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Senator Chris Murphy Visits Wesleyan for Town Hall on Environmental Policy

“At the end of each week, ask yourself: ‘Have I done this much this week as I did during the week of January 20th?'” – Chris Murphy


Last Thursday, February 2, at midnight, I got an email saying that U.S. Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy was coming to hold a meeting on environmental policy on the morning of Saturday, February 4 and that there weren’t that many seats left at this late stage. The town hall was sponsored by the College of the Environment and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. The senator, notable for his Twitter takedowns of Donald Trump, took many questions on everything from general political engagement in these fiery times, to specific measures on the preservation of federal lands, and the precarious nature of environmental data in the Trump administration. He also answered a question on whether he would be considering a Presidential bid for 2020. Read past the jump for more on the town hall:

WesGrub: Eating and Drinking Things on Campus

Our first installment! We at Wesleying are here to tell you all about stuffing your faces at Wesleyan as part of our Unofficial Orientation Series 2012. A tradition begun by the Wesleying legends Holly Wood ’08 and Xue Sun ’08, this post has evolved a bit over the years. I’m trying for brevity, so if these details aren’t enough for your Wes-crazed brains, then check out this post from 2011.

Everything after the jump:

Identifying an IMPACT DRIVEN PATH with Lara Galinsky ’96

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship invites you to:

A conversation, workshop and networking reception with Lara Galinsky ’96 Senior VP of Echoing Green and Author of Work on Purpose. Echoing Green is a leader in the field of Social Enterprise, and since 1987, they have provided $31 million in funding and support to social entrepreneurs.

Space is limited; register now! The first 50 attendees receive a FREE copy of Galinsky’s book!

Date: Friday, April 20th
6-8 p.m.
Daniel Family Commons

Pre-Vet Lunch Tomorrow

Thought: was this event planned to take place on Veteran’s Day, just to mess with me and everyone else who as a kid was convinced Veteran’s Day is a celebration of veterinarians? Anyway, get “set-up in tha DFC” with Emily Duane ’12 and fellow pre-vet students:

Are you thinking about a career in veterinary medicine? Join us for lunch at Daniel Family Commons this Friday at 12pm to discuss volunteer and internship options with other animal-oriented students and the awesome health professions advisor Peggy Carey Best.  You can bring your own lunch or taste the offerings of Daniel Family Commons .  Please RSVP to pcbest(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you plan to attend.

Date: Friday, 11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Dizzaniel Fizzamily Cizzommons
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Dogs: Cats

weSLAM Presents: FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP SLAM (feat. Jeanann Verlee + Adam Falkner)

From weSLAM:

Come watch the 10 highest scoring poets from the first three slams compete for the chance to be crowned the Spring Slam Champion. Who will win all the glory? Join us this Friday to find out!

But that’s not all we have in store for you. Jeanann Verlee and Adam Falkner, two of the most successful slam poets on the scene today, will be featuring at this event. Jeanann and Adam both compete at the national level, and most recently represented New York City’s louderARTS Team together at the National Poetry Slam. Both have highly impressive bios (which you can read on the Facebook page). This is not something you want to miss.

  • DATE: Friday, April 22nd
  • TIME: doors @ 8:15 pm; slamming begins at 8:30 pm
  • PLACE: Daniel Slamily Commons (Usdan, 3rd floor)
  • MORE INFO: Click here.


Race, Power and the Environment at the DFC

Antwi Akom
Come over to the Daniel Family Commons after dinner tomorrow  to celebrate Black History Month with an incredible lecture by Antwi Akom (all the way from the Bay Area!) entitled “Race, Power and the Environment: Building a Youth-Led Climate Justice Movement in Cities and Schools.”

Akom is a leading expert on the green economy, climate change, and educational equity. His research focuses on the links between race, environmental health, and educational equity in cities and schools; the role of the green economy in facilitating pathways out of poverty for vulnerable populations; and the role of local knowledge in the production of environmental health and educational equity.

Date: Tuesday, February 15th
Time: 7:15 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: nothing

Pakistan’s Plight: A Faculty Panel

The Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative invites you to attend a panel discussion of the current humanitarian crisis. Professors Aradhana Sharma, Gary Yohe, and Michel Touchton will discuss the dynamics of the situation and conduct a nuanced analysis of the catastrophe. Food will be provided!

The following information comes from Flood Relief coordinator Jeff Breau ’11:

Pakistan’s Plight: A Country Grappling with Flood Devastation

  • Worst disaster in UN History
  • One fifth of the country underwater
  • 7,000,000 Displaced

Join us Thursday, October 28th for a panel discussion with Aradhana Sharma, Gary Yohe, and Michael Touchton to learn more!

  • What: Haveli Dinner and Faculty Panel Discussion on the flooding in Pakistan
  • When: Thursday October 28th, 6-7:30
  • Where: Daniel Family Commons (3rd floor Usdan)
  • Tickets: Sold at Box Office beginning Tuesday October 26th, suggested donation of $8 for students and $15 for faculty.