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ILLEGAL DRUG TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT

In the spring of 2015, following a highly publicized drug incident on campus, Wesleyan convened a task force to identify best practices regarding illegal drug policy, outreach, and prevention. In addition to campus representatives, the task force included alumni and parents with expertise in this area, as well as local and national prevention and policy…

APPLICANTS SET RECORD

At a time when many are decrying the demise of liberal arts colleges, Wesleyan has received its largest application pool ever for the Class of 2020—12,030 students. This record marks a 22 percent increase over the previous year and a 10 percent increase over the former all-time high three years ago for the Class of…

JEWETT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CELEBRATED

On Feb. 26, Wesleyan honored Ellen Jewett ’81, P’17, a former trustee and incoming co-chair of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, for her many years of service to the university with the naming of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) during a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of the center, located on the third floor…

$20 MILLION GOFT RECOGNIZED WITH NAMIING OF BOGER HALL

In late January, President Michael S. Roth ’78 announced a $20 million gift from outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Joshua ’73, P’06, P’09 and Dr. Amy Boger P’06, P’09 to the university’s THIS IS WHY fundraising campaign. In recognition of the Boger family’s generosity and leadership, the building located at 41 Wyllys Avenue on…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: REFLECTING ON THE PAST TWO YEARS

As my term as chair of the Wesleyan Alumni Association draws to a conclusion, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past two years and all of the wonderful alumni I’ve had an opportunity to meet—both on campus and off. My passion—and the overarching goal of the Alumni Association—has always been to help connect alumni…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: HANNAH PLAPPERT ’16

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

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

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…