The Westletter: Week of 3/5/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 3/5/17

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


Our final West House Community Dinner of the term will be on TONIGHT, March 5 in the Fahey Lounge. We’ll once again begin with a wine & cheese reception at 5pm (with soft drinks, as well as beer, wine, and cider available for 21+), followed by a dinner at 6pm catered by Three Tomatoes Italian. See you there!


Starting spring term we will be looking to hire one or two West House Interns (approx. 5 hours per week each) to work on publicity, events, and other activities for the House. A full job listing will be available soon; if interested, please feel free to email for more information or details on how to apply.

  • House Professor’s Teas

We had a very enjoyable and interactive HP Tea this past Friday with Prof. Vicki May of Thayer. We had a fascinating discussion about engineering, and got to build our own “tensegrity” structures to learn about the concepts of tension and compression. Keep an eye out for the schedule of House Professor’s Teas coming up in the spring term.



We had great enthusiasm for the West House fleece sweatshirts that became available on Wed afternoon – they were all gone within 30 minutes! Westians are clearly now the best-dressed House members on campus. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry, for spring term we’ll be doing an order for more House merchandise (sweatshirts, long-sleeve T’s, hats, etc.) and every Westian will be able to order the specific item and size you like. Watch this space!

  • Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. Please see below the list of upcoming performances; a full list of shows for this term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact Pamela at

Sally Pinkas, piano

Tue Mar 07 2017 – 7:00 PM

Hop pianist-in-residence performs solo works from Schumann, a meditative Bach partita and more.


Our next Student Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 8:30 in the McLane seminar room. All are welcome to participate!


  1. Update on House Elections
  2. Begin Preparations for Formal in the spring
  3. Field Trip to other House Systems
  4. Details on upcoming apparel order