Bill Holder

William Holder ¹75 is editor of Wesleyan magazine.

GEOLOGIST TO GOVERNOR: LIVING THE OPPOSITE OF WOE

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Irrepressibly optimistic, funny, self-deprecating, at times self-doubting but driven to tackle difficult challenges. These are the qualities that shine through in John Hickenlooper ’74’s disarming autobiography, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics (with Maximillan Potter; Penguin Press, 2016). It was in a moment of self-doubt, or perhaps profound personal insight, that…

EDITOR’S NOTE: WHAT OUR READERS SAY

I was a young reporter for the Middletown Press when it moved from its hole-in-the-wall location on the north end of Main Street to a new building on the south end that would have been the envy of any small-city newspaper. Little did I know that I had seen the paper at its zenith during my…

PUTTING LIBERAL EDUCATION TO WORK

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Students who want expert advice on how to pursue the most sought-after jobs and internships visit the Gordon Career Center, located at the heart of campus and newly named for Andrew Brandon-Gordon ’86, who has generously supported students through the THIS IS WHY campaign.It’s nearing 5:30 p.m. on a mild Friday evening in late January,…

CAREER ADVICE FROM A TOP RECRUITER

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Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, is recognized nationally for his insights into successful careers.Don’t you wish that someone with absolutely tons of experience in analyzing successful careers as well as career mistakes would share coffee and advice with you? Maybe you can’t have the coffee, but Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, a Wesleyan trustee, gives you his…

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE LONG VIEW

Universities often take the long view. The physical structure of the campus endures over generations and lifetimes, faculty carry out research programs that stretch over decades, and the impact of administrative initiatives may require many years to become fully apparent. I thought about the long view in connection with the new book by David Potts…

EDITOR’S NOTE: TWENTY YEARS AND LOOKING AHEAD

I’ve recently completed my 20th year as editor of this magazine. I’ll always be grateful for this opportunity and for Wesleyan’s willingness to entrust me with the assignment when I had never previously edited any magazine. I had a lot to learn in a hurry, and one of the first things I learned was that…

EDITOR’S NOTE: FORMATIVE YEARS

My 40th Wes reunion is fast approaching as of this writing. Perhaps because I work in South College, Wesleyan exists more in the present for me, though I certainly have fond memories of my undergraduate years. But lately I’ve been reminded of that formative time in my own life, which had been preceded by a…

FOSS HILL TRADITIONS

I came to Wesleyan’s campus as a first-year student in the fall of 1971, when memories of 1970’s big event were still fresh. Alumni who recall that time will quickly catch the ambiguity in those words. As Wesleyan Archivist Leith Johnson points, the spring of 1970 was rife with big events, notably the student strike…