Given recent discussions about Wesleyan’s relationship with the Middletown community, the WSA’s Middletown Wesleyan Relations Committee (known as “MidWes”) is inviting students to the Middletown-Wesleyan Relationship Student Summit, happening this Saturday April 27th from 1-3 PM in Albritton 311:
The summit will be an interactive and collaborative meeting between students who have been involved in Middletown (or who have an interest in doing so) and the members of the WSA’s Wesleyan-Middletown Relations Committee, known as “MidWes.” A primary goal of this gathering is to find ways to strengthen the town-university relationship, namely by fostering more collaboration among students who are involved in the Middletown community.
As an added bonus, there will be free and delicious vegetarian food from Udupi, a local southeast Indian restaurant, and the summit will end in time to celebrate Holi on Foss Hill!
More information after the jump, or send an email to gdegolia[at]wes.
Participants will be asked to explain their involvement with Middletown, tell other students what tactics have been effective or ineffective in their attempt to bridge the campus and town communities, and provide their thoughts on how the Wesleyan student body and administration can foster a healthier relationship between the two. In addition, MidWes hopes the summit will give WSA representatives a better understanding of the difficulties students face while becoming involved with Middletown, and what can be done to mitigate those issues. MidWes also plans on going over resources already available to students / student groups so as to help students in their efforts to bridge the campus and town communities.