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Early Decision Notifications Go Out to the Class of 2019 and We’re All Ancient

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It’s that time of year again when Wes students complain about how old they are: Early Decision notifications have been sent to the class of 2019, and around 300-350ish kiddos are now officially coming to Wesleyan this fall. Also, just to throw in some math: Most members of this class were born in 1997 (some in 1996 and even 1998).

The College Confidential thread is ridiculously boring this year (step up your game, prefrosh), so instead, here’s some chatter from the latest cardinals via Twitter:

Apply for the Spring 2015 Digital Wesleyan Workshop

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From a girl who knows how to rock a beanie, Ani Acopian ’16:

If you only fill out one application this break, it should be this one.

Build things you actually use with the Digital Wesleyan Tech Workshop. In 6 Saturday sessions this Spring, you’ll learn programming fundamentals, the coding language Python, and meet connected alumni working in tech. It’s free, requires no prior experience and includes lunch. The last day will be a demo day on which you can show off what you’ve built!

Based on workshop participation, 10 students will be chosen for a paid summer internship with a Wes alum working in technology.

APPLY HERE. APPLICATIONS DUE BY 12/21.

Email aacopian(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions.

Deadline: Sunday, December 21st
Application: HERE, FOOLS

Register for the 7th Annual Social Justice Leadership Conference

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From the SALD Office:

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest or expertise. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change.  SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference, and CLICK HERE to see the conference schedule.

Date: Saturday, November 8th
Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Register: HERE HERE HERE

Submit a Proposal for the Social Justice Leadership Conference

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From Claire Wright ’16 and the SALD Office:

The link for students/groups/faculty to submit applications to be a presenter at the 7th annual Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is now live! The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest or expertise. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change.  SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

For more information on the SJLC, click HERE.

Deadline: Monday, October 13th, at 4pm
Link: Submit your proposal HERE HERE HERE

Student Hospitalized after Falling from Beta Window

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Update [9/10/14, 4:58pm]: President Michael Roth sends an all campus email about the recovering student’s condition:

Dear friends,

We have all been deeply concerned about the condition of the student who was injured in a fall from the third floor of Beta Theta Pi early Sunday morning. She remains in the Intensive Care Unit of a Hartford hospital, and those close to her have very much appreciated the expressions of support and care from the Wesleyan community. I spent some time with the family at the hospital this morning. We are all hopeful for her recovery and would love to welcome her back to Wesleyan whenever she is healthy enough to resume her studies. Meanwhile, we will keep her and her family in our thoughts.

Michael S. Roth
President

Update [9/10/14, 12:44pm]: President Michael Roth and Dean Mike Whaley just emailed the student body to announce that Beta has been shut down for the remainder of the school year. Students are banned from returning to the house, and Beta’s residents are being moved to alternative housing. For more information and updates on the situation, click here.

Update [9/8/14, 7:40pm]: The Hartford Courant published an update, saying that the student is now in “stable” condition.

Update [9/8/14, 12:10pm]: WFSB published a more in-depth story of the incident.

Read after the jump for more updates as well as information on Dean Whaley’s original email and news reports on the situation.

Apply to Work Family Weekend 2014

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From Nisha Grewal ’17:

Apply now to be a part of Family Weekend 2014 (September 26th-28th), an event put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit THIS FORM by Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.

There will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at 5:00 PM in Tishler Lecture Hall (ESC 150). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Apetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below.

If you have any questions, please contact Aarit Ahuja ’16, Catherine Marquez, ’16, or Nisha Grewal ’17 at aprinterns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or at x2802.

Deadline: Tomorrow, September 8th, at 5pm
Form: HURRRRRRR

Work at Red Feather Studios

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From David Stouck ’15:

Hey! Did you know that Wesleyan will be opening it’s first student-run recording studio this year? Red Feather Studios will be Wesleyan’s premier location for writing, producing, recording, mixing and mastering the music of all the incredible student bands on campus. We are looking for experienced Audio Engineers and Musicians to record alongside the ever-growing list of talented singers and rappers in our community.

In return for volunteering three hours of your time each week to working alongside student-artists in the studio, audio engineers and musicians will be granted free time in the studio space to record and produce their own music.

If you would like to audition for one of the Audio Engineer or In-House band member positions, please send an email to dstouck(at)sesleyan(dot)edu with the Header “Red Feather Studios – (Your Full Name),” and include a short description of your musical background, which position you are applying for, and your contact information. Auditions and tutorials will be held periodically throughout the semester, and recording sessions will be open to the student body as soon as we fill our staff.

Deadline: Whenever (but preferably sometime soon)
Contact: dstouck(at)sesleyan(dot)edu

Wesleyan Beekeepers Meeting

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From Jaya Sahihi ’17:

Did you know that there are two beehives on Wesleyan’s campus? We, Wesleyan Beekeepers, are a freshly-forming group who hope to teach the art of beekeeping to fellow students and inspire an overall awareness and appreciation for honeybees (insects that are integral to the pollination of our food).

We are having our kick-off meeting on Monday, September 8th, at 10pm in the UOC and we want YOU (and whatever form of bee experience you have) to be there!

Date: Tomorrow, September 8th
Time: 10pm
Place: UOC (190 High Street)