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STEVE OLESKEY ‘64, P’00 ESTABLISHES ENDOWED PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP

Orientation to public service and social justice came early to Steve Oleskey ’64, P’00. “My mother worked in the New Hampshire court system in the 1950s,” he explained. “She would come home and tell me about grand juries interrogating local citizens about their political activities.” Oleskey also watched the dramatic Army-McCarthy hearings on television: “From…

CONVERSATIONS: REDEFINING THEATER

As theater professor Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento shares her knowledge of the art form, she hopes to inspire her students to create the theater of their own generation. Directing In the Heights gave her a chance to connect with many who hadn’t worked in theater before. Last November 12–14 at the Center for the Arts Theater,…

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS: CO-OP

Howard Brodsky ’66 calls the rug business he ran on campus his “first cooperative venture.” Today he is the founder, chair, and CEO of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with sales of more than $10 billion and 13 distinct businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and…

IN MEMORIAM: GEORGE CREEGER, JASON WOLFE

George R. Creeger, 89, professor of English, emeritus, died Nov. 1, 2014. He joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1951 after receiving his B.A. at DePauw University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale. He taught American literature in the English Department for nearly 50 years. An expert on romantic poetry—particularly Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, and Byron—and…

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

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 DONNIE CIMINO ’15

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

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

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…