Hannah Vogel ’13 is spreading the word about the semester’s most anticipated Japanese Taiko drumming event:
“Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Taiko students under the direction of Kaoru Watanabe perform the thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming. Several dynamic styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.”
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Victor Goh, Arian Dehnow, Mike Glasser, and Liz Weinstein ’16 invite you to sing your heart out:
If you want to mingle with the community, sing some songs or just grabsome Lays, we’ve got you covered. And that includes you too, the bathroom singer!! Come join us for a night of awesome Karaoke at 200Church this Thursday!
The Karaoke is open, so invite your friends and belt out songs from the likes of Beyonce and Usher! If you are shy, you can sing along without the microphones or just dance to the beats of the music.
Let’s make this the biggest Karaoke in Wesleyan so join us this Thursday 8pm for some food, music, laughter, and community!
Time: 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: 200 Church
From Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 comes your daily dose of news about veggies and organic things:
First farmer’s market of the semester! There will be jams, jellies, spices, honey, greens, sweets, other local produce, and chillin’ in the sun with friends.
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Usdan Courtyard
Cost: 0 Dolla Bilz
If you’ve checked your email in the past hour, you’ll have noticed a fresh, warm email about the retirement of Dave Meyer sitting in your inbox. Yes, you read that correctly: after 33 years of working for Wesleyan’s Office of Public Safety (seven of which were spent as its director), Mr. Meyer will be saying goodbye to Wes.
I wish to inform you that David Meyer, director of Public Safety, has announced that he will retire from Wesleyan effective June 30, 2013.
Dave has been a Wesleyan employee for 33 years and has held every position within the Office of Public Safety from officer to director. He oversaw the Commencement visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Wesleyan, and he has guided Public Safety through many other campus events – ranging from the most difficult and tragic to logistically challenging storms to visits from dignitaries and celebrities.
Dave is secretary of the Northeast College and University Security Association and is president of the Connecticut chapter of the International College Law Enforcement Association. For the past six years, he has participated in running the Wesleyan Open, a fundraiser for local charities.
Farewell, Dave! I’m sure you’ve been looking forward to one last Foss Hill spring before bidding us adieu.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, wesstudent has been having some problems this morning. This isn’t just you — this is happening all across campus. For now you can use wesguest (ask a friend for the password). Or you can use the ethernet jack in your room. Don’t call ITS! They can’t help you and they’re getting calls from everyone else, too! For now we’re all waiting on the fix.
[Update from hermes, 10:35 am]: Wesstudent wifi is working again… for now.
[Update from Zach, 11:57 am]: And we’re back. Here’s the explanatory email from the one and only Karren Waren:
A problem in PeopleSoft affected multiple systems this morning including our ability to email campus-wide lists. Moodle and wireless were also among the prominent systems affected. While we are rapidly moving toward resolution, not all systems are completely restored. We will send a follow-up email this afternoon with an updated status.
We apologize for the delay in notification, we had to find alternate means of emailing the constituents on campus.
“I grew up around guns. I like guns. But I was there. And something’s got to change.”
The CFA Hall was packed on Wednesday as faculty, students, and Middletown-area residents gathered to hear what three of the nation’s leading experts in gun violence had to say about the United States’ gun violence epidemic. The panel was chaired by Wesleyan’s very own Leah Wright and consisted of professors Saul Cornell, Kristin A. Goss, and Matthew Miller from Fordham, Duke, and Harvard, respectively (you can read up on the participants here). Each professor gave a ten minute lecture on their particular field followed by a Q & A led by NPR’s John Dankosky. I’ll give a summary of each lecture, then some of the important points from the Q & A, and end with a summary of my thoughts on the whole event. Let’s get started.
Professor Cornell: Professor Cornell gave an abbreviated history of the Second Amendment and Second Amendment interpretation. He detailed the current state of affairs, where many people have a “Second Amendment Tourette’s Syndrom.” He explained that our society talks about the amendment like it’s “monolithic and its meaning has never changed,” when in fact it’s been reinterpreted just as much as any other section of the Constitution. Professor Cornell also described the “three myths” of gun control:
Argh classmateys, how are y’all doin’ today, hur? I hope you’re ready for today’s big game (if you know what I mean), because we’re liveblogging it. Not sure if you want to read the opinions of a bunch of
clueless casual football observers expert sports analysts? Then maybe you’ll want to read our opinions on the nation’s premier puppy event instead.
Whatever your tastes may be, let the writers at Wesleying fill your evening with smiles, witty banter, and horrifying Beyoncé/Michael Roth hybrids. Liveblog entries will appear after the jump.
Hilda Vargas ’15 and the Philosophy Department have an opportunity for you to get your weekly dose of dialogue (with a visiting lecturer, no less).
The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!
Date: Thursday, January 31
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Are you disturbed by recent shootings throughout these United States? Do you think the issue of gun violence in this country is good conversation material? Are you hankering for a civilized discussion about the future of this country? If your answer to any of these questions is yes (or maybe), Amy Davis ’13 has the perfect opportunity for you:
Our first meeting of the semester will be this Tuesday, January 29, at 7pm on the Usdan couches to discuss gun violence. Coming off Aurora, Sandy Hook, and an exceptionally polarized election year, there’s no better time to talk about why and how these tragedies occur, what we as a nation should do about them, and the politics behind finding a solution.
“Unfortunately, no one can be told what Goggles is. You have to see it for yourself.” — Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999)
Monday Tuesday, everyone! I know you’re all ambivalent/stressed/excited for finals, so I’ve been thinking that Wesleying needs to provide our readers with a creative outlet. Pent up energy isn’t healthy, y’know? So I present to you: Goggles.
Goggles is a fun little tool that let’s you see an extra layer on top of any website you’re browsing. Just drag the goggles button to your bookmarks bar, click the button bookmark, and then a canvas and a set of tools will magically appear on the page. Above you’ll see an example of one of Goggles’s more active drawings. Here’s what Wesleying looks like right now: