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Weed Dating at Long Lane Farm

From the farmers down at Long Lane comes an opportunity to get dirty and support a good cause:

This Friday, April 20, from 3-5pm, come down to the farm and weed with your sweetheart (or your wescam)! There will be a bake sale to support the North End Farmer’s Market’s Double Dollars program. Speed dating optional!

Date: Friday, 4/20
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Long Lane Farm (243 Long Lane, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth)
Cost: however many baked goods you want to buy! cash and venmo ok

Busy this Friday, but want to support the North End Farmer’s Market? Check out this fundraising campaign in support of the Double Dollars program, which helps makes fresh food more affordable for people with low and fixed incomes, and supports Middletown-area farmers from late spring to early fall.

Apply to be a Center for Prison Education Tutor

Check out the following tutoring opportunity from the Center for Prison Education!

The Center for Prison Education is now accepting applications for tutors for the 2018-2019 academic year. Tutors travel with CPE staff to Cheshire or York Correctional Institution for one three-hour study hall session each week for an entire semester, working individually with students on coursework in a wide range of disciplines. More information is available on the application form. Applications are due by Saturday, April 28th.

Stipends are available for work study students. Please contact cpefellow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

For the Love of Bach!

An announcement passed along from the post-grad ghost of kitab, a short and sweet concert for your listening pleasure:

Please join us for a splendid evening of Bach on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Memorial Chapel located on 221 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, AD HOC BACH Choir and Orchestra present:

J. S. Bach, Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82
William Doreza, bass

J.S. Bach, Cantata “Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild,” BWV 79
Anna Apostolidis, soprano
Carli Poisson, alto
William Doreza, bass

J. S. Bach, Suite No. 1 for [non]Cello Solo, BWV 1007
Libby van Cleve, oboe
Nadya Potemkina, viola
Alex Waterman, cello

Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 7pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

(Late) Procrastination Destination: Francis and the Lights Dance with Chance

Grades for graduation candidates are due Monday at noon, so hopefully at least those folks graduating are no longer procrastinating on school work. Whether or not you’re still working, this short and sweet procrastination destination is for you, with some nice dancing, reassurance that you’ll figure things out whether or not you graduate, and a reminder that “It’s Alright 2 Cry.”

Procrastination Destination: Hot Knives Melting Things and Collaborative Internet Humor

This is it, folks, the last procrastination destination I will write for Wesleying. (Assuming, that is, that I keep my own procrastination in check enough to graduate…) Today’s procrastination destination is exemplary: completely useless, shockingly time-consuming, destructive, self-deprecating, and at times, oddly sweet. It’s also a truly collaborative effort: someone made a half hour compilation video of themself cutting various objects with a very hot knife, someone else captioned said video, someone else watched and then sent it to me, I watched the entire thing during finals last December, took screen shots of much of it and wrote this ridiculous post, and you, dear reader, are wasting time on the fruits of all of our labor. Read after the jump for many screenshots and a link to the original video.

May Day at Long Lane Farm

This Saturday at Long Lane, come celebrate spring in the warm weather!

Come out and smell the flowers from 12 to 4pm! There will be free veggie burgers and live music, as well as arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student groups and farm tours. Try your hand at potato planting, if you like, or decorate a pot and take home your own tomato plant.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 12-4pm
Place: Long Lane Farm, 243 Long Lane (at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth St.)
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Responding to the Victim Rights Law Center’s Report on Wesleyan’s Title IX Policies

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[Updated, 4/2/17, 10:34PM] The post was updated to correct an error in authorship. This post was written by kitab and edited by wilk.

This February, the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) visited Wesleyan to assess our Title IX policies and procedures. Students were notified of their consultation in an all-campus email sent out by Antonio Farias on January 31st. There were three primary goals of the consultation, according to this email:

VRLC are charged with gathering information about the strengths and weaknesses of Wesleyan’s response to reports of sexual and gender-based misconduct, particularly:

  • The clarity of resources for students, faculty, and staff;
  • The accessibility of the process to all students, faculty, and staff, including underrepresented minorities, first-gen, low-income, and LGBTQ populations;
  • The collaboration between the Title IX Office and other first responders.

Their 22-page final report was released on March 23 and emailed out in a classic Roth “Campus Update” this Wednesday. See after the jump for a summary of the report and some commentary.

Long Lane Farm as a Community Space

A message from the Long Lane Farm Collective:

Spring seems to have come early and it’s lovely to spend time outside. Long Lane is a community farm and we want our space to be enjoyed!

We do, however, ask that anyone wishing to use the farm check in with the collective before doing so, because we want to ensure our plants, animals, and visitors are safe and sound. This goes for student groups, but also individuals, any time of day, whether you want to use our space for a social gathering, a project, or just to borrow our equipment. You can get in touch with any member of the collective, or email the farm email (weslonglanefarm[at]gmail[dot]com) with what you’re planning and any ways we can help. We’ll discuss your plans and let you know what we decide and what, if anything, you should know to make sure the farm is well taken care of.

As always, if you want to get involved with the farm, we’d love to see you at a community workday, every Saturday at the farm (the corner of Wadsworth and Long Lane) from 10-2; a weekly meeting every Sunday at 5pm in Boger Hall 110; or you can email us to be added to the listserv! All levels of experience are welcome!

Maple Tapping at Long Lane Farm!

syrupFrom the wonderfully sweet (and occasionally sappy) Hilary Brumberg ’17 comes an opportunity to learn how to make your own syrup:

This Saturday, Long Lane Farm will be holding a workshop to tap our very own maple trees! In the coming weeks, we will boil the sap to make local Middletown maple syrup and other yummy maple treats. Come by Long Lane Farm to harvest salad greens at 10am and/or for the tapping workshop at 11am. Long Lane Farm is located at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth. Please come bundled in lots of layers and wearing snow boots.

Any and all are welcome, maple novices and experts alike!

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 10am-1pm (maple tapping starts at 11am)
Place: Long Lane Farm, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth