Tag Archives: sheek

Wesleyingiversary: Sheek Talks Roth, Retirement

“so with Roth it was like there was this new fresh face that seemed to have more empathy? LIKE OBAMA [jk?]”

A photoshop gem from the Sheek era

A photoshop gem from the Sheek era

This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.

Continuing the ultra-niche content stream of histories of a campus life blog centered around a small liberal arts college in central Connecticut, I caught up with Sheek who ran the site from the founders‘ exit to the Spring of 2010. Sheek crafted a remarkable 999 posts for the greater consumption of Wesleyan Internetters. He once stated that the “agility and catlike reflexes” of Wesleying gives it an edge in the oh-so-amorphous campus media realm. 

Anyway, we talked about the blog, Michael Roth being similar to Obama, and the shooting at Broad Street Books that rocked campus in the Spring of 2009, and is likely still a sobering memory for many current faculty and staff who were on campus at that time. More past the jump:

The Climate Mobilization at Wes: A Plan to Save Civilization

Climate Mobilization Rally in San Diego IRL!

Climate Mobilization Rally in San Diego IRL!

It’s Decade Zero for climate change.

We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.

To change everything, we need everyone.

In the past year, the American climate movement has made huge strides. But is it accelerating quickly enough? And what is it building toward?

Our climate crisis is now so dire that it’ll take nothing less than a WWII-scale national mobilization to transition the U.S. to a 100% clean energy economy and adapt to unavoidable disruptions. If we’re serious about securing civilization within our lifetimes (…as we should be!), this is Decade Zero to get it started.

So how do we reach the point when what’s actually necessary becomes politically possible?

Join Ezra Silk ’10 and Ashik Siddique ’10, co-founders of The Climate Mobilization, for a talk about a new national social movement strategy against the challenges ahead.

Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Check out theclimatemobilization.org for more info.

Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: 1 PM
Place: PAC 002
FB Event.