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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
2:26 pm - I hope to see many of you at Pi-Con!

As everyone makes their August plans, I wish to remind you to consider attending Pi-Con! Pi-Con is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction and other fan interests - there's webcomics, science, costuming, gaming, larping, filk, lifestyle, and lots more. This year, it's happening August 21-23 in Enfield, CT right off 91, just south of the MA border. Register today!

This year will feature Author Guest of Honor Mary Doria Russell (award winning author of The Sparrow and Children of God), Webcomic Guest of Honor Jeffrey Rowland (creator of Wigu, Overcompensating, and the awesome t-shirt site Topatoco), and Guest of Awesome Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. We will also see the return of our video game room, two full rooms of all day board/card/table top gaming, many favorite panels and events including the panel in the pool, and the new addition of Filk programming! There will also be performances by our local Rocky Horror and Repo casts (The Come Again Players and Genetic Imperfection)

Full weekend pre-registration rates for Pi-Con are currently $40 for adults or only $25 for students! Get your registrations in at the early rate!

Room reservations are *open* for Pi-Con! Room rate will be $109/night + tax. Just go to http://www.pi-con.org/hotel.php and you can register online for a room (note: Discounted room rate ends August 10th, reserve soon!).

For more information, to volunteer, sign up to vend, or otherwise contact us, check out our web page at www.pi-con.org

current mood: excited

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
2:21 pm - shoes for sale

i have a pair of shoes that are too big.

they are 6 1/2 black stilettos from guess. they have high heels. rounded pointy toe with a 1/2 toe platform.

i havent worn them! they are brand new!

i'm asking 30$.

they are not this shoe, but they look almost like this shoe

click here to see this shoe!

you can either comment here, or send me an email at cgavriel@wes

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008
11:33 pm - Crooked Still tickets?

Hi, I'm an alum coming into town for Homecoming, and I had this genius plan for getting a ticket to the Crooked Still concert. Except that it wasn't so genius because it fell through.

So: does anyone have an extra ticket they would be willing to donate/sell to me? Or does anyone know anyone with an extra ticket?

Thanks all

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
6:29 pm - Neuroscience?

Hi everyone!
I'm a suffering senior, and have some questions. (surprise surprise!)
How's the neuroscience at Wesleyan - Are there a good amount of lab/research opportunities? Are the professors madly in love with their subject? Are you, if you study it? 
If you're majoring in neuroscience - or biology of some sort - why'd you choose Wesleyan?
Did anyone consider Brandeis, too? If so, why'd you choose Wesleyan?
If you have any other random things to say about Wesleyan, why you love it or why you despise it, do tell! I'd be awfully grateful for any rants.
Or you could just talk about yourselves - despite knowing logically that EVERY college has different sorts of people, amongst whom I could find soul mates and worst enemies, boring people and fascinating creatures, I really want to just get a sense of a few individuals that go to the college.

I know this must seem pretty desperate and muddled... I kinda just found out about Wesleyan today and it upheaved my whole college list and mentality. Help!
Thanks so very very extraordinarily much!

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
1:59 pm - An alum doing something awesome!

This is so cool:

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Friday, May 16th, 2008
6:59 am - Party on Fountain

WesFolk of LJ:

If you haven't heard already, there was a showdown on Fountain Ave last night involving MPD, psafe, state troopers, k9 units, two ambulances, pepper spray, tasers, and about 300 drunk kids. Wesleying is pretty much continually being updated about it and you can check it out here.

President Michael Roth is holding an open house today in his office at 9am. If you're still on campus, I highly recommend you come and help us pack South College.

The Argus will be producing a Special Edition issue regarding these events. Send your thoughts to wesleyanargus.com/submissions to Wespeak on this issue.

Additionally, you can contact Middletown Police Chief Lynn Baldoni
(860) 344-3201
Middletown Police Department
222 Main Street
Middletown, CT

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Sunday, April 20th, 2008
7:57 pm - Deciding between Wesleyan, Carleton & Oberlin

I'm a prospective student who is trying to choose between Oberlin, Carleton & Wesleyan. Did any of you consider Carleton & Oberlin? How did you decide on Wesleyan? What makes you glad (or sorry) that you did?

I'm interested in Classics, English (including Creative Writing), and History. How hard is it to get into the Creative Writing classes? Any comments or opinions on these departments?

Thanks for your help!

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
8:58 am - transfer prospie Qs


i currently go to reed college, in portland, or, and i'm considering a transfer to wesleyan. i'm trying to get out of here mostly because of the culture (it's vague, but you can ask if you want more info). so, i was hoping you could help me out by answering some of these questions:

1. what's the best thing about wesleyan? what's the worst?
2. how would you describe the campus culture? what are some stereotypes about wesleyan students? do they ring true?
3. are people usually stressed? friendly? passionate? inconsiderate? etc.
4. are people smart? are they socially-conscious?

and anything else you want to mention. i'd be transferring in as a junior, so anything about how difficult or easy you think it would be to integrate would help.

and thanks.

::Edit:: - is socio-economic and racial diversity apparent? are there interactions between different classes, races, etc.? are there tensions?

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Sunday, March 30th, 2008
8:07 pm - annoying

does anyone else get annoyed when other wes students make assumptions about you and project their level of privilege on to you? do you also find it more annoying when they consequently feel justified in judging your actions and lifestyle?
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
3:04 am - Decision letters


I have heard from all of my colleges except for Wesleyan, and I am pretty sure that I am going to Barnard College, unless I get into Wesleyan. Does anyone know when they mailed the letters? I live overseas so I know that it will take longer to arrive.

A senior sitting in front of the mailbox

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Sunday, December 16th, 2007
10:24 am

Would anyone like to share a cab to Bradley on Thursday afternoon? Around 3:00 or 3:30?

...or would anyone like to drive me for $$$ or to invite me along if you've already got transportation then?

E-mail jstolar@wes.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007
10:33 pm

Tuesday Night, we will be hosting a panel of educational experts to discuss educational inequality as it operates in America. Educational inequity is our nation's greatest injustice, affecting primarily children from low-income communities and children of color.

Please consider this your invitation to learn more about this pressing issue.

When: Tuesday Night, December 11th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: 108 Usdan

This event is sponsored by: Office of Community Service, Teach For
America, Invisible Men, Nosotras, Woodrow Wilson Tutoring and North End

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Friday, November 23rd, 2007
7:42 pm - Another transfer post
pinealsineca Hello, I'm currently a sophomore at Amherst. I had my reservations last year, but it was only over this past fall that I've realized how miserable I am here. The parties are awfully repetitive, the student culture is (for lack of a less pretentious description) boring and mainstream, 1,600 is way too small, the single dining hall feels and tastes like a high school cafeteria, what passes for a music scene is pathetic, and even the academics haven't blown me away yet.

The few nights I've spent at Hampshire gave me that impression of, Ah, THIS is what college should be like. I know now that I should have gone straight for a school like Wesleyan or Brown that has a more interesting student culture, a wider variety of courses, and a larger student body (even +1,200 would feel like a huge difference). At this point, though, I'm afraid that entering as a second-semester sophomore (and that's only if I take next semester off before transferring) would limit me socially. I'm also apprehensive about the financial aid Wes might offer me as a transfer -- schools tend to screw transfers on finaid, and I doubt any school of comparable quality could top the aid package Amherst gives me.

If anyone can offer any thoughts about how transfers tend to socially integrate and how decent their financial aid tends to be, it'd help me a lot until I eventually visit. Thanks so much.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
6:23 pm - Pre-Frosh

Hello! I'm a senior in high school, and last Wednesday I had my interview with a very friendly senior named Beck, which I think went pretty well. I'm really excited about Wesleyan, but I've just got a couple more questions to annoy you with.

1. What sorts of social activities are popular - i.e. is Wes like a raging party school, a sit-around school, or a let's-make-ridiculous-art-and-organize-a-protest school?
2. I figure that there probably isn't any such thing as a 'typical Wesleyan student,' but on the whole, are people nice? What have your experiences been?
3. How's the English department? Will I be able to get into small seminar-type classes as an underclassmen, or are those reserved for the seasoned seniors who've already payed their dues in 50+ student intro classes?
4. How many people write senior theses, and what sort of topics do they explore?

Thank you guys so much!

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
11:25 pm - Saturday Terp tickets

So I have people coming into town Saturday and I mistakenly got two tickets for the Terp show for the wrong night (Friday at 7). Does anyone have one or two tickets for Saturday's show that they would be willing to trade? I'll make you baked goods to sweeten the deal (you still get to see the show AND you get cookies/brownies/cake, how awesome is that?)

Comment here or e-mail me, agreenberg01@wes

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1:29 am

I too need a ride, but on Friday afternoon. My flight is not until the evening, at 7:30, but I can leave any time after 2 pm. If anyone would be interested, please either comment here or email me at mbery@wes. I would be willing to pay you and/or make you baked goods in exchange. If there is any kind soul who would also be interested in picking me up from the airport on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, that would also be dandy.

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12:54 am

I am flying out of Bradley at 1:25 on Saturday so I'm looking to share a ride to the airport around 11:30ish.

Interested in sharing a cab? Want to see if I can get a spot in your carpool? Drive me for $$?

E-mail jstolar@wes because I won't remember to check this.


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Monday, November 12th, 2007
12:28 pm


who will be here over thanksgiving break?

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
1:21 pm - Queer CUNY VIII

Hunter College, NYC
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Duggan
December 1st

The Twilight of Queerness?Collapse )

Anyone who is interested in attending the conference and/or helping produce it should email Taylor at QueerCUNY@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
1:48 pm

Hello, all!
I'm a pre-frosh, applying E.D. and I hope this isn't too annoying, but does anyone have any advice regarding the essay?
Mine is pretty much finished, but I'm a big dork and I'm too nervous to send it yet. I just wanted to know your advice regarding topics, or style of writing, or really anything!
Thank you so much!

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