Category Archives: Events

Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment Meeting

Straight from Angus McLean ’16 and Rachel Lindy ’15:

Right now there are 256 campuses across the country that have started movements to get their administration to divest away from fossil fuels. Despite being renown for its student activism, Wes has so far failed to step up to the plate. So come on down to the UOC to help kick off Wesleyan’s very own divestment movement and make that number 257.

We can’t fight climate one pipeline or coal plant at a time, and some of us just don’t have the time or criminal record chain ourselves to a bulldozer. But it is possible to loosen the grip the fossil fuel companies have on our political and financial system by speaking to them in terms they understand- like their share price. This is a really exciting opportunity to join a movement that was worthy of the NY Times front page, so don’t pass it up!

Date: February 21st
Time: 8:30PM-9:30PM
Place: UOC

Eat at French Table

Courtesy of Estelle Lenartowicz, French FLTA:

Parlez-vous français? Alors, come join us at the French Table!

When? Every Wednesday, 12-2PM
Where? Usdan, 2nd Floor, Right Wing
Contact: elenartowicz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Federalism and Floating Cities

From Charlie Smith ’15:

A Discussion on Federalism and Floating Cities with Professor Elvin Lim

What is the function of federalism in US politics? Can competition between governments make them more responsive to the needs of their citizens? Could floating communities in international waters provide this sort of competition?

Come join Students for a Free Society for a discussion on the role of Federalism in US politics and its potential (if any) for promoting good governance. Professor Lim will be with us to discuss the “right to exit” and the potential for competition between governments to produce better services. We will also discuss the work of the Sea Steading Institute in attempting to make floating cities in international waters to innovate in the provision of government services.

Date: Today 2/19
Time: 8pm – 9:20pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.111

Kaffee und Kuchen at German Haus

Eliza Loomis ’15
brings you this message from Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, a nationally revered figure in Germany:

Think you might want to live in German Haus?

Do you have an undying affection for words with upwards of 60 letters? (Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, am I right?!)

Do you have a tortured relationship with Sigmund Freud (not to mention your mother)?

Do you think wurst is actually…the best?

Then come to Kaffee und Kuchen this Friday from 5-6 PM at German Haus and check us out! We’ll talk about the application process, what it’s like to live in the house, and answer any questions.

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: German Haus (65 Lawn Ave.)

Tickets for Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner 2013


From Jill Tan ’15:

Join your Wesleyan family in ushering the Lunar New Year with food and festivities! We are bringing this celebration that is so dear to our community to Wesleyan once again, with many exciting performances and a menu that promises to be scrumptious.

The dinner is Feb 24, Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. at Beckham Hall. GET YOUR TICKETS FAST AS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT!

Tickets will be sold at the Usdan tables today and tomorrow from 11am-1pm OR 5-7pm for $5.

Date: Today, Feb 19 and Tomorrow, Feb 20
11 a.m.-1 p.m. OR 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Argus Information Session

No, not that Argus. This one is slightly more lucrative, but doesn’t provide free Indian food on Monday and Thursday nights. More from Jennifer Healey:

Argus is an internationally recognized B2B company that provides strategic and analytic solutions to major financial services companies primarily (Credit Card issuers) in the US, UK and Canada. Argus’ solutions-suite includes syndicated studies, account scores & products, data-warehousing & management services, and consulting services. Argus has offices in White Plains, NY (Headquarters), London and San Francisco. For more info visit here.

Join Argus employees James Pesuit ’10 and Chenelle Tanglao ’08 to learn more about job and internship opportunities at Argus!

Pizza will be served.

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free