2014 Issue 2

SEEKING A PHOTO OF AUNT CORA

With interest, I read the story, “Stone Family Women: A Continuum” (2013, issue 2). I am the son of Robert Stone Judge and the great-grandnephew of Cornelia Haddon Stone, Wesleyan class of 1897.  I remember “Aunt Cora,” as we called her, when I would see her in Clinton, Conn., when I was a child in…

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…

VAN VLECK REFRACTOR: TELESCOPE RESTORATION PROJECT BEGINS

This June, work began to give the nearly century-old 20-inch Van Vleck Refractor, which lives on Foss Hill in its iconic dome, a complete facelift to return it to full working order. The rare historic telescope will be dismantled, cleaned, repaired, reassembled, and modernized over a period of about 15 months in preparation for the…

BETWEEN THE LINES

The Disappearing Nomadic Culture of Mongolia In Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family (Saltwind Press, 2014) Liza F. Carter ’79 offers an illuminating tribute to a nomadic pastoral lifestyle in contemporary times. When I tell people that I wrote a book on Mongolian nomads, the first thing out of their mouths is…

WOMEN OF WESLEYAN

In an earlier time at Wesleyan, female students were referred to as “quails,” and while they held their own—and even surpassed their male classmates—academically, they were segregated from the male population in housing, dining, and student organizations. Male undergraduates said the women students “though with us are not of us,” according to Wesleyan University, 1831–1910…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE JORDAN SCHILDHAUS ’15

Team player: Next to those words in the dictionary there should be a picture of Jordan Schildhaus ’15, a women’s hockey forward and a huge contributor to the Cardinals’ success on the ice. A three-time all-NESCAC honoree, (and a multiple-repeat on the conference all-academic roster) Schildhaus has tallied 27 goals and 22 assists in three…

NEVER GIVE IN

The young man gave his list to the college counselor; waited while she considered the names of universities where he planned on applying. He was a football player, a wrestler, a big kid with a meaty fistful of athletic accolades. His grades were decent, but his SATs weren’t stellar.