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ALL THAT IS JAZZ

Harlem Hieroglyphs, the new album by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, MA ’91, represents both the culmination of all his previous work as well as a new direction. The paradox fits seamlessly into his life—and to all that is jazz, he explains. He’ll be giving a concert at his Reunion this May based…

PUBLISHING HOLOCAUST MEMOIR NIGHT FOR MUSLIM STUDENTS

It doesn’t seem an obvious choice, publishing one of the most important memoirs to come out of the Holocaust into the language of a country that is home to the world’s largest Muslim population—but that’s exactly the project Max Bevilacqua ’12 and Mansoor Alam ’15 have taken on. The project is the brainchild of Bevilacqua,…

ILLEGAL DRUG TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT

In the spring of 2015, following a highly publicized drug incident on campus, Wesleyan convened a task force to identify best practices regarding illegal drug policy, outreach, and prevention. In addition to campus representatives, the task force included alumni and parents with expertise in this area, as well as local and national prevention and policy…

APPLICANTS SET RECORD

At a time when many are decrying the demise of liberal arts colleges, Wesleyan has received its largest application pool ever for the Class of 2020—12,030 students. This record marks a 22 percent increase over the previous year and a 10 percent increase over the former all-time high three years ago for the Class of…

JEWETT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CELEBRATED

On Feb. 26, Wesleyan honored Ellen Jewett ’81, P’17, a former trustee and incoming co-chair of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, for her many years of service to the university with the naming of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) during a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of the center, located on the third floor…

$20 MILLION GOFT RECOGNIZED WITH NAMIING OF BOGER HALL

In late January, President Michael S. Roth ’78 announced a $20 million gift from outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Joshua ’73, P’06, P’09 and Dr. Amy Boger P’06, P’09 to the university’s THIS IS WHY fundraising campaign. In recognition of the Boger family’s generosity and leadership, the building located at 41 Wyllys Avenue on…

A CENTURY UNDER CONNECTICUT SKIES

The 100-year-old Van Vleck Observatory has a distinguished history and houses a remarkable collection of objects that bear witness to astronomy’s past. For two years, beginning in the summer of 1914, a rather strange looking structure took shape atop the crest of Foss Hill, highest point on the Wesleyan campus. Silhouetted against sunset skies that…