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What’s the WSA Been Up To?

Top 15 Things the WSA Did this Year

Some of life’s greatest mysteries are beautiful.  What the WSA has been up to all year doesn’t count as one of life’s greatest mysteries, but it’s still pretty awesome, in my humble opinion.  Check out the greatest hits version above (or as a PDF).  If you want to know what else, check out the WSA End of Year Report, which gives a comprehensive overview of our activities for the year.  Broken down by committee, the report outlines what each has been working on.  For the SBC report, for example, you can see every single allocation given this year.  The document also includes every resolution the WSA has passed this year, from changing the sign at 190 High in the fall to advocating for a changed financial aid policy for music lessons in the spring.

If you have any questions, email us at wsa[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, comment on our blog, post on our Facebook, send us a tweet, or stop us in the street.

Missing Boston College Student

If you’re currently in the Boston area, do take note and keep on a lookout. We recently got a write-in from Eliana Theodorou ’12 informing us about the unfortunate circumstances of Franco Garcia, a 21-year-old Boston College student who has been missing for a few weeks now. She writes:

Franco Garcia, a BC student and friend of someone I went to high school with, has been missing since February 22. His friend, family, and police are requesting that anyone who may have any information related to his disappearance help out with the search. Though most Wes students were probably in Middletown at the time of his disappearance, many are likely in the Boston area for break. If anyone knows or hears of anything that could be helpful to investigations at all, please contact the Newton Police at 617-796-2100 or Massachusetts State Police at 617-727-4812 or call local police or 911.

Garcia was last seen on Feb 22 around 12:15 am at Mary Ann’s Bar. Since that time, police say Franco has not attended any classes at Boston College and has not shown up for work. His vehicle is still parked at Boston College where he left it on Feb. 21. Franco also works at one of the CVS locations in Waltham and has not appeared at work, nor contacted anyone. His family and friends are extremely worried and ask the public to please help look for Franco.
Garcia’ family has set up a website to serve as a hub for information. Click here for access.

More information can be found from The Huffington Post, here and here. Further info can be found here.

Itemized information about Garcia’s last known whereabouts and physical appearance after the jump.

Council of Graduate Schools Report: New Enrollment sees 1st dip in 7 years

The word “dip” is typically getting a bad rep these days, what with it being operationalized quite prominently as the characterizing descriptor of the pessimistic trend we see permeating across a variety of economic/societal indicators. This, unfortunately, overshadows the other glorious attachments of the word: “guacamole-,” “-shit,” “a – in the pool,” and something presumably offensive as utilized in Urban Dictionary to describe the reverse cowgirl.

This recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, quite unsurprisingly, may give us yet another opportunity to further scorn the word. However, it would behoove us to reassess the validity of this almost reflexive inferential outcome, as the situation described by the new Council of Graduate Schools report may not exactly be a bad thing – at least, for some of us (for example, the some of us who are genuinely interested into going into academia as a calling, among others).

The major findings are as follows: