Letters

Jeffrey Richards Anecdote

Thank you very much for the nice paragraph about my book Great Lengths in the latest Wesleyan magazine. I thought you might be interested to know that Great Lengths has won two national awards: the Theatre Library Association’s George Freedley Memorial Award and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. I also want to…

Kudos to Alex Magnin

I started to read the most recent Wesleyan and was struck by the short article written by Alex Magnin ’07. There is no mention on the page of what he is currently doing, which I think is a shame, since this is a brilliant piece of writing. I am not ashamed to say it brought…

Disappointed in Policy Change

Douglas G. Morris ’76, JD, PHD: In light of your decision to end need-blind admissions, I will stop making contributions to Wesleyan (which have been modest but steady). I make the decision sadly since I got a wonderful education at and feel great affection for Wesleyan. But I cannot let sentimentality interfere with my “core…

Reflections: Circling Back and Giving Due

At the end of June I concluded my term as chair of your alumni association. I was privileged to serve Wesleyan and her many devoted alumni. It was an experience I will long cherish. But to be frank, the thought of decreasing my engagement with the university has induced something akin to physiological withdrawal. It…

LETTER HOME: Life in Africa: Learning Humility

By Angela Larkan ’05 Dear Friends, I’m writing this on my tortoise-speed computer, eating a bag of cheese curls for dinner. But it’s okay, because I am in Africa and just by being here, I am influenced, enriched, confused, frustrated, and then humbled. Every day. I come home uncomfortable, moody, and with all emotions running…