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Senior Week Hackathon: What Would You Build in Exactly 36 Hours?


Evan Carmi ’13 and Julian Applebaum ’13 want to let you know about the Senior Week Hackathon:

What would you build if you only had 36 hours?

Better course registration? No problem. Tracking down alums? Done. Reliving your campus years with music? Get your smartphone out. On Saturday, May 18th, 3 teams of Wesleyan students will go head-to-head to build the best Wes-themed web app. Apps will be judged by a team of all-star Wesleyan Computer Science alumni and a community vote on campus. The better the app scores, the more awesome the prize. Are you game? 

Check out the website for more information. Five different companies are sponsoring the event with prizes. If you’re interested in joining last minute send an email to ecarmi@wes or japplebaum@wes.

Two Public Safety Officers Fired for Apparent Video Voyeurism Incident

Public Safety has had an interesting year at best. First alleged racial profiling during homecoming weekend, then allegations of Public Safety assaulting a Wesleyan student, and in January, an officer was fired for allegedly stealing equipment from faculty offices. This was followed by today’s email (see below) in which two Public Safety officers were involved in viewing and possibly video recording a female student in her residence. The two offending officers have since been fired. According to an email from Dean Mike Whaley, Wesleyan “is cooperating with Middletown police in an ongoing investigation.”

Following last semester’s forumPresident Roth ’78 had an independent review look into Public Safety’s current practices and relationship with the University. Tonight, from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan), you can attend an open student session and meet with the representatives of the independent company conducting the review, Margolis Healy. It’s some pretty strikingly appropriate timing, considering today’s email report.

Watch a student-produced documentary about recent tensions involving Public Safety here.

Date: Tuesday, April 30 (today)
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free

Read past the jump for the full email.

New Wesleying: Redesign 2013

New Wesleying YAH!

We’ve wanted to redesign Wesleying for a while and finally got around to it this Winter break. Here it is! The new site is live! Rejoice! It’s 2013!

Our aim was to have a user-friendly, sleeker design with better-organized content. It’s still a work in progress, but a step toward having a more mobile, social, and visual site.

There’s now a navigation bar to make it easier to separate between featured and event posts; it’s also where you’ll find our submission forms and a revamped “links” page. The sidebar is cleaner and still features the weekly-ish poll, shoutbox, and popular posts list. We’ve added a social media widget so you can follow Wesleying all over the interwebz. Most noticeably, the newest featured posts are highlighted at the top of the page so you can view them more easily.

We expect to roll out some minor changes in the next few weeks, but this is basically the new site. Enjoy it, embrace it, explore it, and as Wesleying’s resident computer beauty expert Evan Carmi ’13 has stated, “Change is hard. Suck it up!”

If you have any questions, thoughts, or constructive criticism, feel free to send them to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org. It’s an ongoing process and we appreciate your opinions.

If you’re interested in the geekery behind the redesign, read more after the jump. 

Farmers Market Holiday Market!

From Maddie Ames ’13:

We’ll be holding a special holiday market in Zelnick Pavilion on
Wednesday, December 5th from 11 AM – 2PM.
Our normal vendors will be there selling produce, bread, spices and
SHOFCO and Impact will also be selling their wares.

Buy some gifts for your family and friends before it’s too late!

Date: Wed, December 5, 2012
Time: 11am – 2pm
Place: Zelnick Pavillion
Cost: Bring cash to buy your gifts

Fall ’12 Points Calculator

Wondering if you’re going to run out of points if you keep getting coffee at Pi three times a day?

 About this time of year I start wondering if my spending habits are unhealthy. Are you wondering too? Wesleying now has an updated Fall 2012  Meal/Points Calculator.

Wesleying has decided (well, I did) that we should host a points calculator and actually keep it up to date. So whenever you find that the Wesleying points calculator is old, just complain by sending an email to staff <at> wesleying <dot> org. Code is originally by Jeff Ruberg ’12.

LiNK Film Screening: The People’s Crisis

Diana Choi ’13 writes in:

Wesleyan LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) invites you to come watch a
documentary about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and the
struggle life has become for North Korean refugees living in China.

There will be Free Korean food!

Date: Sunday, October 28
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Location: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Wesleying Sports Desk Presents: Amherst vs Wesleyan, a Football Liveblog

Disclaimer: our bloggers have never liveblogged a, err, umm, sporting event before.

Welcome to Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012! Wesleying will be liveblogging the Amherst vs. Wesleyan sports game. Our reporters inform us the sport is the game of football. According to the Hartford Courant, Wesleyan’s football team is undefeated 4-0 for the first time since 1998. This is a big deal! “”Amherst has been in big games before and you know those kids aren’t going to get rattled,” Coach Whalen told the Courant. “They have the experience factor, but we have a lot of kids who have continued to make plays.”

In collaboration with WesPregame, we’ll also be livestreaming the action after the jump. You can follow their webcast online here, or just click past the jump. (The livestream will load automatically.)

Read more to see the livefeed, liveblog updates, and photos.

Last Contra Dance of the Semester

Micah Wylde ’12 wants you to join him at the last contra dance of the semester:

Tonight, Friday – Beckham Hall 8pm

It’s the last contra dance of the semester! Come to Beckham hall tonight for some great music and dancing. All dances will be taught – no experience necessary. Newcomers are always welcome! Bring your friends or bring yourself! No partner needed.”

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Place: Beckham
Why: If you’d ever gone you’d know

Encuentro – For Community, For Humanity

Rachel Fifer ’12 says you should come to an Encuentro:

An Encuentro (or “Encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully.

An Encuentro is not a meeting a one-way panel or a conference. It is a call for dialogue and collaboration developed by the Mexican Zapatista revolutionaries with the intent of countering the current tendency to prioritize big business over individual welfare. We will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally.

Encuentro is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, love, a voice, a space to exist, peace, respect, themselves, for our community, for our dignity, and for humanity.