Lauren Rubenstein

Associate Manager of Media & Public Relations at Wesleyan University

Conversations: Music and Public Life

Spanning the 2012–2013 academic year, Music & Public Life is a series of events, lectures, exhibitions, and courses celebrating Wesleyan’s rich musical cul- ture and examining the role music plays in public life around the world in the present day. Mark Slobin, the Winslow- Kaplan Professor of Music, is organizing the program in collaboration with…

Digging for Local History

The Middletown Materials class is searching for artifacts of everyday life where African Americans first gained a toehold as property owners before the Civil War.ON A SUNNY SATURDAY AFTERNOON in April, about a dozen Wesleyan students and volunteers from the surrounding community kneel in the dirt behind the small, unassuming homes dotting Vine Street. Now housing…

Test Questions

Wesleyan Psychologist Steven Stemler argues that a narrow focus on math and reading skills in pre-college education is shortsighted.By Lauren RubensteinPhotography by John Van Vlack SINCE THE ENACTMENT of the landmark No Child Left Behind Act a decade ago, “accountability” has been the buzzword in our nation’s education policy. Schools are held accountable for student learning,…