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PRISON UNIVERSITY PROJECT AT SAN QUENTIN

“The crisis of criminal justice we are facing is a problem of dehumanization,” says Jody Lewen ’86, co-founder and executive direct of the project. Education, she says, transforms the lives of those incarcerated—but she seeks something further. NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDAL Pictured: Jody Lewen ’86, together with her colleagues (and former PUP students) Pat Mims and…

STEADY PROGRESS

In 2013 Antonio Farias joined the staff as vice president for equity and inclusion, and Title IX officer. Building on the work of his predecessors, he and his colleagues in the Office for Equity & Inclusion have developed robust policies and procedures for handling Title IX complaints and educating the community about Title IX, and…

Resource Center Takes Shape

Scheduled to open this coming fall, the new Resource Center is intended to serve Wesleyan students who feel themselves to be at risk, whether because of specific incidents on campus or from the persistent effects of historic discrimination or underrepresentation. The February report of the Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee envisions the space as “a…

Game On

WHAT A YEAR! In April men’s and women’s lacrosse won Little Three Championships outright—the first time in history that both teams won the title in the same season. Wesleyan teams have claimed FIVE Little Three crowns this year, with victories by football, men’s basketball, and men’s ice hockey. The Little Three schools—Wesleyan, Amherst, and Williams—first…

The Outlier

PAGAN KENNEDY ’84 CHARTS AN UNCOMMON LITERARY COURSE. PAGAN KENNEDY ’84 has always seen things a little differently. When she recently met Abby Solomon, a 21-year-old with a rare genetic condition that prevents her from eating more than a few bites at a time, she didn’t focus on Solomon’s striking thinness, as many do. Instead…

GEOLOGIST TO GOVERNOR: LIVING THE OPPOSITE OF WOE

Irrepressibly optimistic, funny, self-deprecating, at times self-doubting but driven to tackle difficult challenges. These qualities shine through in John Hickenlooper ’74’s autobiography, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics. IT WAS IN a moment of self-doubt, or perhaps profound personal insight, that Hickenlooper chose Wesleyan over Princeton in 1970. He confesses now…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Gone are the days of plastic trays and mystery meat Mondays, of limited choices and uninspired institutional fare. Today’s college campus is a place where reusable to-go containers and water stations are as commonplace as the soda and slushie machines of yesteryear; where food preparation is an art; and where food service providers take everything…

GAME ON

Senior Devon Carrillo ’17 steps adroitly through a sea of Williams purple en route to a three-touchdown performance and 110 total yards. The Cardinals posted a record-breaking 59-14 victory over the Ephs in Williamstown and claimed the Little Three crown.

FAMILY WEEKEND

Athletic contests, tailgating, the 24th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, the 40th Annual Navaratri Festival, exhibitions, WESeminars, performances and more—and a 39—10 Cardinal football victory over Bowdoin—all made for an exciting weekend with 1,300 families attending. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS 08.

CREAM OF THE CROP

For Ronnybrook Farm Dairy owners Kate Osofsky ’94 and her father, Rick ’66, farming is both a second career and a return to their roots. Established in 1941 and located in Ancramdale, New York, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy has provided all-natural milk, yogurt, and other dairy products to Wesleyan since 2012, as part of Bon Appetit’s…