The Westletter: Week of 4/16/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 4/16/17

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If you know of more accomplishments of West House members that we can highlight in the Westletter, please be in touch!

House Professor’s Teas

We had a wonderful HP Tea this Friday with Alix FitzGerald ’07 who discussed her role as a Group Product Manger for Betterment, and her path to success in the FinTech industry.

We won’t be having our regular HP Tea this Friday, but we will be having a special dinner discussion this Thursday night with Judge John Mott ’81, in collaboration with the Center for Professional Development:

Thursday, April 20th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

West House Professor’s Residence

Register by Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m. under “My Events” in DartBoard.

Join us for an evening conversation and connect with Judge John Mott ’81 to learn about his journey through law, most recently serving as a Judge in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Judge Mott will offer perspective and insights on the current legal employment landscape, his career path that has ranged from practicing in public interest law, serving as a trial lawyer, teaching in the law school environment to his most recent role as a Judge.

Dinner will be served! Please note, this event is capped at 25 students.

To learn more about Judge Mott, visit here.

Sustainability and Social Justice Dinner

 West House is pleased to be co-sponsoring the Sustainability and Social Justice Dinner this Monday evening, and have 10 places reserved forWest House students. Some information is below – to RSVP, please follow this link:

Invite your student group to DINNER at the HP’S Residence!

Over the past term we’ve had a wonderful time hosting the West House first-year floors for dinner at the HP’s Residence on Webster Ave. This term we’d like to extend this to all student groups: For any Westian who is a member of a student group (musical group, sports team, activist group, outdoors club, anything!) and would like to extend a dinner invitation to your group (including all students, not just West Housemembers), please contact (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!


West House had our first IM volleyball game this Friday against South House. We ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline against SouthHouse. Our next game is April 28 against School House. If you’re interested in joining the team, email and register FREE on


We had over 300 orders for West House gear this week! Thanks to all of you for your productive feedback on how we can make West Housebetter going forward. We expect to have the gear in within 3-4 weeks; looking forward to being the best-dressed House on campus!

Free HOP tickets

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

The Gloaming

Fri Apr 21 2017 – 8:00 PM

Transatlantic supergroup takes Celtic music to breathtaking new heights while staying true to its roots.


Our next Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 8:30pm in the McLane Seminar Room. All are welcome!

  1. Planning for Community Dinner on Apr 30
  2. Co-sponsorships
  3. Potential Green Key Event
  4. Election Planning
  5. Update on Gear Orders
  6. Recruiting Bartenders

This term we will be holding elections for the student Exec Board for 2017-18. If interested, in running for the Exec Board, please contact current Chair Noah Manning ’17 at