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A YEAR OF ACCOLADES FOR WESLEYAN ATHLETES AND COACHES

By Mike O’Brien, Assistant AD for Communications (Photos courtesy Wesleyan Athletics)   As volleyball won its first-ever NESCAC Championship and its second Little Three title (the first was in 1992), Nicole Hilton ’20 was named the 2017 NESCAC Player of the Year and Second Team All-American.     The (nearly) unstoppable women’s tennis duo of…

WESLEYAN: APRIL IS ART THESIS MONTH IN ZILKHA

Seniors in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program display their thesis work throughout the month of April in Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, with exhibitions changing weekly. At receptions during the first and second week, viewers spoke with seniors exhibiting their work, including Celina Bernstein, Xhonia Robinson, David Machado, Melissa…

WESLEYAN INTRODUCES SPIN BIKESHARE PROGRAM

Bikes on Demand: Emma Porrazzo ’19 goes for a spin on one of the orange bicycles popping up all over campus as part of the new bikeshare program. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)   On April 12, Wesleyan launched a new bikeshare pilot program for the campus community. Spin, Wesleyan’s partnering company, has placed…

GAME ON: NO HITTER!

The Cardinals defeated Middlebury 1-0 on April 7, 2018. Junior Mike McCaffrey ’19 (below) didn’t allow a hit in six scoreless innings on the mound, while striking out 10 batters—and Pat Clare ’19 closed out the seventh to seal Wesleyan’s first no-hitter in 37 years. (Photo by Lianne Yun ’18)

ENDOWMENT MANAGEMENT THE WESLEYAN WAY

In 1866 Wesleyan established the Permanent Fund, also known as the endowment, with $93,153 in pledges and gifts. The word “permanent” implied confidence and a forward-looking mentality. Wesleyan’s leaders then would surely be pleased to know that the endowment has delivered on its promise to be an enduring bedrock of financial security, managed to help…

PORTER ’02 USES BIG DATA TO ADVISE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

Dan Porter ’02 knows how you’re going to vote next November. If that’s a shock, then welcome to the world of big data. Google knows what ads to give you, Netflix knows what shows you like to watch, and your credit card company likely knows more about your buying habits than you do. A wealth…

LETTER HOME: MAKING ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

As our van turns off the main highway, the roads become narrower, muddier, and our van swerves to avoid hitting the cows and goats pinned to the edges of the path. Farmers stop their work and boys halt their soccer game in curiosity; I know we have almost arrived. We continue and scores of children…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

As with many Wesleyan alumni, my first involvement with Wesleyan after graduation came through the Office of Admission. Although Wesleyan is some- what of a secret in Michigan, I was able to meet several aspiring applicants each year. Because high school students have so much more information at hand than we had back in my…

Conversations: Music and Public Life

Spanning the 2012–2013 academic year, Music & Public Life is a series of events, lectures, exhibitions, and courses celebrating Wesleyan’s rich musical cul- ture and examining the role music plays in public life around the world in the present day. Mark Slobin, the Winslow- Kaplan Professor of Music, is organizing the program in collaboration with…

Conversations: Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor of government

Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor of government, is the author of the forthcoming book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. How did you become interested in the study of “civil resistance”? It was purely accidental. In June 2006, I was finishing my doctoral dissertation on why terrorist groups tend to proliferate in democratic…