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The last of the three drug panels inspired by the Molly incident and arrests will take place April 28th, 8PM, in Shanklin 107. This panel focuses on regional and national policy, and panelists are very signficant people in the field:

Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.

Susan O’Connor, Program Director of Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Springfield, MA. O’Connor is the author of a widely-read piece on Wesleyan, “Missing the Point with Molly” http://www.phoenixhouse.org/news-and-views/our-perspectives/missing-the-point-with-molly/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=social.

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning. Lawlor is among the most influential members of Governor Malloy’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Are you thinking about your future career or considering going to grad/med/law school? Do you have a lot of questions about life post-Wes? Do you enjoy FREE MONDO PIZZA?

Join the woodframe & Fauver CAs at the Alumni Career Panel where you can ask Wesleyan alumni all of your questions!
Thursday, APRIL 23rd, 6pm – 7:30pm
41 Wyllys, room 115

Our awesome panelists have already made the transition from Wesleyan into the real world, so they will be able to provide some guidance for us students. Plus, most of them are interested in hiring Wes students after graduation! Come to learn, ask questions, and network with the following alums:

Melissa McCaw ’01, Budget Director at the University of Hartford
Brian O’Donnell ’79, Attorney at Reid and Riege
Kevin Egolf ’05, Managing Director of Business Operations at Iroquois Valley Farms
Michael Andolina ’05, MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management
Win Whitcomb ’84, Chief Medical Officer at Remedy Partners

Wesleyan’s Interfaith Council is proud to sponsor it’s first Faith Shadowing Week! The goal of this week is to allow both religious and nonreligious students on campus the opportunity to see what the different religious and spiritual fellowships and events look like. By providing this opportunity, you will engage in meaningful interfaith dialogue about what it means to be a part of a religious or spiritual community. During the week you will be invited to attend as many or as few events as you would like. We will culminate the week with a final dinner for all of the participants to discuss their experiences and to open up a continuous relationship between our diverse communities on campus.

As of now, we are taking submissions through Wednesday April 15th! Also, the link to sign up is: http://goo.gl/forms/h6CiHkfPzT

Lydia Ottaviano
Wesleyan University ’17
Mathematics, Economics

Spring Closing
As you begin making your summer plans, please remember all residential units (including program houses) must be vacated and keys turned in by Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m.
• Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. University students who have not been pre-approved or guests of pre-approved students are not permitted in University residences after this date.
• Students living in wood frame houses and apartments that are not graduating or pre-approved to stay for Reunion and Commencement Week must move out of their residence and have their keys turned into Residence Life on May 16th by 1 p.m.
• Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $200.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms. The fee will be charged for any time after 1 p.m. There is no longer the flexibility of a grace period since the time was moved later.
• It is important that students vacate their residences on time so Physical Plant staff can start repairing and cleaning the Reunion and Commencement residences (Bennet, Clark, and Hewitt) and rooms can be cleaned and repaired for students that have to transition to other rooms. We transition over 200 students working for Reunion and Commencement/Summer Housing participants and it is important that people leave on time so we can prepare these rooms.
Reunion and Commencement Week
If you need housing beyond Saturday, May 16, 2015 for one of the reasons below*, please read this section thoroughly:
• Summer Classes
• University Summer Housing
• Reunion and Commencement Employment
*Students working on research who are not living on-campus for the summer are not eligible for housing during Reunion and Commencement week.
Students who need to stay for Reunion and Commencement week and are not working for University Relations, need to complete a Transition Housing application by Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee the application will be approved. Only extenuating circumstances will be considered and students will be notified via email the week of May 4, 2015. Housing extensions will not be granted for academic extensions after the closing deadline.
Students living in Bennet Hall, Clark Hall, Hewitt and Program Houses will be required to relocate if approved to stay beyond May 16th. For more information about transition housing, please visit our website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/transition_housing.html.

Graduating seniors, including those living in Program Houses are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 and do not have to submit an application. When they move out, they must remove all their items from their residence and turn their keys into ResLife in North College.

All students who work for Reunion and Commencement week need to move out of their residence (all items removed from residence, keys turned into ResLife in North College) by 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2015.

Students who are transitioning to University summer housing or Summer Session housing will move to their new assignment on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 after 4 p.m.
For a list of local storage providers, please visit the following website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/physicalplant/student-storage.html.
University Summer Housing
On-campus summer housing will be located in Bennet Hall (fraternities and societies are not consider University summer housing) and is available between Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and ends Saturday, September 5, 2015. Summer housing is available for Wesleyan undergraduate students that meet the following criteria:
• Summer Classes
• University employment
• International Student
Seniors who have graduated and people not matriculated at Wesleyan are not eligible for summer housing.
The daily rate for summer housing is:
Double-occupancy air-conditioned room: $24.00/day
Single-occupancy air-conditioned room*: $30.00/day
*We have a very limited number of single-occupancy rooms and if you indicate interest in a single-occupancy room we cannot guarantee your request will be honored.

Students must register for a minimum of 2 weeks. Students who break their contract at any point after Friday, May 8, 2015 will be charged a $150 contract breakage fee.

Applications for summer housing are currently available on our website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/University_summer_housing.html

The priority deadline for summer housing applications is Friday, April 24, 2015 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until July 31 2015 if space is available. Students will be notified of their summer assignment the week of May 8th.
Students who choose to not live in University summer housing will not be able to move back to campus before Saturday, September 5, 2015. Storage items also cannot be delivered to residences prior to Saturday, September 5, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Residential Life by phone at 860-685-3550 or by e-mail at reslife@wesleyan.edu.

As you may already know, on April 2nd, Garissa University in Kenya was attacked by Al-Shabaab. 148 students died during the massacre. Sadly, it has received little news coverage, and many people do not know about it.

This is a clear contrast to what happened with the Charlie Hebdo Massacre in France. Right after the massacre, almost everyone rushed to post the hashtag #jesuischarlie. Why is nothing being done to even acknowledge the death of these young people?

We are seeing in this case, like many others, the murder of hundreds of black lives — unspoken for, misrepresented, devalued, and disrespected. We should not let this tragedy remain invisible; we should hold a vigil to have a space to raise awareness of the issue, but also to serve as a healing space for the people affected.

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A new opportunity available to Wesleyan students next spring!
Information session:
• Tuesday, 4/7 at 7:30 in Usdan 110
The Wesleyan “Spring Intensive” will allow students to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on one course at a time rather than balancing several. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to build cohesiveness across their courses, collaborate with faculty, engage in project-based learning and sample from some never previously offered courses from prominent visitors. Each three week course will carry a full credit covering the same amount of material as 14 week courses.
Who can participate? Up to 50 students interested in building their spring schedule with intensive courses and other for-credit experiences.
Can I take other courses? Though most admitted students will take their courses exclusively in the intensive format, students may enroll in one or more semester-long credits for a senior thesis, independent or group tutorial, student forum, or internship. Students can also take quarter-credit courses outside the intensive format, schedule permitting.
When will intensive courses meet? Classes will meet Monday through Friday for 2 hours and 50 minutes for three weeks.
How will students be admitted? The Intensive program is POI. Interested students may apply for admission by meeting with Professor Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wes) or any of the faculty teaching through the intensive program, before or during planning period this fall. Admitted students will then seek final course selection approval from their advisors.
A bonus! Students admitted to the Intensive semester will not need to participate in pre-registration for spring 2016.
How do I learn more? Check out the emerging menu of courses that will be offered through the intensive http://wesleyanspringintensive.blogs.wesleyan.edu/, attend the information session on campus (4/7 at 7:30 in Usdan 110) or contact Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wes).

To the Wesleyan Community:
The Allbritton Center For The Study Of Public Life is presenting three linked panels in its Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.” Please join us and contribute to these important discussions.

Drug Use @ Wes
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., PAC 002
What are we doing about drugs at Wes and why?
A panel discussion on education, support and policies at Wes
Tanya Purdy, Director of Health Education (WesWELL)
Beth DeRicco, Higher Education Outreach, Caron Treatment Centers
Ashley Fine ’15
MODERATOR: Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Physiology of Drugs
Wednesday, April 15, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel
What is actually happening inside your body?
Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior
Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
MODERATOR: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Drug Policy, Regional and National
Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m., Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
The policy debate: What is to be done?
Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Susan O’Connor, Program Director, Phoenix House
Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the State Office of Policy and Management
MODERATOR: Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

- There will be an information session for Wesleyan’s Civic Engagement Certificate on Friday, April 3 at 12pm in Allbritton 311. This is an excellent opportunity to ask current CEC students about their experiences, learn about upcoming courses, and get ideas for fulfilling the certificate’s practicum and community service requirements. Lunch will be provided.

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Academic Peer Advisors and New Student Orientation Peer Advisors. Academic Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores who work over the summer and throughout New Student Orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources. NSO Peer Advisors are rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who meet with new students during NSO as they prepare to meet with faculty advisors. Position descriptions and applications for these positions are now available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/resources/peeradvisors/index.html. Applications and supporting documentation are due by Monday, April 6th at 5 pm. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Laura Patey (x5581, lpatey@wesleyan.edu).

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.
There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2802.
Thanks for your interest!
Aarit Ahuja ’16, Melissa Leung ’16, Catherine Marquez ’16, and Nisha Grewal ’17
Reunion and Commencement 2015 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
(860) 685-2802

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