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Apply: Honor Board

Student government wants you:

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board, beginning in September 2015. Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic. The Honor Board is a peer-based judicial body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Board exists to provide fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases. The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.

Please refer to the online Student Handbook for more information: http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/honorboard/honorcode.html

If you are interested in becoming a part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete the attached application and submit it to Lorna Scott at lscott[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or at North College 218.

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 (TODAY)

Application Deadline: TODAY, 4 PM
Place: North College 218


WSA Winter Elections Info Session

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From the super hip and funky fresh Jacob Musinsky ’15:

Ever feel like there is something you wish you could change about Wesleyan? Are you interested in working on policies concerning financial aid, residential life, student life, academics, dining, social justice, and other issues facing the student body? Do you want to be involved in working with student groups – from helping them budget their activities, to bringing them into important conversations where the WSA could benefit from their input? Do you want to keep Wes weird, sustainable, affordable, and just an overall awesome place?

If so, consider running for a spot on the WSA in the Winter Election!  If you are interested, election petitions will be available Monday, November 18th, and are due at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 22nd to the WSA office on the bottom floor of Usdan. A mandatory candidate meeting will then take place at 5:00 PM on the 22nd in 41 Wyllys Room 112. Voting will occur when we return from Thanksgiving Break, from December 2nd to December 6th.

An information session explaining both the general workings of the WSA and the election process will occur on Sunday, November 17, from 1-2PM in Allbritton 311.

If you’re looking to make a change at Wesleyan and represent your friends, classmates and fellow students, then the WSA could be the place for you! If you want to get in touch with us – you can email us at wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, check out our website, or tweet at us.

Date: Tomorrow, November 17th
Time: 1pm-2pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Last Chance to Vote


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.

WSA Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

President and Vice Presidential DebateCome see your favorite presidential and vice presidential candidates verbally battle it out! Questions from any and all are welcomed throughout the debates (and in advance by email).

The President and Vice President set the direction for the Assembly, and bears a great deal of influence as the representative of the student voice. They occupy a critical space in dialogue with the administration, faculty, and other members of the community. They have input on everything from assembly and university policy to budgetary issues, and almost every possible issue that affects students.

Presidential Debate
Sunday, April 21st, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by current WSA President Zachary Malter ’13, this debate will be a showdown of the three current candidates: Keith Conway ’16, Mari Jarris ’14, and Nicole Updegrove ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Vice Presidential Debate
Monday, April 22nd, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by Elections Committee member Nicole Brenner ’15, this debate will be a showdown of the two current candidates: Chloe Murtagh ’15 and Andrew Trexler ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Also, show that you’re voting by joining this event.

Spring Student Group Fair

Student Group Fair - Spring

Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean you can’t try something new. Come to the 2nd Annual Spring Student Group Fair, with groups old and new. Dozens of groups will be on hand and excited to talk about their fun, exciting initiatives.

Pending weather, the Whey Station will be outside!

Date: Friday, February 08
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Place: Beckham Hall
[Facebook Event]

Roth at the WSA Tonight

Meeting with President RothFrom the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA):

Please join us on Sunday for our weekly General Assembly meeting, guest-starring President Michael Roth. President Roth traditionally joins us the weekend of a meeting of the Board of Trustees, such as this one. As always, all students are welcome to come participate in the conversation.

Note that this meeting will start at 6:00PM, not 7:00PM as the WSA General Assembly usually meets, in order to accomodate President Roth.

Date: TODAY, Sunday, November 16, 2012
Time: 6:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114

Facebook event here.

New York Times Online Fo’ Free, Fo’ You

From Mari Jarris ’14, a legal source for your New York Times fix:

The WSA is pleased to announce the new online subscription feature of the New York Times Readership Program.  In addition to the free paper copies that are available daily in Usdan and outside of Pi Café, students may now access the full online features by registering with your Wesleyan email address at https://myaccount.nytimes.com/verification/edupass.  Four hundred students may be signed it at any given time, so please log out when you are not using the site.  You will be automatically logged out after twenty-hour hours.

We hope you take advantage of this new service.  Please email wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions or feedback.

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.