Protesters march by Usdan (photo by Nita Rome)
If you were among the hundreds (thousands?) of people who were at the Wesleyan v. Williams game on Saturday, then you probably saw protesters marching around the outside of the field starting at halftime.
From Cade Leebron ’14:
Three recent alumni and one current senior discuss their experiences in writing and public advocacy on campus (and out in the big bad world) in regards to gender, sexuality, sexual trauma, and activism. Each panelist will give a brief talk or reading, followed by a Q&A.
Featuring Ella Dawson ’14, Karmenife Paulino ’16, Chloe Murtagh ’15, and Cade Leebron ’14.
Presented by the Adelphic Educational Fund. Sponsored by the English and FGSS Departments.
Date: TODAY, November 7th
Place: Downey 113
Facebook event: HERE HERE HERE
Alexandra Aviv ’16 writes in:
We invite current students, parents, and alumnae to converse, network, and enjoy some light refreshments provided by Thai Gardens and Bon Appetit. Our goal is to help connect Wesleyan Women across class years and to serve as a springboard for discussion around the unique needs of this community. We are looking forward to this event as an opportunity as well to highlight some of the work of various women’s groups on campus.
Date: Sunday, November 8th
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Place: Usdan, room 108
From Avaa Saniee ’17:
Apply now to be a part of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015 (November 6th-8th), an event put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM.
Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
Application deadline: Friday, October 16 at 5 PM
c/o Rosy Capron
It’s not just radical student groups who can use banner drops for activism. Two large banners were hung outside of DKE today, promoting a pro-fraternity message: “Frats Not Fiction” and “276 High Street: DKE Owned/Operated For 147 Years…And Counting”.
It is not clear if this was done by current students or perhaps returning alumni. Either way, it is clearly timed to get attention during Homecoming, when there are many alumni, though not necessarily a whole lot of students, on campus.
In addition to these signs hanging from DKE, a small plane flew over the football field during the Homecoming game, carrying a banner that read “Wes Picks Our Bros? Fascism. Look it up.”
How ironic is it that the one day when it’s totally accepted to dust off our Wesleyan apparel and wear our school colors (props to the people who do that normally), it’s Fall Break? It’s a big athletics weekend for Wes vs Amherst. Not only is the football team playing Amherst today, but also the field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer teams (there’s also a volleyball game against Middlebury). That’s fives games during which we can wear our Wesleyan shirts (and kick other NESCAC schools’s butts)!
While it’s weird that homecoming weekend is when many students are off campus, according to Alex Sakhno ’15, who’s on the football team, it’s purely a coincidence. Wes’s homecoming game happens every fifth or seventh week of the year and it just so happens that this year it’s during the fifth week and also Fall Break. He’s still expecting a large crowd, though, since mostly alumni, parents, and Middletown residents come to games. Also, it’s Middletown Day today so lots of family friendly events will be happening concurrently (like a bounce house and face painting) and there will probably be some great dogs and little children around. If you want to watch Wes football play against Amherst, the game starts at 1:30 PM and will be live streamed here. For other Homecoming weekend shenanigans, check out the full schedule of weekend events.
For those of you still on campus, here are the relevant on-campus dining hours for Fall break. Usdan, Weshop, and Red & Black Cafe are your best bets (also Neon Deli, other Middletown spots, and cooking for yourself):
the football team on November 27, 1885 in New York, before losing to Yale 61-0 (from Wesleyan Special Collections & Archives)
Wesleyan isn’t really known for its athletics, despite our sports teams being pretty good. (I think… why–when I know nothing about sports–do I keep doing this?) This year’s scheduling probably isn’t helping matters: homecoming has been conveniently scheduled during fall break. In any case, in honor of tomorrow’s homecoming game against Amherst, wherever you are to experience/ignore it, here’s a look into Wes Football’s (pretty embarrassing) early history, including a spectacular 136-0 loss to Yale and a triumphant 26-0 win… against New Haven High School.
If you’re sticking around this weekend to support the football team (and field hockey! and soccer! and volleyball! and the cheerleaders!) and connect with visiting alumni, why not also spend some time getting to know your neighbors? On Saturday, Wesleyan will host the Second Annual Middletown Day, where community members are invited to join Wes alumni, students, families, faculty and staff for some family-friendly fun. There will be a bounce house, face painter, and balloon artist, and the Middletown High School band will perform at halftime. Admission to the football game is free for Middletown residents, Wes students, and children under 12.
Place: The *Spirit Tent* on Andrus Field
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM (football game at 1:30 PM)
From Leigh Evron ’16:
The Wesleyan Cardinal Cheerleaders are raffling off a Wesleyan football Helmet signed by Bill Belichick (The Patriots coach, and the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span, and a Wes alum!!). The drawing will be held at halftime during the homecoming game on Saturday. Tickets can be bought
Date: October 12th – 18th
Place: Homecoming football game
Cost: Tickets start at $5
From Nisha Grewal ’17:
Apply now to be a part of Family Weekend 2014 (September 26th-28th), an event put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit THIS FORM by Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.
There will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at 5:00 PM in Tishler Lecture Hall (ESC 150). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Apetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below.
If you have any questions, please contact Aarit Ahuja ’16, Catherine Marquez, ’16, or Nisha Grewal ’17 at aprinterns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or at x2802.
Deadline: Tomorrow, September 8th, at 5pm