Combating classism has been a major topic on campus for quite some time now, and the WSA is looking to do something about it.
Below is a “press release”/statement from Aidan Martinez ’17, Vice President of the WSA, talking about a new resolution that hopes to provide stipends to students on financial aid who participate heavily in a particular student group. If you want to discuss the program with the Assembly, they’ll be meeting this Sunday, January 31st, at 6:30pm to 41 Wyllys Room 114.
And as always, if you have affirming/dissenting/random thoughts and opinions on this issue and wish to have them put on Wesleying, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
Aidan’s statement is after the jump.
And so we bid adieu to 2013! What a year it was!
The Wesleyan YouTube channel finally stepped up its game, giving us great views of Wes at night and an inside look at the typical Wesleyan student.
We also learned how to do the Michael Roth and got dark words of wisdom from Joss Whedon.
And if that wasn’t enough, you can waste your last remaining moments of 2013 watching some ‘year in review’ videos from around the Interwebs:
But wait. Let’s not put a diaper on Baby New Year just yet. Are we really celebrating the end of another year? It might just be me, but it seems like time is moving progressively faster and faster as I get older. So, like I always do, I’ve consulted the Almighty Google for answers.
“The document is about aligning the commercial decisions of the University with the values it espouses.”
Well, should they? That’s the subject of a WSA General Assembly meeting tonight in Usdan 108, where President Roth ’78 will make a not-so-surprise appearance and is willing “to talk about anything you want.” (Including Hegel.) (And Freud.) The meeting is at 7 p.m., and maybe I’ll see you there, because it just occurred to me I’ve never been to a WSA meeting before in my life.
According to the Argus, the WSA’s Student Affairs Committee recently proposed to ban the sale of tobacco products on all University-owned properties, a category that most notably includes popular cigarette supplier Neon Deli. In fact it was committee chair Nicole Updegrove ’14, not the committee itself, who proposed the resolution (update: The Argus has amended their article to reflect this distinction), and in a brief email interview with Wesleying, Updegrove defends her controversial resolution against opponents.
Have opinions of your own about the resolution? Good. Consider going to the meeting tonight, where the Assembly will be asembling in a most assembly-like fashion. We’ll highlight a counterpoint from a student against the proposal later today. Here’s our interview with Updegrove: