Cynthia Rockwell

Students Volunteer for Prison Program

Wesleyan’s innovative Center for Prison Education (Wesleyan, issue #1, 2012) is providing an education not only for inmates but also for Wesleyan students who are serving the program with stimulating internships, an opportunity  rarely seen at other colleges and universities. Zachary Fischman ’13, for instance, worked as a teaching assistant with Professor of Russian Language…

Occupying Wall Street: An Ethnography

What follows is an abridged excerpt of a final paper by Hailey Sowden ’15 for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Assistant Professor Gillian Goslinga notes that Hailey researched the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement in New York’s Zucotti Park and “ended up writing a stellar ethnography of a nascent political movement from a perspective rarely offered…

Wesleyan Winter Sports Season 2011–2012

The 2011–12 Wesleyan winter sports season gave rise to some outstanding performances. While Shasha Brown ’13 was ripping it up on the basketball court for the record-setting men’s squad (see page 13), Nik Tasiopoulos ’14 was doing the same for men’s ice hockey. Generating 34 points on 19 goals and 15 assists, Tasiopoulos led the…

Recollections of Wesleyan in the 1930s

Nineteen-thirty was a tough year: my father’s real estate business had been an early casualty of the Depression, my parents had to adjust to a yearly income of less than $2,500, and I had given up hopes of going East to college. However, a miracle came in the form of a phone call from a…

Seeking Truth with The Innocence Project

As part of the Innocence Project team for the exoneration of Cornelius Dupree, Elizabeth Langston ’05 walked into a Texas courthouse with him in 2010. “Right before we stepped inside, he turned to me and said, ‘You’ve got be strong because if you are strong, I can be strong.’ I thought to myself, ‘He’s been…

From Mourning To Celebration: A Posthumous Book

The Voyage of the Rose City: An Adventure at Sea, the senior thesis of John Moynihan ’82, was published this fall, 29 years after his graduation and seven years after his death. Kirkus Review calls it “a sincere study of the life of a man at sea, eschewing the romanticism often associated with the lifestyle,” and…

New Paintings by David Schorr at Davison Art Center in Early 2012

The most recent work by Professor of Art David Schorr will be shown in February and March 2012 in the exhibition APOTHECARY (storehouse) at Davison Art Center. The show features more than 75 paintings of antique apothecary bottles that have been meticulously executed by Schorr in gouache and silverpoint on luxurious, colored Fabriano Roma papers. A 160-page…

Wesleyan Receives $2 Million challenge for Humanities Program

Wesleyan has received a $2-million challenge grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help endow the Center for the Humanities. The grant requires Wesleyan to raise an additional $4 million in endowment funds over the next four years. “This grant is a welcome acknowledgement of the Center’s leadership role in keeping humanities scholarship at…

No Laughing Matter

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lori Gruen argues the time has come for humans to reconsider our relationship with chimpanzees.Among this year’s most popular SuperBowl ads was the latest installment in CareerBuilder.com’s “monkeys” campaign, starring a horde of rowdy chimps with corporate jobs. In the ad, chimpanzees in ties and trench coats crash-park their jalopies in…