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Why I Chose to Vote “No” on the Senior Cocks proposal

UPDATE: Read the email sent to the senior class here.

**Because this post seems to have struck a nerve and is slowly getting buried under event posts, it has been stickied to the top of the page. Please continue the (mostly) civil conversation. I encourage anyone who has something to say to go ahead and comment despite what response they think they’ll receive. Don’t forget to scroll down for new posts!**

As many of you have heard, the senior class presidents recently emailed all members of the senior class with a proposal to cancel the next senior cocks and instead donate the $15,000 allotted to that event for relief efforts in Haiti. That email was sent out on Monday and we have until today (Wednesday) to vote on it.

In the days since, a facebook group has been created and a pretty heated discussion has developed on the ACB. In the midst of Haiti hysteria (fueled partly by compassion and partly by a perverse interest in large scale destruction), the overwhelming majority of discussions have centered on how people can help more than they already have and how what has been done is nowhere near enough. It has become our responsibility and moral duty to get involved and help a people who have already been dealt more misfortune than we can even understand by giving up some of our excess.

Wesleyan students were impressively quick in organizing themselves to come up with strategies for aiding the relief efforts. That is commendable and I really hope that they are successful in their mission. However, this hastily made proposal to cancel senior cocks, has brought out a lot of knee-jerk reactions to vote “Yes” from people who sincerely want to help any way possible and people who were never really behind the idea of senior cocks anyway.

I know I, and many others, don’t appreciate being made to choose essentially between partying and donating to charity. That’s a choice I make every time I party and don’t donate money, but now there is a lot of social pressure to vote a certain way. This post is a chance for me to express what appears to be a very unfavorable opinion that a surprising amount of people share. I also hope this can open up discussion.

(I hope you’re all over the age of 16, ’cause there’s gonna be a lot of cocks in this post.)

Senior Cocktails for Haiti?

The senior class officers have come up with a potential way of helping Haiti earthquake victims – cancel the Senior Cocktail scheduled for February, and donate the $15,000 that would’ve been used to organize it to relief efforts. From their email to the senior class:

We realize we cannot make a decision of this magnitude without your input, and have therefore created a survey to gauge the class response to this proposal. Although the money was collected for the specific purpose of senior cocktails, we are inspired by the impact that a donation of this size could have.

[…] Our decision will be determined by the majority vote. If we receive a favorable response to the proposal, we will send a follow-up survey to determine which organization we will send the donation to. If the class votes to make the donation, anyone who prefers to be reimbursed for the $20 from the senior pass for this event can anonymously do so.

Feel free to email us at seniorclass@wesleyan.edu with any feedback or suggestions.

Seniors, check your email for a link to the survey, where you can vote by Wednesday night (1/27).

I’m a little torn, myself. Get bused to a one-night boozefest next month, or passively help rebuild Haiti? Dilemma.

Halloween Senior Cocktails

The first Senior Cocks is upon us! Saturday the 31st. Here’s to a good time, and no repeats of previous years’ incidents.

Check out this gallery of  the class of ’09 at Halloween last year – hope there’s a photobooth again this time.

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Everyone else, happy Halloween! If Saturday night seems quiet, rest assured that at some point late in the night a cavalcade of  very inebriated seniors will surge back onto campus.

Full Cocktails details after the jump, in case any seniors missed the emails.

’09: Get your free t-shirts!

The bad news: Well, okay, they’re not technically free. They’re only free if you’ve donated to the class gift.

The good news: Buying a pass for senior cocks totally counts as donating to the class gift.

Erik Underwood ’09 and Jen Matthews ’09, the Senior Class Gift Chairs, say:

If you didn’t manage to pick up your free Senior Class T-Shirt last Friday at Usdan, we will be handing them out again Tuesday-Thursday from 12-1 in Usdan. Seniors who have given to the Senior Gift (i.e. bought a Senior Pass or gave independently) are eligible to get a rockin’ shirt with the above picture as the design. (Courtesy of Chris Choi ’09). Also, you can always give to the gift at any point with your Student Account, Cash, or Check. FFI email eunderwood@wes or jmatthews@wes.

February Senior Cocks, Logistics

Cocktails info, from the Senior Class Officers:

  1. Senior Cocktails: Feb. 5, 2009. You must bring a legitimate state ID or passport and a WesID, or you will not be permitted to load the bus.
  2. Meet behind Freeman. Buses load between 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm. They will leave without you.
  3. Theme: Prohibition/Speakeasy/Gatsby. Like this:
  4. WALE & a nine person go-go band will be performing. Check them out here: MySpace
  5. Guest Passes will be available for purchase January 26th, 27th and 28th in Pi Cafe for $40. (Monday-Wednesday) 6 pm – 8pm. Guests must be 21 years of age and must present a Legitimate State ID or Passport to purchase a Guest Pass. Cash only. Guest Passes will be capped at 50 students and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Guest Passes will not be sold at the venue or the day of. A Guest Pass grants access to only the February 5th Senior Cocktail event. All Guests will be subject to the University Code of Conduct and must use the university provided transportation to and from the venue. Please email seniorclass@wes with any questions.
  6. If you still have not purchased a Senior Pass you may still purchase a senior pass at the designated Guest Pass times indicated above for $120. You may charge your student account for this. The Senior Pass grants you access to the rest of the five Senior Cocktail events, one of which will be a formal dinner.
– The Senior Class Officers

Ravid “Prudence” Chowdhury – President
Kenton “Patience” Atta-Krah – Vice President
Derek “Temperance” Silverman – Treasurer
Jodie “Hygiene” Rubenstein – Secretary

Wale at Senior Cocktails, Get Guest Passes

Wale will be at the February 5th Senior Cocktails, along with an eight-piece brass band:

The Senior Class Officers are proud to announce that at the upcoming Senior Cocktails, WALE & an eight piece brass band will be performing. sicknasty.

Check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/wale
TO BUY A GUEST PASS:
Guest Passes will be available for purchase January 26th, 27th and 28th in Pi Cafe for $40. (Monday-Wednesday) 6 pm – 8pm.

Guests must be 21 years of age and must present a Legitimate State ID or Passport to purchase a Guest Pass. Cash only. Guest Passes will be capped at 50 students and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Guest Passes will not be sold at the venue or the day of.

A Guest Pass grants access to only the February 5th Senior Cocktail event. All Guests will be subject to the University Code of Conduct and must use the university provided transportation to and from the venue. Please email seniorclass@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Ravid Chowdhury ’09