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In Memory: Laurel Appel, Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology, Passes Away

According to the Durham-Middlefield Patch, Laurel Appel, Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology, has passed away at the age of 50. In addition to her parents, siblings, and children, Dr. Appel, who lived in Durham, is survived by her husband of 20 years, Professor of Biology Michael Weir. The online obituary notes that Dr. Appel also directed the Ronald E. McNair Program at Wesleyan:

Laurel Frances Appel was born July 13, 1962, in Princeton, NJ, and grew up in Urbana, IL. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1984 and received a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, when she moved to Connecticut. She married Michael Weir in 1993. At Wesleyan, she directed the Ronald E. McNair Program, which supports and nurtures first-generation college students and students in underrepresented groups for entry into graduate programs.

Dr. Appel most recently appeared in the news last month, when the Wesleyan Connection mentioned her as a speaker for “Innovations: Intersection of Art and Science,” a CFA symposium.

There will be a celebration of her life tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Read the obituary here.

[Durham-Middlefield Patch]

BandCampWes: ZachG ’13 Strikes Back with Hypothesis Track, Video

Don’t call it a comeback: after three sweaty months in Crown Heights and a semester-long Buddhist immersion in Bodh Gaya, India, Wes emcee ZachG—Zach Goldberg ’13, also of campus funk/rap fusion act Bones Complex—is spitting beats, rhymes, and life from his home in Durham, NC.

Bones Complex will be back in action this spring. Until then, Hypothesis, a Durham-based hip hop crew, is Goldberg’s main squeeze, and “No Matter What Road” is its most powerful track yet. Check the sweet video for the track above—filmed by Goldberg over a six-month span, the clip features footage shot in Brooklyn (sup, Crown Heights Arts Gallery), Durham, and Bodh Gaya, with cameos by a whole buncha Wes peeps along the way. As Goldberg himself explains,

Durham Fair

Looking to get off campus this weekend? Just south of us, the Durham Fair is in full swing!

Largest, oldest, all-volunteer fair around. Rides, entertainment, crafts, all your favorite greasy fair food, cute animals, and agricultural dispays. Just 6 miles south of campus on Rt 17 / S. Main. You’ll see signs for parking ($5 + free schoolbus shuttle from parking lot to fair.)

REO SpeedWagon headlines on the Main Stage Saturday at 7:30pm (all shows included in entry price)

For more information see http://www.durhamfair.com/

NOTE: if you are not going to the fair, DO NOT try to drive south through Durham or Middlefield this weekend. Fair traffic can be intense.

Date: Sept. 23 – Sept. 26
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Place: Durham Fairgrounds, Main St. Durham
Cost: $15

Raw milk co-op is back!

Do you like milk, but are uncomfortable with the way the industry is run? The raw milk co-op is starting up again for the semester, which buys milk from Deerfield Farm in Durham.

Deerfield has about 40 Jersey cows who produce wonderfully creamy milk. They use no BST, no chemical fertilizers, and no pesticides on the fields. The cows are very happy pastured cows.

The first buying period will include these dates:
Monday September 15th, Sunday September 21st, Sunday September 28th, and Sunday October 5th

To buy in for a quart, it costs $9 ($2.25 a week)
To buy in for a 1/2 gallon, it costs $13 ($3.25 a week)
To buy in for a gallon, it costs $23 ($5.75 a week)

Pick up will be on Sundays from 6-8pm at 69 Home Avenue. However, this week ONLY, pick up will be on Monday from 6-8pm.If you are interested or if you have any questions- please email teaton@wes for more info.