Cynthia Rockwell

Partnership with Posse Foundation Will Recruit Veterans to Class of ’18

There are nearly three million post- 9/11 veterans in the U.S., many wishing to attend college and pursue bachelor’s degrees. Unfortunately, liberal arts colleges and universities often struggle to recruit these veterans, and retention and graduation rates are low.  In an effort to dramatically increase the number of veterans it enrolls, Wesleyan announced in September…

Wesleyan Remembers John “Jack” C. Hoy ’55

John Hoy

  John “Jack” C. Hoy ’55, the dean of admissions at Wesleyan in the 1960s who oversaw a radically new commitment to expanding racial, religious, and economic diversity on campus, died July 9 at his home in Duxbury, Mass. He was 79 years old.  Hoy returned to his alma mater only a year after graduating,…

Scholar Athlete: Allee Beatty ’13

Allee Beatty ’13. Photo: Brian Katten ’79

  Softball sensation Allee Beatty ’13 was named NESCAC Player of the Year and earned NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades, as well. This first-team all-New England athlete led the Cardinals with a .421 average, scored 50 runs, drove in 11, stole 25 bases, had a seasonal record eight triples, and was perfect in…

Cardinals Set Record With Four NESCAC Players of the Year

Adam Purdy ’13. Photo: Peter Stein ’84.

  Whether on the ice, the pitch, or the diamond, the red and black were dominant in 2012–2013. Four Wesleyan athletes were named NESCAC players of the year, a record for the Cardinals, who previously had three players of the year since the conference started naming players of the year 12 years ago.  Soccer players Adam…


Dar Williams

A prominent singer-songwriter, Dar Williams ’89 brings her quest for social justice into her daily life, her music, and, most recently into a Wesleyan classroom.

Wesleyan Creates New College of Film and the Moving Image

Center for Film Studies. Photo: Olivia Drake.

Wesleyan has announced the establishment of a new College of Film and the Moving Image, which includes the Film Studies Department, the Center for Film Studies, the Cinema Archives, and the Wesleyan Film Series. “We’re excited to bring together all the great things we’ve been doing around film—the Film Studies major and minor, the Cinema…

BYO [Water] Bottle: Campus Environmental Initiative

Thanks to a student-driven initiative, environmentally harmful plastic bottles of water are disappearing from the Wesleyan campus. Back in 2010, undergraduates Anne Rosenthal ’10 and Melody Oliphant ’13 spearheaded an effort to eliminate bottled water on campus. According to Oliphant, “Bottled water represents a less sustainable, less regulated, less tasty, and more expensive alternative to tap water.” She notes…