2016. USA. Dir: Barry Jenkins. With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp. 110 min.
““Moonlight” is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.” – A. O. Scott
“Dramatic film has long been fascinated with issues of identity, but they’ve rarely been explored with the degree of eloquence and heartbreaking beauty as in Barry Jenkins’ masterful “Moonlight,” one of the essential American films of 2016.” – Brian Tallerico
“…a beautifully intimate character study that argues in no uncertain terms that the African-American identity is far too complex to be reduced to the flimsy stereotypes so often presented on-screen.” – Peter Debruge
From the Wesleyan Refugee Project, Middle Eastern Perspectives, and the Muslim Students Association:
Join Wesleyan Refugee Project, Middle Eastern Perspectives, and the Muslim Students Association for a night of Refugee Advocacy! The first event will be a Middle Eastern dinner at Star & Crescent. During the meal, there will be the opportunity to donate (either with cash or via Venmo) to the Middletown Refugee Resettlement Coalition. Later in the evening, there will be a discussion (over FREE coffee!!) about Islamophobia and refugee resettlement in our local communities. At both events, literature highlighting refugee issues within this month’s election will be distributed.
Date: Thursday, November 3 Time: 5-6:45 PM and 8-9:00 PM Place: Star & Crescent, Espwesso
Do men talk over women even in elite settings? Whether it is the corporate board room or the kitchen table, gender dynamics affect the way men and women talk to one another. One would hope women who hold public office do not face similar biases, but this study shows, even on the Supreme Court women are spoken too differently than men. Using R, Python and a high-performance computing cluster, we obtained the text and audio from over 500,000 utterances during oral arguments from 1982-2014. Ultimately, we show male Justices and attorneys display verbal and non-verbal dominance towards female Justices.
This study is part of a larger research agenda that emphasizes the importance of elite non-verbal behavior, such as changes in vocal pitch. Unlike other time series, vocal pitch is incredibly stable at short intervals, meaning it can be extracted using a windowed autocorrelation function. While there are a number of other variables one can use, vocal pitch has been shown to be associated with dominance, even in institutional settings, making it particular useful for this application, and one of the first to highlight “Panel effects” long noted by judicial scholars. We show vocal pitch is not only indicative of underlying gender dynamics, but it also influences voting behavior. With that said, there are a number of other ways audio can be used for research, ranging from speaker segmentation to supervised classification. Part of the presentation will lay an important foundation and provide some guidelines for those interested in using these techniques for future work.
BRYCE J. DIETRICH Assistant Professor of Political Science and Sociology University of Iowa
[[[Rehearsals for FRANK will take place almost entirely during Winter Break (beginning January 8) to the show’s opening on February 2nd. This is NOT a fall semester commitment.]]
FRANK will be an adaptation of the ancient and modern story of Frankenstein/Prometheus. We will be using three main texts: the Living Theatre’s Frankenstein production, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankstein–or The Modern Prometheus– and the ancient greek myth of Prometheus. We want to know the what/why/where/who/how of what it means to fly to close to the sun.
We are looking for a team that is excited about creating, not just performing. Experience is not necessary! Nor is it necessary for you to consider yourself a typical performer! Because of the three-week process, this will be an extraordinarily intensive, collaborative project.
Performances will take place in the ’92, on February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
Auditions will be held in the Jones Room on Wed (11/2) 4:15- 6m and in the Nics Lounge on Fri (11/4) 4:15-6. You do not need to prepare anything, we will have sides: just come ready and willing to move.
At 11:22 AM on Novembers the third, fourth, and fifth, a young and pretty crappy filmmaker, Jackie Parks, is murdered on an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Boston. No one knows why. No one knows how. All we do know is that her documentary about the election will remain unfinished for all eternity. What a shame. Luckily, there’s a clever(ish) detective who just happens to witness the murder. Unfortunately, the six other witnesses happen to be petulant, whiny adults. And thus begins the wild ride of Murder on the Beantown Express.
Written and directed by Hugo Kessler ’19
Thursday, November 3 at 8 PM
Friday, November 4 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 5 at 2 PM
Music House (200 High St.)
Cardinal Pictures is hosting our third 48 Hour Phone Film Festival starting Friday, November 4th! Shoot, edit, and submit your films any time between 4:30pm on Friday, November 4th and 4:30pm on Sunday, November 6th!
We will be in downstairs USDAN on Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd from 11am to 1pm. You must sign up (either in person at Usdan or using the form below) by Friday, November 4th at 1pm:
At Williams and Trinity, students from 2014-15 waited at most two days to get non-emergency mental health counseling.
At Amherst, they waited a day and a half.
At Bowdoin and Connecticut College, they had no wait.
At Wesleyan, they waited three weeks.
For three weeks, students who needed counseling and support marked down the days on their calendars as they missed classes, lost sleep, dropped commitments, and suffered.
Now, a year later, they still have to wait over a week and face a limit on the number of weekly appointments they can make per year.
If Wesleyan hopes that its students will grow into leaders and torchbearers, it, as an institution, should endeavor to do the same and commit to providing students care when they need—that means no wait—for as many times as the need—that means no cap on the number of weekly visits. Namely, the budget committee should approve the CAPS fiscal year 2017 budget request and:
1. Hire two new, full-time psychologists.
2. Raise our half-time therapist up to full-time.
3. Approve the hiring of a full-time Advanced Practicing Nurse Practitioner (APRN).
4. Increase the CAPS operating budget for the first time in six years.
Date: Monday October 31-Friday November 4 Time: 11 AM-3 PM Place: Usdan