Letters

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…

FROSTY FROST IN SPRING: A REMINISCENCE BY WALT PILCHER ’63

-+*Although brought up in Arlington, Va., and educated at Wesleyan, I’ve lived in North Carolina for the past 45 years and counting, the last 25 in Greensboro. In retirement I’ve taken to doing some writing and involving myself in a small way in the poetry scene here. Recently, the local writers’ group hosted an afternoon…

PATRIOTS AND DRAFT PICKS

-+*The first 2015 issue of Wesleyan just reached these shores, and much as I concur with Rob Abel ’65 and his praise of Bill Belichick ’75, I feel obliged to point out that the Pats team that won the Super Bowl had five of their own first-round draft picks among their 22 starters, not just…

REMEMBERING GEORGE CREEGER

-+*I was saddened to read in Wesleyan magazine (Issue 1, 2015) of the death of Professor Creeger. He was my freshman English professor during the school year 1955–1956. While saddened, I was also reminded again of what a wonderful person and teacher he was! He helped me immensely! When I got my grade from him on…

USAID AND ROCK & ROLL

-+*I’ve just read the good article in the Wesleyan mag on USAID and the Wes guys who help make its reach truly global. I share the class of ’68 with Chris Holmes, and since we both were flying into Middletown (well, as close as we could get) from the West Coast, we shared layovers in…

FOSS HILL MEMORIES

-+*Claude Smith’s (’66) note in Letters [Issue 3, 2014] brought back a flood of memories from the mundane to the sublime from my years at Wesleyan (’61–’65): I started the snowball on Foss Hill that eventually found its way to the intersection of High and College streets between Fisk Hall and Psi U. There must…

REMEMBERING PROFESSOR OF ART JOHN FRAZER

-+*I am saddened by the news that John Frazer has passed. He was undoubtedly the most profound influence on my career at Wesleyan. He helped me obtain a Fulbright Scholarship and recognized my potential. I actually feel he was my friend, although 10 years older. I can include other art professors in this concept, such as…

ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE CELEBRATES WESLEYAN TIES

-+*All of us with Artists for World Peace  (AFWP) were delighted that Associate Editor Cynthia Rockwell had the opportunity to write about her trip with us to Tanzania last summer. I’d also like to send a shout-out to other members of the Wesleyan community who continue to partner with us and inspire our work. My…

CONSIDERING PRESIDENT ROTH’S Beyond the University

-+*I have nothing but support for the position President Roth articulated in the latest Wesleyan magazine (issue 2 of 2014). I would much prefer my children to get a broad, liberal education rather than some program that is too narrowly focused, too career-centric. But what I would like to have seen in the article was some…