Category Archives: Events

Late Night at the University Organizing Center

The University Organizing Center Committee writes in:

Do you like cookies? Do you want coffee around 9pm? Do you like to hang out with your friends?

Come to the UOC late night tonight! The University Organizing Center, aka the UOC, is located between Beta and Eclectic at 190 High Street. If you have never been here before now is as good a time as ever to come check it out! There are couches, a kitchen, a library, meeting rooms, tables, bookshelves, inspirational posters, music, and tonight….free COOKIES and YOUR FRIENDS! Bring your friends along, and come hang out while supplies last.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Place: The UOC, 190 High Street
Cost: Free

Shapiro Center Creative Writing Conversation

Vicky Chu ’13 urgently writes: 

Interested in creative writing classes?
Still debating whether to pursue creative writing at Wesleyan?
Just want some delicious tea and dessert?

Come join your peers for a friendly, informal discussion with students writing creative theses. They will share their insights and discuss their experiences doing creative writing at Wesleyan.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Shapiro Lounge, 167 High (corner of Church and High)
Cost: Free

All Student Forum on Student Budget Priorities

From Zach Malter ’13 and the rest of the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force:

Want to have a voice in the future of Wesleyan?

Want to ensure that the special things about Wes don’t get cut? Want to give suggestions that will potentially make need blind possible?

Would you support major cuts to housing options, athletics, or staff if it meant increasing financial aid or restoring need blind? Would you support raising tuition or loan levels if it meant keeping need blind?

Come discuss these issues at one of two All Student Meetings on Student Priorities with the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force. The Task Force is making recommendations to President Roth about the future of Wesleyan in light of the administration’s recent decision to eliminate need blind.

Wes Free Society Discussion on Healthcare


Charlie Smith ’15
wants to talk about drugs and money:

Healthcare is subject to among the most government intervention of any industry in the United States and yet the results seem to be anything but ideal. Is the solution further intervention or can the free market keep costs low and quality high as it does in most other sectors of the economy?

This week we will discuss everything that is healthcare policy from FDA regulation to medical licensure to health insurance. Hope to see you there.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
Cost: Free (unlike healthcare)

Domesticating the Holocaust: Our Twisted Love Affair with Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield writes in:

William Donahue, Professor of German and Professor of Literature as well as a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies at Duke University, will discuss new research on the reception of the Holocaust for a work in progress and for Holocaust Lite, the recently published German translation of his book Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their FilmsHolocaust in Fiction is “the first scholarly study to probe the ‘Schlink phenomenon’ and to analyze its profound role in coming to terms with the Holocaust. Donahue dissects the seductive, transnational appeal of his work and the ways in which popular culture more generally has contributed to the success of Germany’s normalization campaign” (Todd Samuel Presner).

Sponsored by German Studies and Jewish & Israel Studies.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Downey 113

Senior Film Thesis Auditions

From Taylor Hotvet ’13:

Like to act? Want to be in a senior film thesis? Come audition this Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 – 9 PM in Judd 116. No acting experience necessary. Just come ready to talk about yourself and your favorite books! Looking for a female lead and four male supporting roles.

Date: Tomorrow, November 13th and Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: Judd 116

Fast-A-Thon 2012

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Help fight food insecurity in our local community, and demonstrate solidarity against poverty across all boundaries. Don’t wait! Donate points/meals to Amazing Grace Food Pantry now – click here for the form! It’s super easy!

Donate 15 or more points and enter a raffle for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. With guest performances by Onomatopoeia and Vocal Debauchery, free Haveli food, and t-shirts! Email Hira Jafri at hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions.

Sponsored by: IJL MSA SALD SBC ORSL OCS BON APPETIT RESLIFE HAVELI INDIA CHI PSI

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Donate points PLZZZ

Let’s Talk About Sex

Open House, WesWell, Rho Ep, Womanist House, Salt-N-Pepa (in absentia), and Izzy Rode ’14 invite you to talk about all the good things and the bad things: 

Many Wesleyan students have sex.
Many don’t.
Some think about sex all the time.
Some experiment with sex.
Some just wanna cuddle.
Some have queer sex.
Some feel they aren’t having enough sex.
Some feel they have too much.
Some people just have no clue what to think about sex anymore.

Come and talk about sex and sexuality at Wesleyan in an open discussion featuring Tanya Purdy of WesWell.

Sponsored by Open House, Womanist House, Rho Epsilon Pi, and WesWell.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: PAC 004
Cost: Free

Politically Pregnant: A Lecture and Discussion

From Sydney Lewis ’14:

Birth and breastfeeding have recently become a highly politicized issues in the US and will affect most of our lives at some point, yet they are rarely discussed on college campuses. This presentation will feature two prominent birth policy scholars, who will discuss their experiences teaching childbirth education and working in lactation consulting. We’ll learn about approaches, common practices and research regarding birth and breastfeeding in the context of the current culture, media and medical models, and we will open to a group discussion about reproductive medical policy and social movements in the US.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 6pm
Place: Allbritton 311