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HISTORICAL ROW: HENRY BACON’S IMPRINT ON WESLEYAN

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Henry Bacon is known today primarily as the architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated in 1922. Before his death in 1924, he designed a number of prominent public buildings and monuments. He also played a critical part in shaping Wesleyan in his role as, in the words of Wesleyan historian David Potts…

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Four Days In SpringA visit by the Grateful Dead, as memorable as it was, was only one of the happenings that together turned four days in spring 1970 into a microcosm of an era. During that short period of time, campus bombings, Black Panther Party rallies, and calls for a student strike also grabbed the…

HISTORICAL ROW: WESLEYAN’S UNDERGROUND RADIO STATION

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When sophomore Arch Doty moved into room 23 of Clark Hall in September, 1939, he brought with him a radio transmitter he had built at home the previous summer. Using a turntable, 78 rpm records, a microphone, the transmitter, and an antenna wire hanging out of Arch’s window, student-run radio at Wesleyan hit the airwaves. …

HISTORICAL ROW: NORTH COLLEGE FIRE

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During the night of March 1, 1906, North College went up in flames. “No more will the sound of the paddle reverberate through the halls of Old N.C.,” wrote freshman Eric McCoy North, class of 1909, to his mother three days later. “The scene of many a glorious rough-house and the place of golden tradition…

HISTORICAL ROW: WILLIAM MANCHESTER, THE WRITER AT WESLEYAN

William Manchester was a well-known figure on the Wesleyan University campus for nearly 50 years. He served first as an editor of university publications, then as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies, later as adjunct professor of history and a writer-in-residence, and, finally, as adjunct professor emeritus. After enjoying modest success writing fiction…