UpFront

Field Hockey Wins ECAC Again

For the second year in a row, Wesleyan field hockey won the Eastern College Athletic Conference, New England Division III tournament. Carlin Aloe ’01, named tournament MVP, scored the winning goal with 5:08 remaining in the second overtime to lift Wesleyan to a 2–1 victory over Clark. Wesleyan also tied its team record for wins…

Volleyball Claims ECAC Title

A best–ever 27–11 record and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North championship were two of the achievements of the women’s volleyball team during the 2000 season. It was the team’s second straight trip to the post–season playoffs and the fourth 20–win campaign in 17 varsity seasons.   Alexis Keeler ’02 and Eliza…

John Sease Dies at Age 80

John W. Sease, the E.B. Nye Professor of Chemistry emeritus, died Nov. 12 at his home in Portland, Conn., just days after celebrating his 80th birthday.   Former Wesleyan President Victor Butterfield appointed him to the chemistry faculty in 1946, where he remained full–time until 1988.   At a memorial gathering on campus Professor of…

Time Magazine: Willis, “A Spiritual Innovator”

Professor of Religion Jan Willis’s forthcoming memoir, Dreaming Me: An African American Woman’s Spiritual Journey, is creating a buzz even before it hits the bookstores this spring. In its Dec. 11 issue, Time magazine named her a “spiritual innovator” in a one–page feature and photo.   Time quoted Willis as saying, “I became able to…

Reed Creates Moynihan Portrait

When Congress passed a bill to rename the federal courthouse at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, the senator asked Wesleyan Professor of English and American Studies Joe Reed to create a bronze bas–relief portrait of him. Reed had done an earlier bronze medal of Moynihan for the Citizens’…

Veteran V.P. and Treasurer Taylor Joins Colonial Williamsburg

Robert Taylor, Wesleyan’s longtime vice president and treasurer, left the university in late January to become the senior vice president for finance and administration at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va.   In his new position he reports to Colin Campbell, President Emeritus of Wesleyan, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of…

Q & A: The Thrill of the Chase

Not only did Scott Wiper ’92 write and direct this film, but he also stars in it, as Boomer, the young ex–cop and subject of the manhunt.   It has a stellar cast: Andre Braugher, Joe Pantoliano, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Natasha Henstridge, along with Ben Parrillo ’92, and Professor of Film Studies Jeanine Basinger…

Elvis Rings from South College

It’s a late New England autumn noon along the Connecticut River, and from the steeple of an old brownstone building on a grassy hillside the bells begin to chime out the lilting, distinctive notes of…an Elvis Presley song!?   “‘Can’t Help Falling in Love,’” says Holly Schroll of Massapequa, N.Y., the student who plays the…