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#BlackLivesMatter: Students Respond to Ferguson Verdict

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Beginning at 11AM today, students have gathered in Usdan to push back against the verdict of no indictment for Officer Darren Wilson given last night in Ferguson. Wilson shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown months ago, leading to protests in Ferguson and across the country. Signs are being held and banners have been dropped in Usdan right before the campus leaves for Thanksgiving break tomorrow.

There have also been messages written around campus, including on Foss Hill and in front of Olin. More images of the movement in Usdan after the break.

Taiwanese Afternoon Tea

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Via Phillip Katz ’17:

Need a break from studying? Join us in Woodhead Lounge from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. for afternoon tea – Taiwanese style! Quench your thirst with a cup of milk tea and chewy tapioca. Satiate your appetite with a flavorful tea eggs and our specialty fried rice noodles. We’ll be waiting!

Bubbbbble Milk Tea – $2
Fried Rice Noodles – $2
Tea Eggs – $1
(All Vegetarian)

Date: TODAY, Sunday, November 23rd
Time: 3PM to 4:30PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Varies

Meet and Greet with the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

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Via the Asian American Student Collective:

Join the Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective as we hold a meet and greet with the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission! Come meet members from the Commission with appetizers at Fiore II—this will be a great opportunity to meet and network with Asian Americans in Connecticut, as well as to learn about the work that CTAPAAC does for the AAPI community in Connecticut.

Date: TONIGHT, November 20th
Time: 6PM
Place: Fiore II, 332 Main St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457
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~AWKWAFINA~ + Cornelius + jdv plus

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Via Lynna Zhong ’15:

The Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective presents AWKWAFINA!!! Asian-American rapper from Queens, New York known for witty, quirky, expensive satire and comical rap verses and music videos. With hits like “My Vag”, “Queef”, “NYC Bitche$”, & “Yellow Ranger,” it’s guaranteed a bada$$ f*ckin night.

$atire goddess;
$upport her album ‘Yellow Ranger’ and on MTV’s “Girl Code”

DOORS OPEN 10:30
11:15 – Cornelius+
12- Awkwafina
12:45 – jdv plus

**Bring yo WES IDs

Date: TONIGHT, November 14th
Time: 10:30PM – 2AM
Place: Alpha Delt

Submit to the Ankh!

10700387_905741066121464_2204127278724933623_oVia Savannah Turner ’16:

This semester, we want you to submit to The Ankh, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Publication. We want your voices represented! Our print publication will be released in late November and it will be full of poetry, articles, interviews,artwork, etc all created and compiled by students of color. The flyer below is posted around campus and has some details on it. We will be accepting submissions until November 2.You can submit whatever you want on any topic. We even have the capacity to publish videos or music through our blog, twitter, and facebook page.

If you would like to submit just email theankh[at]wesleyan.edu and let us know what you’re thinking of putting together. We are happy to work with you during the process if you’d like. Please email all submissions with a few images that you feel go along with your piece in some way.

Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with interesting articles and news about people of color on and off campus!
Look out for our blog, which will be released soon!
Follow us on Twitter!

Date: November 2nd
Place: theankh[at]wesleyan.edu

Lanterns and Special Effects in 17th Century China

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Via Amy Zhang ’15:

Don’t miss this talk tomorrow afternoon at the Center for East Asian Studies! Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale University, Tina Lu, will be speaking on ‘Lanterns and Special Effects in 17th Century China’.

Date: Tomorrow, September 23rd
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Room

BREAKING: Residential Fraternities Must Become Co-Ed

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In an email sent to the Wesleyan community this morning, the Chair of the Board of Trustees Joshua Boger ’73 and President Michael Roth ’78 informed the campus of the Board’s decision that all residential greek organizations must become fully co-educational in not just housing but within the greek organizations themselves.

The Board of Trustees convened in their retreat this past weekend, with more than half of the schedule dedicated to the issue of greek life on campus as well as the future of residential fraternities. This comes on the heel of the administration’s decision to declare Beta’s house off-limits to all students just a few weeks ago, in light of the discussions last semester within and outside of meetings in the Wesleyan Student Assembly over the issue of coeducation and residential fraternities.

Update (9/22/14 5:00PM): We asked DKE president Terence Durkin ’16 if the coeducation decision would affect their national membership and how they might implement coeducation. His response:

It is my understanding that our National Charter does not allow co-education, so this unilateral decision by the administration is problematic for us.  It seems to do away with freedom of association for a specific, carefully chosen segment of the so-called Wesleyan “community”.  The University is telling us who our friends are going to be, and who we must choose as our leaders.  This is just not right.  This is just not Wesleyan. We are exploring all options with our Alumni and undergraduates, and we will have more to say in the near future.

Dean Mike Whaley similarly reiterated that the national charter of DKE (and Beta) does not recognize coeducation, while Psi U’s does. He also pointed out that Alpha Delta Phi had a similar conflict with their national charter when they decided to co-educate in 1972. His response below:

I’ve not yet had a chance to work with any of the organizations yet given that the announcement was just made today.  As President Roth’s announcement indicates, “If the organizations are to continue to be recognized as offering housing and social spaces for Wesleyan students, women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.” We’ve invited each of the all-male fraternities to develop their own plans for realizing this goal, and I will be working with them as they develop and implement their plans to make sure they are likely to reach our objectives.

Psi U, whose national permits coeducation, has asked to meet with me later this week to begin discussions and planning.

You probably already know that Psi Upsilon’s national permits coeducation, while Beta’s and DKE’s do not.  My understanding is that Alpha Delta Phi had a similar challenge with their national when they co-educated many years ago – how they overcame that obstacle could be instructive for the organizations.

Mount Eerie @ BuHo

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From Matt Fine ’15:

Phil Elverum is a singer/songwriter who goes under the moniker of The Microphones and Mount Eerie. He is going to be playing a small, stripped down, performance in Buddhist House at 8. His music combines elements of lo-fi and folk music with brief elements of black metal and noise, finding beauty within dissonance.

Check out these videos.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 8 PM
Place: BuHo

Asian American Student Collective: First Meeting

10694421_10204409578217898_3822525391456323996_oVia Harim Jung ’16:

Come join the Asian American Student Collective (AASC) in our first collective meeting!

If you’re identify as Asian American, or are just interested in Asian America, join AASC! AASC creates a space in which we can discuss and tackle issues facing Asian America and/or issues facing Asian Americans on campus, through discussions, speakers, and panels. We also work with other student of color groups on campus in building coalitions to advance the needs of our communities.

In our first meeting on Tuesday, we’re going to talk about what’s on deck for this upcoming year, what members of the collective want to do, as well as introductions and such to get to know one another.

Date: Tuesday, September 16th
Time: 7PM
Place: 41 Wyllys 115
Link: Facebook

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Photo

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Via the brilliant Dreisen Heath ’15:

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, in Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitnesses say that when the last shots were fired, Brown had his hands up.

In honor and in solidarity with the late Michael Brown, we invite you to participate in a photographical moment that will capture the classic gesture of surrender to authority, which has now evolved into a defiant symbol across the nation.

To assure agency is properly given to the primary victims of unarmed violence and allies, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Don’t Shoot In My Name” are both two separate social media movements with different targeted groups of people, uniting under the same issue.