Court Orders Wesleyan to Give DKE Access to 276 High Street

In perhaps the most momentous chapter of a saga dating back to the Fall of 2014, the Wesleyan chapter of DKE (Delta Kappa Epsilon) has just won another huge victory in its lawsuit against the university.

Just before 6PM today, President Roth sent out yet another email with the subject line reading “Campus Update.” This time, it was to inform us that a judge ruled that Wesleyan must allow DKE access to 276 High Street at the start of the Fall 2018. Three classes of students have never set foot in the fraternity, located directly across the street from President Roth’s house, but it may soon be open to undergraduates once more.

Wesleyan plans to file an appeal, but the exact path forward remains shrouded in mystery as of this evening. Read past the jump for the full email, and our key takeaways.

Lost and Found: Auditions

From Elli Scharlin ’18

Lost and Found

A Playwriting Capstone by Elli Scharlin ’18
Lost and Found is a musical about a girl who loses her virginity and sets on a quest to find it. We travel with our protagonist, Spencer Maude, through the mystical woods of Askaround. Along the way, we meet characters like Andy Roger the lovable life-sized bunny, The Captain of the Seamen and the Naughty Nautical Boys, and even Buster Hymen the Gatekeeper. A coming of age story that asks the questions: What is virginity? Can it be restored? Who cares?

Auditions will be on Wednesday 12/6 from 5 – 8pm in Usdan 110 and then again on Friday 12/8 from 2-4pm in Usdan 108.

Sides will be provided.
Feel free to prepare a story or monologue no more than 2 minutes.
Please prepare 16 bars of a song.

If you’re looking for inspiration think Avenue Q meets The Wizard of Oz.

Sign up for a slot on the google doc.

Feel free to send questions to escharlin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or ewilkins[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
If you can’t make these times and want to audition still, let me know! I want everyone to have the chance to participate!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 6th and Friday, Dec. 8th
Time: Wednesday from 5-8pm, Friday from 2-4pm
Place: Wednesday in Usdan 110, Friday in Usdan 108.



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

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

LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Quesadilla w/ Chipotle Salsa
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin, Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Berry Crisp

LUNCH- Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Gruyere, Green Apple & Caramelized Onion w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Berry Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Pesto(Basil, Pine Nuts, Parmesan, Garlic, EVOO) Rotini w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Roasted Tofu.
DES- Chocolate Cream Pie

LUNCH- Minestrone. Served w/ Herb Focaccia, Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Sheppard’s Pie. Sautéed Mirepoix, Ground Beef or Tofu & Herbs, Simmered in Beef or Veggie Stock, Topped w/ Garlic Mashed Potato & Baked
DES- Pumpkin Spice Cake

Film Series: Cleo from 5 to 7

1961. France. Dir: Agne?s Varda. With Corinne Marchand. 90 min.

Awaiting a possible cancer diagnosis, a self-absorbed pop singer spends ninety “real-time” minutes wandering the streets in between short-lived carefreeness and agitating despair. A peripatetic observation of postwar Paris, Varda’s Left Bank landmark explores feminism with a taste of light somberness. Look out for a surprise cameo by Jean-Luc Godard.

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

An Evening with Caryl Phillips

From Zenzele Price ’18:

Join us for a reading and Q&A with Caryl Phillips at the Shapiro Center for Writing. Light refreshments will be served.

Caryl Phillips is the author of over twenty works of drama, film, fiction, and nonfiction, including: The Wasted Years (BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play,) Crossing the River (1993 Booker Prize shortlist,) A Distant Shore (2003 Booker Prize longlist, 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize,) Dancing in the Dark (2006 PEN/Open Book Award,) and Colour Me English. He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 1992 and was on the 1993 Granta list of Best of Young British Writers. His literary awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black
Memorial Prize.

Date: Monday, Dec. 4th
Time: 8-9 PM
Location: Shapiro Center (116 Mt. Vernon)

Wesleyan/Yale Film Mixer

From Cardinal Pictures:

Come through for Cardinal Pictures’ biannual WALE film mixer on Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 8 in Shapiro!! Meet potential new film collaborators, watch some amazing student films, and eat snacks to your heart’s content. It’s gonna be a ball, don’t miss out!

If you would like your short film to be screened, please email it to us at! Due to time constraints we won’t be able to show them all, so please email ASAP for top priority :))

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2nd
Time: 8-10 PM
Location: Shapiro Writing Center

Film Series: National Treasure

2004. USA. Dir: Jon Turteltaub. With Nicolas Cage. 131 min. 35mm print.

Code-breaking, treasure hunting, American history, and humor are the secret ingredients in this Wes-alum-directed action-adventure heist flick. In a ludicrous pursuit for Masonic loot, the patriotic Cage steals the Declaration of Independence and follows clues with the help of his quippy, tech-savvy sidekick and a fiercely intelligent archivist.

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

Cardinal Pictures Staff Applications

From Cardinal Pictures:

It’s staff application season again, y’all! If you’re interested in film production and supporting the creative endeavors of your fellow students, Cardinal Pictures staff is the group for you! As a staff member, you will oversee student productions, support and broaden the film community, and interact with some amazing artists. Students of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply (and you don’t have to be a film major, either). The deadline is December 1st to fill out this doc. And feel free to message the Cardinal Pictures Facebook page with any questions!

Date: Now-Friday, December 1
Time: anytime
Place: interwebs
Application Link

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

From the CFA:

Featuring choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka joined by his students, guest artists, and drummers, this invigorating performance showcases the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.

Date: Friday, December 1
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $8 all others