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JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. WENDY LUSTBADER ’76 What’s Worth Knowing (Tarcher/Putnam, 2001) As a young social work student, Wendy Lustbader was given a challenging assignment: to record the life stories of residents of a nursing home so the staff could learn more about each person living there.…

RESEARCH FOR NASA: Blast Off!

Five students will blast off into simulated space in March when Wesleyan’s Zero Gravity Research Team performs a series of tests in a completely gravity– free environment using a mockup of the fire extinguishers NASA has stocked in the International Space Station. The team—composed of Jeff Berko ’03, Catharine Wu ’03, Laura Raducha–Grace ’03, Lex…

AUTHOR ESSAY: What Women Really Think About Abortion

The Abortion Myth was first published in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 1998) where I’ve been living for the last eleven years. However, the kernel of the book was formed in the country of my birth, the United States. Aged fourteen, I remember accompanying my mother to the office of a local senate candidate to stuff envelopes…

JUST PUBLISHED

Our roundup of noteworthy publications by Wesleyan alumni, faculty members, and parents. DANA SACHS ’84 The House on Dream Street (Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, 2000) Journalist and teacher Dana Sachs first visited Vietnam in 1989 when tourist visas were again offered to Americans. Her initial glimpse of the country was so positive that in the…

Making Your Voice and Your Vote Count

Dear Fellow Alumni: Each year Wesleyan alumni have the opportunity to participate in an election, and each alumnus/a has the opportunity to make a difference. Just as every vote counted in the presidential election, your vote is important and counts in Wesleyan’s election of alumni trustees. Wesleyan, governed by a 33–member board of trustees, is…

Everything Old Is New Again

Frequently overheard: “Where has the time gone?” The once gawky frosh of a generation ago who remember showing their folks around campus on a bright fall Homecoming weekend—“as if it were yesterday”—are now the parents. This weekend, they content themselves with being toured around campus—College Row, WestCo, ’92 Theater—as though they were the strangers to…

Volleyball Claims ECAC Title

A best–ever 27–11 record and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North championship were two of the achievements of the women’s volleyball team during the 2000 season. It was the team’s second straight trip to the post–season playoffs and the fourth 20–win campaign in 17 varsity seasons.   Alexis Keeler ’02 and Eliza…

John Sease Dies at Age 80

John W. Sease, the E.B. Nye Professor of Chemistry emeritus, died Nov. 12 at his home in Portland, Conn., just days after celebrating his 80th birthday.   Former Wesleyan President Victor Butterfield appointed him to the chemistry faculty in 1946, where he remained full–time until 1988.   At a memorial gathering on campus Professor of…

Time Magazine: Willis, “A Spiritual Innovator”

Professor of Religion Jan Willis’s forthcoming memoir, Dreaming Me: An African American Woman’s Spiritual Journey, is creating a buzz even before it hits the bookstores this spring. In its Dec. 11 issue, Time magazine named her a “spiritual innovator” in a one–page feature and photo.   Time quoted Willis as saying, “I became able to…

Veteran V.P. and Treasurer Taylor Joins Colonial Williamsburg

Robert Taylor, Wesleyan’s longtime vice president and treasurer, left the university in late January to become the senior vice president for finance and administration at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va.   In his new position he reports to Colin Campbell, President Emeritus of Wesleyan, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of…