Male Student Files Title IX Lawsuit Against Wesleyan

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Earlier today, Buzzfeed writer Katie J.M. Baker posted an article about how students found guilty of sexual assault by their universities are hurt by the judicial system too. The article features an unnamed male Wesleyan student now suing the college under Title IX. According to the lawsuit, which can be read in full here, the student is suing:

…due to the actions, omissions, errors, and the flawed procedures, and/or negligence and overall failure to provide Plaintiff with an expected standard of due process, concerning the wrongful allegations of sexual misconduct made against John Doe, a male, graduating senior student at Defendant Wesleyan in good standing, and a respected member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly and a fraternity brother, with an otherwise unblemished record.

The article also makes it clear that the unidentified male student is not suing the women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault, but rather suing the university itself for a poorly conducted hearing and lack of due process.

Desperate Measures Presents: In The Heights

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From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows arealways open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Spoiler Alert: This is a regular improv comedy show and has absolutely nothing to do with “In The Heights.” FB EVENT PAGE 

Date: Today
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Nics Lounge

Wesleyan Orchestra and Choir Concert

You’re invited to join in an evening of holiday tunes with Wesleyan’s Orchestra and Choir! CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir present symphonic repertoire under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Click here to read more about this concert on the CFA blog.

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)

Film Series: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

2000. USA. Dir: Joel and Ethan Coen. With George Clooney. 106 min. 

Three dopey cons flee a chain gang to claim a buried treasure, beginning a hilarious journey on which they encounter blind prophets, sexy sirens, overnight radio fame, and John Goodman. It’s The Odyssey meets the Depression-era rural South meets musical-adventure-satire, with a killer folky soundtrack to boot.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Leslie Feinberg Memorial Service

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From Adam David Jacobs ’15:

Please join us for a Memorial Service in honor of transgender activist and author of Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg, who died last week,on November 15. There will be space for student sharing, followed by a final ritual. Please bring words, memories, stones, and flowers.

Date: Friday, December 21st
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Place: Foyer, Olin Library

Eat to Beat Cancer with the Whey Station and Nora Cupcakes

10462928_10152465245196404_9167707872408173513_nFrom Gavriella Wolf ’15:

Like grilled cheese?
Love cupcakes?
Hate cancer?
PERFECT!

This Friday night, the Whey Station and the Nora Cupcakes trucks are teaming up to beat cancer! They’ll be donating a percent of their proceeds to Relay For Life of Wesleyan University to benefit the American Cancer Society.

As if you needed an excuse to treat yo’self with a yummy late night snack, here it is! COME EAT GOOD FOOD! SAVE LIVES! IT’S THAT EASY!!!

Date: Friday, November 21
Time: 11 PM – 3 AM
Place: William Street (the normal Whey Station location)
Cost: about 3-8 dollars BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT

DamNation documentary screening

“DAMNATION IS A MOVIE THAT MATTERS…WITH A BLEND OF HISTORY,
FACE-MELTING NATURE CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND A DASH OF EDWARD ABBEY–STYLE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DAMNATION LAYS BARE THIS TRUTH IN A WAY THAT IS EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, INSPIRATIONAL.”
- The Santa Barbara Independent

This Friday Nina Gerona ’15, Kat Evans ’15, Janika Oza ’15, and Sienna Courter ’15  will be hosting a free screening of the movie DamNation. This documentary looks at the social and environmental effects of dams in the United States. Afterwards there will be a discussion about the film and other dam debates including case studies of Nepal and Panama. Join us for an incredible opportunity to see a beautifully shot documentary that deals with a very pressing environmental issue and a current political subject of contentious debate. Plus there will be snacks!

When: This Friday 11/21 at 4:30pm
Where: PAC 001
Cost: Free!
Facebook: Event with more information

Thinking About Writing a Thesis? Panel Discussion

Sent in from Kevin Winnie ’16 

Thinking about writing a thesis? Not sure where to start? Come talk to
professors and current thesis writers about how the thesis declaration
process works, how students choose topics, and what factors you should
take into account when deciding whether or not to write a thesis.

Whether you already know something you might like to research, or are
just beginning think about the possibility of thesis writing, now is a
great time to get your bearings.

Please join us in a conversation with Professors Peter Gottschalk
(RELI) and Sean McCann (ENGL) and current thesis writers Quinta
Jurecic ’15 (GOVT) and Amy Cao’15 (ANTH and ARCP) for insights
into the whys and wherefores of undertaking a thesis.

Light refreshments will be provided.

When:  In just 45 minutes! Quick quick! Thursday, November 20, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: $0

Creative Content Concert

From the CFA staff,

The Happening 14: students in Music 459 “Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I,” under the direction of drummer and PrivateLessons Teacher Pheeroan akLaff, interact with the campus community and confines. Not to be confused with a parade of dreams fulfilled or fantasies driven to burst. Your presence is encouraged.

Time: Tonight! Thursday, November 20th from 7-9pm
PlaceCrowell Concert Hall
Cost:FREE!

Second Stage Presents: The Theban Trilogy

10411056_10205675976725540_8812328214918054084_nFrom Sarah Woolf ’15:

Adapted and directed by Ward Archibald

Thursday November 20 at 8pm
Saturday November 22 at 2pm and 8pm
Memorial Chapel

There are no tickets–seating is first come first serve.

Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone: three plays written over the lifetime of the great poet Sophocles chronicling the rise and fall of the ruling family of Thebes. Set in the humble Church of Thebes, this adaptation brings the three plays together to examine the family’s downfall and explore whose decisions sent them on that path.

Cast:
Mattison Asher
Louisa Balhaus
Max Cembalest
Emmet Daly
Brett Keating
Andrew Pace
David Peck
Adriana Phillips
Key Session
Linsin Smith
Sarah Wax
Cheyanne Williams
Sarah Woolf

Date: Thursday, November 20 – Saturday, November 22
Time: 10 PM all days, plus a 2 PM show on Saturday
Place: Memorial Chapel