendance, and you are welcome to stare.) More from Mandy Goldstone ’12:

To celebrate the visit of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Festival Harmony, Wesleyan Singers and assisting
instrumentalists will be singing the Bill of Rights, an original composition by Professor of Music Neely Bruce. If you like four-part harmony, government documents, or just want to see Scalia in the flesh while he’s at Wes, this is for you!

Performances will be on Thursday, March 8th at 3:15 and 4:15. If you didn’t snag one of the 175 tickets for Scalia’s lecture, then you can still catch a glimpse of him here, as he has been a confirmed guest for the 3:15 performance.

The Bill of Rights runs approximately 35 minutes.

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
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William Tong, Senate Candidate, Visiting Wesleyan

Michael Linden ’15, President of the Wesleyan Democrats, wants to inform you about an exciting political event happening tomorrow evening:

William Tong, current member of Connecticut’s House of Representatives and a candidate for the US Senate (currently running against Susan Byceiwicz and Chris Murphy), will be on campus to speak with students about his story, his campaign, and his goals if elected Senator! All students are encouraged to attend.

  • When: Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8 PM
  • Where: Usdan 110
  • Food: FREE PIZZA

Cool facts about William Tong: he is the first Asian American to serve on the Connecticut General Assembly, and was the first Connecticut legislator to endorse Obama when he first decided to run for President! Gotta love him just for those two little details.

Megillah Reading and Purim


Interested in hearing the Megillah reading and/or coming to a great dinner/party? Come to the Wesleyan Chabad this Wednesday night to hear the story of Purim and for a great dinner! Costumes are encouraged, no RSVP required! Bring your friends, everyone is welcome.
Order of Events:
  • Start with the Megillah reading.
  • After that there will be a buffet fit for kings and queens!
  • Sweet and Sour meatballs
  • Chinese Chicken
  • Franks and Blanks
  • Salad Bar
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Dessert buffet and more!
Date: Wednesday, March 7th
Time: 6:15pm
Place: Wesleyan Chabad, 34 High St

Public Speaking Workshop Tuesday!

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 tomorrow (Tuesday) 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!

  • What: Public Speaking Workshop
  • When: Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8PM
  • Where: Fauver 1 Lounge
  • Who’s hosting: the Peer Advisors

N.B.: This event is happening Tuesday as opposed to the previously stated Monday date. Sorry for the confusion!

Emily Bazelon, Senior Editor at Slate: “Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It”

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, will speak about bullying, her new book, Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It, and digital media on Thursday.

Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. Before joining Slate, Bazelon was a Soros media fellow. She also worked as an editor and writer at Legal Affairs Magazine and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, O Magazine, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones, among other publications. Bazelon is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Her book, Sticks and Stones: The New Problem of Bullying and How To Solve It, is forthcoming from Random House.

 Sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writing at Wesleyan.

Date: Thursday, March 8th

Time: 5 P.M.

Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center Event Room (Allbritton 311)

* Dinner from Iguanas Ranas will be served. *

Wesleyan College Roosevelts discuss Scalia with Professor Finn!

Turns  out I’ve been making a critical error on here for a while – the Roosevelt Institute leader I’d been calling Sylvie Stein all this time is actually named Wesley Ing ’12. My bad, Wesley:
Whether you’re going to Antonin Scalia’s talk on Thursday and want to know more about him, his opinions, and the Supreme Court, or didn’t get a ticket, and want to learn all this great stuff anyway, come to the ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE this Tuesday and get your judicial juices flowing with constitutional law Professor John Finn! Professor Finn will be giving a brief talk and then facilitating a discussion on Scalia’s opinions and the constitutional issues they’ve raised. The meeting is open to any and all interested students!
Where: Shapiro Center, at the top of Allbritton
When: Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm
Why: Because John Finn is The Man
Also, feel free to bother Wesley by email (sstein01@wes) if you’d like to get some recommended reading on Scalia and his originalist approach to the Constitution.
frostedmoose [11.10am, 3/5]Actually sstein01, could you post some of those recommended readings in the comments section below? I think that’s easier. And more helpful. And more edible.

Back Again: Malcolm Tent Brings Vinyl to Usdan

The biannual WESU record fair is still over a month away (April 15, if you’re keeping score), but why wait? Malcolm Tent has been seen round these parts many times before (and even interviewed once or twice), and he’ll be setting up shop again today in downstairs Usdan:

I, Malcolm Tent, am returning to your benighted campus. I will be loaded with the best new + used underground/ overground records, DVDs, and CDs.

The date is Monday, March 5. I’ll be at Usdan from approximately noon – 5 pm.

Not only will I be selling stuff, but I’ll be buying and trading so bring all of your unwanted records, tapes, cd’s, or whatever!

Date: Today, March 5
Time: 12 – 5 pm
Place: Usdan