What to do this week: November 23 – 26

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While a lot of students reading this are already home, here are some on-campus goings-on for those of us pushing through til Wednesday at noon.

Monday, November 23

Event: Grading the Green
Location: Main Green
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

“As a part of the class Pathology to Power, a group of Brown students have turned the tables on this University and graded some of the most important spaces for students on campus. These buildings were graded with various types of accessibility in mind to be more inclusive of our community.”

Event: Applied Music Voice Masterclass
Location: Grant Recital Hall
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Is singing “Happy Birthday” a struggle? Have you always been secretly envious of Ariana Grande? If you answered yes to either of these questions, or are just interested in improving your singing voice, join Dr. Brad Fugate in a musical masterclass. This event is free, open to the public, and not nearly as intimidating as a having doctorate in vocal performance would lead you to believe it is.

Event: jSwipe Live
Location: Petteruti Lounge
Time: 8:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

Happy Cuffing Season! Find a “jBae” to text over the break. All are welcome and “aphrodisiacs will be served.”

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A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Ethical Inquiry’s look at nude photo scandals and privacy rights

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The Philosophy DUG’s lunch series, Ethical Inquiry, is hosting a presentation and discussion tomorrow that will delve into the complexities of celebrity nude photo scandals and privacy rights.

When you hear about X celebrity’s most recent nude photo release, do you feel compelled to explore the dark depths of reddit and 4chan trying to find it? Do you feel guilty, as though you’re invading another person’s privacy? Or is it that person’s duty to be more responsible with their personal lives and activities? How are these laws of guilt or fault defined? Ethical Inquiry believes that “leaked” photo scandals violate privacy rights, and they’ll give you free Kabob and Curry if you stop by JWW 501 tomorrow at noon to hear why.

The expectation of privacy through any form of media may very well be a lost cause. Nowadays, if you take a naked selfie, or any other kind of picture on your phone, that picture is most likely going to be saved to your iCloud. So, if Anthony Weiner or Miley Cyrus or whoever else has chosen to share their precarious pictures with the populace, knowingly uploads them to an accessible database, are they not compromising their own privacy?

This event is completely student run, and the presentation will be led by Hannah Begley ’15. She hopes to see the discussion take on a roller coaster of ideas and concepts including, but not limited to, “sex tapes and revenge porn!” If you’re free at 12p.m. tomorrow or just happen to be strolling by JWW, you should check it out. It’s porn and free curry, come on. Oh, and ethics too.

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