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Trustees Elected

Three alumni–elected trustees will join the Board of Trustees July 1: Thomas Broker ’66, Megan Norris ’83, and Isaac Shongwe ’87.   Broker is professor of biochemistry and co–leader of the Virology Program in the Cancer and AIDS Research Centers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He and his wife, Louise Chow, have numerous scientific…

Celebrate Our Newest Alumni

Dear Fellow Alumni, As I write, we are on the eve of Reunion & Commencement 2001. For many of you, those words bring back memories of bright red gowns and a sunny day on Foss Hill. Of course, the Class of ’82 had the rainiest day imaginable—and our Commencement was the last held in the…

AUTHOR ESSAY: Hooked on the Big Tobacco Trials

Dan Zegart ’77 traces his journey from smoker to author of Civil Warriors (Delacorte Press), the story of the people who fought to hold the cigarette industry accountable. I was a fledgling newspaper reporter in June 1988 when I read that a jury in New Jersey had ordered a tobacco company to pay a lung cancer victim’s…

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…