WESU Fall Pledge Drive!

wesu donate canFrom the inimitable Ben Goldberg ’17:

WESU’s Fall Pledge Drive is back again, just in time for the cold weather to set in! Listener contributions enable WESU to continue offering incredible programming like The Moondog Matinee which has been playing “oldies” every Saturday morning for nearly forty years. This pledge drive also supports locally produced public affairs shows like Think Twice Radio, a CT “watchdog” media show, and incredible new music shows, like Black Music Matters. To keep this type of unique community programming alive, WESU needs your support.

Following last spring’s successful pledge drive, WESU began implementing upgrades that will improve the service the 6000 watt station provides. Local listeners can now read “WESU 88.1FM - Alternative Radio Since 1939” displayed on their car stereos when tuned in. With your continued support, WESU can continue daily operations and move forward with planned upgrades, which include an exciting revamping of the the station’s studio spaces. During this pledge drive, WESU is also very excited to offer a new brand new limited edition T-shirt design as a gift for donors.

Thanks to the supporters who have already contributed to this effort, WESU is making progress towards their goal. However, the station still needs to raise $12,000 in community support before the end of November to bring this drive to a successfully end. Donations from the people who benefit from the services WESU provides are vital for the station’s continued operation.

Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or by sending a check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St, 2nd Fl, Middletown, CT 06457.

The pledge drive runs through the end of this month.

Come work for the Shapiro Center!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASofi Goode ’17 writes in:

Apply to be the Spring 2016 Junior Fellow for the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing! This paid position is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with Writer-in-Residence Amy Bloom, collaborate with the Senior Fellow to plan Shapiro Center events, and continually reach out to Wesleyan’s vibrant writing community.

We are seeking an applicant that is adaptable, a self-starter, responsible, and in possession of a sense of humor (hilarity, while appreciated, is not required). A car as well as a mild interest in reading and writing are a huge plus. If interested, please shoot an email to Sofi Goode expressing your interest. Include your history with creative writing at Wesleyan, and an informal resume including any relevant experience. Please direct all questions and applications to sgoode(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.



Winter On Wyllys


From Amanda Roosa ’16:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come back to Wesleyan a week early over winter break and jumpstart your job/internship search or focus on your personal career development––without the stress of classes and activities getting in the way.

The Career Center is offering the following classes from January 11th to 15th:

Film Series: Straight Outta Compton

2015. USA. Dir: F. Gary Gray. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. 147 min.


The rise and fall of N.W.A. is chronicled through three founding members – Dr. Dre, Eazy E, and Ice Cube (Jackson, ably playing his own father) – as they rap their way to world renown. Taking a cue from its electrifying soundtrack, Compton captures the vibrant, tumultuous culture of the times and the enduring influence of some of its most defiant artists.

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

Roth Sends an All-Campus Email Discussing the Demands of the IsThisWhy.com Campaign

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This past Wednesday, students of color at Wesleyan released a list of demands to President Roth to address the University’s failure in combating racism and inequity on campus. The demands can be found on IsThisWhy.com here.

Just now, Roth sent an all-campus email about meeting the demands. His email can be found after the jump (note: It’s very long).

Update (11/21/2015, 3:24pm): The students of color who organized the Is This Why movement released a statement responding to Roth’s email on their website. It reads:

The #IsThisWhy movement demanded written statements from the President of Wesleyan University, Michael Roth, and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, Antonio Farias within 48 hours. Michael Roth has responded within our timeline, but Antonio Farias has failed to do so. President Roth’s response proved him incapable of addressing exactly how the university has neglected each marginalized community on campus both in the past and in the present, and in doing so, he failed to produce a detailed action plan committing to the demands set forth by the #IsThisWhy organizers.

This campus cannot function without the intellectual and emotional labor of Students of Color. As promised, we will be taking further action. We will be demanding more.

We know our power.

Individual Tutoring Program: Coordinator Info Session

tutoring_promoFrom Ali Feldman ’17:

Looking for a leadership position on campus next semester?? Wanna change the ~world~??? WANT FREE MONDO___
Apply to replace Ali as the Individual Tutoring
Coordinator next semester!! I’m looking for a highly awesome
individual to run the program next semester while I am away. Even if you’re not yet part of the program, I still encourage you to consider applying. It’s a great leadership opportunity!!
(email me if you can’t come afelman[@]wesleyan[.]edu)
*****FREE MONDO PIZZA********** (like I’m ordering 4 pizzas so come)

Date: Sunday, November 22
Time: 8PM-9PM
Place: Albritton 304

Adele’s “25″ Listening Party: Places, Positions, and Soothing Inanimate Objects


You’re not going out tonight.

I don’t give a fuck that you’ve just launched a personal campaign to “SOSS” (Save Our Social Scene).

Tonight’s a night of glorious gloom and you’re gonna get some ice cream and listen to the soul-penetrating voice of your football-playing-ex-crush-from-high-school’s favorite British songstress. And, Jesus, are you gonna sob.

We, the angst-ridden, internet-obsessed staff of whateverthisfuckingsiteis ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! We have compiled a list of our favorite places on campus to have a good cry. For your sorrow, we have also included various positions and objects that you may find to enhance your *experience* (crying). By God, let’s give this album a listen. SERENADE ME, ADELE. IT’S BEEN 4 YEARS.

In no particular order (oh look, there’s 25), here’s where and how to properly sob to Adele on this campus:

Apply to be an Eco Facilitator!

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Mira Klein ’17 and Rachael Metz ’16 write in:

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2016-2017 school year! Eco Facilitators (EFs) are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.

In Spring 2016, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on theories and strategies for sustainable behavior change. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2016-2017 school year, EFs will be paid to implement these strategies, working with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable campus community.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Saturday, December 5th. An information session will be held on Monday, November 30th at 12:15 PM in Usdan 108 . More information is available HERE, and you can apply HERE. Please email ecofacilitators(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions!

Info Session Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 5

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor

thesis bunnyFrom Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information, and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis. Really soon. As in this weekend. After brunch. But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting with you regularly to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out the application form by Monday, November 30, at 5 p.m. Please note that this is a very popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we will likely not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!

If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please direct them to Professor Anne Greene at agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or to Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ’15 at writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Deadline: Monday, November 30 at 5 PM


Sublimate Presents: Sagotsky

Sublimateposter-2For some reason I got a direct email about this in the morning but here’s something happening this weekend:

Calling all house and techno lovers! Hailing from Brooklyn, Wesleyan alum Matthew Sagotsky ’10 is an up and coming DJ whose short career has already experienced many accolades. He is the founder of Sublimate, which has been voted one of the “best parties in NYC” by Timeout Magazine on numerous occasions and has recently been grabbing attention from house and techno zine Resident Advisor. Sagotsky is also an in demand DJ on the local circuit and has played at Output, Good Room, and Bossa Nova Civic Club, three of the top clubs in Brooklyn. This Saturday, get ready to experience the world of Brooklyn’s underground house and techno scene.

Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 10 PM – 1 AM
Place: WestCo Cafe
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