2014 Issue 2

JUST PUBLISHED

Steven G. Blum ’81 Negotiating Your Investments Wiley, 2014 Experienced negotiating strategist Blum reveals how to apply negotiating knowledge to the world of individual investing in this detailed guide. With expert insights into all the stages of a successful negotiation, this book teaches readers how to prepare for and conduct important financial discussions with an…

HISTORICAL ROW

Four Days In SpringA visit by the Grateful Dead, as memorable as it was, was only one of the happenings that together turned four days in spring 1970 into a microcosm of an era. During that short period of time, campus bombings, Black Panther Party rallies, and calls for a student strike also grabbed the…

ED HEFFERNAN ’84: FOSTERING A STRONG ENDOWMENT

On the eve of his 30th Reunion, Ed Heffernan ‘84, a consistent substantial donor to the Wesleyan Fund and to financial aid, decided to make a significantly larger commitment: $1.2 million, targeted to the University’s endowment. “I have the means to step it up,” he notes. Alliance Data Systems, the branded credit card and customer…

LIBERAL EDUCATION?

President Michael S. Roth discusses his new book on a question that’s grabbing national attention.The broad contextual education that Wesleyan and peer institutions offer is frequently critiqued, sometimes even excoriated, by those who accuse it of not preparing graduates for success in today’s world. But that accusation, says President Michael S. Roth ’78 in his…

PUTTING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY INTO ACTION

Teaching his popular Wesleyan course to a global audience, Professor of Psychology Scott Plous explored new ways to “crowd source the betterment of society.”   One day last summer, Professor of Psychology Scott Plous sat down with a small group of students to discuss the Stanford Prison Experiment, a classic 1971 study regularly covered in…