Category Archives: Events

Talk to Senator Blumenthal about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act


The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASAct) is the most prominent university sexual violence bill in the pipeline right now. Original cosponsor Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) calls the bill “a work in progress” and is holding a roundtable discussion at Wesleyan to discuss the legislation and how the federal government can improve the experiences of survivors of sexual violence at universities and can better hold universities accountable in their handling of sexual violence.

Senator Blumenthal and his staff are hoping to hear about Wesleyan community members’ experiences with sexual violence and all aspects of the adjudication process to inspire improvements to the bill. They are asking for our thoughts and feedback on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act and for ways Wesleyan and other universities can improve sexual violence prevention and adjudication.

Date: Tomorrow, October 6th
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Beckham Hall 

Check out the links for more information after the break.

Intimacy and Power in the Asexual Community

Gaurdian UKFrom Sophie Massey ’15:

David Jay ’04 will speak about the founding of the world’s largest asexual community, with an emphasis on the way that the community challenges assumptions about sex, intimacy, and everything in between.

There will be a documentary screening of (A)Sexual at 12:00 PM on October 6th in Usdan 108 as a prelude to the event at 4:30!

Come out– It’s gonna be cool!

Here’s the link to the Facebook event.

Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (documentary screening at 12 PM)
Place: PAC 002

Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective

From Valere Demuynck ’16:ebola

Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department and African Studies.

A recent NPR story reported that the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has “Broken All The Rules” (September 20, 2014). “Worst Case Scenario: CDC Predicts 1.4 Million Cases in Four Months.” (New York Times, September 24, 2014)

Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks? What is the potential political impact for Africa?

Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson (Government) will discuss the recent health crisis.

Light lunch will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 6th
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 002