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SEEKING A PHOTO OF AUNT CORA

With interest, I read the story, “Stone Family Women: A Continuum” (2013, issue 2). I am the son of Robert Stone Judge and the great-grandnephew of Cornelia Haddon Stone, Wesleyan class of 1897.  I remember “Aunt Cora,” as we called her, when I would see her in Clinton, Conn., when I was a child in…

IAN GARRICK-BETHELL ’02 TAKES A MOON SHOT

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Ian Garrick-Bethell ’02 wants to get you pumped about the moon. One way he might do this is to send a small piece of you up there. Garrick-Bethell, a professor of planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues are inviting members of the public to submit a single hair, along with…

ANDREW VOGEL ’95: FORGING RELATIONSHIPS

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When Andrew Vogel ’95 talks about his relationship with Wesleyan, it’s a story of the importance of alumni connections—forging them, fostering them, and following them into the next generation of graduates. A partner with ZM Capital, a partnership founded by Strauss Zelnick ’79, Vogel recently sponsored a large gift—$1 million—to the Wesleyan endowment from that…

TERRY HUFFINGTON AND RALPH DITTMAN P’11, ‘14: FUNDING SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDONESIAN STUDENTS

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Wesleyan parents Terry Huffington and Ralph Dittman have donated to financial aid and environmental programming throughout their daughters’ undergraduate careers. Recently they made a generous new commitment through the Huffington Foundation: $1.2 million to endow the Huffington Freeman Scholarship, which will support high-need students from Indonesia in perpetuity. This gift reflects both their appreciation of…

THE SHASHA SEMINAR ON THE ROAD: ALUMNI IN FILM

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Nearly 200 Wesleyan alumni and friends gathered June 7 in Los Angeles to glean industry insight from noted alumni in the movie and television business. The Shasha Seminar on the Road, held at the famed William Morris Endeavor Entertainment headquarters in Beverly Hills, featured luminaries including David Kohan ’86, Paul Weitz ’88, Bradley Whitford ’81,…

DISTINGUISHED TEACHING FELLOW 2014: RUBENSTEIN EXPLORES THE MULTIVERSE, KIERKEGAARD IN SEMINARS

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As Wesleyan’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Mary-Jane Rubenstein taught a course this spring titled “Kierkegaard: An Advanced Seminar in Absurdity.” Rubenstein is chair and professor of religion, professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies. She is Wesleyan’s second Distinguished Teaching Fellow, a position established last year by Rob Rosenthal (John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology…

ED HEFFERNAN ’84: FOSTERING A STRONG ENDOWMENT

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On the eve of his 30th Reunion, Ed Heffernan ‘84, a consistent substantial donor to the Wesleyan Fund and to financial aid, decided to make a significantly larger commitment: $1.2 million, targeted to the University’s endowment. “I have the means to step it up,” he notes. Alliance Data Systems, the branded credit card and customer…

THE COST OF NOT LEARNING FROM THE PAST

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On Saturday, June 28, 1919, the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the treaty ending World War I was signed at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. And not a minute too soon. The war that was triggered by the archduke’s murder came close to destroying Europe.   In his new…

WEAR THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE: ALOK APPADURAI ’00

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By Todd Stone ’05.  Alok Appadurai ’00 recently said that for most everything he has done professionally, he’s been able to take out his business card, look anybody in the eye, and say: “This is the work I do and I’m proud of it.” Appadurai can say this with extra confidence these days, because he…