Do you have a fear of missing out (FOMO)? Then don’t miss out on this election!
Elections for WSA President, WSA Vice President, and Senior Class Officers will close TONIGHT at 11:59:59PM. Please vote immediately at wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting if you have not already done so.
The winners of these elections will claim to represent the interests of the Wesleyan student body or a significant segment of it, whether or not you vote. Therefore, it is crucial that you vote so that your voice accounted for. Administrators, outsiders, and fellow students will take the words of these students to represent the views of the student body as a whole. These representatives will have critical direct and indirect input on everything from the handling of the Tour de Franzia to need-blind admissions to SBC allocations. If you care about pretty much any student issue, you should vote.
Please note that you can vote in these elections even if you are studying abroad or a current senior (Class of 2013). Seniors should note that although they won’t be here next year, they should feel invested in Wesleyan’s future. Perceptions of their alma mater will continue to follow you after graduation.
“The administration has decided that ‘senior cocktails’ will no longer occur in the way they have existed.”
The national media frenzy has come and gone, but the lasting aftermath of last week’s Senior Cocks debacle isn’t going to fade quite so quickly. After a week of tense silence, you knew a statement from the Senior Class Officers was coming. You also knew it wasn’t going to be pretty. Today, it arrived.
The five-paragraph, 600-word email makes clear that last week’s events have put an end to Senior Cocks not only for the Class of 2013, but for all future classes. “Beyond the cancellation of all senior cocktails for future classes, the damage and destruction caused by our senior class last Friday has put our own Senior Week in jeopardy,” the officers write. “There was damage to some exhibits and extensive cleaning necessary at the museum, potential damage to the buses, and possibly damage to the DJ’s equipment as well.” Then there is the damage done to Wesleyan’s reputation among Connecticut venues and services: “The transportation company we have used for our senior events has refused to work with us, and some of our planned Senior Week venues are reevaluating whether they will still host us.” What goes unmentioned in the email is the damage done by viciously mocking media coverage in the week following the event, but that speaks for itself.
In light of this statement, last Friday’s buffoonery went well beyond dinosaur joyrides and escalator injuries. And it was more egregious than vomit on the stairs or gratuitous sex in the bathroom.
Feeling servicey? IT’S SERVICE WEEK!! The next six days will be full of opportunities to get your volunteer on at Wes and in Middletown. The Senior Class Officers send us this info:
The end of this academic year is approaching fast. Why not end it with service?
On April 19-24, a school-wide Service Week will take place at Wesleyan University hosted by the Senior Class Officers and in coordination with the Office of Community Service.
This first-time event has been coordinated in an effort to get all students involved in giving back.
Throughout the week, there will be opportunities for you to participate with different organizations and groups here on campus and in the Middletown community.
Click here to sign up:
Please join us in making this an unforgettable event!
Questions? Feel free to contact seniorclass(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Date: April 19 – April 24
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Place: Wesleyan University