Tag Archives: US politics

Professor Elvin Lim on “The War on Women”

Do you have opinions on what’s been called “The War on Women?” Want to learn more about the issues involved? Want to hang out with Professor Elvin Lim for an hour and instantly become smarter, cooler, and generally more awesome? These are all great reasons to come to the Roosevelt Institute tomorrow night!

  • Date: Tuesday, April 3rd
  • Time: 8-9PM
  • Place: Usdan 108
  • What: Prof. Elvin Lim on “The War on Women”

Questions? Want to receive an email with the attached articles that Professor Lim recommends reading for his talk? Feel free to contact me by email at sstein01@wes.

Academic Forum 2010

The United States’ two party political system and how it can be both enabling and limiting, and it’s particular relevance in current events. Professors Elvin Lim (Gov’t) and Gil Skilman (Econ.) will both be speaking followed by discussion.

Date: April 29
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Psi Upsilon

Cool it at 350! WesMarch for Lieberman Leadership

From Erin O’Donnell ’12:

Senator Joseph Lieberman is one of the key people shaping our country’s climate change legislation. He is expected to release a compromise framework before the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.

Join Wesleyan 350 to rally in front of Lieberman’s office in Hartford. Show our senator that his constituents care about strong climate legislation! The bus to Hartford will leave from Usdan at 2:15pm and return by 6pm.

Date: Friday, 12/4
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: bus from Usdan, rally at 1 Constitution Plaza in Hartford

Michael Bennet ’87 Is Colorado’s Senator

It’s official! Last week, Michael Bennet ’87, son of former Wesleyan President Douglas Bennet ’59, was appointed to the Senate. Bennet takes over for Senator Ken Salazar who is now Obama’s Interior Secretary.

In a recent Washington Post article, Bennet reflects on his father’s influence.

“He said find things that interest you, that compel you, and when it’s time to move on, something else will present itself,” Bennet said. “In the end, it doesn’t matter what job a person ends up in if it’s an opportunity to make a difference.”

President-elect Barack Obama’s First Weekly Address To The Nation

Watch President-elect Barack Obama‘s first weekly address to the nation. He discusses such issues as national unemployment, green energy, affordable health care and education. In this short but sweet address, Obama expressed his goals for the week, which revolve around his economic Rescue Plan. The President-elect will host weekly addresses on his website, change.gov, in an effort to remain connected to the American public much like President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat” radio broadcasts. I just have one question, who signed that basketball to his left?