Cynthia Rockwell

New York Recovers

SEPTEMBER 11 WAS A DAY OFF FOR NICK MALTER ’87, a New York City firefighter assigned to ladder company 113 in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jill, were listening to the police scanner after the World Trade Center was attacked when they heard an unprecedented announcement: the recall of all off-duty firefighters. More than anything…

Stages of Our Lives

KARL SCHEIBE ARGUES THAT WE NEED A NEW PSYCHOLOGY useful in our daily lives. The language of the theater best illuminates this study of ourselves, he says, offering us the possibility of transformation. I remember my first meeting with Karl as dramatic, because it radically transformed my perspective. More than a decade ago, when my youngest…

Musician Heal Thyself

The afternoon sun slants into the West End Avenue apartment, bringing out warmth in the parquet floors, the mellow gold of hardwood cabinets. On top of the piano, the pencil–written score of David Leisner’s newest chamber music piece, Vision of Orpheus, awaits the composer’s attention. At the moment, Leisner’s rapt focus is on his student. His…

Field Hockey Wins ECAC Again

For the second year in a row, Wesleyan field hockey won the Eastern College Athletic Conference, New England Division III tournament. Carlin Aloe ’01, named tournament MVP, scored the winning goal with 5:08 remaining in the second overtime to lift Wesleyan to a 2–1 victory over Clark. Wesleyan also tied its team record for wins…