Critical Condition: Health Care Reform Panel Discussion w/faculty and physicians

Critical Condition: A panel discussion focused on health care reform in the United States

March 24, 2010 7pm

Daniel Family Commons, 3rd floor of the Usdan University Center

The Usdan Common Connections Committee is happy to invite you to a panel discussion focusing on the current efforts to reform the health care system in the United States.  Much of President Obama’s first year in Office and the thumbnailCA4LWJ8Ofirst year of the Democrat controlled Congress has been focused on drafting a comprehensive health care reform bill.  Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have passed their own bills, however both have come under intense scrutiny from many different stakeholders.  The state of Connecticut is also on the forefront of reform efforts at the state level and the panel will include policy experts and frontline personnel working to make Connecticut a model for the rest of the country to follow.

The panel will be comprised of Damien Sheehan-Connor, Wesleyan faculty in economics,  Jill Zorn, Program Officer at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Dr. Michael Grey, Chief of Medicine at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, and Elizabeth Wiley, National Secretary, American Medical Student Association and Physicians for a National Health Program member and George Washington University School of Medicine student.

The panel will cover a broad range of topics and will debate approaches and outcomes in the development of the legislation currently being considered.  The panel will also take questions and will engage the audience throughout the evening.

There will be a complimentary pizza dinner at the start of the program.

English Dept./Writing Program: Prizes and Fellowships

Apply for the English Department’s and Writing Programs’ Annual Writing Prizes and Fellowships  

 thumbnailCAIMGFTW           The English Department and Writing Programs invite students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and prose for consideration for prizes.  These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study.  Prize winners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken various ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to Bangladesh, Kenya, and other foreign destinations. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives.  
Please see our website for a complete list of awards and complete application procedures for each.<>  
Applications are due March 24th to the Writing Programs Office in Downey 112 (lower level).  
For further information email Jessica Posner, Russell House Arts Fellow, 860.685.3448,

Be an Orientation Leader!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader

thumbnailCAQ39DNGThe Orientation Program is now accepting applications for 30 Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2014, and new transfer, exchange and visiting students.  Orientation Leaders (OLs) will work for both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO). Orientation Leaders work with Resident Advisors to mentor and guide students during both ISO and NSO.  Orientation Leaders also help manage events, including welcoming international students at airports, working at residence hall arrival sites, informational forums and social events. 

Questions: Please contact Timothy Shiner at

Apply online: by March 24 at 5pm.

Note from the Registrar: 4th quarter classes; withdrawal deadline

The Registrar’s Office would like to remind students of the following deadlines:

  • The fourth quarter will begin on Monday, March 22. Students have five days from the start of the class to add or drop a fourth quarter course. Drop/Add forms are available at any of the windows in the Registrar’s Office and require the signature of the instructor, your advisor, and your Class Dean.
  • The deadline for submission of leave of absence applications for Fall 2010 is Thursday, April 1.  All thumbnailCAFQ0QJCcompleted applications are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5 pm that day.
  • The last day to withdraw from full-semester and fourth-quarter classes is Thursday, April 15.  Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5 pm and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at Ext. 2810 if you have any questions concerning these deadlines.

Welcome Back!




Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 5-7 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.

Dean Brown, 202 North College




Be a Peer Advisor Next Year!

  • Blog to new students over the summer
  • Help new students plan their academic schedules and work with their advisors during thumbnailCAX3ORBDOrientation week
  • Act as a resource during course registration and major declaration
  • Learn effective strategies for time management, reading retention, public speaking, test and note taking and effective communication
  • Participate in First Year Matters programming
  • Guide students to access Wesleyan’s full range of academic resources
  • Facilitate study skills and time management workshops

 Application deadline is March 29, 2010

Applications and additional information are available at:

Questions?  E-mail Dean Sarah E. Lazare at