Cynthia Rockwell

COLLECTING HISTORY: KEVIN STRAIT ’97

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Kevin Strait ’97 collects things: old hats, small tools, rusted shackles, dog-eared photographs, Chuck Berry’s Cadillac, the P-Funk Mothership …  those sorts of things. Their common thread is that they will all be part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), due to open in 2016 on the National Mall…

WESLEYAN’S LEGACY FAMILIES FILLED

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On the Sunday of Homecoming/Family Weekend Wesleyan’s Legacy families filled Denison Terrace with their smiles—no doubt made wider by Wesleyan’s Little Three football win the day before. Gathered in family groupings, beginning in the front row, (l. to r.) with the Wesleyan Cardinal: Alexander Japko ’14, Elizabeth Spatola ’81, and Matthew Japko ’17; Max Friedlich…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE KEVIN HUGHES ’14

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Kevin Hughes ’14 has been a consistent presence on the Wesleyan football team—athletically and academically. One of four captains, Hughes scored nine touchdowns in four seasons, his most recent a 42-yard reception that helped the Cardinals defeat Amherst en route to the Little Three title. His performance on the field was matched with academic honors;…

Stone Family Women: A Continuum

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  When Sarah Stone Maynard ’79 P’11 learned that her niece, Hannah Stone ’15, would join the Wesleyan family, she realized that this gave the Stone family an unusual legacy: three generations of women who attended Wesleyan as undergraduates, hailing back to its first era of coeducation (graduating classes from 1876–1912).  In conversations with her…