The Westletter: Week of 9/24/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 9/24/17

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Westians in the News

Fellows Dinner next Sunday, Oct. 1st

Next Sunday, Oct. 1st (please note the change of date from this weekend) we will host our second annual West House Fellows Dinner at the House Professor’s Residence starting at 5pm. This is a great way to get together with West House students, faculty and staff and enjoy an evening of wonderful dinner and conversation. All students, faculty, and staff are invited and we will once again have babysitters for those with families! I’d like to particularly encourage students to come as it’s a great way to connect with professors and staff outside the classroom, and is a delicious free meal.  RSVP





Apple/Pumpkin picking at Riverview Farm

There are plans in the works for a House trip next Saturday to the lovely Riverview Farm just down the road in Plainfield for some apple and pumpkin picking. If interested, please contact Resident Fellow Jennifer Franks: More details TBA!

IM soccer update

On Friday, West House came from behind twice in a hard-fought game against a strong East Wheelock team, but ultimately fell short, 4 goals to 2. The next game is against Allen Housethis Friday at 4:50pm (be at the field by 4:30!) It’s still possible to sign up; if interested in playing, please contact our IM Captain, Resident Fellow Cory Cline IM registration is FREE for members of House teams.

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

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 House members), please Thursdays usually work best but other nights can work as well. (Note that the most we can host our residence is about 25 or 30). Looking forward to seeing you in our home!

Exec Board meeting TONIGHT

 Our weekly Exec Board meeting will be TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Fahey Lounge. Dinner will be provided, and all are welcome!

On the agenda:

  • Selection of some activities for later this term, following up from last week
  • Discussion of a list of “big ideas” for this year and beyond

Wrap-up of the week

  • On Tuesday we welcomed our new graduate members to West House with a welcome reception (and even braved a fire alarm!)
  • We had a wonderful dinner with a group of mostly first-years at the new Moosilauke Ravine Lodge on Wednesday. The DOC staff were really welcoming, and the new building is spectacular; I’d highly recommend a visit.
  • We had our first West House Professor’s Tea of the year on Wednesday afternoon. More to come, with some exciting guests – stay tuned!
  • Lake Winnipesaukee was beautiful in the sunshine for our West House sophomore outing (which included some guests from other years and Houses as well!) We had a great time cruising on the M/S Mt. Washington and some big ice cream sundaes at the Kellerhaus.

Resident Fellow Office Hours 

The West House Resident Fellows: Alen Amini (Business); Cory Cline (Engineering); Jennifer Franks (Biology); Sam Modder (Engineering/Art) will be holding regular Office Hours together in the Hyphen (between Butterfield and Russell Sage) from 9 to 10 on Thursday evenings. They’re a great resource — please don’t hesitate to get to know them!


Resident Experts

We will once again have Resident Experts hosting study sessions in West House in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Economics. They are currently scheduled for the Fahey 3rdFloor study room. These sessions are a great way to take advantage of the expertise among your peers in the House!


Biology: Noah Lee ’18 (Saturdays 1 to 2:30pm)

Chemistry: Anirudh Udutha ’18 (Sundays 12 to 1:30pm)

Mathematics: Claire Gasque ’19 (Sundays 4 to 5:30pm)

Economics: Jack Elder ’18 (Tues 9 to 10:30pm)

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

Emerson String Quartet

Sat Sep 30 2017 – 8:00 PM

Nine-time Grammy winners bring luminous intellect, musicality and joy to Mozart, Beethoven and more.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Tue Oct 03 2017 – 7:00 PM

Premier jazz big band’s program includes tribute to jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton.