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Bipartisan Discussion Series #3

Passionate about politics? Open to understanding how the other side thinks? Please join us for the third installment of our professor-led Bipartisan Discussion Series:

“Brexit, Nationalism, and Trump,”
Professor Peter Rutland
Wednesday April 12th, 12:15-1:15 PAC 422

*Co-hosted by Wesleyan Republicans & Wesleyan Democrats*

Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM
Place: PAC 422
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Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Republicans, and Wesleyan College Democrats to watch the CNBC Republican Primary Debate! There will be snacks, and what promises to be an interesting debate.

Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 8-11 pm
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)
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Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Democrats, and the Wesleyan Republican Committee to watch the CNN Democratic Primary Debate! Snacks for this debate will be provided by the WesDems, so come get your fill of both politics and food. You don’t have to stay for the whole thing – feel free to come and go as you please. Finally, this event is the first in a series of debate watching parties, so keep your eye out for more upcoming events!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/875164362579978/

Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 8:30-11:00 PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Wesleyan Democrats and Republicans Debate

11174760_10153239076094725_5859263051900884327_nFrom Kevin Winnie ’16:

On Thursday April 23rd from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel, the Wesleyan College Democrats and the Wesleyan College Republicans will be holding a political debate. Topics will include the role of government, foreign policy, health care, abortion and other political matters. Professor Richard Adelstein will be moderating this debate.

This event hopes to create a discourse between two politically oriented student groups that aim to create discussion about political affairs. We hope that you will join us in discussing these contentious issues.

Emmakristina Sveen ’17 and Joseph Nucci ’16 will be representing the Wesleyan College Republicans while Nat Warner ’17 and Alec Shea ’18 will be representatives for the Wesleyan College Democrats.

This event is brought to you by the Government Majors Committee, the Wesleyan College Democrats, and the Wesleyan College Republicans.

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

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In Depth: WesRepublicans Return to Campus


Connecticut got into the political battle this past Tuesday with a close Governor’s race and a handful of local races, but the Wesleyan campus has been just as connected as ever. In some ways, students have been even more involved recently—after years of inactivity, the Wesleyan Republican Committee was resurrected this September and now boasts a membership of over 60 students.

Their brand new website, along with new social media pages, sets forward a mission to “support the Republican agenda on Wesleyan campus and spread the Republican message throughout our school, our state and our nation. Our goals include helping elect Republican candidates on a local and national level as well as more actively involving college youth in the Republican Party. We strive to give Wesleyan Republican Committee members and non-members a better understanding of Republican views in all fields; and lastly, we aspire to fully prepare the future leaders of our party and of our country.”

Just before the midterm election, I decided to sit down with chairman Emma Sveen ’17 and vice-chairman Emma Bentley ’17 and talk to them about what exactly the WesRepublicans look to bring to campus.

Chris Murphy in Middletown


From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Interested in politics? Want to hear from one of your representatives in the Senate? Come meet US Senator Chris Murphy at the Democratic Headquarters in Middletown this Sunday at 4:30! He’ll be taking questions and discussing the upcoming elections.

Rides are available on request, and there will be food and beverages!

For more info contact Marshal Lawler: plawler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday, September 14th
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Place: 386 Main Street

Talking Healthcare with Chris Murphy – Saturday at 11:30 AM

meet-chris-murphy-the-freshman-senator-on-a-personal-crusade-against-the-nraThis just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:

Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)

The Politics of the Shutdown: Discussion with WesDems and Professor Logan Dancey

WesDem superstar Ben Florsheim ’14 wants to inform you:


Join Wesleyan Democrats and Government Professor Logan Dancey for dinner/discussion about the impact of the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis, their significance for the U.S. political system, and their possible electoral implications in the coming years.

We will discuss recent coverage of the situation (to be sent articles in advance, email bflorsheim[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), ask questions, eat pizza, and converse as peers. It’s what college is all about.

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 136

Wesleyan Democrats Meeting

From Ben Florsheim ’14:

Join WesDems to talk about voting rights and other matters of import during National Voter Registration Week (yes, it’s this week). Also, free pizza!

Date: Sept 25
Time: 8PM to 9PM
Place: PAC002

Wesleyan Democrats meeting


From Ben Florsheim ’14:

Join us for the first WesDems meeting of the semester, where we’ll be eating pizza and talking politics with Middletown Mayor Dan Drew. Come learn about campaigns, policy advocacy, voter registration, and everything else we do.

I mentioned the free pizza, right?

Date: Wednesday, Sept 18
Time: 8-9 pm
Place: PAC 002