Advocating for Refugees: Student Experience Panel

From Caroline Kravitz ’19:

Students who were working with organizations that support refugees in Chicago, California, Greece, and Jordan this past summer will share their experiences and give an overview of the organizations they were working with.

This event is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided at this event!

This event is cosponsored by the Gordon Career Center and Fries Center for Global Studies as a part of International Education Week (see

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Gordon Career Center
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Info Session for Quaker Voluntary Service

Check out this job talk with Wes alum Brenda Quintana ’18:

Wesleyan Alum Brenda Quintana ’18, and Recruitment Director Zenaida Peterson will be on campus Monday, Nov. 12 recruiting for the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS).
Grounded in the Quaker faith tradition and open to people of all backgrounds, QVS provides a Fellowship opportunity for young adults who live in intentional community with their peers and work in professional settings that aim to change unjust social structures.  QVS addresses racial, economic, and gender justice by helping our partner organizations increase capacity to fulfill their missions and we provide young adults with invaluable experience and training that equips them for a lifetime of social change work. QVS currently has houses of service in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), and Minneapolis.  
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 12:15-1:15
Place: Career Center Olson Commons

Apply to Writing and Drawing Comics!

From Professor Katzenstein:

Apply to Writing and Drawing Comics!

This is an intensive workshop course for students interested in making comics. We will read comic strips and books that vary widely in genre and style, and learn to identify and emulate cartooning techniques.

There will be short weekly exercises to get students comfortable working with words and images: single panel cartoons, four panel comic strips, a “master’s copy” of another cartoonist’s work. Students will make a 5-10 page comic for their midterm, and a 10-20 page comic for their final.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, November 16! To apply for this course students should submit an example of work that includes both words and images, 2-5 pages in length to jason.adam.katzenstein[at]gmail[dot]com. In person interviews will take place on Thursday, November 8 on campus, but Skype interviews can also be arranged.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 5 PM

Ask Wesleying: Secretly a Grandma

Welcome to the fourth installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here.

This week’s question is about party culture at Wes:

Dear Wesleying,

I hate parties! How can I avoid them and still have fun on the weekends?

Secretly a Grandma

You can read the answer to this week’s question below the jump!

WesAlums, Democrats Victorious in 2018 Midterm Elections

Campus this Wednesday was beaming with happiness and sunlight. There was hardly a cloud in the sky and it was a balmy 64º outside, which, frankly, is hardly an anomaly for New England weather in November. For those of us who were on campus the day after the 2016 election, we know that this is the exact opposite of the weather that descended upon Foss Hill the day after President Trump was elected to office. I can’t be the only person thinking that the difference in the weather feels reflective of how different the outcomes of these two elections have been.

The Ankh Presents: Date Night with Antwaun Sargent

From Kazumi Fish ’19:

Join the Ankh for dinner and discussion with Antwaun Sargent in the DFC on Friday, November 9th!

Antwaun Sargent is a writer and critic living and working in New York City. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, W, Aperture, Vice and various other publications. Has contributed to museum and gallery publications and this year he has written catalogue essays on artists Ed Clark, Mickalene Thomas, and Deborah Roberts. Recently he co-curated the Aperture Foundation exhibition, “The Way We Live Now,” and has lectured and been in conversation with artists at Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Yale University, Brown University and various other institutions.

Sargent’s talk will focus on writing art criticism, his conversations with artists, and black artistic voices whose work speaks to questions of race, gender, power and representation. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM, and the talk will begin at 6:00 PM with a Q&A session to follow.

Date: Friday, November 9
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
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Lily Herman: An Interview with a Journalist Extraordinaire

Lily Herman ’16 in front of Usdan. Sorry we used this old ass photo of you <3 <3 <3 (Photo by Olivia Drake)

This year, Lily Herman ’16, is teaching a class in the Center for the Study of Public Life called “It’s a Mess”: An Academic and Practical Look at Digital Media in the Late 2010s. She is a contributing writer at Refinery 29, where she writes about news and politics. She’s been featured in a host of other major publications such as Allure, Teen Vogue, and ELLE, and is the founder of the digital media company Rogue Sunday.

Lily’s pretty busy right now between teaching and covering midterms (!GO VOTE THIS TUESDAY NOV 6!), but I was able to catch up with her for a bit. The interview is after the jump:


Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00

DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Vin. Aloo Gobi(Potato & Cauliflower Curry) w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Ginger Spice Cake

LUNCH- Verde Enchiladas w/ Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu.
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Moroccan Spice Rubbed Chicken or Tofu, Couscous, Roasted Cauliflower w/ Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Bacon or Soy Bacon Melts on Toasted Multigrain
DES- Salted Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Baked Rigatoni Bolognese w/ Italian Sweet Sausage & Beef or Veggie Bolognese w/ Soysage Topped w/ Ricotta, Mozzarella & Scallion & Finished in the Oven
DES- Carrot Cake

LUNCH- Minestrone Soup, Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan. Served w/ Herb Focaccia. VEGAN SOUP w/out Parmesan Garnish
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Toasted Cumin Vin. Chimmi-Churry Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu w/ Cuban Black Beans & Rice. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Banana Cake