Category Archives: Events

the world is horrible and wesleyan will scream

the primal scream now has an election day-after sibling.


well. election day was yesterday. the tangerine mussolini will apparently be our president, and america will have a kkk-endorsed white nationalist and sexual assault perpetrator (among so many other horrible things) in the white house. i, for one, am disheartened by this news but not at all surprised.

while some primal screams may have already been organized, there’s definitely one happening tonight on foss, in the heart of campus.

the facebook event says that it lasts from 11PM tonight to 11PM tomorrow, so i’m assuming you can go to foss and scream whenever you want, but i think tonight will be the biggest opportunity for solidarity.

just remember that it doesn’t stop here. be there for your fellow students who are hurting. for everyone who’s queer, trans, a person of color, muslim, a sexual assault survivor, an immigrant, the children of immigrants, a person with a disability.

fight like hell.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 11PM
Place: Foss Hill

An Evening with Marie Howe

marie-howeFrom Hazem Fahmy ’17:

Join us at the Shapiro Center this Wednesday at 9 for an intimate poetry reading and Q&A with Marie Howe, the latest professor of the Masters Class series.

Named the State Poet of New York in 2012, Howe’s works have appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Agni, and the Harvard Review. Her poetry collections include the Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and the Good Thief.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 9 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter

book-coverFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

Co-editors Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton will trace the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy that was first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton and how it led to Black Lives Matter. There will be an open house of Special Collections & Archives materials related to the history of incarceration and policing both before and after the talk, from 4:00-4:30 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm in the Davison Rare Book Room, 1st floor Olin Library.

Jordan Camp is a postdoctoral fellow in Race and Ethnicity and International and Public Affairs at Brown, co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016). Christina Heatherton is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and author of the forthcoming book The Color Line and the Class Struggle: The Mexican Revolution, Internationalism, and the American Century (University of California Press, 2016).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library. For more information, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through: