Magazine Editor

All Over Town

 There is something strangely familiar about the string of numbers and letters on the wall at Neon Deli in Middletown. A similar string is posted in O’Rourke’s Diner. And at the Destinta Theater. And all over the Wesleyan campus. Secret code? A new Homeland Security initiative? International phone numbers? No, the answer is library books.…

New History Journal

Wesleyan undergraduates interested in history can’t wait to get published.   So they have created a scholarly journal, Historical Narratives, which was published by Lightning Source at the end of spring semester. Editors Adam Janvey ’03 and Anna Halperin ’03 say the journal will be distributed free to majors and faculty in history and sold…

Three Are Alumni-Elected, New Trustees Join Board

The Board of Trustees will be welcoming seven new members at its next meeting. The new alumni-elected trustees, serving three-year terms, are:   Ethan Bronner ’76, assistant editorial page editor of The New York Times; Bobby Donaldson ’93, professor of history and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina; and David Siegel ’69,…

Q & A: Assessing the Campaign Impact

The Wesleyan Campaign is about to embark on its final year with $210 million in gifts and pledges raised toward the $250-million goal. Barbara-Jan Wilson, vice president for university relations, says the campaign has transformed the culture of giving in the greater Wesleyan community.   Q: What difference has the campaign made to Wesleyan?  …

Student Voice

I started writing for the Wesleyan Argus about a year ago. Now I am a syndicated columnist. Well, one paper in Massachusetts has agreed to pay me $12 a week, but I’m ecstatic.  Who knows where this will lead, but here’s how it began.   Last October I started writing a column in the Argus,…

Embedded

THE BROAD OUTCOME OF THE WAR IN IRAQ may not be known for years, but in one aspect the results are already clear. The long-standing antagonism between the military and media over war coverage is dramatically changed. The Pentagon’s experiment with attaching an unprecedented 775 reporters to military units has been so widely hailed by both…

View From One Year Out

GRADUATING FROM WESLEYAN MADE JIMIN LEE NERVOUS.A few days before Commencement 2002, she sat on a chair in front of Klekolo World Coffee near Main Street. The afternoon was sunny and warm, Middletown teenagers lounged in packs across the street, and Lee, a biology major with a backpack still stuffed, expected her family on campus…

Made From Scratch

AS THE CROWD TRICKLES IN TO A TRENDY MANHATTAN NIGHT CLUB, Jahi Sundance Lake ’01, one of New York’s hottest young deejays, lugs two steel crates and a satchel stuffed with LPs up the stairs to the loft where he’ll perform for the next two hours. These 170 records—a small part of his 7,000-album collection—were selected…

PICK OF THE SYLLABUS: A World Made New

Stephen Angle, Associate Professor of Philosophy, selects A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Mary Ann Glendon Thriller, biography, learned analysis, and polemic—A World Made New is all these and more. Mary Ann Glendon takes us back to a brief period of possibility after the end of World War II and…