Guest Post: Call for Action from the International Students Community

This guest post was co-written by Shizuha Hatori ’18 and Yao Ong ’18 and addresses proposed administrative restructuring of the Office of International Student Affairs.

As part of a restructuring of services for international students, Wesleyan is making two new hires: a “professor of the practice” position for an ESL writing specialist, and an entry-level administrative position for a person intended to be in charge of international student affairs and responsible for some of the clerical duties in the office. These two “new” positions are meant to play roles that Professor Alice Hadler has been fulfilling competently for many years. This reorganization, on which she was not consulted, was tantamount to forcing Professor Hadler into retirement.

Film Series: Vertigo

1958. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.

A former police detective, driven to early retirement by an incident that left him with a paralyzing fear of heights, is hired as a P.I. to follow a friend’s wife, who has been behaving abnormally. Hitchcock spins a dizzying whirlpool of storytelling magic, slowly revealing bits and pieces of the psychological obsession at the film’s beating heart.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Legally Blonde

2001. USA. Dir: Robert Luketic. With Reese Witherspoon. 96 min.

Elle Woods is just “too blonde” for her East Coast, blue-blood boyfriend…who dumps her, reunites with his brainy prep school ex, and heads to Harvard Law School. Elle must wage the battle of her life to get into Harvard, win back her guy, and, most importantly, show the world what she’s really made of.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Withnail and I

1987. UK. Dir: Bruce Robinson. With Richard E. Grant. 107 min.

Loosely derived from the director’s recollection of his student years in the 1960s, this British cult classic portrays two unemployed actors who spend their days dodging rent bills and drinking. Longing for a vacation away from the mess, the two fellas set off for an idyllic country trip that goes fantastically awry.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Bad Genius

2017. Thailand. Dir: Nattawut Poonpiriya. With Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying. 130 min.

When an outstanding student helps out a friend struggling during an exam, she sends herself spiraling into a massive exam-cheating scheme. This terrifically crafted high school con-artist heist thriller is the perfect blockbuster for anyone who has taken the SAT.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

S&C MENU: 4/30-5/3

Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00

DINNER- Greens w/ Sherry Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Brown Butter & Caramelized Shallot Infused Cauliflower Purée, Long Grain Wild Rice, Oven Roasted Tomato Relish
DES- Apple Cinnamon Pound Cake, Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream

LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Burrito. Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Grilled Zucchini, Sautéed Corn, House Refried Beans, Cheddar,  Spanish Rice, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Shrimp or Tofu & Grits. Creole Style Grilled Shrimp or Tofu, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Grilled Summer Squash & Zucchini
DES- Carrot Cake

LUNCH- Chipotle Pineapple BBQ Chicken or Tofu Melts. Pulled BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Cheddar, Green Cabbage Coleslaw
DES- Strawberry & Banana Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Broccoli & Rigatoni w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Roasted Tofu, Dressed w/ Garlic infused EVOO, Parmesan, Lemon Zest & Oven Roasted Tomato
DES- Berry Crisp

LUNCH- Mexican Chop Salad w/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu. Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Poblano, Black Beans, Sautéed Corn, Avocado, Fried Tortilla Strips, Creamy Cilantro Dressing or VEGAN Charred Tomato & Cumin Dressing
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Chana Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

Film Series: The Heiress

1949. USA. Dir: William Wyler. With Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift. 115 min.

When a painfully shy heiress falls head over heels for a dashing young suitor, her father grows adamantly suspicious of the beau’s intentions. Between swoons over Clift, witness this velvety yet incisive study of the terrible traps people set for themselves.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Top Gun

1986. USA. Dir: Tony Scott. With Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer. 110 min. 35mm print.

Maverick and Goose come streaking at breakneck speed into your line of vision! Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Something something Danger Zone! Sit back enthralled as these boys compete to become the best of the best United States Naval pilots – we promise they’ll take your breath away…

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: A Fantastic Woman

2017. Chile. Dir: Sebastia?n Lelio. With Daniela Vega. 104 min.

A transgender waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer must confront the sudden death of her much-older boyfriend, and the suspicion of his surviving family towards her. In her neon-tinted breakthrough role, Vega fights for the right to be seen as she is: a strong, complex woman and a human being deserving of decency.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Do the Right Thing

1989. USA. Dir: Spike Lee. With Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello. 120 min.

In this panorama of a predominantly Black community in Brooklyn, Lee himself plays a delivery man for an Italian-American pizzeria owner. Entangled in the looming racial tensions (and confrontational shot/reverse shots), he soon finds himself at the center of an escalating conflict on the hottest day of the year.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free