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Prefrosh Open House: A Day of Student Protest

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If you are a current student and were around campus at all yesterday, you likely saw hundreds of posters in Exley, a performance installation outside of North College, and/or the interruption of campus tours.

The multitude of actions occurring yesterday came in concert with October Open House, a yearly event put together by the Office of Admission. Yesterday’s open house (and the next one on November 11th) comes prior to Wesleyan’s November 15th deadline for Early Decision I, and is intended to give prospective students a more in-depth view of Wesleyan life than the normal Admissions programming.

A number of students have been organizing in response to conversations that happened at last week’s WhoRunsWes town hall, where more than 200 students reached a consensus to push for the removal of Antonio Farias and Michael Roth from their positions at the University. The intent of these actions was to highlight administrative failures, disrupt the Wesleyan brand, and make visible the pain students have experienced due to the institution’s shortcomings.

Read past the jump for more on what transpired, images and a video from today’s actions.

Presentation: Wesleyan and NAGPRA

Another opportunity to save the world, this time from Emmy Levitas ’11:

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) turned 20 years old on November 16, 2010. This Act requires institutions to return Native American human remains and sacred objects to the tribes to whom they belong. Wesleyan has been in violation of NAGPRA for 16 years.

The university is finally taking the first step towards repatriation. On Thursday, NAGPRA consultant Jan Bernstein will give a presentation to students, faculty, and staff on Wesleyan’s holdings.

We need a strong student presence at this event–  to show the administration that the student body is watching, and will hold them accountable.

Show up, Be seen. Your presence matters.

Date:   Tomorrow, Jan. 27
Time:   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place:  Usdan 108