Cynthia Rockwell

WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 2, 2018

This issue of the Wesleyan magazine explores the issues surrounding journalism in the current culture—and the journalists in our community and those who support their work. We invite your response and reactions to these articles in a letter to the editor. Please write to us.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A STETHOSCOPE, A CAMERA LENS, AND A BATPHONE

This issue on journalism and media has felt more personal than most, particularly as we prepared for the retirement of editor Bill Holder ’75. While collecting stories of the journalists profiled in these pages, I’ve been considering: What are the traits and skills that outstanding journalists both own and value in their colleagues? This private…

ESPN’S ROB KING ’84 KNOWS EVERYONE’S FAVORITE TEAMS

Rob King ’84 is ESPN’s senior VP in charge of original content newsgathering and digital media. The Associated Press and global journalism’s Poynter Institute boast his presence on their boards. What insights does he have that others hope he’ll share? A Lifeline for Local Journalism It’s a Monday afternoon in June and we’re sitting in…

NATIONAL CHAMPS!

The Cardinals, led by Head Coach John Raba, brought home the first-ever national team title in Wesleyan University history. On May 27, 2018, the men’s lacrosse team won the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship with an 8–6 victory over No. 3 Salisbury University at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Celebrating this win, Taylor…

HISTORICAL ROW: THE FIRST ARGUS EDITORS

Editorial Triumvirate Editors (l. to r.) Freeman B. Hamblin, Martin A. Knapp, and Albert J. Nast, all of the class of 1868, started a journalistic tradition with The College Argus, on June 11, 1868 (shown here). Photos courtesy of Olin Library Special Collections and Archives.   “Every college of note, to-day, which wishes to sustain…

SEVEN JOIN WESLEYAN BOARD

Souleymane Ba ’03 is a partner at Helios Investment Partners, a specialist private equity firm with investments in more than 30 countries in Africa. Prior to joining Helios, he worked at Morgan Stanley, The Carlyle Group, and Warburg Pincus. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and serves on the boards of Solevo and…

WILLIAMS ’99 TAPPED AS INCOMING VP, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

Frantz Williams Jr. ’99 has been named the successor to Vice President for University Relations Barbara-Jan Wilson, who has announced her upcoming retirement at the end of December 2018. A government major as an undergraduate, Williams joined the University Relations team right after his graduation and has continued to serve the University, most recently as…