From the Wesleyan Refugee Project and Engage
Join Mark Storella, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as he speaks about “Humanitarian Challenges Today: Migrants, Refugees, and the International Community.”
He will provide an insider and expert look at the U.S Department of State’s policies and actions on immigration and refugee resettlement, as well as the corresponding public national discourse.
Ambassador Storella oversees admission of refugees to the United States and refugee programming in the Near East and Asia regions. Prior to his current assignment, Ambassador Storella served as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Brussels, as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia from 2010-2013, as the Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Baghdad from 2009-2010, and as the Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission in Geneva from 2006-2009.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142764459576240/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1488159457127077
Date: March 2nd
Time: 7-9:30 pm
Place: PAC 001
From the CFA
Children and families can learn about all the instruments of the orchestra and how they work together in a fun interactive musical exploration. The performance by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, is followed by a multi-station musical instrument petting zoo—a great experience for all ages. Limited seating.
Date: March 4th
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Gabriel Borelli writes in
If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help others with their writing, apply to be a writing tutor this fall!
The Writing Workshop has begun soliciting applications for the Fall 2017 writing tutor positions. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is available here (link: http://wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/becometutor.html ) and is due by Friday, March 10th.
Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $500 stipend and 1/2 course credit in the Writing Certificate. All tutors undergo a two-day intensive training session at the beginning of the fall semester, followed by check-in meetings on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.
There are two steps in the application process:
1. The pre-application form. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.
2. The full application is due on Friday, March 10 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli’s office (Downey House Room 103).
To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at email@example.com or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: March 10th
Time: by 5pm
Place: Downey 103
It’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not talking about the holidays, I’m talking about Early Decision Season! Children across the country (but let’s be honest, mostly on the coasts with a tiny bit of Chicago sprinkled in) chose to give their souls and their next four years to Wesleyan, and we’ve happily taken (some of) them in. I remember last December all too well and it’s not a time I want to revisit. That’s just me though. Anyway, @prefrosh, congratulations on your acceptance to Wesleyan University’s Class of 2021! Thanks to you guys, I’m only a freshman and even I feel old!
If you’re a prefrosh reading this right now, my advice to you is get ready for a wild ride. You’re gonna get a lot of people asking you, “Didn’t Hillabae go there?” to which you will say “nope”. I won’t lie, 60% of the reason I even applied here to begin with was because Marshall, Ted, and Lily were Wes grads. I’ll save you the trouble and tell you that that’s not the same reason most of my, and probably also your, classmates had for applying.
On Wednesday night, the WSA held a town hall meeting to have a campus wide conversation about Eclectic and the future of 200 High Street, which is currently Music House. According to Director of ResLife Fran Koerting, Eclectic originally lost their program housing status after repeatedly failing to get a 16 out of 21 on the URLC’s housing assessment and being put on probation, with the final straw being the application from last fall.
The meeting was attended by a variety of students, some who are still a part of Eclectic, others who were in Eclectic but have since left, and many students who are not members of Eclectic as well. Ultimately, the URLC voted not to let Eclectic obtain program house status for the 2017-2018 school year. There were 0 votes in favor, 4 opposed, 2 abstentions, and 1 recusal. The future of 200 High will be considered separately by the URLC, and they have said that they will take the wider campus community’s opinion strongly into consideration.
Courtesy of Ginger Hollander ’20
[Update: Thursday, 11/17/16, 11:19AM]
The petition demanding that Wes become a Sanctuary Campus now has over 1100 signatures!!
If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter at some point in the last week, you’ve probably seen a few postings about “sanctuary campuses” popping up here and there. After Donald J. Trump’s presidential win on a campaign platform that heavily targeted immigrants, especially those that are undocumented, there is a significant amount of unease in immigrant communities all over America. Currently, undocumented students have temporary protection from deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that President Obama H’08 put into place. However, Trump is expected to repeal this executive order. What will President-elect Donald Trump’s first move be? Given how often he has changed his mind on policy issues, just how much danger are immigrants really in? How will his policies affect undocumented students? What are sanctuary campuses, and why do they matter here at Wes? Read on after the jump to find out.