Ever since Lily Herman ’16 (aka hermes) announced that she would be teaching a course called “It’s a Mess”: An Academic and Practical Look at Digital Media in the Late 2010s this fall, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the course’s treatment of our very own digital media of the late 2010s (and earlier): Wesleying.org!
Tonight, Zach Schonfeld ’13 (aka Zach) is guest-lecturing for Lily’s class on the topic “The Role of Campus Media,” and in typical Wesleying fashion, we’ll be liveblogging it! Read below the jump for a window into the fun!
Get ready for turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and not one but TWO (2) kinds of homemade pie!
That’s right, it’s Usdan Thanksgiving! And Wesleying is liveblogging it! Stay tuned for turkey-induced shenanigans!
“What are you gonna liveblog?”
It’s been a long time since our prehistory. On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006, Wesleying was founded by Holly Wood ’08 and Xue Davis ’08 as a product of a 3am AIM chatroom conversation. On that same day a few years earlier (in 1978), Kobe Bryant and Julian Casablancas were born! A little before that, on 8/23/1595, “Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni and achieves a tactical victory.”
Way back, Wesleying was “the byproduct of sleep deprivation, masochism and internet addiction.” Ten years later, I am very sleep deprived and very addicted to the internet. So nothing’s changed. Except now there are combination Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/KFCs.
Well, before this blog starts farting dust, we wanted to have a birthday party. So we invited all our past and current staff to participate in a LIVEBLOG. This is the least egalitarian thing we’ve ever done. Or is it? Anyway, we’ll probably talk about ourselves maybe. I honestly have no idea how this is going to go; I just hope the site doesn’t crash. Cheers, Wesleying!
Birthday absurdities, commence:
Rather than halfheartedly trying to quote lyrics from “In the Heights” or some other thing written by this year’s commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, we’ll just skip ahead to: “Hey y’all, good morning!” It’s the 183rd Commencement at Wesleyan University, and we’re outdoors at Denison Terrace/Andrus Field/Foss Hill live-blogging all the speeches, processions, and every single name read (okay, none of the names) at today’s graduation ceremony.
Along with Miranda, Spellman College president Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75 and Goodspeed Musicals executive director Michael P. Price are receiving honorary degrees. Things should be getting started around 11 a.m.
Congratulations to the Class of 2015, and even more congratulations to all the many Wesleying editors and contributors who are graduating as well! You can watch a livestream of the ceremony here.
Update: You read all the speeches and watch Miranda’s address below. And here’s the official Wesleyan newsletter article on the event.
Hey y’all! Come hang out on Wesleying today at 3pm for a super cool WesFest feature: Dasha, astag_rocky, and Jackson will be liveblogging a campus tour! We’re going to try our hardest to pass inconspicuously as prefrosh. It may work, it may not. Who knows. This is probably a great feature for prefrosh who aren’t able to visit Wesleyan before making their college decision. Well, actually, it’s probably not. But it should be funny. Bye.
Wes, Divest is fasting all day to draw attention to the destructive effects of climate change with a particular focus on climate-change-induced famine. This fast is in solidarity other fasts also happening this week around the country. Wesleying staff members are on the scene to report. Check after the jump to read about it.
Welcome to the 2014 Commencement liveblog, in which Wesleying reports what is seen and heard during the graduation ceremony. Stay tuned for photos and live updates after the jump. You can view the live stream of the ceremony here, courtesy of IMS. Congrats Class of ’14! May you walk down Foss and up the podium in brazen, red glory to Korean drumming.
Hey all, Sheninagans here. I’m about to embark on my first ever liveblog. The event is a panel co-hosted by Wes, Divest! and the Committee for Investor Responsibility. The speakers are Onte Johnson, Beth Herz ‘07 , Gilbert Skillman and Brett Salafia. We are hanging out in PAC 002 and the event is starting right now! So feel free to join us or read below to see what everyone has to say about the climate crisis, responsible investing and the Wesleyan endowment.
Description of this panel discussion:
Once the nearly exclusive purview of lawyers and librarians, questions of copyrights, freedom of information, and open source programming now reach into the lives of everyone. From the knock-off Prada bag, to the distribution of music, to question of privacy that could impact national security–all of these issues and more come to the fore with currently available technologies. Previously accepted precepts and practices are being challenged from all sides. Moderated by students from the blog Wesleying.org, this panel of Wesleyan faculty and students will explore these engaging issues with audience participation invited.
This panel today includes Assistant Professor of Sociology Greg Goldberg, Dean of Social Studies Joyce Jacobsen, Max Dietz ’16, Isabella Litke ’12, and Music Librarian Alec McLane.
alt, sneeze, and AbSynth liveblog this panel after the break!
Ain’t no Super Bowl/Game Day/Football/Sports party like a Wesleying… party! This year, featuring Bruno Mars and two states where weed is legal!
Go past the jump for our liveblog-de-jour: