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R&C Film Theses Screening Schedule


If you missed the first couple film theses screenings (or your folks want to check them out), you can watch them this R&C weekend.

The full schedule (all 16mm and digital films) will be played twice on Friday and once on Saturday:

Friday, May 22: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 23: 10 am to 2 pm

FREE ADMISSION and visitors can come and go throughout the day. There will be schedules in the lobby with the order of each film screening.

Social Impressions Lab Survey

From Wesleyan’s Social Impressions Lab:

Want to procrastinate from studying, win an Amazon gift card, and contribute to research at Wesleyan, all in just 1-2 minutes?!

Take our survey! The Social Impressions Lab is running a study about perceptions of relationships and is interested in Wesleyan students’ instinctual reactions to various combinations of individuals. Please fill out this short (1-2 minute) survey to be entered into a raffle to win one of 3, $25 Amazon gift cards.


Please forward this to your friends at Wesleyan and complete the survey by Saturday May 16th for a chance to be entered into the raffle.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at SILabRelationshipStudy[at]gmail[dot]com.

Waste Not Collections


From Michael Ortiz ’16:

Did finals wear you out? Don’t feel like packing? Don’t feel like lugging that humongous fridge home, let alone down the stairs? Well lucky you, you don’t have to! Consider donating your stuff to Waste Not!

For those that are unfamiliar with it, Waste Not is Wesleyan’s annual tag sale that aims to reduce waste on campus by selling used goods. Our sale is traditionally in the fall, during NSO. Our collection is during the spring (WHICH IS NOW). So if you don’t feel like carrying that microwave home or if you realized that you don’t REALLY need that printer anymore, consider giving it to us. We’ll be collecting donations on Saturday, May 16 and on Monday, May 25. There will be collection sites at most dorms and at locations between streets, so as to minimize how far you have to go!

If you have any questions/concerns/want to donate immediately, contact us at wesustainability[at]gmail[dot]com.



Leave your belongings unattended at your library desk (or wherever you are) and come to the Olin steps at MIDNIGHT tonight to yell “I’M MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Or just scream.

The Primal Scream is a Wes tradition, when students gather on the steps of Olin at midnight before finals officially begin and scream really loudly. There will be a countdown.

Time: Midnight (when Monday turns to Tuesday..)
Place: Olin steps

Speak Out Against Sexual and Gender Violence Part II

20385_10153279185693126_2128550882176541150_nFrom Natalie Ancona ’15:

Last semester’s speak out in Usdan was an incredible moment in which our community came together to speak openly, honestly, and compassionately about sexual assault and gender violence of all kinds. As a continuation of that conversation, we will be holding another speak out in Usdan on Thursday April 30th from 5-8pm (or as long as it needs to go).

Please feel welcome to share a short piece about your experiences, whether they are related to the administration or to your community in or outside of Wesleyan. Write about whatever you feel is important to point out as contributing to sexual/gender discrimination and violence.

If you feel comfortable speaking publicly, we would like to support you in doing so. Know that you will be physically surrounded by people both sharing their own stories and supporting their peers. If you’re not comfortable speaking publicly, you can choose to write a piece that someone else will read, anonymously or not.

Please email Natalie Ancona at or Chloe Murtaugh ( letting us know if you’d like to speak at the event, or with your piece to be read by someone else. Anyone is welcome to speak during the event without having contacted us beforehand.

Date: Today
Time: 5 pm
Place: Usdan

Collegium Musicum Concert


From Julia Zachary ’17:

Need more Medieval and/or Renaissance music in your life? Come listen to The Collegium Musicum, a performance-based chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. We’ll be singing songs about everything from death and love to crickets and swans!

Date: Wed, April 29
Time: 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Around the Table: Food Panel and Art Exhibition

1468754_10152717403246020_1031408997282120013_nFrom Molly Steinfeld ’15:

The Food Panel and Art Exhibition showcases senior theses, essays, and projects exploring food related topics. The first half of the event will be a panel discussion with Professor Amyrs Williams. Following the panel, there will be a reception showcasing student artwork related to thesis work as well as student groups providing information and volunteer sign-ups about their food-related efforts on Wesleyan’s campus.

Participating Students: Molly Steinfeld, Elijah Stevens, Miles Cornwall, Kate Weiner, Rachie Weisberg, Chloe Holden, Jaxie Friedman, Drue Mirchard, Rachel Lindy

Sponsored by: Sustainability Office, the College of the Environment, the History Department, and set-up by the Green Fund

Date: Thurs, April 30
Time: 4-6 pm
Place: CFA Hall

Wesleyan Student Poets Read with CA Conrad at Russell House


Writing at Wesleyan presents the Wesleyan Student Poets:

Madalena Henning, Ryan Heffernan, Hui Yao Ong, Katherine Gibbel, and Justin Greene – CT Circuit Poet.

This year’s poets will be reading with special guest, CA Conrad. Conrad is the author of many books of poetry including Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness, Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, and The Book of Frank.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 860.685.3448 or visit the writing events website.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 8 PM
Place: Russell House

Is Progressive Zionism Possible? A Conversation with Maya Haber and Professor Zachary Lockman

From Ella Israeli ’17:

If you are thinking any of the following things:

Zionism can NOT be progressive.
Of course Zionism is progressive!
I’m not sure if Zionism can be progressive.
WTF is Zionism?!
I don’t care about Zionism but everybody talks about it so I should
probably jump on this band wagon.
OR anything in between-

Join us in an exploration of the idea of progressive Zionism through a moderated discussion with Professor Zachary Lockman, a Middle Eastern Studies expert from NYU, and Maya Haber, the Director of Programming and Development at Partners for Progressive Israel. Our very own Professor Magda Teter, chair of the History Department and Jewish studies expert, will moderate.

Date: Wed, April 29
Time: 8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
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