Lauren Weber '94

JOSH LERNER ’00: PAINTING DEMOCRACY’S VIBRANT CANVAS

  Every four years, Americans participate in one of the great rituals of democracy: the presidential election.  But to Josh Lerner ’00, democracy is a vastly more vibrant canvas, with opportunities for citizens to exercise their voices on questions ranging from, yes, who represents them in the White House to whether a neighborhood should repair…

Digital Wesleyan’s New York Network

The kind of thinking Wesleyan nurtures is well suited to the culture of innovation in New York’s Silicon Alley.IN THE SPRING of 1994, during my senior year at Wesleyan, I stopped by the computer labs at the Science Center once or twice a day, sat down at a station, and faced a monitor blinking with DOS…

Rwanda’s Hard Recovery

Lauren Weber ’94 traveled to Rwanda to see whether a nation can recover from genocide.IN RWANDA, MOUNTAINS STRETCH TOWARD THE HORIZON in every direction. This undulating landscape gave rise to one of the country’s early monikers, when colonial travelers labeled it “the land of a thousand hills.” The hillsides are lush and green, mostly planted in…