You probably know him better as Lemony Snicket (author of the incredibly successful A Series of Unfortunate Events books), but Wesleyan alum Daniel Handler ’92 has been in the news quite a bit for the past week or two. The downside? It hasn’t always been in the most positive light.
So, let’s break it down.
Earlier today, Buzzfeed writer Katie J.M. Baker posted an article about how students found guilty of sexual assault by their universities are hurt by the judicial system too. The article features an unnamed male Wesleyan student now suing the college under Title IX. According to the lawsuit, which can be read in full here, the student is suing:
…due to the actions, omissions, errors, and the flawed procedures, and/or negligence and overall failure to provide Plaintiff with an expected standard of due process, concerning the wrongful allegations of sexual misconduct made against John Doe, a male, graduating senior student at Defendant Wesleyan in good standing, and a respected member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly and a fraternity brother, with an otherwise unblemished record.
The article also makes it clear that the unidentified male student is not suing the women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault, but rather suing the university itself for a poorly conducted hearing and lack of due process.
From Ariel Lesnick ’15:
“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows arealways open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
Spoiler Alert: This is a regular improv comedy show and has absolutely nothing to do with “In The Heights.” FB EVENT PAGE
Place: Nics Lounge
You’re invited to join in an evening of holiday tunes with Wesleyan’s Orchestra and Choir! CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir present symphonic repertoire under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Click here to read more about this concert on the CFA blog.
Date: Saturday, November 22
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
From Adam David Jacobs ’15:
Please join us for a Memorial Service in honor of transgender activist and author of Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg, who died last week,on November 15. There will be space for student sharing, followed by a final ritual. Please bring words, memories, stones, and flowers.
Date: Friday, December 21st
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Place: Foyer, Olin Library
From Gavriella Wolf ’15:
Like grilled cheese?
This Friday night, the Whey Station and the Nora Cupcakes trucks are teaming up to beat cancer! They’ll be donating a percent of their proceeds to Relay For Life of Wesleyan University to benefit the American Cancer Society.
As if you needed an excuse to treat yo’self with a yummy late night snack, here it is! COME EAT GOOD FOOD! SAVE LIVES! IT’S THAT EASY!!!
Date: Friday, November 21
Time: 11 PM – 3 AM
Place: William Street (the normal Whey Station location)
Cost: about 3-8 dollars BUT IT’S SO WORTH IT
“DAMNATION IS A MOVIE THAT MATTERS…WITH A BLEND OF HISTORY,
FACE-MELTING NATURE CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND A DASH OF EDWARD ABBEY–STYLE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DAMNATION LAYS BARE THIS TRUTH IN A WAY THAT IS EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, AND, PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, INSPIRATIONAL.”
- The Santa Barbara Independent
This Friday Nina Gerona ’15, Kat Evans ’15, Janika Oza ’15, and Sienna Courter ’15 will be hosting a free screening of the movie DamNation. This documentary looks at the social and environmental effects of dams in the United States. Afterwards there will be a discussion about the film and other dam debates including case studies of Nepal and Panama. Join us for an incredible opportunity to see a beautifully shot documentary that deals with a very pressing environmental issue and a current political subject of contentious debate. Plus there will be snacks!
When: This Friday 11/21 at 4:30pm
Where: PAC 001
Facebook: Event with more information
Sent in from Kevin Winnie ’16
Thinking about writing a thesis? Not sure where to start? Come talk to
professors and current thesis writers about how the thesis declaration
process works, how students choose topics, and what factors you should
take into account when deciding whether or not to write a thesis.
Whether you already know something you might like to research, or are
just beginning think about the possibility of thesis writing, now is a
great time to get your bearings.
Please join us in a conversation with Professors Peter Gottschalk
(RELI) and Sean McCann (ENGL) and current thesis writers Quinta
Jurecic ’15 (GOVT) and Amy Cao’15 (ANTH and ARCP) for insights
into the whys and wherefores of undertaking a thesis.
Light refreshments will be provided.
When: In just 45 minutes! Quick quick! Thursday, November 20, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Woodhead Lounge