From Rebecca Koppel ’14 and Danny Blinderman ‘14:
To the Wesleyan Jewish Community,
This week marks the fourth and final time that I will begin a year at Wesleyan. I remember each new beginning fondly, as starting points to years full of new ideas and experiences. At the same time, they also stand out as moments of continuation and renewal for some of the most meaningful friendships and most amazing communities I have ever known.
Read after the jump to see the rest of this message and a schedule of events for Rosh Hashanah!
From Zia Grossman-Vendrillo’15 :
Hey there! Like food? Like it local/sustainable/fresh/tasty? Wanna hang with other people who feel the same way? Then join us for the first Farmer’s Market club meeting of the semester next Monday at the lovely Sophie Duncan’s house on 265 Pine! We will discuss our plans for the semester and eat snacks.
Date: Monday, March 4
Time: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 265 Pine
Straight from Angus McLean ’16 and Rachel Lindy ’15:
Right now there are 256 campuses across the country that have started movements to get their administration to divest away from fossil fuels. Despite being renown for its student activism, Wes has so far failed to step up to the plate. So come on down to the UOC to help kick off Wesleyan’s very own divestment movement and make that number 257.
We can’t fight climate one pipeline or coal plant at a time, and some of us just don’t have the time or criminal record chain ourselves to a bulldozer. But it is possible to loosen the grip the fossil fuel companies have on our political and financial system by speaking to them in terms they understand- like their share price. This is a really exciting opportunity to join a movement that was worthy of the NY Times front page, so don’t pass it up!
Date: February 21st
Courtesy of Lina Breslav ’13:
Do you want to join an awesome group on campus this semester, meet
other people who care about human rights, and do something that really
makes a difference?
Spring is here and regardless of whether this is your second or last semester at Wesleyan, WesAmnesty would love to have you join us in fighting for human rights internationally!
It’s a time commitment of one hour a week, plus voluntary event sign-ups.
Email us if you can’t make the first meeting, and we’ll fill you in on the deets
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: 265 Pine
Elisa Waugh ’13 invites you to travel over to Usdan 108 this Sunday:
Have you studied abroad? Was your experience amazing/life changing/thought provoking and overall just too much to talk about in the one minute sound bite people expect when they ask, “How was…that other country?!” Are you finding life back in the States and at Wes surprisingly difficult to readjust to? Are you hoping that there is a way you can get in touch with other people who have studied abroad and want to talk about their experiences so you can finally begin to process your own?
You are not alone! And here is a solution!
Come chat with other returnees about your experiences and thoughts! Get advice from other returnees about the transition process! Travelers/study abroad returnees from any year are welcome!
Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
The creator of “People Watching Club” and “One Day Marriage” Sage Ryza ’15 returns once more with something big:
We will meet in the Westco Lounge tonight at 10:00. The topics for the first meeting will include: Shared Google Doc dream journal, Poop Together (assigned pooping partners), spontaneous feedback on other people’s conversations, forced fashion show and anything you can come up with on the spot.
We will also talk about our intent, and how we will make group decisions.
If you can’t make the meeting but still want to be involved you can email sryza(at)wes(dot)edu.
Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Lounge
Resident rabble-rouser Ben “Doernbeard” Doernberg ’13 is at it again, and he needs your help:
This weekend is Homecoming/Parents Weekend, and there is no better time to make sure everybody is informed about the issue of need-blind/need-aware admissions! Tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 pm we will begin preparations (folding flyers, decorating signs and banners, etc).
We need a big turnout! Attending this meeting doesn’t commit you to doing anything over the weekend if you’re really busy. It is simply to help prepare materials for distribution and display. This meeting is not just for activists; it’s for everyone!
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 9 pm
Location: Usdan 108
Izzy Rode ’14 wants y’all to attend QueerWes:
Queer? Supportive ally?
Come talk about queer life at Wes and be part of Wesleyan’s newest queer group. Aimed at creating an all-inclusive community for all queer students and allies, QueerWes’s first meeting will focus on what exactly students want from queer life and the university. Come and have your voice heard! Also, if you can’t make it, please email irode(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to fill out a questionnaire.
An open house at Open House (154 Church) will follow.
Date: October 7, 2012
Time: 6 pm
Place: Usdan 108
Em Kianka ’13 invites you to a kickoff, in Espwesso of all places:
Interested in interreligious dialogue? Want to help expand and add depth to the conversations about religion on this campus? Passionate about fighting for social justice?
Tomorrow is the Interfaith Justice League’s kickoff meeting of the year! We are meeting at 5:30 PM in Espwesso (bottom floor of
Allbritton) and will be talking about ideas for programs this semester.
All new members are welcome! If you have ever wanted to come to an IJL meeting, now is the time to come!
Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30 pm
Wesleying’s own A-Batte writes in with an opportunity to talk about some of the changes being made to Wesleyan’s need-blind status.
For all those interested, there’s going to be an informational and organizational meeting at 3 PM, in the University Organizing Center (190 High St., which is the building between Beta and Eclectic). Any Wesleyan community members should feel free to come—that includes alumni, faculty and staff, and parents as well as students.
For more infomashunz, head on over to this post, with 37 comments and counting. The meeting is in half an hour, so read fast.
Date: Today, May 25
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High Street)