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Why Are There Still Open Seats in Dar Williams’ Class?

I am sitting in a capitalist democracy, different from the one you are in now.

Acclaimed folk singer and generally exemplary alum Dar Williams ’89 is teaching a CSPL course this semester. Drop/Add started today. So why is WesMaps reporting 22 out of 25 seats available? Are you all too busy trying to get your NSM credits in? Waiting for Le1f to show up and teach a dance course?

Professor Rob Rosenthal, whose book appears prominently on the course syllabus, tipped us off to this mystery, describing the course as “the best-kept secret in Wesleyan history.” (Rosenthal has apparently never stayed awake at night wondering who broke the Clark elevator in 2009.) Rose Agger ’10, a slightly less famous alum, is equally baffled by the open slots. Agger sent us a pitch for Williams’ course, which is apparently endorsed by a Maryland State Senator: