Anarchist Histories and Activism

From the American Studies Department:

Come hear Wesleyan students publicly present their research from the American Studies course, Anarchy in America: From Haymarket to Occupy Wall Street, taught by Professor of American Studies J. Kehaulani Kauanui. The course focused on anarchism as a political philosophy and practice—a little known aspect of American culture and society. Students examined select aspects of anarchist political thought and praxis in the United States and the ways that anarchism has been represented positively, vilified, or dismissed. The class included histories, philosophies and theories, and activism; it explored a range of diverse political traditions including individualist anarchism, socialist anarchism, anarcha-feminism, black anarchism, queer anarchism, indigenous influences and critiques, and other schools of thought. Professor Kauanui will moderate the following two panels.

10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Historical Genealogies & Radical Analysis

“Free Love, Motherhood, and Spiritism: Reading Anarchy Through the Writings of Luisa Capetillo,” Iryelis López ’17
“Love as Prefigurative Politics: A Critical Examination of the Revolutionary Potentials of Non-Monogamy,” Sarah Lurie ’17
“Black Feminist Resonances: The Overlaps and Intersections With Anarchist Principles,” Kaiyana Cervera ’19

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Community Resistance and Diverse Forms of Direct Action

“Encrypted But Not Cryptic: An Intro to Crypto Anarchy and Practical Resistance of the Modern Surveillance State,” Kate Pappas ’18
“Threads of Anarchism: A Look at Flint Community Action Amidst a State Crime,” Aura Ochoa ’17
“Power to the People! Energy Democracy and the Socialization of our Energy Infrastructure,” Joshua Nodiff ’19

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 10AM-1PM
Place: Russell Library (NOT Russell House!), 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Here’s Who Got a Thesis Carrel (And Who Is on the Waitlist)

Moment of silence to all of those who will have to use the Exley basement shower as their thesis carrel.

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The entrance label of the thesis carrel of DP’16.

Hi seniors. As if we didn’t make this clear with our record number of THESICRAZY interviews last year, we care immensely about chronicling the most wretched and rewarding part of your Senior year.

Carrel applications were due a week and a half ago. And now people know their fates.For those who don’t know much about the process, here’s a tidbit from the library website:

Remedy Partners Internship and Job Recruiting!

remedypartnersFrom Amarachi Asonye ’16:

Interested in healthcare, technology, finance, or big data? Interested in working for a rapidly growing leader in healthcare reform? Looking for a full-time job or a rewarding summer internship?

Then come join Dr. Win Whitcomb ’84, Anju Paul ’14, Ben Record ’15, Zaida Garcia ’15, Nabilah Kabir ’15, Amarachi Asonye ’16 and Mike Greenwald ’16 on September 28th 6pm Usdan 108 to hear about job opportunities and the innovative work culture at Remedy!

Remedy Partners is one of the fastest-growing healthcare organizations in the country. Specializing in advancing value-based healthcare, Remedy’s mission is to dramatically improve the quality of patient care by implementing reforms in healthcare proposed by the Affordable Care Act. Remedy represents a breakthrough in both the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Remedy currently has offices in New York City, Darien CT, and Shelton CT and is looking to fill positions in all different departments.

If this hasn’t been enough to sway you, pizza from Mondo will be provided!

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Usdan 108

 

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: Folk Duo

bela_event1From the Music Department:

With their recent Grammy Award for “Best Folk Album” earlier this year, banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform original music as well as Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues. The two first collaborated as part of the Sparrow Quartet in 2005. Mr. Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician in Grammy Award history.

“Two monsters of the banjo.”
— NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Date: Thursday, October 2o
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students; $35 general public; $32 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students

Wesleyan CS Club, First Meeting

14362471_10154460607457092_4642185127671568811_oFrom Wesleyan CS Club:

The Wesleyan CS Club is having its first official meeting of the semester. We’ll be talking about hackathons, projects and summer internships! Old and new members are welcome to attend. Non CS majors also extremely welcome.

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: ESC339

Homecoming and Family Weekend Application

homecoming-2013-logoFrom APR Interns:

Apply now to be a part of Homecoming (Oct. 21-22) and/or Family Weekend (Oct. 28-30), events put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more! DO NOT apply for Homecoming if you plan to leave campus during Fall Break.

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Monday, October 10, 2016. For Family Weekend student workers only, there will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:00 PM (location TBD).

If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information. Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Homecoming or Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Appetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below. If you have any questions, please contact Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19 at aprinterns[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 5 at 5 PM

Theory Certificate Presents: Capitalism and Planetary Crisis

theory_0929_moore_emailFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

The rise of capitalism after 1450 marked a turning point in the history of humanity’s relation with the rest of nature. It was greater than any watershed since the rise of agriculture and the first cities. In relational terms, it was even greater than the rise of the steam engine. This history has assumed new salience in an era of runaway global warming and the Anthropocene narrative, which purports to explain the origins and prime movers behind such deepening planetary instability. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore explains why and how the early modern origins of capitalism, understood as a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature, have shaped the crises of the twenty-first century. Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Downey 113

Interactive Media Workshop w/ Cardinal Pictures and Eko!

Emily Feher ’17 writes in:

Do you like digital storytelling?? Do you like $$$???

Eko is pioneering a new form of media in which video responds to a person’s actions and interests in real time. Come to this interactive media workshop to learn to tell stories that can adapt in a multitude of directions using Eko’s patented technology, meet the people you’ll need on your team to make winning interactive content, and explore marketing and distribution strategies to help you launch your career.

Workshop attendees will be eligible to enter a treatment contest that Eko will be hosting on the Wesleyan campus, with a $500 CASH PRIZE for the winner and the opportunity to produce their project! It is preferred if the story has the ability to be serialized.

To see what kinds of projects Eko is looking for and how their technology works go to their website.

Date: Monday, September 26 (tomorrow!)
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Weshop’s “Secret Menu” goes online

It’s not news to me that Weshop has a special-order catalog. Now that I’m in my senior year, I’ve had some time to hear stories of people ordering from the catalog to economize points by buying in bulk, or to buy brands that Weshop doesn’t stock in-store. I first heard about Weshop bulk ordering in 2015 from Wesleying-er kg, who not only knew the ins and outs of the process… but also found out how to bulk order DivaCups. From Weshop.

But back then, ordering from the catalog wasn’t especially convenient — or well-advertised. Those in the know could venture to the back of the store, where they could look at a catalog in the office and place orders. But, this meant you had to go out of your way just to see the catalog options, and you had to know it was there.

That’s why this year is an exciting time — for the first time in Weshop history, students can access the catalog and place orders online.