Author Archives: Liz

Documentary Advocacy World Premiere

What do the prison system, community radio, children’s museums, wheelchair basketball and landscape design have in common?

Yes, they are all words that leave you wanting more. And yes, they are all super cool topics (except for prisons, which are not cool). But most importantly, they are each the star of their very own documentary film!

Come see the fine work created by this year’s Documentary Advocacy class, featuring short (10-15 minute) films on the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, WESU Radio, Kid City Children’s Museum, the Connecticut Spokebenders wheelchair basketball team, and the WildWes student group.

Filmmakers and subjects will be on hand to talk about the films and take questions. All are invited!

Date: Sunday February 12
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: Wesleyan Center for Film Studies

Learn about Venture for America

Do you want to start or run your own business someday?

The best way to learn how to do it is to work alongside an entrepreneur who is doing just that.

Come learn about Venture for America, the new two-year fellowship program in which top recent college graduates will work at start ups in low-cost cities supporting an entrepreneur in growing his or her business. Fellows attend a 5-week boot camp at Brown University in Summer, 2012 with experienced entrepreneurs and investors before beginning assignment. The top performing Fellow receives $100k in seed investment to start his or her own enterprise.

Founder Andrew Yang will be holding an info session and meet and greet this Wednesday, February 1st, at 6 pm in room 112 of 41 Wyllys (the new Career Center). There’ll be pizza too! Check out to learn more.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1
Time: 6 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 112

Five Years in New York

Liz Colville ’05 has a lovely post over at The Awl, an open letter to ’10 grads.  She writes about her post-college years – the alien world of temp jobs, online dating, and apartments that make a HiRise seem palatial.  Colville still lives in New York — and take heart ’10 grads: “slowly my temp career was being replaced with a writing career”!

The Awl: Five Years in New York: To the Class of 2010 from the Class of 2005

Middletown Resident Pulls Gun on Census Worker

Some people really don’t like performing their civic duty:

MIDDLETOWN — A city man has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a census worker last week.

An employee of the U.S. Census Bureau complained to police that Demond McCaw, 35, pulled a gun on him while he was visiting the suspects McKenna Drive home on May 30 at 6:44 p.m.

The worker told police that McCaw was answering census-related questions, then stopped when he thought the questions became too personal, according to police. The census worker walked back to his car to retrieve paperwork and McCaw allegedly followed. The suspect reportedly grabbed the papers from the worker, police said. When the worker attempted to retrieve them McCaw pulled a hand gun from his waistband, cocked it and began waiving the weapon above his head in a threatening manner, according to the census worker’s statement to police.

McCaw told police he felt threatened by the census worker and said the worker did not show proper identification.

Police officers confiscated the hand gun, which they said was loaded.

McCaw was charged with second-degree threatening with a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.  [Middletown Press]

McCaw was released on bail.  Be careful, census workers!


If you didn’t know (thanks Shoutbox commenters!),, created by the Wesleyan Business Club, is awesome.  It’s a handy guide to food on campus and off.  The website has the menus of Middletown restaurants and on-campus eateries, and if you can check the specials at WesWings, Red and Black, Star and Crescent, etc.  AND most importantly for finals week, the website lets you search for “24 hours” and “delivery” restaurants in Middletown!  So when your schedule revolves around the library hours and the 2 am migration from Olin to SciLi, at least you don’t need to think about food.  Also thanks for the shoutout, WesMenus – there’s a link to search “free food” tagged posts on Wesleying, if you’re running low on the meal plan.

yoga mmmmmm: a sensual experience like no other

From Abby Baker ’12:

Do you like yoga? Do you like food? Ever wish they were somehow swirled together in some sensual pool of wonderfullness? If so, come to the Buddhist House meditation room May 2nd for a one of a kind delicious experience.

Inspired by David Romanelli’s “Jam Sessions: Yoga for Foodies,”, I will be teaching a 75 minute luxurious flow-yoga class followed by 100% organic treats (dark chocolate, kombucha, fruit…)– FREE OF CHARGE. All yoga levels welcome, all you need is a mat and water bottle.

Facebook event.

Date: Sunday May 2
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House

WSA Elekshunz!1!@!!!!

It’s that time…again. Here are the candidates who have respectfully submitted their request for your votes:

Zachary Malter ’13
Corey Guilmette ’13
Lucas San Juan ’13
Evan Weber ’13

This year’s freshmen love the WSA.  In all seriousness, they are the only ones who submitted statements.  You can vote for your candidates at through tomorrow.  Click after the jump for candidate statements.