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Ask Wesleying: Cope Confusion

Welcome to the fifth installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here.

This week’s question is about the most mysterious housing option available to sophomores:

Dear Wesleying,

I recently heard about some kind of housing in the butts that sounds vaguely like cope (co-op? coop?) for sophomores. Something about living with 5 of your friends on your own little hall. Is this real? Is it a good option for sophomores? How the hell do you say it?

Sincerely,
Cope Confusion

You can read the answer to this week’s question below the jump!

Veg Out Film Screening- Get Paid to Watch a Movie!

From Sophie Hamilton ’21:

Veg Out will be showing Earthlings, a powerful documentary about the ways humans use animals for food, clothing, research, and entertainment. The film will be followed by a brief discussion. And every attendee will be paid $5 at the end of the screening! Come get educated… and get PAID!

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Usdan 110

An Evening with Dr. A. Breeze Harper

From Sophie Hamilton ’21:

Author, black feminist scholar, and founder of the Sistah Vegan project Dr. A. Breeze Harper will be giving her talk, “Mindful or Deluded?: Engaged Buddhism, Ethical Consumption, and Anti-Racism in a White Settler Nation”, at Russell House. Her lecture will be preceded by a workshop at Malcolm X House.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 4:30 PM (Workshop), 6:30 PM (Talk)
Place: Malcolm X House Lounge (Workshop), Russell House (Talk)
Facebook Event

Updated THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS 2018

As campus clears out (and your classes get emptier and emptier due to students leaving early for break), those of you sticking around for all or part of break may be wondering what’s going to be open.

WesShop is closing at 4 PM today, and will remain closed until 4 PM Sunday, so be sure to get your last grocery run in within the next few hours! The offerings at this point will likely be sparse, but you can probably come up with some creative dishes to stay nourished as you hibernate in your dorm/house/Olin/SciLi. Read on for the rest of the Thanksgiving Break Hours for various facilities and services around campus!

Armand Hammer Concert + Seminar

From Nick Byers ’19:

The rap duo, Armand Hammer, made up of billy woods and ELUCID, will be coming to campus for a show and seminar this Friday, November 16. They make uncompromising, radical hip-hop music, best described, in their own words, as “an unsparing indictment of everything.” With beats both chaotic and sleek, and lyrics ominous and comic, their music has been rightly characterized as some of the most important experimental rap of the last decade. Their bars often informed by critical race theory and anticolonialist critique, and they have been releasing their music on their own independent New York label for over ten years.

Armand Hammer will host a seminar discussing their music at The Resource Center at 6pm, and perform a show at Malcolm X House starting at 10pm.

Check out their latest album, “Parrafin” here: https://armandhammer.bandcamp.com/

Date: Friday, November 16
Times: 6 PM (Seminar), 10 PM (Concert)
Places: The Resource Center (Seminar), Malcolm X House (Concert)
Facebook Event

WarGames (1983)

Check out this event tomorrow:

A screening of the Cold War sci fi WarGames (1983), featuring a very young Matthew Broderick as a computer nerd who nearly triggers World War III when he mistakenly hacks into a NORAD supercomputer simulation. Associated with HIST/SISP/ENVS 387: The History of the End.

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 7:10 PM
Place: Powell Cinema

Theory Certificate Presents “Genealogies of Emergency”

Professor Matthew Garrett writes in:

The Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory presents Professor Siraj Ahmed (CUNY), who will speak about his recent book Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanties. Professor Ahmed explores the unexpected ways in which historical studies remain in thrall to colonial paradigms of knowledge, and he argues for an alternative approach rooted in the lives and languages that have been erased or distorted. His lecture focuses on traditions of the oppressed and the nameless.

Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Downey 113

What’s Happening in Syria? Humanitarian Aid and Response to the Crisis

Caroline Kravitz ’19 writes in:

Wesleyan Refugee Project presents “What’s Happening in Syria? Humanitarian Aid and Response to the Crisis” on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 6:30pm in the Usdan University Center, Room 108.

Join us and speakers from the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) for an overview of the humanitarian crisis in Syria and what you can do to help. MFA is a New York City based NGO that mobilizes the interfaith community to deliver humanitarian aid and to advocate for sensible and humane refugee policies.

The speakers will include Ahed Festuk, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo who organized peaceful demonstrations in 2011 before working at a front-line field hospital and aid organizations in Syria, and Bennett Gross, Executive Director of MFA.

This event is cosponsored by The Albritton Center, The Government Department, the Middle Eastern Students Union, the Interfaith Council, Resource Center, and the Fries Center for Global Studies

This event is free and open to the public. Dinner from Typhoon will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Usdan University Center, Room 108
Facebook Event

Advocating for Refugees: Student Experience Panel

From Caroline Kravitz ’19:

Students who were working with organizations that support refugees in Chicago, California, Greece, and Jordan this past summer will share their experiences and give an overview of the organizations they were working with.

This event is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided at this event!

This event is cosponsored by the Gordon Career Center and Fries Center for Global Studies as a part of International Education Week (see http://bit.ly/iew2018).

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Gordon Career Center
Facebook Event

Info Session for Quaker Voluntary Service

Check out this job talk with Wes alum Brenda Quintana ’18:

Wesleyan Alum Brenda Quintana ’18, and Recruitment Director Zenaida Peterson will be on campus Monday, Nov. 12 recruiting for the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS).
Grounded in the Quaker faith tradition and open to people of all backgrounds, QVS provides a Fellowship opportunity for young adults who live in intentional community with their peers and work in professional settings that aim to change unjust social structures.  QVS addresses racial, economic, and gender justice by helping our partner organizations increase capacity to fulfill their missions and we provide young adults with invaluable experience and training that equips them for a lifetime of social change work. QVS currently has houses of service in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), and Minneapolis.  
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 12:15-1:15
Place: Career Center Olson Commons