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Apply to the Nonprofit Board Residency Program

Would you like to work in the nonprofit world after graduation?

During the 2015-2016 school year, Wesleyan students in the new Nonprofit Board Residency Program will gain special insight into the inner workings of  nonprofits by working closely with a local board of directors, that is, the group of elected or appointed volunteers who help govern and guide an organization.

Each student will attend board meetings, actively participate in a committee, and complete an independent project.  Participants will also meet on campus for group discussions on the nonprofit sector, Boards of Directors, reflections on their experiences, and more.

Students will receive .25 credits per semester and must be willing to commit to the entire academic year. Applications are due Tuesday, May 12.

Composers Wanted!

Benjamin Abravanel ’13 writes in:

The Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective, which is currently in the process of writing its second musical, is looking for composers who would be interested in creating original music to be included in a student written musical.

There will be a meeting for potential composers in Allbritton 004 at 4:30 on Monday. If you’re interested but can’t make the meeting, email wesmtc[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Today
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 004

Tax Day Concert at Allbritton

Charmaine Chen ’12 invites you to come celebrate one of the inevitabilities in life at the Allbritton
Espwesso this Thursday.

Come hear vocal and piano music performed Cheryl Tan ’11 and Sam Friedman ’13 and enjoy free drip coffee & the cheapest drinks on campus.

Date: Thursday
Time: 9pm
Place: Allbritton Cafe E-S-P-W-E-S-S-O
Cost: Free plus the price of coffee

[Edited for clarity by A-Batte]

Creative Writing Workshop

Put the bottle down, Jim. Your writing troubles are over. Well, not really. But it’s a start. It’s kind of like therapy. But with less crying. Maybe.

Anyway, what did Alicia Fuhrman ’12 say again?

Writer’s block? Think again. On FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 4:15 PM in the ALLBRITTON WRITING LOUNGE, the first in a Writing House-sponsored series of faculty-led creative workshops/events will occur. Anne Greene will be leading the first fifty students to respond by Thursday at noon via email to afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu in a creative writing, prompt-based exercise. It is an opportunity to be forced into creative output, to privately foster, develop, or tease writing urges/abilities, to simply enjoy putting pen to paper outside of a formal setting, or to generally muse/be amongst others who share similar (or perhaps entirely different) thoughts. Prompt will be released by email Thursday evening to those who expressed interest.

Date:   Feb. 11
Time:   4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Place:  Allbritton Writing Lounge

That’s right, Jim.

Wesleyan Student Run Cafe Needs You!


From Alex Bernson ’11:

The Wesleyan Student Cafe is going be opening be open for your late night study-fuel needs starting in late September. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Help us come up with aname! There will be a poll once school starts, so help us brainstorm options now. Some ideas we’ve come up with: “The Red Bird”, “Red Eye Cafe”, “Cardinal’s Habit” and “Cardinal’s Cup”.
  2. Work for us! If you are work-study, apply at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/finaid/employment/ay_jobs/WSA/12105.html
  3. Volunteer on the cafe committee. You’ll get to help with advertising, community events and creating a community space . Email Alex Bernson ’11 (abernson(at)wesleyan(dot)com) if you’re interested.

Send Questions or comments to Alex Bernson ’11 abernson(at)wesleyan(dot)com or the WSA wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)com.

Marble Stairs of Death Are Gone: An Alliterative Report.

The steep stairs next to Davenport/Allbritton leading to Church Street, a terribly treacherous trod due to their supernaturally slippery steps, have been remarkably and reliably replaced by a winding, walkable walkway. Often the cause of many tosses and tumbles, this precarious pass was of suspect safety, before the courageous construction of the landscaped lane.


P.S. freshmyn are here. Pics 2 come.

(Alliterative assistance profitably provided by co-contributor David)

Allbritton Center construction hiccup

Two of these signs were posted today on the fence outside Davenport on the Church St. side:


It’s a bit difficult to read at the bottom, but it notes that the construction company working on the building has apparently violated Connecticut workers’ compensation laws–both by not paying out workers’ comp benefits and (I’m paraphrasing) “misrepresenting employees as independent contractors.” The company has ten days to appeal, but the order makes it sound like there can be no further work done on the building until the violations are rectified (the text in all caps reads “[…] CEASE ALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS FOR THIS WORKSITE”). Sounds like this could be a bit of a problem.