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NINE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT TITLE IX

Debbie Colucci was recently hired as Wesleyan’s equity compliance director and deputy Title IX coordinator to advance equity and inclusion efforts on campus.

Perhaps no piece of legislation is more important on college and university campuses today than the 42-year-old Title IX. Not only does Title IX require institutions to consider gender equity across all programs, it is reshaping the way institutions approach the difficult problems associated with sexual assault and harassment. These days Title IX is often…

BETWEEN THE LINES: MEDITATING ON THE NATURE OF COURAGE

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In Enduring Courage:  Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), John F. Ross ’81 examines the life of a World War I flying ace who persevered. I first encountered the subject of my latest book as a 10-year-old with a flashlight clenched between cheek and bony…

RANDY SIEGEL ’83 FUNDS SUMMER STUDENT SCIENCE RESEARCH

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Randy Siegel ’83, a College of Letters alumnus, and his wife, Lisa, have a personal reason for giving to Wesleyan: their daughter (above, with Randy). Their new endowment gift supports a student working in Professor Jan Naegele’s lab on cutting-edge epilepsy research. Rebecca Siegel, 17, has struggled with intractable epilepsy since infancy. Several years ago…

RADIO’S BREAKFAST CLUB: ANGELA YEE ’97 SERVES IT HOT

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“Don’t screw this up,” Jay-Z joked when he bumped into Angela Yee ’97 in the hallway. She laughed—she’d known Jay-Z for years and was used to his quips—but still, he was right. Oh man, she remembers thinking, the pressure is really on now. It had been a little over two months since she started co-hosting…

ANNE PETERS ’79 MD: DIABETES SURGE IS HER ‘CALL TO ARMS’

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Every Saturday, more than two-dozen produce vendors descend on the East Los Angeles Civic Center to peddle hope. Their tables are ablaze with summer’s bounty: peaches, plums, and berries promise a sweet, yet healthy, snack. Leafy greens, squash and tomatoes round out a cornucopia not easily found in this unincorporated swath of inner city. In…

CONSIDERING PRESIDENT ROTH’S Beyond the University

I have nothing but support for the position President Roth articulated in the latest Wesleyan magazine (issue 2 of 2014). I would much prefer my children to get a broad, liberal education rather than some program that is too narrowly focused, too career-centric. But what I would like to have seen in the article was some…

FOSS HILL TRADITIONS—AND MEMORIES

Just read your fine piece about Foss Hill, and several images immediately came to mind. The first was a kite-flying contest held there one year, either during fall or spring house parties. One of the kites allegedly flew so high that it crossed the Connecticut River and the judges could only see it by driving…

GRATEFUL DEAD ON FOSS HILL: UNTOLD STORIES

Just read your mention and University Archivist Leith Johnson’s account of the Dead concert. What neither of you mentioned and what kept it from being an even more memorable moment and what also contributed to the smaller-than-expected crowd was that the concert’s start time was publicized for early afternoon, but the band arrived several hours…