2017 Issue 1

ALUMNI NEWS

What does it take to replicate the Wes experience of campuswide collaborations? Film and TV producer Sydney Lowe ’13 is amassing an army—an Art Girl Army (AGA). Begun in 2014, it was a small group of female friends working in different creative fields and meeting for dinner at Lowe’s Brookly apartment, talking through their artistic…

WELL READ

Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son By PAUL DICKSON ‘60 BLOOMSBURY, 2017 In his newest book, Paul Dickson ’60 tells the story of one of the most memorable characters ever to walk onto a baseball field: Leo Durocher. As a shortstop, Durocher was a member of two of the most celebrated teams in baseball history— the…

Game On

WHAT A YEAR! In April men’s and women’s lacrosse won Little Three Championships outright—the first time in history that both teams won the title in the same season. Wesleyan teams have claimed FIVE Little Three crowns this year, with victories by football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey. The Little Three schools—Wesleyan, Amherst, and Williams—first…

The Outlier

PAGAN KENNEDY ’84 CHARTS AN UNCOMMON LITERARY COURSE. PAGAN KENNEDY ’84 has always seen things a little differently. When she recently met Abby Solomon, a 21-year-old with a rare genetic condition that prevents her from eating more than a few bites at a time, she didn’t focus on Solomon’s striking thinness, as many do. Instead…

BRUMBERG ’17 WINS PRINCETON IN LATIN AMERICA FELLOWSHIP

Hilary Brumberg ’17, who volunteers at Wesleyan’s Long Lane Farm, recently received a Princeton in Latin America Fellowship to develop an environmental education program in Costa Rica. As a Princeton in Latin America Fellow (PiLA), Brumberg will spend next year working at Osa Conservation in Costa Rica developing a river conservation and environmental education program.…

WINSTON HONORED BY GERMAN GOVERNMENT

Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature, has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award is the highest tribute paid by Germany to individuals for services to or contributions enhancing that country’s standing abroad and its relations with other countries. Winston received the…

REMEMBERING DR. PETER NOWELL ’48

Acclaimed cancer researcher Dr. Peter Nowell ’48, the Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Emeritus Professor and former chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, died Dec. 28, 2016. He was 88. In 1960, Nowell and colleague David Hungerford observed that the…

REMEMBERING WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER ’54

Actor William Christopher ’54, best known for his role as Father Francis Mulcahy in the popular television series M*A*S*H, died December 31, 2016, at his home in Pasadena, Calif. Christopher’s Father Mulcahy was a Roman Catholic chaplain assigned to a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War on the award-winning television series, which aired…

FERNALD ’50 LEAVES FINANCIAL AID ENDOWMENT OF $25 MILLION

Peter Fernald ’50 arrived at Wesleyan in 1946 from Illinois as a recipient of financial aid. He was awarded a Thorndike Regional Scholarship to promote geographic diversity. More than once in subsequent years he told Wesleyan staff that the scholarship was the difference between his going to college or not. Seven decades later, he capped…

ALL-STAR, ALL-ALUMNI COMMITTEE TO CHOOSE HAMILTON PRIZE RECIPIENT

This spring, Wesleyan’s inaugural Hamilton Prize Selection Committee will choose the first recipient of the Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity—a four-year full-tuition scholarship that will be awarded to the Wesleyan student of the Class of 2021 whose creative written work is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Hamilton: An…