Annual Hugo Black Lecture: “The First Amendment is an Information Policy” — Wed., 8 p.m.

The Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, Jack M. Balkin, will speak on “The First Amendment is an Information Policy,” during the 20th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression. The event will be held at 8 p.m., March 23, in Memorial Chapel.

Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and writes political and legal commentary at the weblog Balkinization. Professor Balkin is the founder and director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and the new information technologies.  He is also the director of Yale’s Knight Law and Media Program.

Prof. Kari Weil Lecture on “Thinking Animals” — Wed., 3/23

Professor Kari Weil will speak in COL’s Works in Progress series on Wednesday, March 23 at 4:15 PM in the COL Lounge.  Her talk is entitled,

Civilization and the Dog’s Discontents, or Desperate Housepets, A Reading of Virginia Woolf’s “Flush.

Kari Weil received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and has published widely on 19th and 20th century literature, feminist theory, literary representations of gender (especially in France) and more recently on theories and representation of animal otherness.  Her course, “Animal Subjects,” which she taught at the California College of the Arts, won the United States Humane Society’s “Best Course Award” in 2006.  Her talk will be taken from her book, “Thinking Animals,” which is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

Play for Pakistan & Japan: Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser — entry deadline 3/30

Get ready. It’s back.  The Second Annual Dodgeball Tournament. 

Relive the rivalries!  The winning team of this year’s single-elimination tournament will get 1/3 of the proceeds and the other 2/3 will go to relief efforts in Pakistan and Japan.  Last year, over 40 Wes teams played and this year, we’re aiming to raise even more.   The more who play, the more who pay.  There will again be a prize for the team with the most creative attire.

NEW THIS YEAR: Consolation bracket! More games for your $$$ and a chance to win a consolation prize!

1. Grab up to 5 other  Wes friends to join your team. 
2. Fill out an online form here: ***BY MARCH 30***
3. You will receive an email by April 1 with your scheduled time of arrival and the official dodgeball rules.
4. Your team’s $20 entry fee is due by the 3rd.

Throw balls at people. Win stuff ($$$). Support relief efforts in Pakistan and Japan.  Have fun and help others! 

*Hosted by the 2013 Class Council*


Many thanks to all those who participated in Musical Madness III.  It was awesome and a lot of fun with some great performances.  Of the fourteen entries, eight were from the Class of 2013.  (woo hoo!)  Congrats to Emma Daniels and Melanie Hsu for Best in Class this year!  Check out all the 2013 performances in the post below.  Thanks goes to Dean Garrett for the videos and to Mike Nakhla ’13 for the photo of Enobong Etteh ’13.

Apply for Honor Board position — deadline 4/1

Serve on the Honor Board

Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic.  The Student Judicial Board is a peer-based legislative body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  The Honor Board does the same for all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board for the next four semesters, starting in September, 2011.

All reports of alleged violations of the standards of academic conduct that constitute the Honor Code are adjudicated by the Honor Board.

The Board exists to provide the protection of fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations, and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.  The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.  Please refer to the online student handbook for more information

If you are interested in becoming part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete the application form, attached to the e-mail from Dean Brown, and submit it to Lorna Scott, at

Applications are due by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2011

Fall 2010 Dean’s List

The Dean’s List honors students who have earned a semester GPA of at least 93.35 with at least 3.00 graded credits. Congratulations to all below.

Class of 2013


Benjamin Abravanel
Dahlia Azran
Julia Baritz
Evan Baum
Alexandra Beatty
Maria Julia Black
Jenna Bluestein
Ilana Bondell
Katya Botwinick
Adam Brudnick
Emma Caccamo
Sarah Cassel
Taran Catania
Kyle Chapman
Aiai Chen
John Chiles
Diana Choi
Caroline Clark
Cara Colker-Eybel
Rebecca Coven
Isabella Cucchi
Huiao Cui
Adrien DeFontaine
Chuqiao Dong
Catherine Doren
Claire Dougherty
Nora Dumont
Julianne Edwards
Micah Ehiorobo
Alexandra Ellerbeck
Charles Ellis
Jeremy Fehr
Adam Forbes
Guy Geyer
Garren Gotthardt
Sonia Gowda
Scott Greene
Caitlyn Grudzinski
Ethan Grund
Clement Guerner
Corey Guilmette
Charlotte Hauser
Sydney Hausman-Cohen
Charlotte Heyrman
Ryan Hoffman
Andrew Hopen
Melanie Hsu
Cordelia Hyland
Emily Ibarra
Kimberly Ingebritsen
Dorisol Inoa
Adam Isaacson
Jessica Jordan
Samuel Kalish
Hee-Kyong Kang
Lily Kaplan
Thomas Kassel
Ryan Katz
Ginah Kim
Rebecca Kitsis
Nicholas Kokkinis
Melanie Koren
Lindsay Kosasa
Jill Kozloff
Laura Kurash
Miriam Kwietniewska
Alexandra Lamb
Sarah Lamming
Rebecca Lange
Lan Chi Le
Hannah Lewis
Kathleen Lynch
Laura Machlin
Ethan MacKenzie
Katherine Marcus
Julia Mark
Marisa McCabe
Kathryn McConnell
Madeline McEntire
John McGlynn
Christopher McNabb
Eli Meixler
Samantha Melvin
Justin Metz
Shelley Miller
Robin Mitchell
Henry Molofsky
Jillian Moreno
Zoe Mueller
Yun Seong Nam
Marissa Napolitano
Daniel Nass
Evan Okun
Agueda Ortega
Nicholas Orvis
Caitlin Palmer
Alexandra Patrick
Haley Perkins
Alexander Persky-Stern
Jane Petzoldt
Alexandra Pogosky
Benjamin Resnick
Hannah Reuman
Jenna Robbins
James Rosenberg
Max Rosenman
Elizabeth Rudy
Brenna Sansom
John Schmidt
Hannah Sears
Sarah Shackleton
Nathan Shane
Ryan Sheldon
Scott Shoemaker
David Shor
Daphna Spivack
Danielle Springer
Zachary Steinman
Eric Stephen
Leigh Stewart
Ivan Stoitzev
Glenn Stowell
Daniel Sullivan
Zachary Sulsky
Ashley Swan
Gavin Swee
Isaiah Sypher
Catherine Taibi
Elizabeth Tammaro
Amelia Tatarian
Eli Timm
Zoe Treeson
Rebecca Vaadia
Mary Vallo
Hannah Vogel
Ging-ji Wang
Sofia Warren
May Lee Watase
Alex Wilkinson
Nicholas Woods
Ethan Young
Tessa Young
Kaitlin Zelman

Musical Madness III: A Competition Between The Classes

Best in Class – Class of 2013:
Emma D. and Mel H.: “Someone Like You” (Adele)

Emma Daniels ’13, Melanie Hsu ’13

Lou and the Blues: “The Class Year Blues” (original)
Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Paul Horton, Sarah Lazare, David Phillips, Michael Roth

Everyone’s Tall: “My Network” (original)
Taylor Morales ’13, Leah Temes ’13

Elizabeth Reagan ’13: “Angel” (McLachlan)

Rug Smell: “I’m Building a Rocket” (original)
Ashlin Aronin ’13, Gabe Castanon ’13, Neo Sora ’13

Blues by Two Jews: Sweet Virginia/Champagne & Reefer (Waters)
Alex Speiser ’13, Sam Walker ’13

Enobong Etteh 13: “You Raise Me Up” (Lovland&Graham)

Zack & Julia: “Love It or Leave It/Revolving Door” (original)
Julia Mark ’13, Zack Sulsky ’13

Diverse Sounds: “Don’t Worry” (McFerrin)/Girl Put Your Record On (Bailey Rae)
Genelle Faulkner ’13, Stephanie Huezo ’13, Hahnsol Park ’13

Carnival for a Cure: Second Annual Wes Relay for Life –4/8

Last April, Wesleyan hosted the first annual Relay For Life, joining together over 200 students, faculty, and staff raising $27,000 in the fight against cancer. This year we hope to double our efforts and make Relay a campus wide event!

At Relay, teams take the track to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease! Each Relay is different but full of entertainment, activities, food, fun and games for all ages to enjoy. There are also moving ceremonies throughout the event to honor all those who have been touched by cancer.

Sign up your Relay team today! Go to  Learn more about upcoming meetings, fundraising tips, and how you can join the fight!