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Waste Not! Thrift Swap

Aletta Brady '15 and Rebecca Sokol '15, rocking second-hand threads

Aletta Brady ’15 and Rebecca Sokol ‘15, rocking second-hand threads

In the spirit of reusing, recycling and promoting a diversity of fashion on campus, Waste Not! is excited to introduce the Waste Not! Thrift Swap!

The event will take place this Friday (March 1) from 2-5 p.m. in the Exley lobby. So start digging through your closets. We’re looking to collect those pants that don’t fit anymore and that funky top you never wear.

If you bring clothes to donate, you’re welcome to take back some new threads. If you’d like to donate ahead of time, there are boxes set up in Usdan and the Exley lobby, as well as in a number of residence halls and laundry rooms.

Q&A with Ian MacKaye

I totally meant for that title to rhyme. ian mckaye

Frank Fineis ’13 and our Dearest Leader Zach Schonfeld ’13 has the latest in hardcore music-related Wesleyan events, as always. But this one is actually pretty awesome:

Ian MacKaye is the famously uncompromising former frontman of Fugazi and Minor Threat, current co-member (with his partner Amy Farina) of The Evens, and the founder of DC-based DIY label Dischord Records. He comes to shed wisdom on Wesleyan a few months after the release of The Evens’ latest album, The Odds—and shortly after the tenth anniversary of Fugazi’s hiatus. If you have even the slightest interest in hardcore, 1990s American indie underground, or DIY music industry ethics, this one’s worth your while.

This event is free and open to the public, so arrive early. It will also be entirely question-and-answer format, so please bring questions for Mr. MacKaye.

Before you go, you should probably enjoy some essential, required listening.

Date: Wednesday, February 27th
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free!

Tomorrow: Public Hearing Regarding Washington Street Development

In case you somehow missed it, there has been a lot of talk since last semester about a proposed development that could find itself right next to Wesleyan’s campus on Washington Street, between High and Pearl. For those who have strong interest and/or opinions about this topic, Middletown’s Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. that will address two zone-change proposals that could either allow or prevent this development from happening.

Specifically, the hearing will address the developers’ zoning code text amendment proposal — which would allow for more commercial development on Washington Street to go forward — and that of avid opponent to the development Ed Mckeon, which would make the zone under consideration become eligible for residential use only, thus preventing the development from going forward. More information about the two zone change proposals can be found here, but disregard the original pre-Nemo hearing date.

If you want to attend and/or testify at the hearing, here is some important information:

What: Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on proposed zoning code text amendments
Where: 245 DeKoven Drive, Council Chambers (in City Hall)
When: February 27th at 7 p.m.
If you plan on testifying: try to arrive before 7 p.m., and bring at least one printed copy of your testimony. You will only be given a couple minutes to deliver it, so make it concise.

For extensive reporting on all things Washington Street Development, check out the links after the jump (provided by the WSA).

Hamlet in Wonderland Auditions


From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:

Ever thought Hamlet belonged in Wonderland?
Do you contemplate infinity for the fun of it?
Would you stay up all night to make friends for life?
Are you Wesleyan?
Come audition for Hamlet In Wonderland, we wanna play with you!

Show goes up May 9-11
Auditions: Next Wednesday and Thursday (27th and 28th) in the Jones
Room (there are no forks in the road) 114 Wyllys from 7-9

Issues in Deaf Education Speaker Series: Dr. Anna Shusterman

Last-minute transmission from Sam Melvin ’13:

Join us on Tuesday to hear Dr. Anna Shusterman, Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan, talk about her research on the Oral Deaf Project, as well as broader issues of language and math development in deaf children with cochlear implants.

Date: Today, February 26
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free