2016 Issue 3

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

When I arrived on campus in the fall of 1975, Wesleyan was well-known for its pioneering ways, its great research output from the sciences to the arts, its demanding and productive teachers, its creative, rambunctious students. But the giddy spending of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the inattention to fundraising, and a loss of…

EDITOR’S NOTE: CHOICES IN FOOD AND IN LIFE

We’ve become familiar with celebrity chefs, but a celebrity rancher? As the subject of feature articles in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Modern Farmer, Anya Fernald ’98 is getting noticed for her efforts to redefine what it means to eat meat in America. She appeals to those who will pay a hefty premium…

WELL READ

Harmony: A Novel By Carolyn Parkhurst ’92 Meet the Hammonds—Alexandra, Josh, 11-year- old Iris, and 13-year-old Tilly—a family struggling to cope with their brilliant teenage daughter’s increasingly disruptive autistic behavior. Frustrated and feeling isolated among friends in their Washington, D.C., community, Alexandra places her trust, and her family’s welfare, in the hands of self-proclaimed parenting…

GARDNER ’96 HEADS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Tracey Gardner ’96 began her two-year term as chair of the Wesleyan Alumni Association on July 1st. A former alumni-elected trustee, Gardner currently serves as deputy chief of sta in the president’s office at New York University. She previously worked for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, and as chief of…

WESLEYAN WELCOMES SEVEN NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

LEO Y. AU ’71 Leo Au is a retired senior vice president and corporate treasurer of Mellon Financial Corporation, a global financial services company previously headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. At Mellon, he held senior positions in finance, foreign exchange, and capital markets. As treasurer, Au had primary responsibility for asset/liability management, capital management, currency exposure…