Letters

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…

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…