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SCHOLAR ATHLETE ALEXIS WALKER ’16

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-+*To some, “knowledge is power” may sound clichéd, but Alexis Walker ’16 is proof that education fuels opportunity.  She grew up in Oklahoma City, with limited learning choices, but was able to enroll in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). This rigorous charter-school program taught Walker the skills she needed and raised her expectations for…

JUST PUBLISHED

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-+*Stephen Alter ’77 Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade, 2015) Alter and his wife, Ammeta, live in the hill station of Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he was raised by American missionary parents. Their relatively peaceful existence was brutally interrupted when four armed…

FROM THE COLLECTIONS: TEACHING FROM THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF THE DAVISON ART CENTER

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-+*The Davison Art Center’s holdings include 18,000 prints from the Renaissance to the present and approximately 6,000 photographs. The DAC is recognized among print and photography curators as a superb collection, notes curator Clare Rogan. Monday afternoon at the Davison Art Center, Professor of Art David Schorr’s printmaking class meets for its weekly session in…

A PEAK MOMENT IN WES SPORTS HISTORY RECALLED

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-+*The 2010 Wesleyan softball team knew it had something to prove. For two years in a row, they were one game shy of their ultimate goal: a NESCAC crown. They were good, but they wanted to be great. Five years later, Head Coach Jen Lane still recalls how determined that team was. “We had expectations…

WESLEYAN’S INAUGURAL 1831 SOCIETY RECEPTION

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-+*Manhattan’s Hudson Terrace was the setting for Wesleyan’s inaugural 1831 Society Reception, hosted by John ’80 and Eva Usdan P’15, P’18, P’18, on January 29, 2015. More than 300 alumni, parents, and Wesleyan students gathered to celebrate, entertained by Family Market, a Wesleyan jazz trio, and The Wesleyan Spirits. The 1831 Society recognizes leadership donors…

HUG YOUR CUSTOMERS

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-+*Jack Mitchell ’61, GP ’16, GP ’18, came to campus recently to talk about the re-release of his book, Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results—a personal account of how a family business that started with three suits to sell rose to prominence in the private, high-end clothier market.…