Wesleying’s daily “Livestreaming a Discussion That You Were Too Lazy To Go To Thanks To Ben Doernberg 13” feature continues today with “Who Are We Helping?,” a professor panel conversation on transparency, admissions policy, and financial aid. The discussion is about to begin right now in Shanklin 107 (you can still make it if you run), and Professors Lim, Rouse, Skillman, Long, and Glenn are seated and furiously reading over their notes. As organizer Em Trambert ’14 just noted, “These professors are not experts on the new policy, but are here to help us think more critically about this new policy.”
Can’t make it? Watch the livestream above or on USTREAM.
And we’re back. For the second day in a row, the All Student Meeting on Budget Priorities is streaming, live on USTREAM, courtesy of Ben Doernberg’ 13. As I write this, WSA President Zachary Malter ’13 is giving an introduction; you can watch him above or on USTREAM.
As Syednoted yesterday, these are some of the hypothetical budget-cutting options that the Task Force is considering:
Increase faculty teaching load from 4 courses to 5 courses a year
Replace fifteen tenure-track professors with visiting professors
Eliminate 13 staff members
Reduce library acquisition budget by 29%
Reduce facilities maintenance budget
Sell faculty/staff and graduate rental units
Eliminate half of woodframe houses
Change housing system so that most frosh are n triples and most sophomores are in doubles
Reduce co-curricular programs
Raise tuition more rapidly than inflation
Draw more money from the endowment every year
Eliminate the no loan policy for students from families making less than $40,000 a year
F0r more detail on any of these, watch the stream.
I hope there will be a good turnout so that we can have a frank conversation about how we can create a campus climate in which all are treated with respect. More than that, we want a campus that builds on acceptance, creating bonds of affectionate solidarity.
Can’t make it? Watch it from your bed. The panel is being livestreamed by social media journalist Ben Doernberg ’13 on U-Stream, as well as by the University at this link. For more, read this post. [Edit: more video after the jump.]
If you’re doing nothing right now or if you want some background cabaret-punk and Wes-alum rock, tune into the live-stream from Amanda Palmer ’98’s NYC concert with her new Grand Theft Orchestra. They’re promoting Palmer’s new album, Theatre Is Evil, which came out this week, and I’ve certainly been enjoying. If you recall, Palmer famously raised $1-Million on Kickstarter to finance the album and its tour herself. Stream started just a few minutes ago, so there’s plenty left.
Check it out above and check out an interview with Palmer via the soon-to-be-returning Aural Wes (by me!) below. And coverage from her “ninja gig” at Eclectic last year here.
As previously posted, there is a Need Blind Admissions Meeting—hosted by Zach Malter ’13, along with the WSA and the UOC—happening right now in Usdan 108. If you can’t make it but want to tune in over the interwebs, Ben Doernberg ’13 has set up a livestream via USTREAM. The stream will continue from now until whenever Doernberg’s phone dies.
Watch it below, or at this link. (Edit: Doernberg has posted video from the meeting on YouTube.)