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Rainbow over Wesleyan, Oct. 21. So where’s the pot of gold? 

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howto_wrench_75Keyboard issue

Some Android users who log in to the Alumni App using LinkedIn are unable to proceed on the PIN screen because of a keyboard bug. Developers are working on a fix and we will post an estimated release date as soon as possible.

A workaround

Meanwhile affected users can work around this problem by logging out of the app, and logging back in using the Email and Password method, instead (see instructions).

Get some help

If you are affected by this issue and would like assistance, please let us know and we will get right back to you.

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directionWednesday, October 22

6 p.m.,  Usdan 108


Dean Brown, Persephone Hall from the Wesleyan Career Center, and peer advisors

will be there to suggest ways to approach major declaration

and answer any questions you may have.


Grab your dinner and join us!

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FRI., OCT. 24 at 12:15 p.m.

Usdan Multi-purpose Room, B25

(across from the mail room)

Come for an informal discussion about study abroad with Gail Winter of the Office of International Studies and Dean Brown.

Bring your lunch!


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Something for everyone on your list!!!

Order from UPNE.com using discount code W301 to receive a 30% discount.

For History Readers

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by Gerald Vizenor
$27.95 Hardcover

From one of today’s most important Native American writers, this “emotionally wrought and finely crafted” (ForeWord) novel follows two Anishinaabe brothers from the battlefields of World War I, to their home on the White Earth Reservation, to the streets of post-war Paris. The book is based on his great uncle’s stories, as well as extensive research.

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The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker
by Susan Campbell
$28.95 Hardcover

The youngest child of one of America’s most famous families, a mover and shaker with a wild streak, Isabella Beecher Hooker is remembered in this engaging, breezy biography. Pulitzer-winning author Susan Campbell combines the research skills of a “born historian” (Connecticut Explored) with a breezy, accessible style.

Williams - Prudence R-72-3 Prudence Crandall’s Legacy:
The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education
by Donald E. Williams, Jr.
$35.00 Hardcover

In 1833, despite public backlash, Prudence Crandall admitted a black girl to her private school, resulting in the first integrated classroom in the country. Former CT state senator Donald E. Williams Jr. details Crandall’s life and work, and her unique role in the fight for civil rights, including her battles in the court system and the legacy of these battles, which include Brown v. Board of Education, the civil rights movement, and the problems and progress we see today.

Farrow - Log Books R-72-3 The Logbooks:
Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory
by Anne Farrow
$27.95 Hardcover

Anne Farrow, co-author of the bestselling Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, takes readers on a harrowing journey onto the slave ship of a Connecticut merchant via the journal of that merchant’s son, bearing witness to our most shameful forgotten history. 

For Film & Theater Buffs

Eichenbaum _ Director R-72-3 The Director Within:
Storytellers of Stage and Screen
by Rose Eichenbaum
$30.00 Hardcover

Thirty-five masterminds of film, television, and theater—the directors of such productions as The Lion King, Chicago, and Rain Man–open up to Rose Eichenbaum about the entertainment industry, the role of the director, and how their work impacts our culture and lives.

For Poetry Readers

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Last Poems
by Harvey Shapiro
$24.95 Hardcover

Acclaimed poet Harvey Shapiro “plays for keeps” (Hugh Seidman) in this posthumous collection. With his signature brilliance he reflects on war and eroticism, illness and aging, love and death, all in search of a worldly wisdom and grace that the poet calls “a momentary glory.”

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by Brenda Coultas
$22.95 Hardcover

Brenda Coultas turns her keen eye to everyday objects—a pigeon feather, a discarded piece of jewelry—to make sense of the landfill we humans have made of our world. “These poems,” wrote The Kenyon Review, “cataloguing and owning and turning from and grappling with our vast trash, are trouble in the most useful sense of the word.”

. In Defense of Nothing:
Selected Poems, 1987-2011
by Peter Gizzi
$26.95 Hardcover

Bookslut calls Peter Gizzi “a major force in the ever-expanding vastness of the poetry world.” In this landmark collection, representing over twenty years of work, Gizzi cements that reputation, enlisting the very American vernacular in a magical and complex music all his own.

vizenor_crows_R-72-3 Favor of Crows:
New and Collected Haiku
by Gerald Vizenor
$24.95 Hardcover

Gerald Vizenor unites the imagistic poise of haiku with the early dream songs of the Anishinaabe people in this stunning new collection, in which ordinary moments “come to shimmering life on the page” (David G. Lanoue, president of the Haiku Society of America).

 For Music Lovers

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by James Klosty
$55.00 Hardcover

A lavish 12 x11″ art book with a textured hardcover, velum wrap, and over 170 stunning duotone photographs of the great composer at work and at play, combined with eclectic remembrances of Cage from figures like John Ashbery, Yoko Ono, and Stephen Sondheim. This book a memorial to treasure.

 Lucier - Music 109 R-72-3 Music 109:
Notes on Experimental Music
by Alvin Lucier
$19.95 Paperback

Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings clarity to the world of experimental music as he takes the reader through more than a hundred groundbreaking musical works, including those of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young. No previous musical knowledge is required, only a love of music.

 Jarrett - Producing R-72-3 Producing Country:
The Inside Story of the Great Recordings
by Michael Jarrett
$27.95 Paperback

In what Music Tomes calls “one of the best oral histories of country music to come around for quite some time,” Michael Jarrett interviews the producers behind the most iconic country recordings of Elvis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and more—revealing how producers have shaped our music and our tastes over the decades.

 . Making Beats:
The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop
by Joseph G. Schloss
$24.95 Paperback

Schloss examines the way hip-hop artists have managed to create a form of expression that reflects their creative aspirations, moral beliefs, political values, and cultural realities. This second edition of the book includes a new foreword by Jeff Chang and a new afterword by the author.

 Walser - Running 2-R-72-3 Running with the Devil:
Power, Gender, and Madness
in Heavy Metal
by Robert Walser
$22.95 Paperback

Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, and fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music continues to attract and embody cultural and societal conflicts. Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and investigates the genre’s formations of identity, community, gender, and power. This edition includes a new foreword by Harris M. Berger and a new afterword by the author.

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Here are some photos taken by Maya Berkman, who is on study abroad in Spain this semester.

El Congreso de los Diputados in Madrid, Spain


La Mezquita in Córdoba, Spain


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“The Origins of Voluntary Compliance: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria”

with Adrienne Lebas (American University)

Monday 10/27 @ noon in PAC 004

How do states convince citizens to pay tax? Rather than
focusing on enforcement, most accounts emphasize voluntary or
“quasi-voluntary” compliance as an essential element in successful tax
regimes. There remains, however, limited understanding of how
voluntary tax compliance and the societal norms supporting it emerge.

This is an important issue in sub-Saharan Africa, where low reliance
on taxation is presumed to contribute to corruption and a lack of
government accountability. Prof. Lebas uses novel public opinion data
from urban Nigeria to examine why individuals adopt pro-compliance
norms. We find that citizens respond to state delivery of services,
but tax attitudes are also shaped by their access to services or “club
goods” provided by non-state actors.

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Reflections by Tess Altman ’17, volunteer in the FDAC Docent Program

Note: The FDAC Docent Program has been a stronghold within the Friends’ mission for over four decades. Each fall, FDAC docents (both Wesleyan students and other members of our community) give tours of the DAC gallery exhibitions and other Wesleyan spaces to fourth graders from Middletown-area schools.

Exhibit One — Call to Action: American Posters in WWI

  1.  The gold shield with an eagle on it is in fact a very very large quarter.
  2. Advertisements sell us “cheap stuff.”
  3. As we leave the DAC, it is raining and therefore we must shriek and scream bloody murder — it only makes sense, really.

Exhibit Two – A World of Dreams: New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair

  1. Sometimes icebergs look like pizza. Sometimes everything looks like pizza when it’s almost lunchtime.
  2. The fight for a certain colored pencil is respectful, but intense.

Exhibit Three — Center for East Asian Studies: Not of This World

  1. When told to picture one’s “happy, relaxed place” in the meditation room, that location is often a fast food chain — sometimes it’s McDonalds, other times it’s FroyoWorld. One day you might meditate to a Big Mac and the next to sprinkles and Oreo crumbs.
  2. We like ghosts. Ghosts are cool.
  3. I draw a pretty mean smiley face (or so I hear).
  4. Eleven year olds can go to college and therefore could hypothetically go to Wesleyan. But only if one is a ‘child prodigy’
Am I a child prodigy? Nope.
Am I Eleven? Nope.
Am I Eighteen? Close.
Am I Nineteen? Yes.
Do I live here (in the Tatami Room)? No. I wish.                                                       


If I did live there, I could perpetually dream of frozen yogurt and French fries, but, alas, I only get to dream like this once a week — with fourth graders.




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For those of you asking, what is this winter South Africa service trip?

My name is Chelsea Tweneboah and I want to introduce an awesome and inspiring service trip with an organization that I am apart of, started by my high school teacher. The organization is called Ubuntu Global Connections, which is nonprofit and uses service to promote change In South Africa. This January we are planning on heading back to South Africa ad wanted to extend the invitation to the Wesleyan community.

We will discuss a sample itinerary which has specific information on what the days will be like during the trip, which includes the sites we will be doing our community service in.The weather in South Africa in January is very warm so beaches and outdoor activities would be a fun way to spend some of our free time.

Here are a short list of the most common activities we have included on various trips:

  • Service work (taking children on outings, setting up a garden, painting a house, helping high school classrooms, building an outdoor latrine, organizing a new library, helping students to do computer activities)
  • Outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, biking, seeing animals)
  • Educational and cultural immersion activities (Robben Island and other museums related to Nelson Mandela or apartheid, cooking or language lessons, observing a church service, doing a homestay or having dinners with families from various backgrounds)

The total cost for a 12-day trip (plus two days of travel) would likely be around $3400-$3900, however this can change depending on the number of interested parties.   This includes airfare and everything on the trip, except snacks, laundry and souvenirs.  Meals, lodging, ground transportation, guide and programs are all included.  In addition, this includes a $100 donation to the organizations where we serve and the group would decide how to allocate this money at the end of the trip.   Optional activities, not on the itinerary (which will be pretty packed), would cost extra. I understand that the cost may be a little expensive but if there is interest we can discuss certain possibilities to make the trip possible for you. Again, everything on the trip is negotiable.

For more information, please contact: camotweneboa@wesleyan.edu

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By Aditi Kini ’13

In celebration of the 100th issue of the alumni newsletter, here are some of our “Greatest Hits” in Entertainment news.

Wesleyan at the Emmys

">[2014 Emmy Results]As we reported earlier this summer, seven alumni and one parent were nominated for 2014 Emmy Awards. So how did the Cardinals do at the Emmys this year? ">Read more…

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Bays ’97, Thomas ’97 end the story of 1,001 nights

">[Carter Bays '97, Craig Thomas '97]Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, the Scheherazades of prime time, wrap up the final season of How I Met Your Mother. ">Read more…

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Matthew Weiner ’87 comments on Don Draper’s fate

[Matthew Weiner '87]In anticipation of the two-part final season of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner ’87 comments on Don Draper’s fate. Read more…

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Weiss ’93, creator of Game of Thrones, talks genesis and future

[D.B. Weiss '93]Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss ’93 talks genesis and future of the ‘biggest, baddest, bloodiest show in TV history’ with Wesleyan Visiting Writer in English, Jim Windolf. Read more…

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