Hickenlooper ’74 Speaks at Democratic National Convention

“As another skinny Democrat with a funny last name, I was proud to host the convention in Denver five years ago that nominated [Obama]!” Colorado governor and 2010 Commencement speaker John Hickenlooper ’74 took the stage yesterday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, rousing support for Obama and boasting of Colorado’s bipartisan legislative gains. […]

Need-Blind Wes: Updates and Organization

UOC organizational meeting spurs student group, online statement, brief meeting with Roth, tweet from Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02. When  I broke the news that Wesleyan’s trustees are preparing to alter need-blind admissions practices in the coming budget, I pointed to the 1992 Need-Blind North College Occupation and remarked that Wes students are no longer taking an […]

Dear NBC Connecticut: You’re Not Helping

Let’s get this right off the bat: this post is about one particular aspect of the aftermath of the Usdan flyer controversy. You might have heard of it by now, or maybe even seen it. Yesterday, NBC Connecticut vans were spotted on campus grounds, and we later got word that reporters were trying to squeeze […]

Roth on Scalia, “Political Diversity”

Roth: Scalia talk “will increase our capacity to combat the idiot wind of know-nothing anti-intellectualism that is all too prevalent in our political culture.” If you’re old enough to remember Mytheos Holt ’10’s “Mytheology” column, you might also remember the columnist’s most scathing (at least coherently so, behind whatever layers of trolling persisted) critique: that […]

Antonin Scalia Tickets Available Tomorrow Morning

Lecture planned for March 8; Supreme Court bounce workshop indefinitely postponed. As we’ve previously reported round these parts, Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is giving the university’s Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression, which will take place at 8:00 pm in the Memorial Chapel on Thursday, March 8. The event promises to […]

Top Ten 2010: Wesleying’s Greatest Hits

A week past 2010, I find myself reflecting on the year in Wesleying—the highlights, the controversies, the comment explosions, and, especially, the moments that make this crazy blog more than just a bulletin board for your events. So, in the spirit of rampant year-end top ten list mania (and only slightly tardy—we’ve been, like, away […]

WSA Write Ins: The Highlights

Hello, and greetings from Wesleying vacation. For those inclined to care, results from the WSA At-Large election can be viewed over at the WSA voting page. The top five vote-getters, who will receive year-long terms, are Syed Ali ’13, Evan Weber ’13, Adam Fishman ’12, Rohan Singh ’11, and Jake Schneider ’14, while the next […]

Successful Troll is Successful

Further report. Criminal case found near railroad between 38th and 11th Street. Homicide. Completed. Criminal police, forensics, ambulance and emergency medical Finished. Received, 5885. Caught the suspect yet Finished. No suspects found. 5885, finished. Shakes looked at the finger, that root was cut off the bones exposed bones finger. She looked at the 300-101 questions […]

Second Stage Presents: Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! Book by Hugh Wheeler; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim The rare instance of a musical thriller, this suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who […]

THESISCRAZY: The Final Stretch

In case you haven’t heard, senior theses are due this Tuesday, April 13th. We can be sure to see some hardcore celebration on the library steps after 4 PM, but until then senior thesis writers will be squirreled away in their carrels doing last-minute edits and formatting. As slacker seniors who aren’t doing theses, Sheek […]