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Isaiah Rashad with Special Guests S’natra & Lance Skiiwalker and Introducing Jahmir

isaiahrashadMeghana Kandlur ’18 writes in with the best news of the semester thus far:


Isaiah Rashad: Chattanooga, Tennessee native Isaiah Rashad bared his soul on last year’s critically acclaimed release The Sun’s Tirade. Rashad engages the listener in a conversation that covers ground ranging from his struggles with substance abuse, depression, and his Top Dawg Entertainment family to his embrace of fatherhood. Rashad, a member of the 2014 XXL Freshman Class, has always been bold; 2014’s Cilvia Demo included a similarly frank discussion of his innermost anxieties. On Sun’s Tirade he weaves a cohesive and comprehensive tale of the two years that passed between his two releases, through lyrics that demonstrate remarkable wordplay that he calls “a beautiful accident.”

S’natra: Rising Harlem based hip hop artist S’natra lays his smooth melodic vocals over heavily jazz-influenced beats. Through collaboration with Ivan Jackson of Brasstracks, the Grammy nominated production duo behind Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem,” as well as with JNTHN STEIN, S’natra effortlessly crosses between styles and genres to produce a body of work that strikes the perfect balance between something borrowed and something new. He has performed with several national touring acts, including GRiZ, Talib Kweli, Gramatik, and Lido. S’natra’s influences outside of the hip hop genre and his brass accompaniment give him a unique sound and allow him to play alongside a variety of styles.

Lance Skiiiwalker: A relatively new addition to the TDE family, Chicago native Lance Skiiiwalker followed up appearances on previous projects by Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Kendrick Lamar with the release of his debut album, Introverted Intuition, last fall. The project features production by Stefan Ponce (Grammy nominated for his work on Childish Gambino’s Before the Internet), THEMpeople (frequent collaborator with other members of the Chicago hip hop scene including Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Noname, and Mick Jenkins), and TDE co-president Dave Free. Skiiiwalker’s vocal stylings offer a unique counterpart to the primarily rap-centered TDE family. Skiiiwalker has been supporting Rashad on his Lil Sunny Tour dates, and we are hyped to have him join us too.

Jahmir + live band featuring Becket Cerny ’19 (Drums),
Henry Hodder ’20 (Guitar), Johnnie Gilmore ’18 (Bass), Daphne Gampell ’19 (Vocals):
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jahmir brings New York to every lyric he spins. His music, self- produced and also aided by fellow New York producer Adobe, takes you from the Caribbean icees on 125th St to his experience with tense police encounters in his own neighborhood. Everything he spits, whether playful or reflective, comes from a place of urgency. A young voice coming fresh faced into the music industry, expect an energized and tight performance complete with a backing band.

Date: Friday, February 3
Time: 9:30PM (DOORS)
Place: Beckham Hall

Apply to Be an IMS Technician!

imsNate Gardner ’17 writes in:

Want a job that pays $10.10 an hour, starts with a full semester of paid training, will teach you all kinds of pressing tech and people skills, AND lets you play with walkie-talkies?

Apply to be an IMS Technician! The position entails ensuring that all classrooms on campus have the most up-to-date, functioning tech, and being able to troubleshoot that tech on the fly. Technicians also set up for and record quite a number of events on campus, from lectures to dance shows. The job typically offers 8-10 hours, starts at $10.10 an hour with opportunities for advancement, and does not require you to be workstudy.

Applications are due Thursday, 2/9! Feel free to email at nwgardner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you have queries.

Deadline: Thursday, February 9 by 11:59PM

Wesleyan Science Outreach Info Session

wsFrom Wesleyan Science Outreach:

Do you like volunteering? Do you like science? Do you like making the world a better place? Then volunteer with Wesleyan Science Outreach. Since 2007, the WSO has designed and implemented a series of weekly, hands-on after-school science activities for students in the Middletown public elementary school system. We are offering a training/info session this week in ESC 073 from 5-7. All are welcome!

Time: 5-7PM
Place: Exley 073

Call for Applications: EcoFeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant

Do you have an interest and background in FGSS? Do you have an idea for a project this summer, but still need support and funding? FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) are calling for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant:
The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species.  Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other summer project) that will contribute to their senior essay or thesis.  
Application Process:
The deadline for applications is, by noonMonday, February 27, 2017.  Student applications are to be delivered to FGSS AA Jen Enxuto  (jenxuto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty sponsor and an additional letter of recommendation by another professor.  The application should include a title, description of project, proposed timeline and detailed budget.
Grants can be combined with other funding, as long as the other funding source allows.  Grants will typically not exceed $3,000.
Recipients of the EcoFeminist Grant must submit a brief report upon completion of the project detailing how this grant enhanced their project, accomplishments and how the funds were used.
Eligibility:  Undergraduates who will be rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the grant (Summer 2017) are eligible to apply.  Students should have an FGSS background, but need not be majors. Notification of the grant award will be made in April 2017.