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Hidden Gems: Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History


Greg in a romantic vignette filter

Maybe you’ve heard that there’s a secret stuffed bison hidden somewhere in Exley? I don’t see how a stuffed bison could feasibly be a secret, so I’m skeptical about the merit of my “discovery” of it. For those who don’t know: he lives in the Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History. Greg (that’s his name) the Bison is only one of many nifty artifacts located in this small museum in the middle of the E&ES department (4th floor of Exley). The museum is named after an emeritus professor who was in what used to be the Geology Department. It’s just like the museum in Animal Crossing, and that’s the most shining endorsement anyone can offer, really.

Chances are, you’re either a museum person or you’re not. If museums aren’t your thing there’s probably not a lot that could convince you to check this place out because it’s a bit like any Natural History museum, only smaller and under renovations. But if museums definitely are your thing, you’ll totally dig this place. It has a surprisingly decent array of geological artifacts, from fossils to minerals to a bunch of badass geodes and crystals. I think I spotted just one taxidermied animal besides Greg. There are two tabletop display cases with various rock and fossil specimens, one of which was filled with mostly basalt. Like, weirdly full of every kind of basalt possible. I kid you not, you can go see “congealed driblets of basalt.”

Reading Period Therapy Dogs!


From Olivia Chavez ’15:

Reading week is better with dogs!

Come by Zelnick to enjoy some loving from Tails of Joy therapy dogs. Bring your friends and your collective stress levels will surely decrease.

Sponsored by Sign House

Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavillion

Quasimodal on Ice!


Emma Buford ’16 says:

Our winter concert, on ice! You’ve seen us in briefs so you obviously don’t wanna miss quasi on the rocks!

For the last time this semester, we give you Quasimodal, Wesleyan’s best-looking-in-reindeer-antler-headbands a cappella group.®

We’ll be starting our set at 7 sharp (actually though)–a special treat is in store for all who make an early showing!

Bring your bestie, your uncle, your pet, your textbooks, your water bottle filled with whatever you like, but most importantly bring that quasi love ?


Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Free!

Giving Tuesday – GOLD Alumni

From Joe Giamo ’11:

Wesleyan is participating in “Giving Tuesday” this year, which is a day for everyone to give back to their world, in dollars, service and time. Hundreds of organizations, including Wesleyan, have partnered with 92Y and are asking alumni to support our cause.

We are asking GOLD alumni and seniors (as part of SWAG) to give to whatever drives you on campus so that we create a first class education that supports teachers, research opportunities, technology in classrooms and computer labs, and student resources like the Writing and Math Workshop.

Thank you for your kind and loyal support! Give to Wesleyan on Tuesday, December 3 with a gift through the annual fund: