Category Archives: General

Eco-boardgame Night

Amanda Kenyon of the Rockfall Foundation writes in again:

The Rockfall Foundation hosts its first Eco Night at the deKoven House on 10/26. Try to save the world, green your power supply, grow some trees, or just make some risque green jokes. Drinks and snacks will be served! Games on hand include Catan: Oil Springs, Evolution: Climate, Wilted Green, Power Grid, Photosynthesis, Moai, Winds of Change, and Wildcraft. Email erik@rockfallfoundation.org if you have other game ideas.

Date: Friday, October 26th
Time: 6-10 PM
Location: The DeKoven House. 27 Washington St., Middletown.

Meet Your Greens at Penny Lane Pub

Amanda Kenyon of the Rockfall Foundation writes in:

Join Meet Your Greens at Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook with Judy Preston, the Long Island Sound Outreach Coordinator at Connecticut Sea Grant, who will be discussing the health and well-being of the Sound. A carpool will be leaving at 5pm from deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington St., Middletown, to drive down. Email erik@rockfallfoundation.org for carpool. Or, meet us at Penny Lane Pub on the second floor.

Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks is a monthly event that provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook

Encounters with Wild Animals: The Initiation

Over my first few weeks at Wes I’ve had some pretty wild encounters with some captivating, deceiving creatures. How did I get myself into this? Well, it all started with a small, innocent baby rabbit staring at me with the most innocent gaze — “wow,” I said out loud, “Wes is wild” (*scares rabbit away*). Little did I know that the whole force of nature would prove to me that we are, in fact, not alone in this campus.

Over the next few days, I had encounters with tarantula-size spiders in my bed, a group of around 15 bees (not very happy with my presence), a very sketchy rat and a partially bald black squirrel. Oh, and, by the way, I was also chased by a skunk up to Olin.

I found some comfort, however, in knowing that I am not alone in this situation. For instance, out of nowhere, I heard somebody screaming down my hall, and when I arrived, the girl, whose name is to remain undisclosed, said: “You don’t understand! The moth came AT ME!” She then continued by describing the moth’s intentionality in “attacking” her.

Later that week I started to hear more stories from several people who had similar or worse experiences of this nature, like ending up in the hospital after a baby squirrel imprinted on them (don’t ask how). After hearing all those stories, I just feel better. I have no idea of what my next encounters with the wild are going to be like, but at least I know that animals are not conspiring against me, or, at least, not exclusively.

If you have any stories of encounters with wild animals at Wes, tell us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org or our tipbox!

Introducing: Ask Wesleying!

College is hard. From adjusting to living away from your family for the first time to figuring out how to navigate academics to making friends, these 4-ish years of your life are full of new challenges.

I’ve always wanted to start an advice column. Now that I’m in my senior year, I’m taking advantage of my Wesleyan/life wisdom (also being managing editor of Wesleying and therefore being able to kinda do whatever I want) by starting a weekly advice column! Read on to learn more:

Welcome to Ask Wesleying! Each week I will answer questions from students just like you about anything having to do with anything and everything Wesleyan University: social life, academics, living on your own, roommates, hookup culture, extracurriculars, meal plans, and more!

In order for this to work, y’all have to send in some questions! Questions can be submitted anonymously via this form, or less-anonymously by emailing us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org (put “Ask Wesleying” in the subject line)! All questions will be answered and posted anonymously, even if you email us including your name. Some weeks, I might reach out to other writers or my friends to guest-answer your questions!

 

S&C MENU WEEK OF 10/1

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Red Beans & Rice, Garlic, Thyme, Scallion & Scotch Bonnet Infused Sautéed Cabbage. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Chocolate Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Ancho Chile Mole Enchiladas w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Puerto Rican Rice & Beans w/ Sazon & Adobo Roasted Chicken or Tofu. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Banana Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Portobello Pesto Melt. Mozzarella, House Made Pesto, Tomato & Baby Arugula
DES- Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Lemon & Dill Dressing. Charred Salmon or Tofu & Rotini. Asparagus, White Wine & Citrus Cream Sauce, Thyme, Lemon Zest & Parmesan
DES- Pumpkin Spice Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ Crispy Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion Garnish. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES-Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan.  VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

ESPWESSO HOURS

Hello, beautiful humans!! Our hours for this semester are 8:30 am – 12 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am – 2 pm on Sundays, and 8 pm – 12 am Sunday through Thursday, so stop by the basement of the Allbritton  and let us caffeinate you silly ;)

All Campus Email: VP for Equity & Inclusion

Former VP for Equity & Inclusion Antonio Farias and Interim VP for Equity & Inclusion Debbie Colucci

On Thursday, September 20th, Dean Mike Whaley sent an email out to the student body with an update on Wesleyan’s search for a new Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, following the departure of Antonio Farias last May when he accepted a job at the University of Florida. Whaley’s email announces that he and Professor Nicole Stanton will chair the search committee to replace Farias, and that they would like input from the student body on our “aspirations for the position.” They will be hosting a “group visioning exercise” for the job position description this Thursday in Usdan.

During his tenure on campus, Farias was a controversial figure among the student body. His job was to oversee the Office of Equity and Inclusion, whose mission is to “[provide] leadership and accountability to resolve systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community.” Despite this lofty description, events on campus in the past few years repeatedly led students to call the priorities of Dean Farias into question. 

S&C MENU WEEK OF 9/23

 

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Baked Mac & Cheese, Soy & Maple Sautéed Collard Greens
DES- Red Velvet Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Baja Style Fish Tacos. Beer Battered Deep Fried Tilapia, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Thai Peanut Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Mexican Chop Salad. Mixed Greens w/ Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Poblano, Black Bean, Corn & Avocado. Served w/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu, Garnished w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing & Fried Tortilla Strips. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Farm Stand Linguini. Sautéed  Asparagus, Butternut Squash, Peas & Yellow Squash Served w/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu & Dressed w/ Beurre Blanc
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ Crispy Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion Garnish. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES-Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan.  VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream