The Westletter: Week of 1/8/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 1/8/17

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We have an exciting list of events lined up for this winter — see links on each event for more details!

To add the West House calendar to your own calendar applications, you can use this iCal link.

— Sunday nightsStudent Exec Board meetings, 8pm, McLane ground floor seminar room. All are welcome to contribute and vote!

— Sunday nights (Jan 8 TONIGHT! and 15): TV night: Sherlock on the big screen, Fahey 1st-floor Lounge

— Tuesday nights: House Community Dinners, Fahey Lounge

Jan 10: TUK TUK Thai
Feb 14: 3 Guys BBQ
Mar 7: TBD

 Thursday nights: First-year floor dinners, 6pm, House Professor’s Residence

 Thursday nights (Jan 19 onward): TV night: Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal

— Friday afternoons: House Teas, 4:30-5:30pm, Fahey 1st floor Lounge

— Friday evenings: IM Basketball (Jan 13 – Feb 3): Contact if interested in playing!

— Other regular events:

Office Hours with Resident Fellows and Resident Experts

Mini-seminars with West House faculty, sponsored by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation


West House is looking for 2-4 passionate, committed students to coordinate a Social Justice Event in honor of MLK Day!

MLK day is coming up, and we’re still looking for students to lead our Social Justice Programming Team for MLK day!

Whatever the format of the event (art installation, small group discussions, poster sessions, plays, spoken word, dance, debate, or all of the above), the program should

Focus on social justice (in all its many forms and formats)
  • Be primarily student-produced
  • Be interactive and experiential in some way

Social justice Program Teams will be honored at a celebration dinner with noted Social Justice Advocate and senior administrators who will recognize the programs

– House participation rate
– Intellectual sophistication
– Creativity
– Impact on furthering social justice

The funding available is $1,000 per House so there are plenty of resources to make you vision a reality!

Please send your ideas to and