Ever wonder how Drew students dealt with controversy during the Civil Rights Movement? The Vietnam Protests? Women's Liberation? The AIDS outbreak?
Wonder what our activists are up to today?
Come out and discover a little bit about Drew University's incredible activist history.
Beginning from the 1930's all the way up to today, we'll show you just some of the demonstrations and initiatives you might never have expected to happen at Drew.
You may even be shocked to see some of your own organizations, professors, and fellow students working on changing the world both on-campus and off.
The History of Student Controversy at Drew
Tuesday October 30th6:30 p.m.
University Center 107
This event is sponsored by Act Out!
For further information please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can get stuff sent to us with FedEx or UPS, right? How do we do that, when they don't deliver to P.O. Boxes like we have on campus? What address do we use?
Thanks to anyone who can help me with this dilemma! :D
~*Coming Out Week*~
Monday October 8th -
Tabling on terminology within the Queer Community 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. (University Center)
Queer Film Festival (LC 28)
Movie Times 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
Tuesday October 9th -
Tabling on homeless Queer youth population 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (University Center)
7 p.m. Coming Out as a Straight Ally Workshop (UC 107)
Workshop hosted by Patricia Decandia CLA '09
Wednesday October 10th -
9 p.m. Campus-Wide Presentation and Discussion on Bringing Gender-Neutral Housing to Drew (Hall of Sciences S4)
Presentation on proposal will be given to the school by James Ramey of Residence-Life and Jen Dugan CLA '08. This event will help to determine the outcome of gender-neutral housing at Drew's campus.
~*Have an opinion on it?*~
~*Then show up!*~
Thursday October 11th
Tabling on Support Information for Queer Concerns 10 a.m.-3 p.m. University Center
7 p.m. Special Support Group Session on Coming Out in Today's World (Hasleton 4th)
Support Group Session directed by Thomas Basgil CLA '09
8:30 p.m. Hate Crimes Vigil
In October of 1998, Matthew Sheperd was beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
Because he was gay.
~* Hate crimes affect us all.*~
Let's come together as a campus to honor the victims of all hate crimes and talk about what we can do to
stop the hate.
Friday October 12th (The Space)
7 pm. Open Mic Night - Hey, we had a pretty intense week! Let's get together, reflect on the events, and enjoy music and performances by our fellow students -- also featuring Legitimate Business and George Washington's Revenge!
For more information please contact email@example.com
(General disclaimer: this list was posted to Facebook by Jen Toslu, and my icon is a reflection of my personal beliefs and not that of the Drew University GLBTQ Alliance)
I'm doing a reading with my lovely friend Cheryl Burke next Tuesday at Bluestockings bookstore on the Lower East Side (of Manhattan). I'll be reading my poetry -duh-- and Cheryl will be reading an excerpt from her fantastic memoir or her poetry -- both are great. The open mike starts at 7 and the reading will commence at 7:30. More about me:
www.christinehamm.org. (I'm a Drew Grad student.)
Here's some directions:
Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington - which means that we are 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue.
By train: We are 1 block south of the F train's 2nd Avenue stop and just 5 blocks from the JMZ-line's Essex / Delancey Street stop.
By car: If you take the Houston exit off of the FDR, then turn left onto Essex (aka Avenue A), then right on Rivington, and finally right on Allen, you will be very, very close.
You can also try their website: www.bluestockings.com.
Join us for a campus-wide discussion on bisexuality and biphobia within the straight and queer communities. The discussion will be held on Wednesday at 5:30pm in Baldwin Main Lounge.
Also, come find us in the UC on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10:00am and 3:00pm and get a free ribbon!
Any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Anyone going to this?
Yes, it's in DC, but it's a dream come true for anyone seeking a GLBT related job or who wants to be out in the workplace.
Oh, how's Sodexho working out? I'm at Temple this semester and though it's absolutely wonderful here, I'm still above all else a Drewid.
Hey Drewids. I noticed the races being cancelled in another post, so I figured I would post this update that I received this morning.
Dear Drew Alumnus,
We are writing to share some good news about the Far Hills Race Meeting. Through the generosity of Trustee Rory Corrigan and President Bob Weisbuch, we are moving ahead with plans to host a tent at this year's event.
Please know that cost was a primary reason for rethinking the event. The fact that the university incurred a net loss of close to $25,000 last fall caused us to question if there wasn't a better way to invest our resources. That's something we will continue to think about in the weeks and months ahead, and we hope you will continue to be a part of that deliberation--not only about Far Hills, but also about other unmet needs that we might address through programming and events.
We thank those alumni/ae who took the time to share their thoughts about this annual gathering and look forward to seeing you at the races in October.
Lawrence G. Morris
President, College Alumni/ae Association
Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
We officially attend the most expensive school in the state. We have surpassed an IVY.
My grandma cut this out for me from today's Star Ledger, with our tuition underlined.: http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-7/1185683127242790.xml&coll=1
How does it feel? Pretty bad? Yeah!
But seriously, I've been thinking about it, and I really don't mind the debt I'm going to have for the education quality I'm getting. I've stated ad infinitum how much I adore the professors I've had at Drew and I think I'd rather pay more to take these classes than have gone to a different school and not had a chance to be taught by these amazing people. I was talking to a friend who's been to three different colleges now, and she said that she was so jealous of my professorial relationships and she's never met any professors she's felt really good about or felt like she's learned a lot from. While, after four years, I've definitely seen things about Drew that leave a lot to be desired, I know that I'm getting one of the best academic experiences possible.
I thought there used to be something on the Drew website (I forget if it was department-specific or a general page about several departments, perhaps under Admissions) showing students the opportunities available to them as a insert department here major - I think it had information about classes available to declared majors, and then a bit about what Drew alumni in those majors went on to do (careers, grad school, etc) Is this page still available somewhere? Alternatively, do any of the departments have something like that set up at least for their own students?
Hey, hope everyone is having a nice summer.
Is anyone interested in a stereo (Emerson brand, two speakers, 3 CD changer, AM/FM radio, two tape decks which can be used for dubbing or regular play, and remote control)? I bought it for something like $60, I'm selling it for $30. There's nothing wrong with it, I just upgraded and don't need it anymore.
Comment, I'll send pictures if you like.
**Edited to add pics and dimensions (under the cut)***
I don't go to Drew (I almost did! really liked the school but didn't get enough aid) but I hope/think this is still appropriate.
I'm doing the apprentice program with the Shakepeare Theatre of NJ this summer. I know they use Drew's facilities and have really close ties with Drew. I'm hoping someone here on lj might have done the program and could let me know a little info as to what I'm in for this summer. would be most appreciated!
Thanks a bunch.
Alright, alright, who's been vandalizing wikipedia from a Drew IP address? How will I look up useless information?!
Do any of you know when we get our new financial aid agreements for the 07-08 academic year? I need to know what extra money I'll be paying next year thanks to the tuition increase so I'll know whether to get a second job or not. School gets out in a month so that doesn't leave me much time to look for another job. ;)
Any help is appreciated.
Drew University's That Medieval Thing presents:
This Saturday, April 14 from 11 AM to 4:30 PM will be a Ren-Faire-like festival between Hoyt, the U.C., and Great Hall.
Come see what TMT has been working on all semester!
This year will also feature:
Professional belly-dancers, meat-on-a-stick, professionally-choreographed stage combat, fight-your-friends sparring, archery, live blades, intrigue, swords-for-sale, leather crafts, fortune-telling, jewelry, Drew Madrigals, falconry, full armor/live steel sparring, games for the kiddies, and sooo much more!!!
Several friends of mine have created a theatre company in NYC where they are renting out space.
As a favor to a friend of a friend, I'm spreading the word for anyone who may be interested.
The following is from a gentleman named Eric Larnick:
Janus Theatre Co. is an off-Broadway, non-profit group . Our goal is to develop works by new writers and directors, from the workshop to the main stage.
We will be performing at a black-box theater owned by City Lights Youth Theater. The space is part of the Film Center Building, located at 630 9th Ave, between 44th and 45th St. We are entering into a ridiculously great rental agreement with City Lights. We'll use the space to put up everything from readings to fully produced productions.
...Its all volunteer, at the moment. Since we're a new organization, we're still building up our marketing and developmental resources.
And if you are too busy to get involved now, that's fine. If you have friends or classmates, who are interested in the different aspects of theater, and are looking for work - please spread the word. Janus is very lucky in that it provides a secure space, and its main goal is highlight the work of young and undiscovered artists (be it writers, actors, musicians, directors, set designers, etc.)
You can reach me at email@example.com or by phone at (848) 459-4528. Our wesbite is www.janusnyc.org
And feel free to forward that info on to anyone who you think might be great to have on-board.
Check out the housing lottery numbers, listed by class and number!
In case anyone hasn't seen this yet, President Weisbuch spoke to Time last week about the legitimacy of US News college rankings.
1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.
Relay for Life is a HUGE event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. ACS uses the funds to lobby for cancer patients, educate the public, help survivors, and of course, SEARCH FOR A CURE.
1,500 Americans die a day from cancer.
Relay needs your help! Survivors and their families need your help. Please, do your best to donate to one of the teams in the up-coming Relay. Even petty change goes a long way...
About 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year.
That long thing is a link to Relay for Life of the the Colleges of Madison Avenue. Check it out!
What are you waiting for...?
If you haven't noticed or if you're off campus, signs have been appearing around campus for "The Drew Nutcracker." It's a blog that is going to contain news about Drew - an alternative to the Acorn, if you will. You can send in articles, too. I'm a huge fan of anything that seems like it could make the Drew community stronger, and anything that will inform people about what's going on, so I invite you to check it out. I really hope this gets off the ground.
The Drew Nutcracker's website can be found here, on Blogspot.
And I set up a feed so you can add it to your livejournal's friends list. That can be found at drewnutcracker
With all of that said... who's excited for spring break?
Tonight (2/23), Kiss Kiss (Eyeball Records) is playing a FREE show at The Otherside! It's going to be amazing, so you should definitely check it out.
www.myspace.com/kisskiss for their sound.
I just visited Drew, and I got the impression that only really well-off, wealthy people attend that school.
Is this true?
There will be auditions for That Medieval Thing's annual Medfest today, Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 PM in Haselton Basement and this Friday, Feb. 9 at 5 PM in Haselton 4th. You only need to come to one audition, and you do not need to prepare anything.
All skill levels are encouraged to try out. This is a great way to get involved in some hands-on, theatre in the round, and have a lot of fun, too!
Some of the actors will also have the chance to perform a choreographed fight on our Living Chessboard using live steel!
TMT Theatre Head
So I have a question for a project I'm working on, and I'd appreciate it if you could answer it as seriously and in as much detail as possible.
In your opinion, what do you think is the most important thing that Drew should change and why? How could you justify that change, and what would be the pros and cons of the change?
Examples of this would be lowering tuition, building a new dorm, not building a new dorm, adding majors, etc.
This project will probably take me a good chunk of the semester, and I'll probably have more questions for you guys as time goes on. I'm really interested in your responses, though, and feel free to get your friends' opinions too. The more thoughts on this, the better.
(And I already thought of tunnels under Hoyt, so if that was your idea, I got it. :D)
In this week's issue of The Acorn, there was an article about how Pat Goodwin, an alum, was featured in a commercial for the New York State Lottery, and how this commercial is available on YouTube. Apparantly it's supposed to be reallly funny and such. However, I tried to find it on YouTube and couldn't. I wasn't sure what to search for. Anyone have a link?
Also out of curiosity... what ridiculous things are happening at our fair school for Valentine's Day? (Anything related to Valentine's Day is, in my opinion, ridiculous). So far I know that The Acorn is selling text ads/personal ad things where you can proclaim your love for someone for $2 each, and that you can send a carnation to someone for $1 (and the table for that will be in the downstairs area of the Commons).
My personal choice for an ideal Valentine's Day present, of course, would be a glorious new a cappella CD. And there are choices! You could get your Valentine a copy of 36 Madison Avenue's new CD, "Fun With Music!" orrrrr a copy of All of the Above's new CD, "It's About Time." Or you could be extravagant and buy both. James Earl Jones has a copy of "Fun With Music!" after all, and if you get one you can be just like him. Or buy the CDs because they are fantastic and great.
Imma go now...
I graduated from Drew last May, and I'm working with an educational non-profit in Birmingham, AL now. I coach a debate team, and we were at a tournament in North Carolina this weekend. Stopping at an Arby's in the middle-of-nowhere Georgia, this afternoon, my co-coach said, "What are all those hipsters doing coming out of Wendy's?" And I looked to see who he was talking about, and they walked closer and I thought "I know those boys... No, that's impossible, I'm imagining things because 36 Madison Avenue is NOT in Georgia." And they got closer and I said, "No, that looks like Buist, and that DEFINITELY looks like Ben." Long story not so short, they ended up in the Arby's and I went up to chat and I definitely saw the a cappella boys in a random Arby's in the nowhere-GA on their Jan-term tour between stops at UGA and Jacksonville.
Small world, no?