Author Archives: Samira

Take the Survey on Sexual Assault Climate at Wes

unnamed-45You probably got a “Sexual Assault Climate Survey” in your inbox yesterday from Director of Institutional Research, Michael Whitcomb. It’s an especially important one which is why I’m actually posting about it on Wesleying. The results of the survey will inform the university with “real data” and hopefully make some positive change with sexual assault policy.

From Michael Whitcomb, who is so serious about you taking the survey that he was walking around Usdan brunch on Sunday very politely asking you to do so:

It is imperative that we hear from as many students as possible. We will be unable to use the results of this survey should we fail to obtain an adequate rate of overall participation -30% as an absolute minimum- or should patterns of non-response be non-random. That is, we cannot share results that do not reflect the widespread participation across the university. This is where you come in: more respondents create better data which will allow Wesleyan to act with confidence. It all starts with you.

Your unique survey link is in the email “Sexual Assault Climate — ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS.” If you have questions about the survey, you can contact Michael Whitcomb at mwhitcomb[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities & the Underground Railroad

unnamed-43From Savannah Turner 16:

21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, archaeologist and historian from University of Maryland College Park. Join us to learn more about community activism. African-American leadership, and the fight to end slavery.

*Reception to follow

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) Film Screening

From Emma Kemler ’15:

Pelo malo (Bad Hair), Directed by Mariana Rondón, Venezuela / Perú / Argentina / Germany, 2013

A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story that chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior who lives in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother. Junior fears he has pelo malo – bad hair. For his school photo, he wants to iron his stubbornly curly mane straight to resemble one of his pop star idols. His mother, unemployed and frazzled from the pressures of raising two children in an unforgiving city, has serious misgivings; she suspects her son is gay. Grandma is more accepting, teaching Junior to dance to one of her favorite ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, Latin American Studies Program

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Center for Film Studies

Pre-Registration Information Sessions

Confused about the new Pre-reg system? Go to one of these info sessions, courtesy of University registrar Paul Turenne:

We are pleased to announce that the online pre-registration system has been re-designed based on feedback from students, faculty and staff. The new system will debut when Fall 2015 April Pre-Registration opens at 8:30am on Monday, March 30.

Please join us at one of the following sessions, as we model the new system and answer questions.

  • Wednesday, March 25 — Noon-1pm — Shanklin 107
  • Wednesday, April 1 — 5pm-6:30pm — Usdan 110
  • Thursday, April 2 — 4pm-5:30pm — Shanklin 107

Broccoli City Festival Sign-Up

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From Derrick Holman ’16:

On April 25th, Wesleyan has entrusted Derrick Holman ’16 and Ismael Coleman ’15 with a bus and $$$ to bring a group of students to a music festival in Washington D.C. called Broccoli City Festival. #BCFest is the social venture of a company called Broccoli City, their mission being to promote more environmentally sustainable lifestyles to urban communities in cool and relevant ways. The festival will be headlined by Erykah Badu, Joey Bada$$, Kaytranada, Tink, and Kali Uchis and feature many more. Thanks to the Green Fund, Wesleyan will be paying for this trip which will culminate with an on-campus, post-festival workshop event hosted at Wesleyan, organized by those who attend, and open to the entire campus. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in any of the following: environmental sustainability, social justice, hip-hop culture, landscaping and eco-design, event-planning/festival organizing, videography, photography, workshop planning, community organizing, community development, and more. If you are interested and would like more information, you can find info here and / or email Derrick Holman (dcholman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with questions.

**This is a sustainability event and volunteering is mandatory.**

If you are interested and would like to attend, APPLY NOW.
This is for Wesleyan Students only. Tell a friend. Space is limited. Applications due March 25th!

WesBikes Spring 2016 Bike Rental Sign-Up


From Jordy Martino ’16:

Wanna bike to Millers Pond? Wadsworth Falls? Lyman Orchards? Or just simply breeeeze your way through the campus? Oh it’s (going to be) so beautiful out, and what other ways to make it more enjoyable than to bike around?! Sign up to rent a bike from WesBikes! It’s $5/week for 6 weeks ($30 total to your student account) and you will get a helmet, a bike lock (+key), and a pump. If you are interested, please fill out the form by March 17. (and sooner the better)

Form here.

Website here.

Espwesso is Hiring


From Emily Pfoutz ’16:

Espwesso is actively seeking applicants for several openings. We are looking for motivated, work-study eligible underclassmen committed to joining and sustaining the Espwesso community for the duration of their time at Wes. Food service experience is a plus but not a requirement; enthusiasm and commitment are essential! Applications are due at the end of Spring Break - Monday, March 23rd at midnight. Email epfoutz[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with a resume and answers to the application questions.

Job Description and Application:

Places to Eat and Other Areas Open during Spring Break


Beautiful Spring Day, March 20, 2012 c/o Wesleyan University

It’s Spring Break! If you’re on campus during any of it, here are all the facility hours you need to know to get by. Luckily, weshop is open on weekdays (not weekends though), as is Red & Black. The library has shorter hours and the fitness center is open only on weekdays. The package room is open too. Full hours are after the jump.

To thesis writers who will probably be at Wes for some of break, good luck!!! 

Apply to Be on the Student Judicial Board

Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitFrom the Student Judicial Board:

Attention Class of 2016 and Class of 2017:

The Student Judicial Board is seeking to fill vacant positions with students from the Classes of 2016 and 2017. The positions are one or two-year appointments beginning in the Fall 2015 semester and continuing through the Spring semester of your senior year. An application form is available through Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, located in the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108. The deadline for applications to be handed in is Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:00pm. A description of the duties of the Student Judicial Board can be found in the Student Handbook.

As a member of the SJB, you play a major role in caring for not only the student beside you but also the Wesleyan community as a whole. The role will provide you with an opportunity to engage in critical conversations and develop skills applicable to both your time at Wesleyan and the larger world.