Slideshow Photos from the Dodgeball Tournament 2012: Fundraiser for SHOFCO

Buttermilk — Tournament Winners
Nothin' But Peanuts -- Second Place


Mean Girls Plus — Most Creative Team Attire


Check out the SLIDESHOW!


Lecture: Muslims’ Experiences of Devaluation: Gendered Images, Gendered Sentiments” — Prof. Patricia Rodriguez-Mosquera 4/30, 4:30 p.m.

Muslims’ Experiences of Devalutaion:  Gendered Images, Gendered Sentiments”

Prof. Patricia Rodriguez-Mosquera, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Russell House   4:30 p.m.

Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims have continued to deteriorate over time. In this talk, Professor Rodriguez Mosquera will discuss how Muslim Americans feel about the societal devaluation of their group. The lecture is based on psychological studies of Muslim Americans’ feelings of anger, sadness, and fear in four studies using multiple methods. These emotions were examined in the context of significant social events for Muslim Americans (i.e., the 9/11 anniversary) as well as in the context of individual experiences of unfair treatment (i.e., emotional narratives).  The lecture considers the psychological and social implications of feeling angry, sad, and afraid for Muslim Americans and the relations of these emotional experiences to the gendered nature of societal images and stereotypes about Muslims.

Film Screening: “My Neighbor, My Killer” with director Anne Aghion — 5/1, 5 p.m.

Screening of “My Neighbor, My Killer”

& Discussion with Filmmaker Anne Aghion

Tuesday, May 1, 5:00pm Center for Film Studies

Gacaca (Ga-CHA-cha), which literally means “justice on the grass,” is a form of citizen-based justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, director Anne Aghion has charted the impact this experiment in transitional justice has had on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence.

As a filmmaker, Anne Aghion has been drawn to places as far-ranging as rural Rwanda, the ice fields of Antarctica and the slums of Managua. She has been praised by critics, both as a director of unique and poetic vision, and a documentarian who conveys a strong sense of the people and places she covers. Her work has also earned her, among other honors, a UNESCO Fellini Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, an Emmy, and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival’s Nestor Almendros Award for courage in Filmmaking.

Be a part of Cardinal Connect with an incoming first-year! Apps due 5/20

Hey Wes!
When you were a frosh didn’t you wish you had someone to show you the ropes and walk you through getting 
involved with different activities on campus?  Now you can be that person for an incoming first year student 
and help make their transition to college life that much easier!
The WSA in coordination with SALD is starting the Cardinal Connect: First Year Student 
Social Connection Program for the upcoming year.  We need rising juniors and seniors to 
volunteer to be paired with incoming freshmen to serve as social and extra-curricular 
resources.  The goal is to help freshmen get involved with life here at Wesleyan more 
easily by providing a formal connection with an experienced upperclassman.  You would be 
expected to meet with your freshman once per month to chat and help them out.  Please fill 
out and submit this form by May 20th. 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at

Vote Now for WSA Pres&VP and for Senior Class Officers (woo woo!) — Ends 4/27

Just a reminder that voting is open for WSA President, Vice President and for Senior Class Officers (2013).

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!    (Seniors, you can vote, too.)  We are halfway through the election; here are the voting stats so far –

Frosh : 265    Sophs : 203     Juniors : 252

If you haven’t voted, vote NOW.  Also, if you are interested in being a part of the WSA next year, run for class rep. You can get a petition in the WSA office, or print one here.

Best, The Elections Committee–Meherazade Sumariwalla ’12 (Chair), Syed Ali ’13 and Maeve Russell ’14

Categories WSA

Panel Discussion on Political Action for Students 2012 Election — 4/26, 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Breaking the Mold in 2012: New Tactics for Young People’s Political Action”

Thursday, April 26, 4:30pm  PAC 001

The panel will be about new ways of organizing and the influence of young people’s participation on the election of 2012, as well as the benefits of working with and outside the two-party system.

Participants:  Dan Fischer  ’12, Occupy Wesleyan    Szelena Gray, Rootstrikers    Nathan Kleinman, Occupy Philadelphia and Congressional Candidate (PA-13)     Alex Levin ’12, College Republican National Committee     David Thompson ‘11, Citizens’ Congress    Liz Valentin ‘11, Citizens’ Congress


Apply for the Green Fund Committee Chair — Apps due 4/27


I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the Green Fund Committee Chair for the 2012-13 academic year. The Green Fund is a student-financed and student-managed fund for sustainability projects in the campus community financed by an opt-out $15 per semester fee. The Chair oversees and facilitates the workings of the committee and serves on the Wesleyan Student Assembly as a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee. The application can be found here:

If you have more questions about the position, the responsibilities, or the Green Fund in general, please feel free to email the current chair at

We look forward to reviewing the applications which are due on Friday April 27th at 5 PM.

Best, The Appointments Committee–Evan Weber, WSA Finance and Facilities Committee Chair & Green Fund Committee Chair, Arya Alizadeh, WSA Coordinator, and Meherazade Sumariwalla, WSA Vice President

Apply to a Usdan Staff Position!

The Usdan Center is looking for student leaders!

If you are looking for on campus employment this Fall, the Usdan Center is now accepting applications in the following areas:

Information Center, Setup Crew, Student Managers

The Usdan Operations Department believes that we are not the average campus employer.  We invest time in our students and value and encourage their feedback.   Our student employees are involved in decisions concerning how the Usdan Center funcitons.  We’re looking for students who want to be part of a dynamic environment, who want to make a difference on campus, and who are willing to learn while gaining valuable skills such as leadership, communication, and problem solvingCritcal and active thinkers are encouraged to apply!

Click below to fill out an application.  We will be reviewing applications until the end of classes.