From Zach Burns ’14, Isabel Stern ’14, and Evan Weber ’13:
On Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history.
That means a fuckton of Wes-kids need to be there to make our voices heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action by rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
This is a big deal, and the more people we bring, the bigger it will be and the more fun we will have. Come to the UOC (University Organizing Center, between Beta and Eclectic) at 2pm on Sunday to find out all the deetz and make transportation and other logistical plans.
In 2009, sitting at a table with a bunch of young environmental organizers, President Obama told them: “Your job is to push me.” Unless we show him and the newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry that lighting off one of the biggest carbon bombs in North America is a really, really, bad idea, he won’t have the political courage to reject this pipeline that climate activists, the media, and Congressional Republicans have turned into a huge political issue. So come to the meeting on Sunday, find out more about the action and the issues, and get pumped to move forward.
Date: Tomorrow, February 3rd
Place: University Organizing Center (between Beta and Eclectic)
We all know that Wesleyan bleeds cardinal red with conservatism, and now there’s yet another ranking to prove it. As an alum puts it, “we were out-leftied by a school in Arkansas,” coming in at #15 of the Newsweek/College Prowler Most Liberal Colleges Ranking. This comes only a year after the Princeton Review induced a campus-wide identity crisis by implying that Wesleyan is no longer weird. To comfort your faint liberal to very liberal heart, please observe the reassuring photographic evidence of our liberalness above and repeatedly watch footage of Andrew Beritbart taking a swing at our good ole Methodist name.
Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC comes in as the most liberal school in America. College Prowler tells us that the best things at Warren Wilson include the view of the mountains and the farm. Meanwhile, the worst include such unrelatable things as the cost of tuition and “getting trapped in the Wilson bubble.” Transfer applications are due November 15.
Newsweek, with financial problems that make Wesleyan look profitable, has been trying lately to seduce readers with everything from asparagus to college rankings (why not? everyone else is doing it!). The Huffington Post’s thoughtful analysis of these results describes the process: “Newsweek said it partnered with College Prowler to have students rank their schools by how liberal they felt the philosophy on campus was.” They’ve got our numbers though: