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ResLife Calls for New Program House Proposals

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The former Turath House

It’s official: ResLife is looking to create new program houses. This happens every couple of years, for one administrative reason or another. In 2008, ResLife called for proposals for new houses, and in January of 2009, Music House and Farm House were approved. Calls for proposals also occurred in the Fall of 2012, which led to the creation of Art House.

Lizzie Shackney ’17chair of the WSA Student Life Committee and co-chair of the Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC) explains the general process:

Students or groups of students will fill out a proposal that includes a series of questions that we’ll all approve ahead of time. They also submit a list of 30 potential residents with contact information.

After that, URLC reviews the proposals, and students will have the opportunity to present their house ideas to the committee. We then deliberate and come to our decisions, which are informed by conversations with students and an understanding of the role that current program houses are playing on campus.

Additionally, current program houses will be given the opportunity to move to new locations. Program house proposals, for the most part, should be open to any potential residence and there’s no option to specify location.

Not that, in this process, completely new houses can be formed and existing houses can move to new spaces. The addresses being opened up for this round of proposals are 202 Washington Street (currently Recess House), Turath House (on Pearl St.), 34 Lawn Avenue (formerly Chinese House), and 230 Washington Street (currently Art House).

Apply to Live in Farm House!

fhFun fact: I lived in Farm House and it changed my life #OccupyWash. Amy “Herpetologist” Mattox ’17 wants to give you the same opportunity:

feeling spontaneous? wanna turn your semester around?! longing to room
with your friend?? want an excuse to hang out with chickens AND a
rabbit? MOVE INTO FARM HOUSE!!! come join a community of loving folks
who wanna share their food/home/hearts with you! email
asiebert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu — if you aren’t in a roomie pair but are
willing to room with a fun stranger, also hit us up! make a CHANGE in
your life! EMAIL US BY SUNDAY AT THE VERY LATEST!

IHOP Brunch

Nicole Okai ’14 has got one delicious invitation for you:

International House’s 2nd Annual IHOP Fundraiser for LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), Relay for Life and Food not Bombs! It’s gonna be this Saturday and it’s gonna be delicious!Come and enjoy awesome delicious, Beyonce-approved (not legally but spiritually) pancakes from all different cultures:

Chinese scallion pancakes
French crepes
Dutch pannekoek pancakes
Jewish potato latkes
American rainbow flapjacks
Japanese okonomiyaki
Korean kimchi pancakes
Ramadan al-qatayef pancakes 

**Tickets are still selling in Usdan Friday during lunch and dinner times, and will be sold at the event too! $3 or a canned good for a ticket. Proceeds go to the 3 charities!*** 

Co-sponsored by: The Bayit, French Hall, Community Service House, Open House, Japanese Hall, Turath House, Relay for Life, LiNK, ResLife

Date: Tomorrow, April 27
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM
Place: Usdan Courtyard

Apply To International House

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Apply to live in International House! Yes, all the rumors you heard are true. We are that awesome. And we channel Beyonce’s energy everyday to keep us going.

Applications are due tomorrow (Monday, February 25th) at 12 noon. Apply through your e-portfolio. Preference the house on GRS and then complete the short application.

Here’s what you could be a part of:

Program House Hopping Day

Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.

Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.

Ariane Turley ’15 embarks upon a lucrative career in real estate dealership:

Want to learn more about cooking, writing or Middle Eastern culture? Come by to Full House, Writing House and Turath House tomorrow during House Hopping Day to participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win free movie tickets!

Date: Today, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Full/Writing House (202 Wash), Turath House (73 Pearl Str)
Cost: Free

AEPi, Rho Ep Ask for Consideration Before Student/Administrator Committee; Roth Says No

You may have heard of the controversy surrounding AEPi and Rho Epsilon Pi’s joint petition to be considered for a spot as a program house. Essentially, 230 Washington, previously Interfaith house, is opening up to become a new program house. Anyone can propose a new theme, given that you get signatures of interested peoples to live in it. Applications are due to ResLife this Friday, November 30.

The issue is that Roth has unilaterally banned AEPi & Rho Ep from applying and presenting their proposal to the committee of students and administrators. Regardless of their specific missions, AEPi and Rho Ep feel that “this is discriminatory and a violation of the program housing application process.” (Full quotation from petition after the jump.)

Tie Dying @ Outhouse

Outhouse (the one that’s sorta near WesWings but not quite with the crescent moon on the door because it’s called outhouse get it lol like those things you poop in?) is having a tie dye party, and you’re all invited. Bring your shirts. Bring your towels. Bring your dog! Don’t bring your bandana; those will be provided:

There will be Tie Dying at Outhouse (132 High Street) on Sunday from 1-4. People can bring their own things to dye but there will be bandanas provided.

Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Out House (132 High Street)

Clarification: if ResLife finds your tiedyed dog, they will still fine you, but may likely high-five you while doing so.

Ishmael @ Earth House

Exactly three months after its triumphant rising from the ashes in the hollowed halls of Psi Upsilon Dormitory for Men, and approximately two weeks after announcing its upcoming EP (which was later previewed on the WESU airwaves), famed progalicious funksters Ishmael return to its native habitat: Earth House. Fabulous details from the band itself:

We will be giving a concert of music. Come listen to the music and to the other sounds. There shall be head banging aplenty.

As always, Ishmael is Jordan Lewis ’13, Andy Werle ’12, Nick Otte, and Aaron Silberstein. The show is free as funk, and there are no openers to be had.