From the future stars to Chopped, Abby Gruppuso ’16 and Wolfi Jorde ’16:
Vegetarians unite!!! Next Tuesday’s meal will be all veggies cooked in every form you can possibly imagine. Please only register if you REALLY ARE A VEGETARIAN. People with dietary restrictions aren’t given many opportunities to dine with us, so please give the spots to people who need to come on nights like this. Once you secure a seat, please Vemno $20 to @Abby-Gruppuso. Get pumped!!!
Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Place: 24 Fountain
From sous chefs Abby Gruppuso ’16 and Wolfi Jorde ’16:
Don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Never fear! Red Wolf is here to help you find love. We will be serving a Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac buffet. What’s the catch? Well, each guest must bring a date from Tinder/Bumble/Friendsy or any dating app of your choice.
This is a Valentine’s Day celebration for the adventurous type, so get ready for a date you will never forget. Plenty of Valentine’s Day surprises are coming your way. So get swiping!! Reserve one ticket, then send us the name of your date. The price for this specific event will be $25/person to cover the cost of ~red wine~. Feel free to keep chivalry alive and pay for your date or have them pay for themselves. (Venmo @Abby-Gruppuso) Dress code is formal/date attire or sexy underwear. Whatever floats your boat.
Date: Sunday, February 14th
Place: 24 Fountain
Reservations: HERE THEY ARE GOING QUICKLY
We’re stoked: This Saturday, February 6, 2016, beloved campus eatery WesWings turns 25 (FB event here). Students, alumni, and starving Wesleying bloggers around the globe are huge fans of all that Ed, Karen, and the Swings team have done for the Wesleyan community, so here’s a small way to say thanks.
For this week’s write-in, we want you to tell us why you love WesWings. This can be in the form of a favorite memory, a haiku professing your love for breakfast pails, a love note to Ed and Karen, or an explanation of your favorite special. Posts can be from anyone (alumni are welcome!) and can be as long or as short as you want, so starting writing. We’ll post the submissions we receive on Friday or Saturday.
If you’ve been involved with Wesleyan any time after 1991 and still somehow don’t know what WesWings is, check out astag_rocky’s interview with the breakfast pail master himself (and Swings founder) Ed Thorndike ’89.
You can submit your WesWings love HERE HERE HERE.
AGAIN, SUBMIT SHIT.
And if you have any questions or are oddly suspicious of Google Forms, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
Combating classism has been a major topic on campus for quite some time now, and the WSA is looking to do something about it.
Below is a “press release”/statement from Aidan Martinez ’17, Vice President of the WSA, talking about a new resolution that hopes to provide stipends to students on financial aid who participate heavily in a particular student group. If you want to discuss the program with the Assembly, they’ll be meeting this Sunday, January 31st, at 6:30pm to 41 Wyllys Room 114.
And as always, if you have affirming/dissenting/random thoughts and opinions on this issue and wish to have them put on Wesleying, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
Aidan’s statement is after the jump.
For those of you who are confused (and don’t spend a ton of time on Twitter or email), here’s what’s up: For the past several years, we’ve been attending classes in 41 Wyllys, which older alumni reading this probably remember as the former squash courts building. For whatever reason, it took almost half a decade to name this piece of real estate, but as of May 2016, that’s about to change.
Today, President Michael Roth announced that 41 Wyllys is to be renamed Boger Hall after Joshua Boger ’73, who has served as the chair of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees since 2009. Student and alumni reaction has already been mixed, with lots of comments about boogers, Boger’s interactions with students during the need-blind protests, Boger being a pharmaceutical magnate, and the fact that Boger chaired a fundraising event with Bill Cosby in 2010 (#womp).
Only time will tell if this re-naming will be as controversial as that of Bennet Hall (renamed after Douglas Bennet ’59, the dude who was in office before Roth and incredibly disliked, apparently), but for now, congrats to Bogus—I MEAN BOGER.
Anyways, you can read Roth’s email after the jump.
The chefs themselves. And yes, the stylish matching apron and Everclear vase are part of the experience.
Comrades, put down the rubbery Usdan chicken and cringe-worthy coffee. Step away from the congealing Summerfields quesadillas and offensively awful pho (do they still have that? I don’t even know). There’s a new Wesleyan food establishment for this semester only, and it’s holy shit amazeballs.
This past week, Abby Gruppuso ’16 sent us an email saying that her and Wolfi Jorde ’16 had created a pop-up restaurant in their senior house called Red Wolf and wanted us to come check it out. Wilk and I said yes for many reasons, including (but not limited to):
- Abby and Wolfi are hilarious, entertaining, and interesting humans.
- Free food (EMPHASIS ON FREE).
- The ego stroke that comes with being invited to an advance preview of a delicious new temporary eatery that is exclusively open only to ~*~the media~*~.
Anyway, I already had a good feeling about this, but Abby and Wolfi exceeded all expectations: We were met with a fully set table including tablecloths, dishware, and candles (ResLife, if you’re reading this, they were totally just fake lightbulbs). Each place-setting had its own printed menu with all sorts of bougie things that I haven’t eaten in four years on account of being on this campus.
And all I can say is damn, it was fucking delicious.
Read more after the jump to learn more about Red Wolf’s operation so you can get in on this mouthwatering goodness.
Yo, cool AF news that’ll give hope to all the underground WestCo bands on campus: Hana Elion ’15 and JJ Mitchell ’15, who created the popular band Overcoats, just announced on their Facebook page that they’ll be playing at SXSW this spring.
Read after the jump for SXSW’s writeup of the duo.
Looks like UChicago will no longer need the title of the being the college where fun goes to die, because effective immediately, Wesleyan has banned hoverboards from campus. If you were hoping to faceplant like Mike Tyson this spring, you’ll have to do so behind closed doors.
Today, ResLife Director Fran Koerting sent an all-campus email explaining that your silly hoverboards and battery-powered scooters are no longer welcome on our pristine campus.
Read after the jump for the email. RIP Hoverboards: We Hardly Knew Ye.
Well folks, for the past four years, I’ve been Wesleying’s dedicated Early Decision Correspondent, and alas, the time has come for me to make my last Early Decision acceptances post and pass the torch on to some other bitch who likes combing through Wesleyan’s College Confidential threads (Lord help that poor soul).
Today, admissions sent Early Decision letters to the class of 2020. That means that the majority of these lil prefrosh were born in 1998, and a couple were born in ’99 (maybe even one or two in 2000?!?!?!). DAMN. WE’RE A BUNCH OF ARCHAIC MOTHERFUCKERS.
This past Wednesday, students of color at Wesleyan released a list of demands to President Roth to address the University’s failure in combating racism and inequity on campus. The demands can be found on IsThisWhy.com here.
Just now, Roth sent an all-campus email about meeting the demands. His email can be found after the jump (note: It’s very long).
Update (11/21/2015, 3:24pm): The students of color who organized the Is This Why movement released a statement responding to Roth’s email on their website. It reads:
The #IsThisWhy movement demanded written statements from the President of Wesleyan University, Michael Roth, and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, Antonio Farias within 48 hours. Michael Roth has responded within our timeline, but Antonio Farias has failed to do so. President Roth’s response proved him incapable of addressing exactly how the university has neglected each marginalized community on campus both in the past and in the present, and in doing so, he failed to produce a detailed action plan committing to the demands set forth by the #IsThisWhy organizers.
This campus cannot function without the intellectual and emotional labor of Students of Color. As promised, we will be taking further action. We will be demanding more.
We know our power.