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Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 on In The Heights and More

from the Wesleyan Photo tumblr

from the Wesleyan Photo tumblr

Last night in the CFA Hall, Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 spoke about the origin of his Tony-award-winning 2008 musical In the Heights and other creative endeavors. The talk, entitled “When You’re Home: A Look Back on the Origins of In the Heights” and sponsored by the Theater Department and CFA, spanned everything from a musical performed in the Westco Café, Seven Minutes in Heaven–a 20 minute show about thirteen year olds attending their first unchaperoned party–to writing for the Tony’s to Like Water for Chocolate-inspired creative advice.

New Muslim Cool: The Story of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim

Puerto-Rican food!? YUHHHH

Join the Muslim Student Association, Ajùa Campos, La Casa and Turath House for a screening of New Muslim Cool, a documentary about the life of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim.

From the filmmakers’ website:

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim…But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.

Halal Puerto Rican food will be served!

Date:   April 21

Time:   6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Place:  Shanklin 107

Open Spots in Program Houses

A bunch of program houses still have open spots spots left – if you want to beat GRS and live with like-minded folks next year, here’s your chance.

Emily Iversen ’11 writes on behalf of Well- Being House:

If you are looking for a fun and friendly house next year, or just want to avoid GRS, apply to Well-Being House! We have 11 open seats, including both doubles and singles. Benefits include: spacious rooms, walk-in closets if you live upstairs, beautiful windows, and an amazing kitchen! Stop by on Sunday at 1:00 for our weekly house brunch to see the house and meet the current residents. You can apply online through your portfolio or you can e-mail Emily Iversen (eiversen@wes) for more information.

Rosemary Pierson '12 from IP

It's OK to include name and class year in post.


Community Service Opportunity! Woodrow Wilson After School Art Program

Are you looking for a way to clock some community service hours? Do you like arts and crafts? Volunteer for the Woodrow Wilson After School Art Program that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4.  We meet at the OCS and then head to the middle school for a carefree hour of art.  So far this year we have finger painted, splatter painted, made paper mache, played with slime and more.  Email me if you want more information or want to get involved!

Date:	March 30 - March 30
Time:	2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place:	Office of Community Service
Cost:	$



The event occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 PM and always meets at the Office of Community Service.

Alex Ketchum ’12writes on behalf of Farm House:

1 spot left at Farm House (a 15 person house dedicated to food politics on 344 Washington Street)

please email aketchum@wes ASAP if interested.

From Sarah Qiao ’11 n behalf of Chinese House:

If you are looking for housing next year, there’s at least one spot open in  Chinese House! We are conveniently located on Lawn Avenue, across from the Butts and Hall-Atwater. There are two large singles and three large doubles.   We are a quiet house and have great people living here next year. If you are interested, please apply through the Room selection in your E-portfolio. Applications are due by April 2 at the very latest.

Also see the previous post about spots left in La Casa.

If you’re a program house manager with open spots in your house, email us ASAP and we’ll add to this post.

[Updated by Sheek]


Because you want to dance just as happy as this here cat! Join the members of La Casa and Ajua Campos for a night of music and dancing. In honor of Latin@ Affirmation Month, La Casa is hosting La Casa Jam where some incredible music will be played. Should be a good time.

What: La Casa Jam
When: Nov. 6- Nov.7
11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.
Where: La Casa-240 Washington