“RISK” Symposium Sat., May 2 — 11 a.m. all day

The Symposium is a day-long interdisciplinary critique, which:

Prompts the exchange of ideas and methods of inquiry between students and faculty across the curriculum;

Stimulates creativity and innovation; and

Serves as a platform for juniors to develop senior research topics.

Why Risk?

Notions of vulnerability, security, and susceptibility are central to the ways we think and avenues of inquiry. “Risk” can apply to issues of statistical probability, genetic citizenship and responsibility, immigration and the precarity of citizenship, or climate change. We are eager to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation that honors these dimensions and complexities from many different vantage points and on a variety of scales.

Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 11 a.m.  Lunch and dinner will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Gabriel Frankel (gfrankel@wesleyan.edu) to register.

For more information: Symposium Schedule


Long Lane May Day Festival! Sat., May 2–Noon-5 p.m.

Long Lane Farm will be hosting its annual May Day festival this coming Saturday, 2 May, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, 3 May, noon to 5).  The event is open to the community, and will involve food, live music, face painting, crafts and activities, a bake sale, and a small farmer’s market.  There will also be a yoga class at 2 and a contra dance at 3.  Bring your friends and family for a celebration of spring!

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the farm, this event is a great opportunity to check it out.  The farmers will be giving tours to anyone interested in learning more about the exciting work they are doing.

Long Lane Farm is located at 281 Long Lane in Middletown, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Street.  Please see the attached poster for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Nepal Relief Efforts through GIS Mapping — Fri., May 1, 2-3 p.m.

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake?

Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop:

Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal

When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: Allbritton 204

Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

We’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented a  http://mapgive.state.gov). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

 The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/PZwWGMAHIu.   Questions? Contact Kim Diver kdiver@wesleyan.edu or Phil Resor presor@wesleyan.edu


Recovery@Lunch — Fri., May 1 at noon

Recovery@ Lunch

An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are either in or seeking recovery can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.  We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 5/1 at 12 noon.  This is a closed lunch, only for those in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.  Please email recovery@wesleyan.edu for more information and location.


Final Exam Care Package c/o Men’s Soccer Team


Finals are around the corner.  Know that Final Exam Care Packages are available to help you thru long study hours.

Click HERE to order a goodie bag – snacks, drinks, pen, pencil – everything you need to see you thru finals.

Proceeds support Wesleyan athletics and our men’s soccer team.  The package will be hand delivered by a men’s soccer player on Friday, May 8!

Tell your friends, your parents – you are almost there.

Geoffrey Wheeler, Wesleyan Men’s Soccer, Head Coach

Drugs, Harm & the Campus: “Drug Policy, Regional and National–The Policy Debate” April 28, 8 p.m.

Drug Policy, Regional and National–The Policy Debate:  What is to be done?

The last of the three drug panels inspired by the Molly incident and arrests will take place April 28, 8PM, in Shanklin 107.  This panel focuses on regional and national policy, and panelists are very significant people in the field:

Ethan Nadelmann,  founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.  Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.

Susan O’Connor, Program Director of Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Springfield, MA.  O’Connor is the author of a widely-read piece on Wesleyan, “Missing the Point with Molly” http://www.phoenixhouse.org/news-and-views/our-perspectives/missing-the-point-with-molly/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=social.

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning. Lawlor is among the most influential members of Governor Malloy’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Moderator:  Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Post-Wes Journeys: A Panel with Wes Alums — Thurs., April 23 6 p.m.


a panel discussion with Wesleyan alumni

 Are you thinking about your future career or considering going to grad/med/law school? Do you have a lot of questions about life post-Wes? Do you enjoy FREE MONDO PIZZA?

Join the woodframe & Fauver CAs at the Alumni Career Panel where you can ask Wesleyan alumni all of your questions!

Thursday, APRIL 23rd, 6pm – 7:30pm

41 Wyllys, room 115

 Our awesome panelists have already made the transition from Wesleyan into the real world, so they will be able to provide some guidance for us students. Plus, most of them are interested in hiring Wes students after graduation! Come to learn, ask questions, and network with the following alums:

Melissa McCaw ’01, Budget Director at the University of Hartford
Brian O’Donnell ’79, Attorney at Reid and Riege
Kevin Egolf ’05, Managing Director of Business Operations at Iroquois Valley Farms
Michael Andolina ’05, MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management
Win Whitcomb ’84, Chief Medical Officer at Remedy Partners

See you there!


Second Panel on “Drugs, Harm and the Campus:” “The Physiology of Drugs” — Tonight, April 15, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, April 15, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel

What is actually happening inside your body?

Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior

Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance

Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital

Moderator: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics