The Westletter: Week of 10/2/16

This is the first of a weekly series of West House newsletters keeping you abreast of House news, events, and information.

— House News —

  • We have a brand new West House website (you’re here!)
  • We would like to welcome our new House Administrator, Pamela Duffy, to the West House community. She is starting this week, and will be splitting her time between working with West House and the LLCs in the McLaughlin Cluster. Her office is on the ground floor of Fahey, please stop in and say hello!
  • Congratulations to the four students who have been elected to represent West House on the Student Assembly Senate! They are: John R. Lewis III ’17, Chenguang Li ’18, Anabel Moreno-Mendez ’19, and Timothy Holman ’20
  • As midterms approach, students in introductory courses in Biology, Chemistry, Econ, and Math should consider taking advantage of our Resident Experts who offer support for these courses in the basement study room of Butterfield. See details below!
  • We would like to express our support for all our friends in East Wheelock House who were displaced by the Morton Hall fire. We’ll be inviting Morton residents to our study break this Thursday (see below).

— Upcoming House Events —

  • Study break with Ben the Therapy Dog — Thursday 10/6 3:30 to 5pm
    Our West House Library Liaison, Laura Barrett, has kindly arranged to bring a therapy dog named Ben to the Fahey lounge area from 3:30-5pm on Thursday. Take a break from studying and enjoy some nice relaxation in the House with a furry friend!
  • IM Soccer vs. East Wheelock, 4:50pm on Friday 10/7 at the IM fields (up Lyme Road near the rugby field). We’re currently in first place! If interested in joining the team please contact captain Ryan Monasch ’19.
  • Debate watching party! for the second Presidential Debate, Sunday, 10/9, 9-10:30pm. This will be in either the Hyphen or Fahey Lounge (TBA).
  • Free Hop tickets to Met Opera Live, Tristan und Isolde, Sunday, 10/9, 12pm. Email if interested.
  • West House Cinema: Movies on Fahey Ground Floor! First Cinema night will be Saturday, Oct 15 at 8:30pm.
  • Why Study Abroad? Reception, Tuesday, 10/11 5:30-7:30pm A reception with special guests to find out more about study abroad, sponsored by the Guarini Institute. Details here.

— Recurring House Events —

  • Resident Fellow Office Hours
    • Amaris de la Rosa (Engineering)
      9:30-10:30 pm on Tuesdays in the study room on 2nd floor Fahey
    • Asad Alavi (Computer Science)
      9-10pm on Thursdays in the Hyphen
    • Sophie Leung (Medicine)
      9-10pm on Thursdays in the study room on 2nd floor Fahey
    • David Washer (Business)
      9-10pm on Thursdays in the study room on 2nd floor Fahey
  • Resident Expert sessions
    • Biology
      (Noah) Myung Chang Lee ’18 (FWS)
      Saturdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
    • Chemistry
      Julie Becher ’18 (FW), Aniruth Udutha ’18 (S)
      Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Economics
      Josh Ufland ’18 (FS)
      Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Mathematics
      Clement Nyanhongo ’18 (FWS)
       Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • West House Blanket Knitting Project, Tuesdays 7:30-9pm in the Hyphen