Sometimes life is just garbage.
Here are three pieces of media that brought me joy during the first 263 days of this dumb, hellish, seemingly decade-long year.
Just postin’ ’em here in the hope that you find similar contentment (and maybe catharsis?) during the remaining hundred three days. <3
From Wesleyan Democratic Socialists:
Join Wesleyan Democratic Socialists to watch Bernie Sanders give his first town hall of his 2020 presidential campaign!
All are welcome, whether you knocked doors in 2016 or are just curious to hear more about his policies and democratic socialism!
Snacks will be provided!
Date: Monday, February 25
Time: 8 PM
Place: PAC 001
Hi so Regular Decision notifications went out today. This year, Wes set its record for the highest number of applications received, a 22% increase from last year. If you check the Wesleyan thread on College Confidential (yikes), not only will you be wondering why you are there, but you will also know that I’m not bullshitting you, the decisions are actually out.
And guess what! President Roth tweeted about it:
Well folks, for the past four years, I’ve been Wesleying’s dedicated Early Decision Correspondent, and alas, the time has come for me to make my last Early Decision acceptances post and pass the torch on to some other bitch who likes combing through Wesleyan’s College Confidential threads (Lord help that poor soul).
Today, admissions sent Early Decision letters to the class of 2020. That means that the majority of these lil prefrosh were born in 1998, and a couple were born in ’99 (maybe even one or two in 2000?!?!?!). DAMN. WE’RE A BUNCH OF ARCHAIC MOTHERFUCKERS.
Early September, President Roth sent an email to the campus community calling for proposals that, in his words, “have the potential to significantly improve the distinctive educational experience by leveraging its residential dimensions.” After the deadline for proposals of November 1st had passed, students received an email from VP for Academic Affairs & Provost Ruth Striegel Weissman, VP for Finance John Meerts, and VP for Student Affairs Michael Whaley that these proposals have begun to be reviewed by an advisory group made up of faculty, students, and staff headed by Provost Weissman.
These proposals are for and follow the Wesleyan 2020 vision set by the Board of Trustees in May of 2010, which serves as a “fundamental tool for strategic decision making at Wesleyan… [to] assist us in making decisions about the allocation of resources in the next 5–10 years.”
In his email to the campus and his blog post, President Roth has made it clear to focus on proposals that would improve or stress the “residential aspects of the Wesleyan experience.” In a blog post from November 5th, Roth wrote, “After getting input from students, faculty and staff, I expect to be announcing some pilot projects early in 2014. Wesleyan’s residential dimensions foster a learning, research and creative culture that is one of our greatest assets. We will use those strengths in even more intentional ways in the future.”
Becca Wilton ’15 wants to make sure you don’t pull a “Groundhog Day” with this survey, but would very much like to hear your opinion:
DO NOT TAKE THIS SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE.
This survey is part of WesFRESH’s ongoing food activism work on campus. Its intention is to give us an understanding of what kind of changes students would like to see in their dining experience so that we can tailor our work to you!
Follow this link to our live form.
Last spring, Wesleyan signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, pledging to improve campus dining and spend at least 20 percent of Wesleyan’s dining budget on “Real Food” by 2020. “Real Food” is defined by the Real Food Challenge as food in one or more of the following categories: local/community-based; ecologically sound; fair for workers; humane for animals.
If you would like to get involved, we’d love to have you! Shoot us an e-mail.
Deadline: February 6th