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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

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

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)

Forbes College Rankings Come Out, Suddenly We Care Because We’re No. 15

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For those of you who haven’t been following the buttload of obnoxious college rankings that come out every August/September, you’re in luck: Wesleyan is faring pretty damn well. A couple of the highlights and interesting tidbits:

1. Forbes ranked Wes number 15 on its 2014 list of best colleges in America. Impressive colleges we’re ranked higher than include Dartmouth, Northwestern, Columbia, Duke, and University of Chicago. Cue the awkward moment this summer when I used “So we beat you in the Forbes rankings” as a conversation starter with a current Dartmouth student. Whoops.

Meet Grant Tanenbaum ’15, The Only Person Running for WSA President


Every year on Wesleying, we typically have a very sassy interview with the WSA presidential and vice presidential candidates (a tip of the hat to the venerable frostedmoose and the awesome Roxie for their extra sass-tastic features, which you can see here and here). It’s a shame that we don’t have any other candidates like last year’s dark horse favorite Keith Conway ’16 or the frostedmoose-proclaimed “Vanilla” Zach Malter ’13, but we’re making due.

Read after the jump to meet Grant Tanenbaum ’15, the only person running for WSA President this year (minus a hilarious April Fools’ “opponent”, a prank orchestrated by Kate Cullen ’16 that nearly gave Grant an ulcer). This is the first post of two parts on the prez, so stay tuned.

THESISCRAZY 2014: It Ends, People Shout Lots of Things

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Yet another year of thesis-ing has come to end, and we have the proof. Dozens of senior thesis writers (and some very, very drunk non-thesis writers) came to the steps of Olin to celebrate with many bottles of champagne and extremely fancy beer in hand.

Cheers to the thesis writers of 2014!

Read after the jump to see some other pics from this most joyous occasion.

THESISCRAZY 2014 (PART 3): “Wait, Does 4th Floor Olin Exist?”

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Welcome to the third installment of THESISCRAZY 2014, the feature where we interview thesis writers in the midst of their last minute panic (of course it’s a good idea). To see our first two THESISCRAZY features for this year, click here and here. To see previous years of THESISCRAZINESS, click here.

If you’re interested in doing a THESISCRAZY interview, email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org!

Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo


From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE