Laurie Kenney

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…

WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 1 2017

Look inside now to learn about equity and inclusion at Wesleyan–where we are and where we’re going; discover writer Pagan Kennedy ’84 and her offbeat approach to telling science stories with a twist; find out how Wesleyan alumni are dealing with the crisis of mass incarceration; and read about computer-analyst-by-day-artist-by night Julia L. Kay ’83…

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIA L. KAY ’83

When computer-analyst-by-day-artist-by-night Julia L. Kay ’83 invited fellow artists to draw each other via an online portrait drawing group, she had no idea how many, if any, would respond. Today, almost 1,000 artists from 55 countries have contributed 50,000 creations to Kay’s international online collaborative art project, Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (JKPP).

JUST PUBLISHED

Alexander Chee ‘89 Queen of the Night Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Alexander Chee’s long-anticipated follow-up to his Whiting Award–winning debut, Edinburgh (2001), is an operatic epic as rich and soaring as his protagonist’s voice: a rare “falcon” soprano. Set in 19th-century Paris, Queen of the Night tells the story of Lilliet Berne, an American orphan…