2013 Issue 1

Wesleyan Creates New College of Film and the Moving Image

Center for Film Studies. Photo: Olivia Drake.

Wesleyan has announced the establishment of a new College of Film and the Moving Image, which includes the Film Studies Department, the Center for Film Studies, the Cinema Archives, and the Wesleyan Film Series. “We’re excited to bring together all the great things we’ve been doing around film—the Film Studies major and minor, the Cinema…

BYO [Water] Bottle: Campus Environmental Initiative

Thanks to a student-driven initiative, environmentally harmful plastic bottles of water are disappearing from the Wesleyan campus. Back in 2010, undergraduates Anne Rosenthal ’10 and Melody Oliphant ’13 spearheaded an effort to eliminate bottled water on campus. According to Oliphant, “Bottled water represents a less sustainable, less regulated, less tasty, and more expensive alternative to tap water.” She notes…

Szegedy-Maszak Delivers West Coast WESeminars

Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies. Photo" Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

In his role as 2013 Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Professor of Classical Studies and Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek at Wesleyan, brought a slice of Wesleyan to members of the Wesleyan community—alumni, parents, admitted students—living in select cities on the West Coast. The Distinguished Teaching Fellowship—which Szegedy-Maszak is the first to receive—offers the…

Reunion in Jogjakarta

Two ethnomusicology graduates, Wayne Forrest ’74, MA ’77, and Ed Van Ness ’69, MA ’81, still share their love for world music when they meet up years later. Forrest recounts the story: Undergraduate students of World Music, Ed Van Ness and I shared a mentor: Professor Richard Winslow ’40, whose roots at Wesleyan extended back…

Disappointed in Policy Change

Douglas G. Morris ’76, JD, PHD: In light of your decision to end need-blind admissions, I will stop making contributions to Wesleyan (which have been modest but steady). I make the decision sadly since I got a wonderful education at and feel great affection for Wesleyan. But I cannot let sentimentality interfere with my “core…