2015 Issue 3

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: WESCONNECTING, FACE TO FACE

I’m often asked the question, “What’s the best way to connect with fellow alumni in my area?” I can point to numerous ways alumni can “connect”—LinkedIn, Facebook, the alumni app—but usually alumni are looking to meet face-to-face. We can help there, too! Wesleyan alumni gatherings—both large and small—occur all the time, sometimes organically. Oftentimes, however,…

HOMECOMING/FAMILY WEEKEND: CELEBRATING SUCCESS

Wesleyan celebrated success at Homecoming/Family Weeekend. Eudice Chong ’18 was honored as the winner of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles; the Wesleyan Baseball team as the 2015 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) champions, and Men’s Basketball as the 2014–15 NESCAC champions. Athletic Director Mike Whalen ’83 (below, right) says, “The half-time presentation…

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE LONG VIEW

Universities often take the long view. The physical structure of the campus endures over generations and lifetimes, faculty carry out research programs that stretch over decades, and the impact of administrative initiatives may require many years to become fully apparent. I thought about the long view in connection with the new book by David Potts…

WESLEYAN HISTORY

You published an interview with David Potts ’60 about his most recent book on the history of the college (Wesleyan, 2015, #1). Although the book covers the 1960s, I find only a vague reference to the university’s participation in the Civil Rights movement. I write to laud a recent article in Wesleyan (2014, #3, “Freedom…

A MUSICAL REVOLUTION ON BROADWAY

Composer, book writer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and director Thomas Kail ’99 have reunited to collaborate on Broadway with Hamilton, hailed by critics as one of the most original American musicals in years.

THE 9/11 MEMORY KEEPER

Clifford Chanin ’75 never expected the two topics he had been working on separately for years would ever intersect. But that’s exactly what happened on September 11, 2001.