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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…

Q & A: The Thrill of the Chase

Not only did Scott Wiper ’92 write and direct this film, but he also stars in it, as Boomer, the young ex–cop and subject of the manhunt.   It has a stellar cast: Andre Braugher, Joe Pantoliano, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Natasha Henstridge, along with Ben Parrillo ’92, and Professor of Film Studies Jeanine Basinger…

Moving Replay of a Grim History

THREE YOUNG WESLEYAN STUDENT ACTORS IN JEANS AND SNEAKERS STOOK STOCK–STILL on the Center for the Arts Theater stage, as renowned Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol instructed them how to face a firing squad. “Though I’ve never seen an execution myself,” the trim, bearded Israeli told the three young men and women, “there was a documentary film…