Laurie Kenney

WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 3 2017

To walk Wesleyan’s campus is to be surrounded by history that whispers from buildings. Look inside to read about the Presidents who left their mark (or didn’t), the legendary faculty who built Wesleyan’s reputation, the controversies that raged, and the seismic changes in student life since the University was founded in 1831. All these moments, and more,…

AMERICA’S LONG, DARK LOVE AFFAIR WITH GUNS: 2017 SHASHA SEMINAR, BY JIM H. SMITH

At this year’s Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns on “Guns in American Society,” John Feinblatt ’73, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, offered guests an insider’s view of the new politics of gun safety.  As featured speaker at the Friday dinner, he discussed the recent successes of gun…

WELL READ: BOOK REVIEWS & NEWS

Mark Bray ’05 Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House, 2017) Mark Bray explores the historical record and cultural context of the current conversation about anti-fascist organizing in Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. The book, based on Bray’s extensive research, including interviews with more than 60 current and former anti-fascists from 17 countries across North America and…

MEET OUR ELEPHANTS, BY REBECCA WINKLER ’16

Rebecca Winkler ’16 writes about her experience working with the Mahouts Elephant Foundation in the latest issue of Wesleyan magazine (“Letter Home” page 68). Here, she introduces us to four elephants she has come to think of as part of her family in the Karen hill tribe in Thailand, where she lives.

WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 2 2017

Wesleyan’s first president, Willbur Fisk, famously called for a liberal education that would benefit not only the individual but also provide for “the good of the world.” Look inside to find out how today’s Wesleyan community is heeding Fisk’s call to action. Plus, read about Hamilton Prize winner Audrey Pratt ’21, a swinging new documentary by Susan…