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Well, what else do you expect us to do with a pile of snow?

From Stacey Phelps of ResLife:

Dangers of Igloos and Snowpiles

Last night, some students were in an igloo that had been dug out of one of the piles of snow which a plow was about to push back. Had the operator not seen them, they could have been seriously injured. There also is the added danger that such structures may collapse while students are inside them. Although we completely understand the appeal, please do not create or hang out in such structures.

In addition, please keep in mind the decreased visibility created by the large snow piles on some of the streets, whether you are walking or driving, and exercise extreme caution.

Thank you, and enjoy your weekend!

Residential Life


Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale Response Meeting

If you haven’t heard, the Cardinal Conservatives had a bake sale couple of weeks ago to protest Wesleyan’s affirmative action policies. This sparked ‘some’ controversy… University faculty and students have responded by sponsoring a forum. Hot off of my inbox-

Wesleyan Community:

In response to the Affirmative Action Bake Sale sponsored by the Wesleyan Cardinal Conservatives, a group of concerned students and faculty will be hosting a forum on FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 5) AT 5PM  IN USDAN ROOM 108. This forum will provide an open space for anyone interested to listen and voice their thoughts, opinions, feelings, questions, concerns, etc. about the bake sale.  In so doing, we hope to address not only what affirmative action policies are and how they pertain to Wesleyan, but also, our campus climate and deeper societal issues that acted as catalysts for this event. Other points of interest are equally open for discussion.  Hope to see you there!

Sonia Manjon, VP for Institutional Partnerships and Chief Diversity Officer
Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean for Diversity

Here’s a nice quote that I like- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Thank you athletes!

This year, the fall (football, soccer, field hockey, cross country and volleyball) athletes who were on campus early for training helped the Class of 2014 move into their dorms. It was great to see a sea of red shirts help out and welcome freshmen to Wesleyan. The move-in went so much smoother and faster than in previous years.

So I’d like to say again.. THANK YOU & GO WES!

Grassroot Soccer 3 v. 3 Kick AIDS Tournament

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Wesleyan will be hosting a Grassroots Soccer 3 v 3 tournament. Using the power of soccer in the fight against HIV and AIDS, Grassroot Soccer (GRS) provides African youth with the knowledge, life-skills and support to live HIV-free.

Teams should consist of between 3 and 5 players. The cost is $5 per person, $20 per team. Training shoes only, no cleats. There will be opportunities to win prizes, refreshments/food, and a chance to support a great cause. Sign ups in Usdan during lunch! (Tues, 4/20- Fri, 4/23)

Date: April 19 – April 25
: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
: Jackson Field (soccer & lax field in CFA)
Cost: $5


Nathalie Brilliant ’10 presents “Nothing”

An instructional performance piece to exhibit the installation, “Vain in Progress.”

Date: April 19
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan, near the box office


Sam Hart ’10 writes:

Self Assembly examines the complexity and beauty of life as described by the smallest biological molecules. A space designed to wrap viewers in moving color fields, this piece is a personal exploration that draws parallels to my research in biophysics, entertains questions about our inexorable relationship with technology and celebrates the beauty of our physical universe. Different lighting sketches going up throughout the week.

Date/Time: NOW, ALWAYS (…the week of April 19th)
PLACE: Zilkha Gallery

An Important Message Regarding Ze-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Day

First, put this song on

So you’ve looked at and you see statistics like 60% chance of precipitation and temperatures forecasted for 50-40º F this Saturday, and you might have feared that Ze-day might be cancelled or sad or something.

Fortunately, no matter what the weather forecast says, the WestCo/DKE forecast tomorrow is 100% chance of awesome.

The electrical equipment and bands will have a tent, but we’re not electrical, we’re human. When you were a little kid, and it was raining outside, you didn’t want to stay inside and whine. No, you wanted to go outside and jump in puddles, and roll in mud, and throw mud at people, and talk about how ridiculous it is that rain is probably God’s pee, and enjoy Dan Deacon, Anamanaguchi, Movement, The Gentlemen’s Bet, Linus, Sweaty Boys, Apache Kid, and Ishmael.

It’s cold? You have sweaters!
It’s raining? You have rainboots! And rainjackets! (If you don’t have a rainjacket, we’ll cut some holes in a trash bag for you, or something)

It’s WesFest and if Mother Nature’s MAKING IT RAIN, then we’ll party in the God Piss! We’re human and we’re youthful and we go to Wesleyan and we are going to have a great day, forecast be damned.

Yes, if it’s totally intolerable outside, we’ll move the bands into the westco café, but otherwise that space will be protected as a warm safe environment with blankets, hot chocolate, towels and comfortable things for people to rest between music sets. We’ll also have Cold Stone, Tandoor, and Typhoon there so bring some money!

Long and short of it is come to WestCo tomorrow at 1 PM for some Ze-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Day. If there’s nothing outside, check the café. Make sure to come on time, because if it is in the café, only the first 150 or so people will be allowed in.

Happy WesFest!

Africa Yetu, Our Africa

Come join the African Students Association and the Wesleyan Friends of Africa for a Wesfest extravaganza of all things African at Wesleyan.

Date: April 17
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall

Cafe Candide: Party in the French Hall Yard!

This Saturday stop by French Hall for some delicious desserts, aperitifs, and a general good time. There will be lots of awesome activities, like pin the mustache on the Frenchman, as well as French Twister. Lots of food, lots of fun. French speakers and non-speakers welcome. Be there.

Date: April 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: French Hall, Nicolson 7