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Duke Day is TODAY!


Chris Gortmaker ’17 informs you of the festivities:

Duke Day is Westco’s fall-time music and arts festival.
Come for friends, sounds, sights, food, fun, and fantasy.
Find yourself in the Café on Saturday.

2:00 // No-Fish Bowl
2:45 // Bryan Farb and the Raisin Band
3:30 // Rui Barbosa
4:15 // All-caps LADD
5:00 // Horse Jumper of Love
6:00 // Locus

Thesis Reading: Brethren

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Eric Lopez ’15:

On Thursday November 13th at 4:15 PM in Downey 113, Katherine Gibbel
’15 will read from her creative poetry thesis Brethren.

Date: November 13
Time: 4:15 PM – 5PM
Place: Downey 113

Community Research Seminar Info Session


Caroline Monahan ’16 writes:

Interested in taking a course that allows you to make a concrete difference in the Middletown community, i addition to learning about community research methods? Consider applying for the Community Research Seminar, a 1.5 credit course for juniors and seniors of all majors offered this spring with Professor Rob Rosenthal.

The Community Research Seminar is an engaging and challenging foray into community research, and allows students to plan and carry out research for organizations throughout Middlesex County. Previous projects include exploring what factors help or hinder welfare recipients’ transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency for the Middlesex County Community Action Group, an assessing what barriers exist between Middletown Police officers and North End residents and possible ideas to address those issues (see here for more examples of past research).

For more information, come to one of the info sessions offered on November 12th, at 4:30 pm in Allbritton 004, and 8:30 in Allbritton 311.

Email Caroline Monahan at cmonahan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to request an application form. Applications open November 5th, and are due by November 17th.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 12
Time: 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 004 at 4:30, Allbritton 311 at 8:30

Is Peace Possible? Gershon Baskin on Israel-Palestine


Caroline Monahan ’16 invites you to attend:

J Street U at Wesleyan and Wes for Peace are excited to host Gershon
Baskin at Wesleyan this Tuesday, November 11th at 8 pm. Dr. Baskin
will be sharing his analysis of the Kerry Initiative’s failure, this
past summer’s violence in the region, and his vision for peace going
forward. Q&A and dessert reception to follow.

Gershon Baskin is an Israeli-American peace activist who has dedicated
his career to the pursuit of a dignified two-state solution between
Israel and Palestine that will bring justice and stability to the
region. Dr. Baskin was one of the back-channel negotiators between
Israel and Hamas who secured Gilad Shalit’s release from captivity in
2011 after he was abducted in the Gaza Strip five years earlier.
Previously, Dr. Baskin served as an advisor on the peace process to
Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin’s government.

This lecture is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of
Public Life, Government Department, College of Social Studies, Middle
Eastern Studies, Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Muslim Students
Association and the Wesleyan Jewish Community.

Date: Tues, Nov 11
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: PAC 001

Challah Braiding


Matthew Renetzky ’18:

Join us for some Challah baking fun and learn the tricks of the trade
of Challah braiding. Levi and Chanie from Chabad will bring
everything. All you need is 10 minutes to come and shape, braid and
top your own challah!

Date: Wednesday, November 5th
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110

“Animals, Law, and the Victim Vacuum” talk by Professor David Cassuto ’85


Lucy Salwen ’17:

Interested in Animal Rights? Interested in Law? How about the intersection of the two? Want to hear a successful Wesleyan alum speak about his work as an Animal Rights Lawyer?

If you answered “yes” to any, all, or none of these questions, come to “Animals, Law, and the Victim Vacuum,” a talk by Professor David Cassuto ’85 presented by The College of Letters.
Date: Wed. (11/5)
Time:  4:30pm
Place:  41 Wyllys, room 112


Nina Stender ’16:
The Wesleyan International Relations Association, Adelphic Educational Fund, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays present:
Guest Speaker Dr. Donald N. Clark, Professor of History, Trinity University
Co-Director, East Asian Studies, Historian of Modern Korea
The event will begin with a lecture covering the background and history, the present situation and the future of relations between the two Koreas, and will be followed by questions and open discussion.
Dr. Clark is a renowned and well-published specialist on Korean affairs. He is a Professor of History at Trinity University in San Antonio, where he also directs the program in East Asian Studies. Dr. Clark’s roots in Korea go back to the early twentieth century when his grandparents and parents, who originated in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, were Presbyterian missionaries stationed in Pyongyang, the capital of what is now North Korea. He grew up in Seoul in the years following the Korean War, during which he witnessed Korea’s struggle to rebuild. He then developed an academic interest in Korean affairs which evolved into a Ph.D. at Harvard University and a career teaching East Asian history at Trinity in Texas. His total time living and working in Korea over the decades amounts to more than twelve years.
(Typhoon will be served.)
Date: Thursday Nov 6th
Time:  6:30pm
Place:  Allbritton 311


Screen Shot 2014-11-02 at 9.03.29 PMAt 8pm earlier tonight, Jessica Wolinsky ’17 posted that if 100 people “liked” her status on Facebook, she would buzz cut her hair. Fortunately for us, it reached 100 likes! Please RSVP to the Facebook event to join in the festivities. Heather Whittemore ’17 will be doing the honors. Hair will go to the highest bidder.

SEXY HALLOWEEN PARTY // MFDP & Swipe Right // ???


If you aren’t at Alpha Delt on Halloween you aren’t doing yourself any favors. MFDP and Swipe Right will be playing some loud rock and roll, and if y’all stick around afterwards you’ll be treated to the musical stylings of DJ Schoolboy Jew. Costumes required.

*** MFDP ***
A capital-R Rock Band engineered to make you dance. Guitars won’t be the only thing turnt up.

*** Swipe Right ***
Indie rockers serving up groovy originals and slick covers. Look for them on Tinder.

*** DJ Schoolboy Jew ***
What she order, Sam Shillét?

Date: Friday, October 31th
Time: 11PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Society, 185 High St

Fall Fest

UntitledCome celebrate Fall in the OUTHOUSE BACKYARD! Festivities will include: Worm Wrestling, Slackline, Donuts on a string, Rock Painting , an Awesome Ball Tent, some sweet music, and lots of yummy things to eat!

Date: October 24th
Outhouse backyard – 132 High St.