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P.O.N. By Nappy Roots

From Ram Sivalingam ’10 comes a new Wesleyan-produced music video…

P.O.N. from Nappy Roots on Vimeo.

Directed by: Bill Kirstein ’10 and Ethan Berger ’10

Director of Photography: Stefan Weinberger ’10

Produced by: Drae Jackson, Ram Sivalingam ’10, and Adam Paulson ’10

Reslife Presents: WesCribs!

Wesleyan University’s Office of Residential Life presents…

WesCribsWe Scribs?

S T U D E N T     C O M P E T I T I O N

Deadline: March 5, 2010

ResLife wants to know who has the skills, the brains, and the courage to overcome small spaces and tight budgets.  Think you’ve got the hottest room on campus?  Send us some pictures and give us a tour!  The WesCribs competition is open to ALL University undergrads.  PRIZES will include $100 Visa gift cards to the 5 winners and $50 Visa gift cards to the 5 runner-ups.  For more information on how to enter your room into WesCribs please visit the ResLife website.

Good luck and may the best crib win!

**PLEASE NOTE: The room must be in full compliance with CNAC and Fire Safety regulations! **

Summer Research Poster Session


For all of you still on campus and interested in seeing what fellow Wesfolk have been doing with their summer research projects, be sure to check out the 2009 Summer Research Poster Session this Friday!

Students from Hughes, Mellon, QAC, McNair, and SCIC summer programs will be set up in Exley with posters and presentations of their work in a variety of life and social science fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Neuroscience, Physics, E&ES, Psychology, Government, Computer Science, and much more. Refreshments will be served, and knowlege will be dropped.

Date:Friday, July 31
Time:1:00 – 3:00
Place:Exley Science Center Lobby

The First First Hundred Days: A Lecture


This Tuesday, April 28th, come hear Professor Richard Adelstein of the College of Social Studies and the Economics department speak with his usual pep about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first hundred days in office with references to Obama’s current situation.

Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Alpha Delta Phi Living Room 

Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund.

Senior Thesis/Essay/Project Panel

Sara Hoffman ’09 writes:

So you want to write a Senior Thesis/Essay/Project?


Talk with the people who’ve been there. This Tuesday, April 28th, at 7:00 pm in Usdan 136 come hear from a panel of seniors from a variety of majors and undertakings about the pros and cons of the honors process. Learn the reality of writing 100 pages before you get a carrel key. Bring your questions. All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, April 28th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:Usdan 136

Sponsored by the Writing Workshop and the SARN Peer Advisors.

Buffy and Family Values Lecture at ADP

Buffy the Vampire SlayerSara Hoffman ’09 writes:

This Thursday come revel in one of the most clever television shows ever made and the result of a fine Wesleyan education. Professor Elizabeth Traube of the Anthropology department and instructor of Wesleyan’s only television course, will be speaking about one of her favorite television shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So grab your stakes and witty one-liners and head to the living room at Alpha Delt, 185 High Street.

Sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund.

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi

S&C Menu for November 3 – 6

Monday, November 3
Dinner – Green Salad, Creamy Dill dressing., Lemon Caper Chicken/ Tofu, Wild Rice, Sauted Corn, Roasted Carrots. Coconut cake for dessert. 

Tuesday, November 4
Lunch – Thai Masaman Curry w/ Chicken/ Tofu, Jasmine Rice. (VEGAN) Snickerdoodle cookies for dessert.
Dinner – Green salad, Charred Tomato vin, Puerto Rican Rice and Beans Chicken/ Tofu (VEGAN). Chocolate peanut butter bars for dessert.

Wednesday, November 5
Lunch –Tadka Dal, (Yellow) Basmati Rice, Garlic Naan Bread. Coconut bars for dessert.
Dinner – Green salad, Saffron vin., Paella w/ Shrimp, Chicken, Salmon or Veg w/ Tofu (VEGAN) Berry cake for dessert.

Thursday, November 6
Lunch – Thai Panang Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu, Jasmine Rice. Pinapple yogurt for dessert.
Dinner – Green Salad, Balsamic vin, Lasagna w/ Beef and Sweet Italian Sausage or Veggie style with Tofu. Chocolate cake for dessert. 

The Star and Crescent Restaurant is located in Alpha Delta Phi on the corner of Church and High. Remember, the first three freshman to every meal eat for free!

S&C menu for Oct. 29-30

The S&C will be back to its regular dining schedule next week. In the meantime…

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Lunch: Flank steak or roasted tofu with couscous, grilled broccoli, and oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert
Dinner: Green salad, garlicky vin; jerk chicken or tofu with yard-style greens, red beans and vegan rice; banana cake for dessert

Thursday, Oct. 30
Lunch: Penne Bolganese or tofu marinara, baked with mozzarella and parmesan; fresh fruit for dessert
Dinner: Green salad, honey-thyme vin; BBQ chicken or tofu with collard greens, garlic, and poblano mashed potatoes; cinnamon crumble cake for dessert

The Star and Crescent Eating Club is located in Alpha Delta Phi at 185 High Street (on the corner of Church and High).

Create your own Program House!

Program Housing Area Coordinator Dawn Brown writes:

Interested in creating a unique living experience for next year?
Want to have a lasting impression on the housing options at Wesleyan?

The office of Residential Life is offering you the chance to create your own program house for the 2009-2010 academic year! If you feel that there’s potential for an exciting new community on campus, this is your chance to make it happen.

For more information, please check out our website at

S&C Menu for October 20th – 23rd

October 20th – Monday

Dinner – Green Salad, Creamy Dill Dressing, Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Shallot Sauce

Dessert – Pumpkin Spice Cake

October 21st – Tuesday

Lunch – Broccoli & Cheddar Bisque w/ Crispy Flat Bread

DessertChocolate Peanut butter Cookies

Dinner – Green salad, Orange Ginger vin., Ginger Brined Grilled Salmon or Tofu, Coconut Jasmine Rice, Mixed Veg, (Vegan)

DessertFresh Fruit with Vanilla and Almond infused milk

October 22nd – Wednesday

Lunch – Penne, Sun dried Tomato Pesto w/ Chicken or Tofu

Dessert – Chocolate Espresso Bars

Dinner – Caesar salad, Cajun Sheppard’s Pie w/ Pork and Beef or Tofu

Dessert – Carrot Cake

October 23rd – Thursday

Lunch – Verde Enchiladas Chicken or Tofu

Dessert – Mango Yogurt

Dinner – Green Salad Creamy Cilantro Dressing, Chili, meat or veg w/ cheddar, Scallion and sour cream, Corn Bread (Vegan w/out garnish)

Dessert – Strawberry Cheese Cake