Late Night Social Activities Mtg. — 2/13 at 6:15 p.m. with pizza!

Dear students,

The Wesleyan Student Assembly would like to invite you to participate in a forum on the lack of late-night social activities for students that choose not to consume. We are hoping to gather some thoughts on this issue, to get some ideas for fun substance-free events, and to collect a group of people who might rather hang out together rather than consume every once in a while. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The forum will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room in Usdan (downstairs, near the mail room) at 6:15pm, Monday February 13th. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED. We hope to see you there!


-The WSA

Green Fund Proposals — Due April 9

Dear students,

If you have an idea to improve sustainability in the campus community but need funding, write a proposal to the Green Fund today. This semester, proposals to the Green Fund are due by Monday, April 9th. The proposal page can be found here: It is helpful to be as detailed as possible but we understand that you may not initially know all of the exact details. We will work with you to refine the proposal if necessary. The 2012 Spring Semester promises to be an exciting one, with several large sustainable projects in play, and all kinds of small scale projects as well. 

Here are projects that we have funded so far this year: installation of water bottle refilling stations around campus (should be in place soon) as part of an effort to remove bottle water from campus; a biochar landscape experiment at the College of the Environment; signs above laundry machines that provide instructions of how to do your laundry in an environmentally friendly way; assistance for the food salvage program; a hydroponic system in Earth House; a “real” food calculator program that audits all food purchases made by Bon Appetit qualitatively addressing ecological, local, and humane requirements, and we have also agreed to help finance a new sustainability fellowship position at Wesleyan.  

Projects potentially in play include: a bike share program in Middletown, a permeable pavement parking lot, bicycle-powered battery generators, and a photovoltaic powered performance stage.

Exciting stuff. Think you can do better?  Send us your proposals!

The Green Fund Committee:  Evan Weber, chair; Julia Jonas-Day, Adam Brudnick, Delphine Starr, & Zander Nassikas

The Cheese Co-op: Apps due 2/8

The Cheese Co-op is back for another spring of dairy goodness! This semester will feature local, organic cheeses from the family farms you’ve come to know and love, but with more variety than ever before! Sign up for a share all to yourself (98 points per semester), to split with one friend (49 points each per semester) or with two friends (33 points each per semester). Deliveries will come every two weeks for the whole semester, but space is limited so sign up now! Just go to our website and fill out a quick form between today and Wednesday February 8th! Contact with any questions. GO CHEESE!


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Dear Students,

The WSA is pleased to announce WesBooks (, a platform for Wesleyan students to buy and sell books to other students. By dealing directly with other students instead of third-party dealers, students can save from 30-70% when purchasing books and receive more money for their used books.  Students determine how much to sell their books for and once a book is purchased, the two parties arrange for the payment and book exchange.  We encourage you to take advantage of this free service by posting your books from this semester!

Please email with any feedback and we will continue to work on making WesBooks as user friendly as possible.  This website was created by a student group and is managed by the WSA.

Best, Ali Chaudhry ’12, Brian Lau’12, Mari Jarris ’14-Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Take the Fan Van to Trinity this Friday!

Hi all!

Come support the men’s and women’s Wesleyan swim teams by attending their meet this Friday night at Trinity College!!!!!!

A Fan Van will be departing from the front of Usdan at 5:00PM and taking students to Trinity (only 20 minutes away!), arriving just in time to see the beginning of the meet. 

The van will take students back to Wesleyan at 8:00 PM and drop them off at Usdan. 

Please participate in this UNIQUE opportunity and e-mail Grace Smith if you wish to reserve a spot on the bus!

Grace Smith ’14, WSA Transportation Committee & WSA Freeman Athletic Advisory Committee,

Vote in WSA Elections

Dear Students, Your feedback is very important for all of us students here at Wesleyan to make our university what we all want it to be. As always, your thoughts, complaints, comments, concerns, etc. are welcome at or talk to any of your representatives.

The Winter Elections and Winter Survey are now open at (

Cheers and best of luck going into our last days of Fall semester!

Arya M. Alizadeh ’13, Chair, Elections Committee, Coordinator, WSA

Know Your Academic Rights

Dear Students,

As the last day of classes approaches please take some time to consider your academic rights for Reading Period and Finals.

  • Final exams (meaning comprehensive examinations covering materials from the course of the entire semester) can only be given during the formal exam period.
  • In courses without a registrar-scheduled final examination, significant assignments such as final take-home exams, semester-long projects, and term papers must be due no sooner than the first day, and no later than the last day, of the exam period and preferably at the time slot reserved for the registrar-scheduled examination.  
  • Student organizations should not schedule retreats, programs or meetings that require student attendance during Reading Period.
  • Departmental, program, and college activities that require student participation should not be held during Reading Period, with the exception of oral and written examinations covered by alternative exam calendars.
  • If a student has three or more final examinations on one day, the student may request a rescheduled examination from one instructor.

For the full-written regulations for finals and reading period as well as other academic policies of the University please click here.If you do not feel comfortable speaking directly to your instructor about any concerns you have about your academic rights, please contact your Class Dean.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about Final Exams, Reading Period or other academic issues, please feel free to contact the WSA’s Academic Affairs Committee Chair or speak to any of your Academic Affairs Committee representatives.

Mari Jarris ’14, Chair ( ), Aubrey Hamilton ’12 Vice-Chair ( ), Nandita Vijayaraghavan ’13
Representative ( ), Christian Hosam ’15
Representative ( ), Sisi Miteva ’15 Representative ( )

Good luck and have a wonderful December and January! -The Academic Affairs Committee 

Useful Academic Links:  Academic Calendar 2011-2012 Year   Fall Semester 2011 Exam Schedule  Student Disability Services   Unofficial GPA Calculator

Prof-It — Check it out today, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dear Students,  

The Wesleyan Student Assembly is pleased to announce Prof-it, a professor review website exclusively for Wesleyan students.  Stop by Usdan 108 today, December 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to review your professors, ask questions, and get free Thai food!  In the meantime, check it out at to write and read reviews of professors and courses.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at

Best, Mari Jarris ’14, Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Green Fund Application

Hi students,

Just wanted to remind you all that the fall semester application deadline for Green Fund proposals is Friday December 9th at 9pm. The application can be found at

If you have any questions about the application process or the Green Fund in general feel free to contact me.

Good luck with finals and the end of the semester,

Evan Weber, Green Fund Committee Chair,

Apps for WSA Rep due by 6 p.m. Sunday

Dear Students

This a reminder that if you want to run to be on the WSA next semester, you must submit the signed elections petition and 150 word candidate statement by 6 PM this coming Sunday. Petitions should be submitted to the office and the candidate statement should be emailed to

Elections will open next week, Monday through Friday and all students can vote. Encourage your friends who are abroad to vote too!

Thanks and wish you the best of luck on finals,

Arya M Alizadeh, Chair, Elections Committee Coordinator, WSA