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Dean Culliton Admits He Knows 4/20 Is a Thing

This afternoon, students received an email from Dean of Students Rick Culliton, with the mysterious, somewhat ominous subject line “Weekend events.”

Authority figures seem to have a block on admitting they know the kids they’re in charge of take drugs for fun. Maybe they think it’s their fault or something. Dean Culliton decides to characterize the annual smoke storm on Foss as a protest, which I guess is sort of flattering, but decides he can’t bring himself to mention the name of Zonker Harris without protective quotation marks.

He then reminds us that drugs are still against the rules, and we’ll be in big trouble if we take them, so maybe we should think about that. He refrains from reminding us to eat fruits and vegetables and make sure we get enough sleep, but my mom already called me today and she has that part covered:

For a Lecture Series About the Freedom of Expression…

Seriously, guys? What the fuck?

…there’s certainly a lot of repressive administrative posturing going around.

Dean of Students Rick Culliton recently sent the following email to the authors of the Wespeaks denouncing Scalia’s visit, promising possible judicial action against any who plan to protest tomorrow.

I wanted to follow up with you after reading your Wespeaks in yesterday’s Argus and prior to Justice Scalia’s visit to campus. I realize that as a collective you are opposed to his visit and may be planning to participate in some forms of protest. As you are likely aware, Wesleyan has a Disruption Policy http://bit.ly/wDrxdf [link shortened for aesthetic purposes by Wesleying] which outlines what is expected by the University. As a university, we have an expectation that people will not be obstructed from moving freely about campus, that the curricular, co-curricular and administrative activities of the university will not be disrupted and that others will not be deprived of their right to be heard. I would be happy to speak with any of you prior to tomorrow’s visit if you have any questions about what is permissible under University policy.


Dean Rick

It’s gonna be a fun time.