On Monday, posters like the one above were put up all over campus, including on most (if not all) senior house doors. The posters call for the removal of Daniel Handler ’92 as Commencement Speaker after repeated instances of racism and sexual harassment. They also call attention to the fact that Dr. Anita Hill, who is known for speaking out against workplace harassment, will receive an honorary degree (a lesser honor and a shorter speech) at the same event.
The poster also links to Wesleying’s Write-In: “Commencement 2018: Lemony Snicket, Anita Hill, and Silencing Women of Color in the Age of #MeToo” and a recent article in Pacific Standard by David M. Perry ’95 detailing Handler’s history of sexual harassment.
From Ali Arminio ’18:
Come audition for a Cardinal Pictures short film, “On The Edge”!
Written by Sage Marshall, “On The Edge” is about a couple traveling in the woods who reach a crossroads that brings their relationship into question.
1 MAN and 1 WOMAN. 20-30 years old, outdoorsy. Must be comfortable singing around a campfire (no singing experience necessary!).
Friday, March 2 at 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00am-2:00pm
Both auditions will be located in the Theater Studios in the Jones Room (TST101).
No preparation necessary! Sides will be provided. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of the script beforehand.)
Actors MUST be available to film in the evening of Friday, April 13th (after class) and throughout the entirety of Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.
Directors: Sage Marshall and Ali Arminio
Producer: Sarah Wax
Questions? Feel free to contact swax[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Time: 3-6PM (Friday); 11AM-2PM (Saturday)
Place: Theater Studios 101 (Jones Room)
Paula Tartell ’18 writes in:
The College of the Environment presents –
Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship
How do we face disasters? Sometimes we live through them, other times we experience them indirectly from a distance. How can we make such distances malleable? How can we transform ourselves from being passive observers to agents of change?
How can we use our knowledge of disaster to motivate action?
In this event, the COE fellows, Wesleyan students and alumni will explore these ideas and present works that engage with the 2017-18 COE think tank theme, “From Disruptions to Disasters.”
Date: Friday, March 2
Place: Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion
From Wesleyan Women in Science:
Curious about engineering? Join WesWIS for an event that is half info session, half engineering challenge. There will be pizza for everyone, and prizes for the winner of the challenge! Information about engineering at Wes will be presented by Profs. Huwel (3-2 program) and Moller (IDEAS minor), and 3-2 student Rami Hamati will be there to talk about his personal experience as an engineering student at Wes. As always, people of all majors and genders are welcome at WesWIS events. If you want there to be enough pizza, please please RSVP to Maureen Snow (msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)
Date: Thursday, March 1
Place: Allbritton 311
Michael Roth ’78 is going to talk about freedom of speech:
What: The Veritas Forum
Title: The Trouble with Freedom: A Dialogue on Balancing Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech from a Christian and a Secular Perspective
Time: Thursday 7PM, March 1st, 2018
Location: Daniel Family Commons (Usdan 3rd floor)
Michael Wear (Faith Outreach Director during Obama Administration)
Michael Roth (President of Wesleyan University)
Prof. Mary Alice Haddad (Professor of Government and Chair of the CEAS)
How can American society cohere and freedom be preserved? The current political climate and recent social incidents have led many to question and examine what freedom of speech, religious liberty, and freedom in general, mean in the 21st century of the United States. At this year’s Veritas Forum, we will discuss the political, social, and cultural implications of religious liberty.
Light refreshments included.
Date: Thursday, March 1
Place: Daniel Family Commons
From the Career Center:
Join us for an information session with President & Founder, Andrew Bleeker ‘07 and Founding Partner, Ben Clark ’99 of Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digitally-based marketing and communications agency that specializes in public affairs, corporate reputation and social impact.
Since their founding in 2009, BPI has applied the lessons of politics to brands and supported over 400 clients across multiple continents. These include 8% of FORTUNE 100 companies, Presidents, Senators and Prime Ministers, as well as several of the top non-profits around the world.
Andrew & Ben will discuss working at Bully Pulpit Interactive and their current positions. They will also conduct a Q&A session on the state of political marketing and share how to get into the field. BPI is also hiring for full-time and summer internship positions.
Date: Thursday, March 1
Place: Career Center
A cool event happening at the bookstore:
Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises that help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self.
In It’s Not Always Depression, psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel presents readers with a unique and pragmatic tool she calls The Change Triangle. The Change Triangle is a map—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self. Working the Change Triangle is the step-by-step process at the heart of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a therapeutic method that teaches patients to identify the defenses and inhibitory emotions (shame, anxiety, and guilt) that prevent them from being in touch with their core emotions (joy, anger, sadness, fear, and excitement). In allowing ourselves to fully experience core emotions, we move toward an openhearted state where we are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, courageous, and clear. Through moving, persuasive stories of working the Change Triangle with her own patients, Hendel teaches us how to apply these principles to our everyday lives.
Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18 is a psychoanalyst and certified AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor practicing in New York City. She has written articles for the New York Times and professional journals. She was also the Mental Health Consultant on the television show MadMen. Hilary’s blog, the Change Triangle, is read worldwide. Hilary is a Wesleyan alumna who graduated with the Class of 1985, and she is also a proud Wesleyan parent with a child currently enrolled in the Class of 2018.
Date: Thursday, March 1
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ian Foster writes in:
Mary Gordon is the author of eight novels, including There Your Heart Lies (2017), Final Payments, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and four collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which won the Story Prize in 2006. Gordon has received many honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor in English and Writing at Barnard College.
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Place: Russell House
Talia Kaplan ’18 writes in:
Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner ‘90 director of the Religious Action Center (RAC), for a conversation about why pursuing social and economic justice is core to Judaism and how Jews can join with people of all faiths and no faiths to combat white supremacy, systemic racism, and transform communities to effect positive change. Recently, Rabbi Pesner has been involved in calls for a clean Dream Act: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rabbis-arrested-daca-protest_us_5a5f8b13e4b046f0811c6213
This lunch is a collaboration between the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Jewish Community (WJC). All are welcome, regardless of religion and political views. Free, vegetarian food provided.
Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 11:50 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Coconut Red Beans & Rice, Sautéed Veggies(Cabbage, Red Bell, Carrot, Scotch Bonnet, Scallion, Thyme & Garlic) VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Carrot Cake
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Garlic Black Beans, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Fried Tortilla Strips, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Mafe(West African Tomato & Peanut Stew)Sweet Potato, Turnip, Okra, Cabbage Chilies w/ Chicken or Tempeh. Served w/ Basmati Rice. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Coconut Cake
LUNCH- Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Portobello Mushroom Grilled Cheese. Mozzarella, Baby Arugula, Pesto, Tomato
DES- Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Shrimp or Roasted Tempeh Scampi w/ Grilled Asparagus & Green Peas, Over Linguini
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Ganache & Whipped Cream
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque. Garnished w/ Toasted Almond & Thyme. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Chicken or Tofu Tikka Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream