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WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 2, 2018

This issue of the Wesleyan magazine explores the issues surrounding journalism in the current culture—and the journalists in our community and those who support their work. We invite your response and reactions to these articles in a letter to the editor. Please write to us.

ARGUS: 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On May 26, The Wesleyan Argus 150th Anniversary Celebration was held at Russell House during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. Current students and alumni, who contributed to The Argus from the 1970s through the present day, shared memories, caught up with old friends, and discussed the state of journalism today. The event was co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s…

WILLIAMS ’99 TAPPED AS INCOMING VP, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

Frantz Williams Jr. ’99 has been named the successor to Vice President for University Relations Barbara-Jan Wilson, who has announced her upcoming retirement at the end of December 2018. A government major as an undergraduate, Williams joined the University Relations team right after his graduation and has continued to serve the University, most recently as…

WESLEYAN: APRIL IS ART THESIS MONTH IN ZILKHA

Seniors in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program display their thesis work throughout the month of April in Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, with exhibitions changing weekly. At receptions during the first and second week, viewers spoke with seniors exhibiting their work, including Celina Bernstein, Xhonia Robinson, David Machado, Melissa…

WESLEYAN INTRODUCES SPIN BIKESHARE PROGRAM

Bikes on Demand: Emma Porrazzo ’19 goes for a spin on one of the orange bicycles popping up all over campus as part of the new bikeshare program. (Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08)   On April 12, Wesleyan launched a new bikeshare pilot program for the campus community. Spin, Wesleyan’s partnering company, has placed…

GAME ON: NO HITTER!

The Cardinals defeated Middlebury 1-0 on April 7, 2018. Junior Mike McCaffrey ’19 (below) didn’t allow a hit in six scoreless innings on the mound, while striking out 10 batters—and Pat Clare ’19 closed out the seventh to seal Wesleyan’s first no-hitter in 37 years. (Photo by Lianne Yun ’18)

ENDOWMENT MANAGEMENT THE WESLEYAN WAY

In 1866 Wesleyan established the Permanent Fund, also known as the endowment, with $93,153 in pledges and gifts. The word “permanent” implied confidence and a forward-looking mentality. Wesleyan’s leaders then would surely be pleased to know that the endowment has delivered on its promise to be an enduring bedrock of financial security, managed to help…

PORTER ’02 USES BIG DATA TO ADVISE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

Dan Porter ’02 knows how you’re going to vote next November. If that’s a shock, then welcome to the world of big data. Google knows what ads to give you, Netflix knows what shows you like to watch, and your credit card company likely knows more about your buying habits than you do. A wealth…

LETTER HOME: MAKING ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

As our van turns off the main highway, the roads become narrower, muddier, and our van swerves to avoid hitting the cows and goats pinned to the edges of the path. Farmers stop their work and boys halt their soccer game in curiosity; I know we have almost arrived. We continue and scores of children…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

As with many Wesleyan alumni, my first involvement with Wesleyan after graduation came through the Office of Admission. Although Wesleyan is some- what of a secret in Michigan, I was able to meet several aspiring applicants each year. Because high school students have so much more information at hand than we had back in my…