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A special edition of The Argus is being put together right now. We will distribute it today and update it for Reunion and Commencement.
Now is the time for you to be heard. Submit your Wespeaks to before 4 p.m. and INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER so we can verify your submission. Direct all questions to argus@wes.

ABC News Senior Vice President Paul Mason

The Argus proudly welcomes back ABC News Senior Vice President Paul Mason ’77 for a dinner discussion this evening. He will candidly discuss ABC’s much-maligned handling of the Pennsylvania debate (you can watch a video transcript here) as well as recent events in the campaign including the ongoing fallout for Senator Obama from Reverend Wright and what Tuesday’s primaries mean for Senator Clinton.

There will be pizza.

Date: Tonight, May 8
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: PAC 422

Argus Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m.

TONIGHT (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in PAC 001.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in journalism?
Avi Salzman ’00 has written for The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, the American Lawyer, and various other newspapers. He will give us advice on breaking into the journalism field.
Dinner will be provided.

Making headlines

Catch up on this week’s Argus issues.

Blunt refusal: ResLife says no to funding Zonker Harris Day
As applications roll in and the annual WesFest ceremonies approach, Residential Life, with President Michael Roth’s consent and the Admissions Office’s encouragement, is threatening to cut funding for WestCo’s annual Zonker Harris Day unless the festival’s drug-referencing name is changed.

Art sits in vault after Museum scrapped

President Roth has scrapped plans for a $26 million museum that would have been housed in the old squash court building next to the Usdan University Center. The project, which had been in development for more than a decade, was deemed too expensive, but the University must now contend with a lack of storage space for its art, archeology, and music collections.

Bon Appétit rethinks to-go plan, tries to minimize waste
Under a new plan, “To Go” carryout containers for students eating on the run would return to Usdan’s Marketplace, and students would also be permitted to carry meals downstairs or outside. Bon Appétit Resident District Manager Delmar Crim, however, thinks rampant food waste by students may derail the plan.

This week’s editorials:
Bring on the bar
Wesleyan should reconsider its relationship with alcohol, and not through ill-advised plans like last fall’s ill-fated talk of a hard alcohol ban. An on-campus bar for students, professors, and staff of legal age could be a good solution.

Defining culture
The University’s administration is taking…but it isn’t giving back. Students rarely find themselves at events with a majority of their peers, and we would like to see the University offer more events that bring the student community together.

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