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SCHOLAR ATHLETE: HANNAH PLAPPERT ’16

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-+*Ask Hannah Plappert ’16, a tri-captain of this year’s field hockey team, to name one of her greatest accomplishments and there’s no hesitation: “Last year our team had one of the highest GPAs in Division III field hockey. It shows we’re working for common goals—to win games and to thrive at college. I’m definitely proud…

JUST PUBLISHED

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-+*Becky Albertalli ’05 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda HarperCollins, 2015 Clinical psychologist Albertalli has written a charming first novel about 16-year-old Simon Spier who is gay but hasn’t come out to his family and friends. Complications arise when a classmate, Martin, gets hold of some private e-mails and threatens to reveal Simon’s secret unless…

WESLEYAN ON BROADWAY FOR HAMILTON

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-+*It might’ve been cold and wet outside, but the stars were shining brightly inside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on October 2 as Wesleyan hosted a sold-out benefit performance of the hottest show in town: Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and directed by Thomas Kail ’99, Hamilton marks Miranda and…

FIND ME UNAFRAID: LOVE, LOSS AND HOPE IN AN AFRICAN SLUM BY KENNEDY ODEDE ’12 AND JESSICA POSNER ’09

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-+*Kennedy Odede ’12, who grew up in a Kenyan slum, began a youth empowerment group, Shining Hope for Communities. On a semester abroad, Jessica Posner ’09, joined Odede’s team and the two fell in love. Their book, in which they share their stories in alternating chapters, begins with an introduction by New York Times columnist…

FROM THE VAULT: HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DAVISON ART CENTER

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-+*In 1518, the painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) completed his sixth and final etching, Landscape with Cannon. He never returned to the technique of etching again, and scholars have long puzzled why Dürer stopped using this printmaking method. Close examination of Landscape with Cannon raises questions about etching, as well as orientalism, military might,…