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REMEMBERING PROFESSOR OF ART JOHN FRAZER

I am saddened by the news that John Frazer has passed. He was undoubtedly the most profound influence on my career at Wesleyan. He helped me obtain a Fulbright Scholarship and recognized my potential. I actually feel he was my friend, although 10 years older. I can include other art professors in this concept, such as…

ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE CELEBRATES WESLEYAN TIES

All of us with Artists for World Peace  (AFWP) were delighted that Associate Editor Cynthia Rockwell had the opportunity to write about her trip with us to Tanzania last summer. I’d also like to send a shout-out to other members of the Wesleyan community who continue to partner with us and inspire our work. My…

FROM THE COLLECTIONS: TEACHING FROM THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF THE DAVISON ART CENTER

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The Davison Art Center’s holdings include 18,000 prints from the Renaissance to the present and approximately 6,000 photographs. The DAC is recognized among print and photography curators as a superb collection, notes curator Clare Rogan. Monday afternoon at the Davison Art Center, Professor of Art David Schorr’s printmaking class meets for its weekly session in…

WESLEYAN’S INAUGURAL 1831 SOCIETY RECEPTION

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Manhattan’s Hudson Terrace was the setting for Wesleyan’s inaugural 1831 Society Reception, hosted by John ’80 and Eva Usdan P’15, P’18, P’18, on January 29, 2015. More than 300 alumni, parents, and Wesleyan students gathered to celebrate, entertained by Family Market, a Wesleyan jazz trio, and The Wesleyan Spirits. The 1831 Society recognizes leadership donors…

HUG YOUR CUSTOMERS

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Jack Mitchell ’61, GP ’16, GP ’18, came to campus recently to talk about the re-release of his book, Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results—a personal account of how a family business that started with three suits to sell rose to prominence in the private, high-end clothier market.…

JOIN IN AN ENDURING TRIBUTE TO JOHN DRISCOLL AND THE FREEMAN ASIAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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Two notable occasions coincide this spring: The Freeman Asian Scholars Program, founded  through the generosity of the Freeman Foundation, late Houghton (Buck) ’43 and Doreen Hon.’03 Freeman and their son Graeme ’77, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. And longtime Wesleyan Alumni Director John Driscoll ’62—one of the program’s strongest champions—will formally retire. What better way…

STEVE OLESKEY ‘64, P’00 ESTABLISHES ENDOWED PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP

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Orientation to public service and social justice came early to Steve Oleskey ’64, P’00. “My mother worked in the New Hampshire court system in the 1950s,” he explained. “She would come home and tell me about grand juries interrogating local citizens about their political activities.” Oleskey also watched the dramatic Army-McCarthy hearings on television: “From…

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS: CO-OP

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Howard Brodsky ’66 calls the rug business he ran on campus his “first cooperative venture.” Today he is the founder, chair, and CEO of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with sales of more than $10 billion and 13 distinct businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and…