What to do this week: March 2 – 8

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Monday, March 2:

Event: IFF Presents: Screening of THE HUNTING GROUND
Time: 7:00 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

Bound to be one of the most important screenings on campus this year, The Hunting Ground is a “a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.”

Thursday, March 5:

Event: Women Presidents and the Changing University
Time: 5:30 p.m
Location: Granoff, Martinos Auditorium

President Christina Paxson will host a public roundtable, Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University, with Drew Gilpin Faust (President of Harvard University), Shirley Tilghman (former President of Princeton University), and Nan Keohane (former President of Wellesley College and Duke University) to discuss the obstacles women have overcome in order to finally lead American universities while recognizing the challenges women continue to face in these leadership roles.

Event: Physical Graffiti: An Evening of DIY Tie-Dye and Led Zeppelin with Artbeat
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: List 225

“This project is called “Rock Band.” I’m talking about bands that rock; Led Zeppelin!” Blow off midterm steam with the help of Led Zeppelin and tie dye. B.Y.O. white article of clothing.

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A cool thing you shouldn’t miss: Rock the CASA

Attend Rock the CASA, and make Salomon tu casa for the night.

Tonight is Kappa Alpha Theta’s (a.k.a. Theta’s) first variety show! Come see Rock the CASA, a star-studded setlist featuring Badmaash, Harmonic Motion, Mezcla, and many more campus headliners. The show will take place from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Salomon. Tickets go for $5 at the door, or swing by JWW today from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.! Rumor has it there will be baked cookies.

All proceeds from the event will go to the RI Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a non-profit group of lawyers who advocate to relocate abused and neglected children into safe and permanent foster homes. So no, CASA is not capitalized because someone was really excited about a rockin’ house party — it’s an acronym.

If you’re looking for something fun to do tonight, stop by Rock the CASA! You will see an Alef Beats Thanksgivukkah spectacle, Alfie Subiotto’s musically inclined Movember mustache, and of course, belly dancing. And who doesn’t love belly dancing? See you there!

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A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Project Dance’s first class

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Project Dance is a student group that wants to “empower individuals through original and energetic dance fitness” classes. They meet on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Classes run for 50 minutes and are open to people of all levels and ages. Project Dance’s first class is on Tuesday, October 8th at 5 p.m. (note that this is different from its usual class times) and if you “like” Project Dance on Facebook, you get to go to the first class for free!

Project Dance allows you to focus on your fitness all while you’re actively making a difference! Project Dance has two components: dancing, of course; and making the world a better place through its unique charity component. The five-dollar per-class fee will go to the following three charities: Campaign for Female Education, American Jewish World Service’s Gender Campaign, or Women’s Center of Rhode Island. And the coolest part? Each participant chooses to which of the three organizations his or her fee is donated. Now you can dance for 50 minutes, improve your fitness, and donate to charity!  

Classes take place at Brown RISD Hillel (80 Brown Street), and you can find the Facebook event for the first class here.

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BlogDH Explains Orientation: The Freshman Dance

Freshman orientation should ideally be a time of grace and poise, but this façade is too often lost somewhere between your second and third Karkov-cranberry. So, as you gather with other anxious first-year students from across the globe, what could be more fitting than a tropical themed dance?! “We’re all dressed in silly outfits! Isn’t this like the most fun!  This is just like what I read about!”

An essential stepping stone in the process of initiation into Brown student life, the Annual Freshman Orientation Dance is no time for goofing off, and you better bring your A-game. Although classes haven’t started yet, important life decisions are definitely about to be made. In order to help you kill it, we’ve compiled a helpful list of “Dos and Don’ts” to adhere to so that you can make a stellar first impression on your new peers. Check it out after the jump.

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