Cynthia Rockwell

THERE’S NO APP FOR A GOOD SWING DANCE

In Alive and Kicking, the Lindy Hop documentary from which this still is taken, writer/director Susan Glatzer ’87 created an experiential high-energy film—and included Magen Jennings ’04 and film studies alumni Zoe Broad ’14, Andrew Cohen ’14 , Jana Heaton ’14, Amanda Marks ’88, and Gabriel Urbina ‘13 on her crew. Alive and Kicking, a…

DIALOGUES ON THE CRISIS OF MASS INCARCERATION

Members of the Wesleyan community here and across the country are engaged in exploring, ameliorating, and solving the crises that surround the mass incarceration—and disenfranchisement—of a vast segment of the American population. This year on campus, a confluence of programs—from the First Year Matters Common Reading, to a Course Cluster, to the annual Shasha Seminar…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: SU PARDO ’16

Su Pardo ’16, pitcher for the Wesleyan softball team, is majoring in classical studies and economics. “I’d taken four years of Latin in high school,” she explains. “Economics, however, was a foreign concept, but I really liked how applicable it is in the world today. I’m also very math-oriented, so I like synthesizing data and…

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…

HOOKED ON THE MUSIC OF AFRICA

World Music at Wesleyan launched Sean Barlow ’79 and Banning Eyre ’79 into a three-decade exploration of African musics, broadcast globally through the Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio program Afropop Worldwide, hosted by broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon. In retrospect, Sean Barlow’s first visit to Wesleyan seems prophetic: it was the World Music Hall…

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…

FALL WEEKENDS: LEGACIES CELEBRATE FAMILY WEEKEND; WESLEYAN’S “NO. 1 FAN” REMEMBERED AT HOMECOMING

Family Weekend, held the last weekend in September this year, featured WESeminars, athletic contests, and many delighted Wesleyan alumni parents. They lined up with their Wesleyan students on Denison Terrace, along with President Michael S. Roth ’78. The Wesleyan Cardinal was also on hand to celebrate the latest generation of Wesleyan spirit. This year Family Weekend was separate…