Category Archives: Random

Doppelgangers at Wes

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Michael Roth ’78 and Anthony Wiener

A few months ago, Wesleying decided to do a post on Doppelgangers at Wesleyan. Doppelgangers are those pairs of folks you get confused due to their incredible likeness. You may have seen a terrifying Doctor Who episode playing with the subject. After the jump are our featured doppelgangers and a full list. I wish I could have pictured all of the submitted pairs but consent is most important. SEE YOU AFTER THE JUMP!

35 Years Ago Today: Jimmy Carter v. Giant Rabbit

Today is the 35th anniversary of the day that then-President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a giant swimming rabbit, and barely escaped with his life. On a mid-Presidency fishing trip near his hometown, Jimmy Carter’s boat was unexpectedly attacked by an enormous, aggressive, and seemingly amphibious mammal with clear hissing intent to board the President’s vessel. Fortunately, although Secret Service was not immediately on hand, the President was able to bravely repel his furry assailant alone, via paddle and splashing as seen above. The rabbit was never seen again.

Who knows when it will strike again?

We must never forget.

We must maintain vigilance.

Please carry on with your day.

A Heymishe Passover Brunch

img_0590From Sonya Levine ’17:

Tired of eight days of monotonous Passover food?

Help cook a FREE, vegetarian, kosher for Pesakh brunch from 11:00 am
onward, no prior cooking experience needed. We will also be cooking
one VEGAN recipe! When we’ve finished preparing a plethora of exciting
recipes, we’ll eat!

We’ll also read some humorous stories about Passover by Sholom
Aleichem, author of the “Tevye the Dairyman” short stories that were
the inspiration for “Fiddler on the Roof”, and listen to wonderful
Passover-related music!

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Bayit, and the Yiddish
Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for
Jewish Culture.

Date: Saturday, April 19 (tomorrow)
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Zonker Harris Day

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Zonker Harris Day is a music festival-art smorgasbord-spring time-event for all. On Saturday, April 19th, 9 bands will play in the WestCo Courtyard from 11:30 AM to ~7 PM. Specially-selected foodstuffs and art supplies will be at your disposal, and Whey station will be serving a signature Zonker sandwich in the Courtyard! WestCo will be your sandbox.

Here’s the Facebook event. Setlist and poetry after the jump!

Women in Science: Why So Few?

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Alex Irace ’15 is asking the important questions:

The Astronomy Department has invited Professor C. Megan Urry, the President of the American Astronomical Society and the Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, to speak at the annual Sturm Memorial Lecture this year. She will address sexism and gender equity in astronomy, science, and academia more generally. Urry is not only an expert in this field, but she is also notably the first tenured female faculty member in the history of Yale’s Physics Department.

Poster says it all!

Foss Hill Times

UPDATE 3/31/14: I rescind my earlier comment about spring coming/being here. Obviously I am delusional as there’s currently a solid inch of snow on my front steps… 

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Oh Foss Hill. You beacon of all the best non-class-related times at Wesleyan. I have been eagerly awaiting your repopulation. But waiting no more. Spring is finally coming/here, folks! I tested out the hill last Thursday afternoon and– though soggy– Foss and us have made it through that dastardly winter. Spring is here and so is a green Foss and I’m feeling nostalgic.

Foss Hill is THE institution around here.The most beloved. The most consistent. The actual center of student life. So, in celebration of Foss, here’s a post lauding favorite Foss Hill Times. AFTER THE JUMP.

New Eco-Facilitators Program Info Session

Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 11.04.22 AMThe always-sustainable Rachael Metz ’16:

Did you miss the first Eco-Facilitators information session, but still want to learn more and apply to the program? Fear not, we’re having a second info session for all of your questions and concerns about being an Eco-Facilitator for the 2014-2015 school year! Don’t forget, you’ll get a half credit in the fall and be PAID in the spring…this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! We encourage you to apply as soon as you can!

Here is the application.

Date: Tuesday, March 25th
Time: 7:30-8pm
Place: Usdan 110
Contact: rmmetz[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Volunteer at the Shasha Seminar on “The Novel”

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Shapiro Creative Writing Center Director Amy Bloom ’76 wants your help:

Volunteers needed for the 2014 Shasha Conference for Basic Human Concerns on Saturday, April 5th.

We are in need of student volunteers to direct registrants and accompany speakers. Contact Senior Fellow Izzy Rode at irode[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information!

Website here.