Diana Whitten provides insight into Women on Waves and the intricacies of international abortion in a new documentary
Ultraviolence nears caricature over swelling melodies.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, students have come together to raise money for the Philippines, which has seen a death toll of at least four thousand in the last month due to the storm. The effort, spearhead by the University’s Filipino club, PINOY, is called “Walang Iwanan: Typhoon Haiwan Care,” creating the acronym “WITH Care.” In Filipino, “Walang Iwanan” means “no one left behind.”
Several problems with the heat and hot water in the HiRise and LoRise residences over the past few weeks have required a temporary external boiler to provide these functions. On Oct. 16, residents were informed that hot water would not be available until the boiler was installed that night. The next day, they received another email explaining that Physical Plant was not successful in restoring hot water.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, University faculty approved the addition of a winter session, to be first implemented in January, 2014. Winter Session was developed by the Office of Academic Affairs, and the proposal was brought to the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) last spring. EPC approved the proposal on Sept. 23, allowing it to be brought to a vote before the faculty.
Over the past 10 days, three Public Safety (PSafe) Director finalists have visited campus, participating in open forums with the University community. The three candidates—Dana Perrin, Joe Kirk, and Ken Collamore—were selected from a pool of over 160 applicants by a search committee formed at the end of last semester when former director David Meyer announced his resignation.
At the first night football game in NESCAC history on Saturday, Sept. 21, a number of students marched around Andrus Field to protest the working conditions of the University’s custodial staff. This event follows a string of protests over the summer during which custodians protested their working conditions. The protests were directed at the University and Sun Services LLC, the company contracted for the University’s custodial work.
This year’s New Student Orientation (NSO) features several modifications from former years, changes that its organizers hope will enhance the sense of community that is imparted to incoming freshmen during their first few days on campus. The changes include the rescheduling of the Community Standards and Responsibilities event, the restructuring of We Speak We Stand, the introduction of small group meetings during orientation, and a new theme.
One evening during reading week in May 2012, Eva ’15* and Joseph ’15* were studying at Pi Café when Eva, procrastinating on the WesACB, stumbled across a post supposedly authored by the “Adderall Fairy.” The post’s title enthusiastically proclaimed, “Adderall fairy is back!!” and included clues: the location—Olin Library—and an obscure word.
While most Wesleyan students scatter during the summer to take on internships or jobs, travel, take classes, or even do all these things at once, a select few remain on campus. Some take classes, but many assist in groundbreaking research. University labs are typically in progress year-round, but the summer offers a unique opportunity for both professors and students to delve deeper into specific fields.
“It makes room selection a lot simpler in terms of avoiding GRS and crazy room selection nights,” Masand said. “Groups who applied for [Copenhagens] had their own numbering system with priority according to those with point boosts, so it works just like a more specific GRS.”
Students at Wesleyan have perhaps single-handedly shod thousands of children worldwide through their penchant for TOMS™ shoes, so many may choose to take that philanthropic spirit one step further by picking up a Two Degrees food bar the next time they are at Weshop. Benjamin Firn ’14 and Christopher Law ’14 have brought the TOMS model of “buy one give one” to campus in the form of an energy bar business.
Professor Joseph Siry is the chair of the Art and Art History Department, as well as a professor of modern architectural history. He sat down with The Argus to discuss his colossal collection and the research presented in his new book.