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MILLER ’75, TATGE ’84 LAUNCH CURATORIAL PRACTICE M.A.

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After three years and 30 students as a pilot certificate program, Wesleyan’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance is preparing to launch a two-year master’s program in performance curation. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council president Sam Miller ’75  (left) and Center for the Arts Director Pamela Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P’16, began the ICPP in 2011…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE DON CIMINO ’15

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As an economics major, #11 Donnie Cimino knows numbers. While there are some he’d rather not talk about (his own), they are hard to ignore: The defensive-back has 112 career tackles, seven interceptions, and 11 pass breakups. And that’s just football… The two-sport athlete also plays center field for the baseball team and has a…

NINE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT TITLE IX

Debbie Colucci was recently hired as Wesleyan’s equity compliance director and deputy Title IX coordinator to advance equity and inclusion efforts on campus.

Perhaps no piece of legislation is more important on college and university campuses today than the 42-year-old Title IX. Not only does Title IX require institutions to consider gender equity across all programs, it is reshaping the way institutions approach the difficult problems associated with sexual assault and harassment. These days Title IX is often…

JUST PUBLISHED

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William Firshein, Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, Emeritus The Infectious Microbe (Oxford University Press, 2014) An analysis of one ton of soil revealed that the number of microorganisms in it exceeded the number of stars in our galaxy by a factor of 100,000. We live in a dense sea of microorganisms; our bodies exist in…

FROM THE VAULT

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One of the most moving protests against civil war is the lithograph, Guerre Civile (Civil War) drawn by Impressionist artist Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), and published in 1874. Signed and dated within the image, “Manet 1871,” the dramatic print bears witness to the massacre of the Parisian Communards in 1871 by French government forces. In…

BETWEEN THE LINES: MEDITATING ON THE NATURE OF COURAGE

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In Enduring Courage:  Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), John F. Ross ’81 examines the life of a World War I flying ace who persevered. I first encountered the subject of my latest book as a 10-year-old with a flashlight clenched between cheek and bony…

AFFINITY GROUPS: LIFELONG COMMUNITY DAPHNE KWOK ’84

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I’ve often heard Wesleyan described as a lifelong community. I couldn’t agree more. What makes each of us “Wesleyan” is not just the years that we spend on campus. It’s also the interactions and experiences we share once we join the proud Wesleyan alumni community of more than 30,000 members across the globe. As with…

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…