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VAN VLECK REFRACTOR: TELESCOPE RESTORATION PROJECT BEGINS

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This June, work began to give the nearly century-old 20-inch Van Vleck Refractor, which lives on Foss Hill in its iconic dome, a complete facelift to return it to full working order. The rare historic telescope will be dismantled, cleaned, repaired, reassembled, and modernized over a period of about 15 months in preparation for the…

BETWEEN THE LINES

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The Disappearing Nomadic Culture of Mongolia In Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family (Saltwind Press, 2014) Liza F. Carter ’79 offers an illuminating tribute to a nomadic pastoral lifestyle in contemporary times. When I tell people that I wrote a book on Mongolian nomads, the first thing out of their mouths is…

WOMEN OF WESLEYAN

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In an earlier time at Wesleyan, female students were referred to as “quails,” and while they held their own—and even surpassed their male classmates—academically, they were segregated from the male population in housing, dining, and student organizations. Male undergraduates said the women students “though with us are not of us,” according to Wesleyan University, 1831–1910…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE JORDAN SCHILDHAUS ’15

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Team player: Next to those words in the dictionary there should be a picture of Jordan Schildhaus ’15, a women’s hockey forward and a huge contributor to the Cardinals’ success on the ice. A three-time all-NESCAC honoree, (and a multiple-repeat on the conference all-academic roster) Schildhaus has tallied 27 goals and 22 assists in three…

THE SHASHA SEMINAR ON THE ROAD: ALUMNI IN FILM

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Nearly 200 Wesleyan alumni and friends gathered June 7 in Los Angeles to glean industry insight from noted alumni in the movie and television business. The Shasha Seminar on the Road, held at the famed William Morris Endeavor Entertainment headquarters in Beverly Hills, featured luminaries including David Kohan ’86, Paul Weitz ’88, Bradley Whitford ’81,…

WESLEYAN’S LEGACY FAMILIES FILLED

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On the Sunday of Homecoming/Family Weekend Wesleyan’s Legacy families filled Denison Terrace with their smiles—no doubt made wider by Wesleyan’s Little Three football win the day before. Gathered in family groupings, beginning in the front row, (l. to r.) with the Wesleyan Cardinal: Alexander Japko ’14, Elizabeth Spatola ’81, and Matthew Japko ’17; Max Friedlich…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE KEVIN HUGHES ’14

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Kevin Hughes ’14 has been a consistent presence on the Wesleyan football team—athletically and academically. One of four captains, Hughes scored nine touchdowns in four seasons, his most recent a 42-yard reception that helped the Cardinals defeat Amherst en route to the Little Three title. His performance on the field was matched with academic honors;…

JUST PUBLISHED

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Dan M. Brown ’94 Designing Together: The Collaboration and Conflict Management Handbook for Creative Professionals New Riders, 2013 The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. This book encourages practicing designers to cultivate collaborative behaviors and deal constructively…