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WesMaps 2018-2019 Is Live!

*poring. since when do memes have “proper” spelling/grammar??

As if you didn’t have enough to distract you from your studies (what with the bizzare “is-it-or-isn’t-it-gonna-snow?” weather, the Wesleyan Refugee Project’s Advocacy Week, having an existential crisis over Usdan’s “hummus,” or just trying to make it through the last week before our blissfully/irritatingly long Spring Break), WesMaps 2018-2019 is live!

While some of the offerings appear to be a bit more sparse than in years past (there’s only 9 courses listed for Anthropology in the fall………yikes), there’s still plenty to peruse as you procrastinate working on your midterms! We expect y’all to spend your breaks avidly reading all the listings so you can send us your nominations for the “Best of WesMaps: Fall 2018 Edition” (email your faves to staff[at]wesleying[dot]edu)!

Some quick reminders because I’m about to be a senior and am feeling all ~nostalgic~ that I only have a year left and also have made or witnessed plenty of mistakes that hopefully some of you youngins can learn from:

  • Be sure to check for POI deadlines so you don’t miss out on those famed 8:1 student-faculty ratio courses we all hear about but never actually get into because we can’t meet a deadline to save our own lives (oh wait, that’s just me???)
  • Try to find at least one course outside your major/gen-ed division that sounds fun! It’s nice to shake things up, and you’ll probably meet some cool people you never would have met otherwise (shout out to Lacrosse Land in astronomy)
  • Make a list of what sounds interesting now so that when prereg inevitably sneaks up on you when you have 7 papers and 3 exams (because doesn’t it always???) you have at least some idea what you want to do
  • Check your major/minor/thesis requirements now; your advisor will not point out that you are off track for graduation until it’s senior spring and you need 5 credits to graduate. This is one of those things you should check and double check and ask questions about every semester. Also pester your advisor to meet about prereg early and often! Nothing sucks more than not having your prereg run through the system because you couldn’t get your advisor to meet with you to approve your schedule…………. (what I’m not bitter that’s absurd)

Happy WesMaps! Happy Midterms (lol)! Happy browsing!

Why this Is(n’t)?

Questions about queer activism? Wondering what’s up with sexual assault? Curious about campus history?

Come join us for a teach-in and skill-share on recent activist history at Wesleyan.
We’ll give a brief tour through the now-updated activist timeline and have time for Q+A :)

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: 200 Church
Facebook Event

#CancelHandler18 Posters Appear All Over Campus

On Monday, posters like the one above were put up all over campus, including on most (if not all) senior house doors. The posters call for the removal of Daniel Handler ’92 as Commencement Speaker after repeated instances of racism and sexual harassment. They also call attention to the fact that Dr. Anita Hill, who is known for speaking out against workplace harassment, will receive an honorary degree (a lesser honor and a shorter speech) at the same event.

The poster also links to Wesleying’s Write-In: “Commencement 2018: Lemony Snicket, Anita Hill, and Silencing Women of Color in the Age of #MeToo” and a recent article in Pacific Standard by David M. Perry ’95 detailing Handler’s history of sexual harassment.

Lunch with Rabbi Jonah Pesner ’90

Talia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner ‘90 director of the Religious Action Center (RAC), for a conversation about why pursuing social and economic justice is core to Judaism and how Jews can join with people of all faiths and no faiths to combat white supremacy, systemic racism, and transform communities to effect positive change. Recently, Rabbi Pesner has been involved in calls for a clean Dream Act: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rabbis-arrested-daca-protest_us_5a5f8b13e4b046f0811c6213

This lunch is a collaboration between the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Jewish Community (WJC). All are welcome, regardless of religion and political views. Free, vegetarian food provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 11:50 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook Event

Cardinal Pictures Staff Applications

From Cardinal Pictures:

It’s staff application season again, y’all! If you’re interested in film production and supporting the creative endeavors of your fellow students, Cardinal Pictures staff is the group for you! As a staff member, you will oversee student productions, support and broaden the film community, and interact with some amazing artists. Students of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (and you don’t have to be a film major, either). The deadline is December 1st to fill out this doc. And feel free to message the Cardinal Pictures Facebook page with any questions!

Date: Now-Friday, December 1
Time: anytime
Place: interwebs
Application Link

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

From the CFA:

Featuring choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students, guest artists, and drummers, this invigorating performance showcases the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $8 all others

WesWIS Resume/CV Workshop

Wesleyan Women in Science writes in:

Come join WesWIS with Jacob Gonzales (STEM career advisor) and Candice Etson (assistant professor of physics) for a hands-on resume & CV development workshop. You’ll leave confident that your application is significantly stronger. This event will be specifically focused for those interested in pursuing opportunities in STEM fields. People of all genders are welcome.

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 12 PM
Place: Boger Hall Room 114

Thankful Dinner

From Haven Hall HM Jennifer Gagne ’19:

It’s that time of year again: time to start spending time with the ones you love. It doesn’t have to be family. Doesn’t have to be what everyone else thinks is traditional. Every day is your life and you deserve it. It’s also time to be thankful for those who have helped you, all of us, get to where you are today. Spend time with some of your fellow folks on break and celebrate with a dinner of gratitude and thankfulness with Haven Hall and Questbridge/First Class.

Date: Thursday, November 23 
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Place: Haven Hall, Nics 6 Basement

LIVEBLOG: Usdan Thanksgiving

Get ready for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and not one but TWO (2) kinds of homemade pie!

That’s right, it’s Usdan Thanksgiving! And Wesleying is liveblogging it! Stay tuned for turkey-induced shenanigans!