Kate Carlisle

WOMEN OF WESLEYAN

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In an earlier time at Wesleyan, female students were referred to as “quails,” and while they held their own—and even surpassed their male classmates—academically, they were segregated from the male population in housing, dining, and student organizations. Male undergraduates said the women students “though with us are not of us,” according to Wesleyan University, 1831–1910…

NEVER GIVE IN

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The young man gave his list to the college counselor; waited while she considered the names of universities where he planned on applying. He was a football player, a wrestler, a big kid with a meaty fistful of athletic accolades. His grades were decent, but his SATs weren’t stellar.

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF STATS

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There are “number” people, and there are “word” people. Left brains, and right brains. “Quants” and English majors. Or so most of us believe, and Lisa Dierker was no different when she entered Ohio State University in 1986, a first-generation college student paying her own way through school.  “I was terrified,” she says. “I couldn’t…