In this issue, Wesleyan explores issues in healthcare. Alumni and faculty in the fields of medicine, sociology, journalism, and public policy discuss what can we do to improve healthcare and move us all toward better health and better interactions with the healthcare system.


Editor’s Note: My Farewell Column—William Holder

Wesleyan: April is Art Thesis Month in Zilkha—Olivia Drake MALS ’08

President’s Letter—Michael S. Roth ’78

Spotlight on Alumni: Horsing Around … and Around … And Around … (Bob Yorburg ’77)—Cynthia Rockwell

Game On: No Hitter!—Mike O’Brien

Perspective: “Who Are You?” by Elizabeth Liang ’92

Wes Media Project—Lauren Rubenstein

Ready for the Next Pandemic? Q&A with Ben Oppenheim ’02—Cynthia Rockwell

All Those Minds Left Behind, by Joseph J. Fins ’82, MD

Toward a Gentler Death: A Q&A with Katy Butler ’71—Cynthia Rockwell

Medicine as Mindful Practice: Ronald Epstein ’76, MD—David Glenn

The Policy Entrepreneur: Sara Rosenbaum ’73—Gabriel Popkin ’03

Healthcare and Racism: A Toxic Mix— Cynthia Rockwell

The Cyborg Life (Healthcare and Racism)—Cynthia Rockwell

Historical Row: “A More Simple Fare”: The Physiological Society—University Archivist Leith Johnson

At the Center for the Arts: Fist and Heel—Andrew Chatfield

Long Road to Posthumous Publication—William Holder ’75

Spotlight on Alumni: When Fat Shaming Precludes Medical Care (Laura Fraser ’82)—Cynthia Rockwell

Letters: AEP Acquisition, Earliest Women of Color, Making Positive Difference, Left-Leaning Thought, The Tunnels

Wesleyan Introduces Spin Bikeshare Program—Olivia Drake MALS ’08

A Year of Accolades for Wesleyan Athletes and Coaches—Mike O’Brien

Well Read—Laurie Kenney

Rosenstein ’80 MD Helps Widowed Fathers Move Forward with Their Children—Laurie Kenney

The Backstory: Apocalypse Now: How Viral Fear Distorts Our Worldview, by Dahlia Schweitzer ’98