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Film Screening: Compensation

 An opportunity to watch a great film and eat snazzy food from Katy Thompson ’15:

Sign House, WoCoHo, Malcolm X House, Film Hall and multiple Resident Advisors, have come together to put on a film viewing of Compensation. It premiered in 2000 at Sundance and focuses on deaf culture and racial issues.

There will also be Typhoon, so come watch an awesome movie and eat some Thai food.

“Compensation presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.”

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 7 pm
Place: Exley 150

Budget Cuts: Pres. Roth at the WSA Tonight, 7pm

President Roth will be at the WSA tonight at 7pm in Usdan 108 for an open Q+A with students about the proposed budget cuts.

The administration’s proposal includes:

  • Increasing undergraduate enrollment by 120 over 4 years
  • Staff and faculty salary freeze
  • Higher than normal tuition increase
  • Reduction in major maintenance budget

If you’re going to attend one WSA meeting this year, we ask that it be this one. Some of the most important decisions the University has made in at least a decade will be being made in the coming months. Hearing student voices on the subject will be extremely important, and this will be one of our best chances to influence the process.

Please come share your ideas for alternative cost-cutting measures and join in a discussion of the student body’s priorities as the University moves forward to address its budget crisis.