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The Second Open Community Meeting



The Second
Open Community

at 200 Church
Sun, Dec 4
7:30 – 9 p.m.

The second open forum about improving the Wesleyan
community for students and student groups.

 This meeting will focus on reflection about the campus
climate this semester, then brainstorming for the next.

We hope this ongoing monthly forum sparks
conversation, collaboration, and action.

— The University Organizing Center

(Facebook Event: Let us know you’re coming.)

FASA Late Night tonight!

Need a break from studying and writing papers? Craving some tasty Asian treats? The Freeman Asian Scholars Association brings you…THE AWESOMEST LATE NIGHT THAT YOU EVER DID EAT.

We are serving:

– Minced Pork Noodles ($3)
– Japanese Vegetarian Okonomiyaki ($2)
– Filipino Chicken Adobo ($2)
– Egg Tarts ($2)
– Combo: $6 for Noodles, Adobo and Egg Tart
– Drinks: Bubble milk tea ($1), Thai Iced Tea ($1)All proceeds go to the beautiful cause of the FASA Scholarship, which is awarded to one international student NOT from one of the eleven FASA countries.

Date: 20th November, Sunday
Time: 10pm – Midnight
Venue: Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center Rm. 184, beside Sci Li entrance)
Face: Booke
Cash: Bring it.

Himanshu Suri tumbls, writes about Occupy Wall Street

Tumbling – all the cool kids are doing it, of course, and so does Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri ’07, over at nehrujackets. Homeboy’s pretty prolific, posting not only about his music and sharing snippets of South Asian culture (reprezent, yeahhhh) but also offering up snarky responses to anonymous askbox questions and occasionally opening up the family vaults to share baby pikchas of adorbzness.


In a recent post, though, @heems gets a little more serious and talks about Occupy Wall Street, supposedly responding to numerous questions on the subject in his askbox. His post includes the following about his time at Wes:

In 2007 I graduated from Wesleyan University where I paid entirely too much money to be taken from Queens, New York to isolated Middletown, Connecticut to be surrounded by white people and other people of color who hoped to learn their extremely profitable codified language.

Suri goes on to describe his time working on “the periphery of Wall Street”, sheds some light from the perspective of a kid of immigrant parents and concludes that the current problems extend beyond Wall Street itself: “The sentiment is the same but the semantics aren’t – occupy wall street is confusing”. Click through here for the original post; it’s definitely worth a read.

Procrastination Destination: Cheese or Font?

Good morning Wesleyan, and good luck with midterms! Here is a mid-semester procrastination destination I am enjoying as I actually eat (gasp) breakfast this morning: Cheese or Font?

It’s very simple: is Helvetica a cheese or a font? Now…what about Acanthus? Or Kenafa? Or the surprisingly conventional-sounding…Finn?

I can't think of any alt-texts that aren't totally cheesy...

And just in case you’re too set on becoming a font of knowledge on this topic, the website’s creators have helpfully also created Monotask (to be launched soon), to help you feta get a move on with your work and brie be focused. Hang in there, fall break’s just round the corner!

Wes Film Thesis Auditions: “Better”

Leon Izsak ’12 is looking for actors for a senior thesis film!

We’re looking to cast the principle roles (one male and one female) in a lightly humorous drama.

It features a story in which two people are thwarted in their attempts to build a meaningful connection by their struggles with depression and the repercussions of modern treatment. Will our protagonist be able to leave behind his escapist fantasies and embrace the one he loves?

Feel free to bring a small piece to perform and or a picture of yourself. In any case, audition materials will be provided on site. Prior acting experience is neither expected nor required.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge, room 184 of the Exley Science Center

CAAS Presents: First Book Series

Danielle McGuire, Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University, will give a talk tomorrow on her book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance – A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf).

From the book’s website:

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the Civil Rights movement.

The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.

The talk marks the start of the Center for African American Studies’ First Book Series, which will “welcome trailblazing scholars whose first book projects are making and will make significant contributions to the field of African-American Studies”. It will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Date: Thursday, Sept 22
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge
Cost: NA

Connecticut Valley Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

Emma Kingsberg ’12 sends word about volunteer opportunities at Connecticut Valley Hospital:

Connecticut Valley Hospital is the state’s principle forensic, general psychiatric and addictions inpatient treatment facility. Our mission is to expand the relationship between Wesleyan and the patients at CVH by recruiting students with a passion for health care, teaching, and social activism.

We’re looking for people with these interests to volunteer their time working closely with patients at the hospital. These classes would ideally include ones with therapeutic benefits, and could range anywhere from music to yoga.

If you like working with people and are looking to have a profound, meaningful experience involving teaching and healing, come find out more about this program. We’re holding an information session on Wednesday, September 14th, from 7 – 8 PM at the bottom of Usdan on the comfy black couches.

If you’re unable to make the meeting but are still interested in working at CVH, contact Emma Kingsberg ’12 (ekingsbergATwes) or Hannah Monk ’12 (hmonkATwes). See ya there!

What: CVH Volunteer Opportunities info sesh
When: Wed, Sep 14, 7-8pm
Where: Usdan couches
Cost: $0

Lin-Manuel Miranda to appear on Modern Family

Tony award-winning Broadway musical with a movie adaptation in the works, check. Grammy award win, check. Co-founding a improvisational hip-hop comedy group that does really fun and dynamic shows, including one on our own campus last year, check. Sharing screentime on a popular medical drama with no less than HUGH LAURIE, check. Gig at The White House, check.

Ah, Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02. I love so much about the things that you choose to be (do?). And now, fresh from the Twitterverse, confirmation that he will soon guest star on one of everyone’s my current fa vourite television shows, Modern Family.