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Ethics and Transparency in Managing Wesleyan’s Endowment

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PSA from Joel Michaels ’18:

The Committee for Investor Responsibility is hosting a panel open to all Wesleyan community members that will address the University’s endowment. Panelists will discuss how ethical considerations factor into investment decisions and choosing external managers.

President Roth will introduce the event and discuss the role of Wesleyan’s endowment in supporting academic programs and financial aid. The panel will feature Anne Martin, Wesleyan’s Chief Investment Officer, alongside Gil Skillman, Wesleyan Professor of Economics, and Noah Markman ’13, a Wesleyan alum who now works in the area of responsible investing. After presentations by the panelists, the space will be opened for questions from the audience.

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 001

Think BIG, Wesleyan: Professor Speakers Announced

Hannah Vogel ’13 writes in to let y’all know about an opportunity to start thinkin’ big, especially if you haven’t started already doing so this year. Tell your Mom, tell your roommate, tell your friends:

No slides. No handouts. No Moodle. Just the most exciting professors at Wesleyan, talking about the ideas they can’t stop thinking about. You nominated your favorite professors earlier this semester. Now, five of those professors have been brought together to deliver nine-minute lectures on a topic that excites and inspires them for the second-ever Wesleyan Thinks Big! Tickets will go on “sale” at 12 p.m. on Wed., November 28th on their website, and will be available for pick-up at Usdan this coming Thursday, Friday, and Monday from 12 to 1 p.m.
SPEAKERS:
GREG VOTH: “The Paradox of Modern Physics”
DAR WILLIAMS: “Positive Proximity: What I discovered by touring in and about 500 cool American towns from Rockland, Maine to Fairbanks, Alaska”
ELVIN LIM: “The Case Against Marriage”
GIL SKILLMAN: “Wesleyan 2050”
SCOTT HIGGINS: “Fighting Familiarity with Form, or Why We Should Look More Closely”

Place: Memorial Chapel (with reception to follow in Zelnick)
Date: Tuesday, December 4th (Jay-Z’s birthday)
Time: 8 pm
Cost: FREE DOLLARS
Tickets. Facebook. Livestream.

For last year’s Wesleyan Thinks Big, click here.

Professor-Student Conversation on Transparency, Admissions Policy, and Financial Aid

Em Trambert ’14 goes out on a Lim:

While this semester has been filled with debates, discussions, and protests about the impending change to a Need-Aware admissions policy, the impacts of this change—both positive and negative—are enmeshed in much larger issues. These include the financial health of our university, the value we place on welcoming a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on this campus, administrative transparency with both faculty and students, and access to a Wesleyan education. Dr. Glenn, Professor Lim, Professor Long, Professor Rouse, and Professor Skillman will help us think critically about what a Need Aware policy might mean. The goal of this panel is not to propose an “ideal policy” but to create a foundation on which further conversation can be had. Feel free to come and engage these professors in conversation, or just sit back and listen!

If you have specific questions for the panel, feel free to submit them to ProfessorPanel@gmail.com. See you there!

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: Shanklin 107
Cost: Free