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Wesleyan Student Visual Art Showcase and Concert

ueootsgCome support Wesleyan’s Visual Artists:

From November 10 – November 23, original prints, drawings and oil paintings by Wesleyan visual artists will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree, Main St’s non-profit performing arts and cultural center.

To kick off the gallery show, The Buttonwood Tree will also sponsor an evening of performances by Wesleyan musicians on Thursday November 10 at 8:30 pm.

Date: Thursday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 23
Time: 8:30-10:30PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

(More info after the jump) 

WWIB Student Forum!

wwib_nov10_adFrom WWIB:

Are you interested in Marketing? Investment Banking? Technology? Want to get involved in the industry but don’t know how? Come to WWIB’s Student Forum and learn from 4 women who know how! They’ll tell you about their respective industries, how they got involved, and how you can get an internship too. FREE FOOD WILL BE SERVED!!

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: Boger 115

the world is horrible and wesleyan will scream

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

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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

Net Neutrality Panel

net-neutralityFrom Civic Engagement Fellow, Rebecca Jacobson:

The Allbritton Center is hosting a panel about Net Neutrality, featuring FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel ’93 as one of the three guest panelists.

Net neutrality is a central issue of freedom of speech and access on the Internet. If you’ve ever streamed movies, TV, or sports games on your computer, then net neutrality is something important to you!

In February 2015, the FCC voted to uphold Net Neutrality and forbade Internet providers from charging some users to access “fast lanes” while forcing others into “slow lanes.” This was the single-most important issue surrounding the Internet, and the most important decision made by the FCC about the Internet, of the past decade.

In addition to Jessica Rosenworcel, this panel will feature guests Brad Burnham (Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures) and Christiaan Hogendorn (Associate Professor of Economics Technology) with Professor Norm Danner as moderator.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 7 PM
Place: PAC 001

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 http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ 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: