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“CHOOSING YOUR MAJOR” WORKSHOP
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!
Oct. 22, 2014 by Louise Brown
STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION
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!
“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.
Oct. 22, 2014 by Friends of the DAC
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
- The gold shield with an eagle on it is in fact a very very large quarter.
- Advertisements sell us “cheap stuff.”
- 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
- Sometimes icebergs look like pizza. Sometimes everything looks like pizza when it’s almost lunchtime.
- The fight for a certain colored pencil is respectful, but intense.
Exhibit Three — Center for East Asian Studies: Not of This World
- 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.
- We like ghosts. Ghosts are cool.
- I draw a pretty mean smiley face (or so I hear).
- 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.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA THIS WINTER (January 4th-17th). 6 PM IN USDAN 136. Presenter will be Amy Gleason
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: email@example.com
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
- Wesleyan alumni at the Emmys
- Wesleyan alumni are big winners at the Emmy Awards
- Six Wesleyan alumni receive Emmy nominations
Bays ’97, Thomas ’97 end the story of 1,001 nights
- Students gather to watch How I Met Your Mother Finale on campus
- Bays ’97, Thomas ’97: ‘HIMYM’ to have 9th, final season
- Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 tell tales out of school
- Video: An evening with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97
Matthew Weiner ’87 comments on Don Draper’s fate
In anticipation of the two-part final season of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner ’87 comments on Don Draper’s fate. Read more…
- WSJ profiles creator of Mad Men, Weiner ’87
- The Atlantic cites Matthew Weiner ’87 as Brave Thinker 2011
- To ‘Mad Men’ imitators, Matthew Weiner ’87 says welcome
- NYC: AN EVENING WITH ‘MAD MEN’
Weiss ’93, creator of Game of Thrones, talks genesis and future
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…
- Weiss ’93 talks ‘Game of Thrones’ sex, violence
- Visiting Writer Windolf Interviews ‘Game of Thrones’ Creator Weiss ’93
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