2013 Issue 2

JUST PUBLISHED

JEREMY ARNOLD ’91 Lawrence of Arabia: The Fiftieth Anniversary SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. This handsome hardbound coffee table book is part of a recently released Lawrence of Arabia 50th-Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray box set

Partnership with Posse Foundation Will Recruit Veterans to Class of ’18

There are nearly three million post- 9/11 veterans in the U.S., many wishing to attend college and pursue bachelor’s degrees. Unfortunately, liberal arts colleges and universities often struggle to recruit these veterans, and retention and graduation rates are low.  In an effort to dramatically increase the number of veterans it enrolls, Wesleyan announced in September…

CASTONGUAY: HOW TO HELP STUDENTS FIND JOBS? NETWORK!

Sharon Belden Castonguay. Photo: Olivia Drake

  This fall, Sharon Belden Castonguay is enjoying the start of her first full academic year as director of Wesleyan’s Career Center, located at 41 Wyllys Avenue.  She joined the campus community in May, coming from Baruch College, where she was director of the Graduate Career Management Center for the Zicklin School of Business. A…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

When is the last time you were back on campus, sat in on a Wesleyan class, or watched a Wesleyan soccer game? If you are like me, you are either too busy or too far away to just drop in, but when you do reconnect with Wesleyan or your fellow alumni, you are energized and…

Wesleyan Remembers John “Jack” C. Hoy ’55

John Hoy

  John “Jack” C. Hoy ’55, the dean of admissions at Wesleyan in the 1960s who oversaw a radically new commitment to expanding racial, religious, and economic diversity on campus, died July 9 at his home in Duxbury, Mass. He was 79 years old.  Hoy returned to his alma mater only a year after graduating,…

Scholar Athlete: Allee Beatty ’13

Allee Beatty ’13. Photo: Brian Katten ’79

  Softball sensation Allee Beatty ’13 was named NESCAC Player of the Year and earned NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades, as well. This first-team all-New England athlete led the Cardinals with a .421 average, scored 50 runs, drove in 11, stole 25 bases, had a seasonal record eight triples, and was perfect in…

Cardinals Set Record With Four NESCAC Players of the Year

Adam Purdy ’13. Photo: Peter Stein ’84.

  Whether on the ice, the pitch, or the diamond, the red and black were dominant in 2012–2013. Four Wesleyan athletes were named NESCAC players of the year, a record for the Cardinals, who previously had three players of the year since the conference started naming players of the year 12 years ago.  Soccer players Adam…

Letter Home

Sue Rappaport Guiney ’77.

  It happened quite by surprise—I fell in love with a place I knew nothing about. In 2006, we went on a family trip to Cambodia. We did volunteer work, crisscrossing the country’s dirt roads by bus, building houses in poor villages and working with children. It was meant to be one of those “learning…