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Wesleyan Farmers’ Market Meeting

Woohoo! The farmers’ market is back!  But it needs your help:

Michelle Obama loves a good farmers’ market–show your love, too. The Wesleyan Farmers’ Market needs your helping hands. Meet and chill with local farmers and community members while helping them set-up their cheese/baked goods/delicious local produce at the markets! It’s very fun and is a great way to meet people working in CT’s local food system. Come to the meeting at 5:30 in PAC 104 on Monday, Feb. 1st to plan for the first market of the year, this Wednesday Feb. 3rd.

Date: Monday Feb. 1
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 104

Lin-Manuel Miranda raps at the White House

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 performed at the White House evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word in May, which was a big deal.

Now here’s a video of it, in which he raps about Alexander Hamilton in the voice of Aaron Burr. So dope.

Watch Barack and Michelle snap along, and give Lin a standing ovation at the end.

[Thanks to Jesse Bordwin ’10 and Jesse Ross-Silverman for the tip.]

Professors on the Election

Several of our professors have been called upon by the mainstream media in the past few weeks to talk about the election:

  • Anthropology/AFAM Professor Gina Ulysse on Michelle Obama as an exceptional model of a professional black woman in the Hartford Courant.
  • Psychology Professor Scott Plous on how biases affect perception, as evidenced in this year’s election season, in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Government Professor Elvin Lim and History/American Studies Professor Claire Potter suggesting what President-elect Obama should add to his reading list, in Inside Higher Ed.