Your favorite non-directive listening service is taking a two week break to go snorkeling with dolphins. Feel free to call us through Thursday night (March 6). We will be back on March 24, ready to listen!
Eight-to-eight hopes you have a wonderful spring break!
Tonight, at 8:00 PM in the WestCo cafe, will be the The Sloth’s inaugural performance. Like in the rhyming podcast that wouldn’t let us use their name for our event, ten Wesleyan students will tell 4-8 minute stories related to the theme STEALING/STOLEN. These ten students are:
Sam Sikder ’14
Dylan Turmeque ’13 MA ’14
Gabe Gordon ’15
Francesca Moree ’14
Lizzie Shackney ’17
Christoper Sanders ’17
Issy Rouse ’14
Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14
Yona Roberts-Golding ’14
Jana Heaton ’14
Come watch and listen!
Date: TODAY, Friday, February 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Covering eight indigenous communities, Standing On Sacred Ground exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In the U.S. and around the world, indigenous people defend human rights and restore the environment in their sacred places, the original protected areas. In a growing worldwide movement, their resistance provides the path to our common future.
Produced and directed by Christopher McLeod P’17. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua), Rhoda Roberts (Bundjalung) and Luana Busby-Neff (Hawai`i).
Featuring Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and authors Barry Lopez and Satish Kumar.
Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion
The schedule for the event follows after the jump:
This is another installment in our series of interviews with student groups at Wesleyan.
For this interview, I sat down with Axel Schlossberg ’15 of WesClimb to talk about the group today, its history, and what climbing competitions actually entail.
What types of climbing does WesClimb do?
There are three main types of climbing. One is called top-roping. Top-roping is where you are climbing and someone on the ground is belaying you. In top-roping, you have the security of the harness and rope, which is attached to the top of the wall. The second type is called bouldering. This is usually short climbing without a rope, and you usually go up around 12-15 feet. Bouldering emphasizes power rather than stamina, and tends to be harder. But at the same time, you do your own thing; you can mark your own pace. The third type of climbing is called lead climbing, which is height climbing similar to top-roping, but you don’t have the security of the rope coming from the top; you are actually carrying the rope with you. As you go up, you attach it to clips on the wall. If you fall, you fall only as far as the last clip you’ve reached.
Most of the people on WesClimb primarily do bouldering, but we have about five or six people who do top-roping.
In conjunction with Evan Roth’s exhibit, Intellectual Property Donor, in the Zilkha Gallery, I (BZOD) will be moderating a panel on art and open source tomorrow afternoon. The description for the event is as follows:
Once the nearly exclusive purview of lawyers and librarians, questions of copyrights, freedom of information, and open source programming now reach into the lives of everyone. From the knock-off Prada bag, to the distribution of music, to question of privacy that could impact national security–all of these issues and more come to the fore with currently available technologies. Previously accepted precepts and practices are being challenged from all sides. Moderated by students from the blog Wesleying.org [ME!], this panel of Wesleyan faculty and students will explore these engaging issues with audience participation invited.
The panel will include Assistant Professor of Sociology Greg Goldberg, Dean of Social Studies Joyce Jacobsen, Max Dietz ’16, Isabella Litke ’12, and Music Librarian Alec McLane. Each panelist will speak for five minutes on an open source issue related to their interests, and then I will ask questions to the panel or take questions from the audience. Come! It’ll be fun.
Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Zilkha 106 (turn right when you enter the lobby of Zilkha Gallery)
This just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:
Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.
Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)
Interested in global health? Interested in being part of a international partnership dedicated to improving access to healthcare in rural Guatemala? Interested in actually doing something for a cause you believe in instead of just fundraising?If you said to any of these questions, then you should be at the first meeting of Students for Sayaxche TODAY at 9 PM.
Students for Sayaxche is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals in Guatemala. As student volunteers, you can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxche clinic. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in public health, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
Date: TODAY, Monday, February 3
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Submitted by the wonderful Katherine Cohen ’14, who makes some damn good soups:
A Wunderkammer (translated into English with the comparatively boring term ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’) was an encyclopedia style assortment of interesting little objects that Renaissance and Baroque aristocrats collected. These pre-museums had no common theme, containing anything from stuffed crocodiles, to Chinese footwear, to supposed pieces of the True Cross.
In this spirit, we want to create our own Wunderkammer of the written word, an little encyclopedia of fragments and one liners, organized by subject with no attention payed to provenance, and we are seeking submissions. Please send us the best sentence (or maybe a couple of sentences, or maybe just a phrase) you ever wrote. The idea that came to you at 3 am, was scribbled down and never returned to. That one salvageable good paragraph, sentence, phrase, that you got from the wreck of your paper. The beginning of a poem you never finished. A memorably bad translation. A perfect essay title – doesn’t matter if you never wrote the essay. Send us things that make no sense. Send us things that sound good.
We’d rather you didn’t write new stuff for Wunderkammer, or edit too much. Read your old stuff. We promise treasure is already there. Please send as much as possible to wunderkammer2014[at]gmail[dot]com, by Feb 20th.
If you want to know more about the project, email me at kcohen[at]wesleyan[edu].