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All Campus Email: Daniel Handler Withdraws as Commencement Speaker, Anita Hill to Speak

Around 4 PM today, President Roth sent out an email update notifying campus that Daniel Handler ’92 has stepped down from delivering the Commencement Speech for the Class of 2018. Dr. Anita Hill will instead be delivering the address at the event.

This decision follows Sarah Chen Small ’18‘s write-in as well as the her leading a student response which involved #CancelHandler posters put around campus earlier this week. This is a great example of how student activism can pressure the administration to check their actions. Honestly, this is amazing.

Read past the jump for the full text of the email:

Eclectic Approved for Program Housing

After a year of being on probation for failing the URLC housing assessment and then publishing a troubling application, Eclectic Society will be returning to 200 High Street for the 2018-2019 year. Just after we all returned after being away for winter break, Fran Koerting sent an email notifying us that the Residential Life Committee decided that Eclectic will be regaining its program house status:

Procrastination Destination: Tree-Climbing Octopi

An internet hoax used to check students’ digital literacy, the tree-climbing octopus is a species of cephalopod that can live on both land and water. The Octopus paxarbolis (from Latin pax, the root of Pacific, and arbor, “tree”) climbs trees to seek its prey, avoids its predators, and indulges its sense of curiosity about the world around it. The Pacific Northwest tree octopus is native to Olympic National Forest and nearby rivers, and tends to lay its eggs in water. Its major predator is said to be the Sasquatch.

Textbook Buyback at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Finished studying? Bring your textbooks to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore Dec. 9-17 and exchange them for COLD HARD CASH. It doesn’t matter where you bought them, all you need is your Wesleyan ID– we’ll buy them back! Return rental textbooks to the bookstore by December 17.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 9th – Sunday, Dec. 17th
Time: 9am – 6pm
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Winter Dance Concert

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
$4 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $5 all others

 

Date: Friday, Dec. 8th & Saturday, Dec. 9th
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Theater

Notable “Wesleyan” Alumni

This article was a collaboration with smello.

According to the university’s website, “Wesleyan graduates are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. They are often leaders and innovators in their fields”. With all the recent focus on Lin-Manuel Miranda, we thought we’d shed some light on the other people who made the name “Wesleyan” famous.

Transforming our Understanding of Violence: Restorative Justice, Music Therapy, & Beyond

3-4 PM: PANEL

panel facilitated by Circles & Ciphers featuring community organizers from North End Action Team, Boys & Girls Club, and Middletown Juvenile Detention Center. This event will engage with community-based alternatives to the prison industrial complex and will focus on how students can get involved locally.

4:30-5:30PM: OPEN RECEPTION

open reception following the panel event where students and the Wesleyan community can connect with local organizations to figure out how to engage with Middletown’s efforts for prison abolition and community-based healing.

Circles & Ciphers is a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people of color who are prison-, court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Using Hip-Hop infused peacemaking circles, they empower participants to transform legacies of violence, incarceration, patriarchal masculinity, and disengagement.

 

Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 3 – 5:30 PM
Place: Boger 114

Freestyle Circle at PsiU with Circles & Ciphers

improvisation and police abolition. This space will feature live instrumentation, and will invite all of campus to freestyle rap/sing, drum, key, horn, and bass, alongside some of Chicago’s leading artists and activists!

you’re invited to bring any live instruments, beats, bars, or dope movements you want to share!

Circles & Ciphers is a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people of color who are prison-, court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Using Hip-Hop infused peacemaking circles, they empower participants to transform legacies of violence, incarceration, patriarchal masculinity, and disengagement.

 

Date: Friday, November 3rd
Time: 9- 11 PM
Place: PsiU

48 Hour Phone Film Festival, hosted by Cardinal Pictures

From Chris Jackson:

Do you have a phone?
Does it record video?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, you’re ready to take part in Cardinal Pictures’ 4th Annual 48 Hour Phone Film Festival!

It begins at 5 pm on Friday, November 3rd and ends at 5 pm on Sunday, November 5th.
You can submit your films anytime between then!

We are also doing a 7 Second Film Challenge as part of the festival, where all the films are limited to 7 seconds (same rules apply, except the runtime is limited to 7 seconds).

Sign up using this form linked here anytime before 1 pm on Friday the 3rd!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbQgKd1t0_oZwDUnmblf3wxoHnLXCKFWFlIA-sDTXFwYhjCA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The films will be screened on Sunday at a time and location TBA. There will be yummy food and great company.

Date: Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th
Time: 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Sunday

Continue reading to see the guidelines:

Joseph Perna Talk

From the Romance Languages Department:

Joseph Perna teaches Italian and Film at Sewane: The University of the South. His research explores vernacular modernism in Italy, with a special emphasis on cinema, photography, and magazines in the years surrounding the Second World War. His essays have appeared in The Italianist and World Film Location: Florence, and he’s currently at work on a book about passionate viewing in modern Italy. His favorite canto is Inferno-5.

Date: Thursday, November 2nd (Today!)
Time: 5 PM
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, RLL Building (300 High Street)