2013 Issue 1

CONVERSATIONS: AN ACTOR FINDS THE PERFECT PART

Ari Brand ’06 plays the title role in My Name Is Asher Lev. Photo: Joan Marcus.

On March 14, 30 Wesleyan alumni, parents, and students attended a performance of the acclaimed Off-Broadway playMy Name Is Asher Lev, starring Ari Brand ’06, at the Westside Theater in New York City. The show is based on a novel by Chaim Potok and adapted by Aaron Posner. After the performance, Charles ’59 and Myra Wrubel…

HISTORICAL ROW: NORTH COLLEGE FIRE

During the night of March 1, 1906, North College went up in flames. “No more will the sound of the paddle reverberate through the halls of Old N.C.,” wrote freshman Eric McCoy North, class of 1909, to his mother three days later. “The scene of many a glorious rough-house and the place of golden tradition…

Scholar Athlete

Midfielder Rory O’Neill ’13, a soccer player “since before I can remember,” played in all but one game for Wesleyan over his four years (68 games), with 17 career goals, along with five assists, for 39 career points.  Of his 17 goals, eight were game-winners. He was named first-team all-NESCAC, third-team Division III All-America by…

Fat Studies and Thin Privledge

Abigail C. Saguy ’92. Photo: Dotan Saguy.

In her new book, What’s Wrong with Fat?,   (Oxford University Press) Abigail C. Saguy ’92 provides a corrective to America’s misplaced obsession with weight. When I tell people about my research examining why we have come to understand fatness as a public health crisis and the social costs associated with this dominant perspective, they are curious…