Cynthia Rockwell

Scholar Athlete

Midfielder Rory O’Neill ’13, a soccer player “since before I can remember,” played in all but one game for Wesleyan over his four years (68 games), with 17 career goals, along with five assists, for 39 career points.  Of his 17 goals, eight were game-winners. He was named first-team all-NESCAC, third-team Division III All-America by…

Fat Studies and Thin Privledge

In her new book, What’s Wrong with Fat?,   (Oxford University Press) Abigail C. Saguy ’92 provides a corrective to America’s misplaced obsession with weight. When I tell people about my research examining why we have come to understand fatness as a public health crisis and the social costs associated with this dominant perspective, they are curious…

Sarah Hann ’95 and Harlan Weaver ’99: “Animal Studies Fellowship Draws Alumni to Campus”

Sarah Hann ’95, a veterinarian with a specialty in acupuncture who is concerned with current agricultural practices, and Harlan Weaver ’99, a newly minted Ph.D. in the history of consciousness and the companion of two “pit bulls,” were two fellows in the Human-Animal Studies Fellowship Program this summer. They were back on campus for the…

Direct Action

Jan Eliasberg ’74 is a rarity in Hollywood—a woman who directs action dramas. She’s on the forefront of changing old ideas about who gets to call the shots. JAN ELIASBERG ’74 is on set; as the director, she’s the calm in the center of all activity. Soon, she’ll say the word and a building will blow…

Wesleyan Mourns Sysco Founder, CEO Woodhouse

John Frederick Woodhouse ’53, of Houston, died October 29, 2012. He was 81. A member of Sigma Chi, he received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan with high distinction in economics and earned his master’s degree from Harvard Business School. Beginning his career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto, he later joined Ford…

French Diplomat and Honored Alumnus Dies

Jean François-Poncet ’47, Hon. ’80, French diplomat, businessman, senator, and Secretary General, died July 18, 2012. Wesleyan celebrated his achievements at the Commencement ceremonies in 1980, when François-Poncet delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary degree. In 1981, he returned to campus to deliver the keynote address for Wesleyan’s 150th anniversary. An obituary in Le…

Brenner ’92, MD: A Magnetic Treatment for Depression

When Grant Brenner’92, M.D., looks at the future of psychiatry, he’s more likely to see magnets than pills, equally likely to see brain imaging as transformative talk therapy. An interpersonal-relational psychoanalyst, he’s also one of a small but growing num- ber of psychiatrists in the country certified to offer his clinical patients a new form of…

Martin ’02 Cooks Up “Stovetop Travel”

The idea came to her in the middle of the night. “I woke up my husband and told him, ‘I know what I should do: I should cook a meal from every country in the world, one per week,’” says Sasha Foppiano Martin ’02. So began Global Table Adventure, Martin’s blog that takes readers on…