2016 Issue 3

GEOLOGIST TO GOVERNOR: LIVING THE OPPOSITE OF WOE

Irrepressibly optimistic, funny, self-deprecating, at times self-doubting but driven to tackle difficult challenges. These qualities shine through in John Hickenlooper ’74’s autobiography, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics. IT WAS IN a moment of self-doubt, or perhaps profound personal insight, that Hickenlooper chose Wesleyan over Princeton in 1970. He confesses now…

8 WAYS STUDENTS CAN MAINTAIN HEALTHY SLEEP

Royette Tavernier, assistant professor of psychology, is director of Wesleyan’s Sleep and Psychosocial Adjustment Lab housed in Judd Hall. Here, she monitors individual sleep patterns. “COPING WITH the turbulent waves of university life inevitably results in compromises in one important human behavior: sleep,” says Royette Tavernier, assistant professor of psychology. Tavernier is a developmental psychologist whose research examines…

FLYING CARPETS BY SCHORR IN ZILKHA; NYC GALLERY IN JANUARY

PROFESSOR of Art David Schorr’s Flying Carpets—New Paintings by David Schorr opened at Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery this fall with a reception and gallery talk. is solo exhibition and the site-specific installation, Flying Carpets, revisits Schorr’s childhood days spent playing with toy vehicles on his grandparents’ carpets. In his talk, Schorr traced his…

AN ORGANIC DECISION PROCESS FOR JENNIFER TUCKER ’91

What does it mean for an organic chicken to live its life outside? Lest you think there is an easy answer, listen to Jennifer Tucker ’91, second-in-command at the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Animal welfare is a contentious policy issue,” she explains. “For many consumers, how organic animals live brings up…

FECTEAU ’91, NELSON ’94 RECEIVE MACARTHUR GENIUS GRANTS

Two Wesleyan alumni are recipients of 2016 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, commonly known as “genius grants.” Vincent Fecteau ’91 and Maggie Nelson ’94 each received a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant for their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their elds. They join five other alumni who have received this award in the past. Fecteau, a…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Gone are the days of plastic trays and mystery meat Mondays, of limited choices and uninspired institutional fare. Today’s college campus is a place where reusable to-go containers and water stations are as commonplace as the soda and slushie machines of yesteryear; where food preparation is an art; and where food service providers take everything…

GAME ON

Senior Devon Carrillo ’17 steps adroitly through a sea of Williams purple en route to a three-touchdown performance and 110 total yards. The Cardinals posted a record-breaking 59-14 victory over the Ephs in Williamstown and claimed the Little Three crown.

FAMILY WEEKEND

Athletic contests, tailgating, the 24th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, the 40th Annual Navaratri Festival, exhibitions, WESeminars, performances and more—and a 39—10 Cardinal football victory over Bowdoin—all made for an exciting weekend with 1,300 families attending. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS 08.

CREAM OF THE CROP

For Ronnybrook Farm Dairy owners Kate Osofsky ’94 and her father, Rick ’66, farming is both a second career and a return to their roots. Established in 1941 and located in Ancramdale, New York, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy has provided all-natural milk, yogurt, and other dairy products to Wesleyan since 2012, as part of Bon Appetit’s…