Letters

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…

FOSS HILL TRADITIONS—AND MEMORIES

-+*Just read your fine piece about Foss Hill, and several images immediately came to mind. The first was a kite-flying contest held there one year, either during fall or spring house parties. One of the kites allegedly flew so high that it crossed the Connecticut River and the judges could only see it by driving…

GRATEFUL DEAD ON FOSS HILL: UNTOLD STORIES

-+*Just read your mention and University Archivist Leith Johnson’s account of the Dead concert. What neither of you mentioned and what kept it from being an even more memorable moment and what also contributed to the smaller-than-expected crowd was that the concert’s start time was publicized for early afternoon, but the band arrived several hours…

SEEKING A PHOTO OF AUNT CORA

-+*With interest, I read the story, “Stone Family Women: A Continuum” (2013, issue 2). I am the son of Robert Stone Judge and the great-grandnephew of Cornelia Haddon Stone, Wesleyan class of 1897.  I remember “Aunt Cora,” as we called her, when I would see her in Clinton, Conn., when I was a child in…

LETTERS

-+*REMEMBERING FRANKLIN REEVE As an underclassman at Wesleyan, I experienced mostly terror. Every day, I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up—who really knows to what standard. Something fabricated in my head, something exotic and Eastern compared to my Midwestern roots. My answer to all that fear was to bluff my way through, loudly. My teachers…

Thanks to Sal Russo ’60

-+*Members of my class should all be so lucky as to have Sal Russo ’60 write about our passing in the class notes, as he did about classmate Nick Turro ’60, and so blessed as to have had the thoroughly distinguished career that Nick did. Thanks, Sal. Sincerely yours, E. DAVID HOHL ’60 New York,…

Apologies to Phil Carney

-+*Thank you for publishing the article about the Founders of Wesleyan Rowing in the June issue. And thanks also to Alex Thomson ’82 for writing it. There was, however, an error that needs correcting. The coach for the past 25 years has been Phil Carney … not Phil Calhoun ’62 as published in the article.…