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NEELY BRUCE’S DRAMATIC ORATORIO PREMIERES

“Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides,” a new dramatic oratorio composed by Neely Bruce, the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, had its world premiere Jan. 23 at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. The piece tells the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a diplomat and little-known Portuguese hero to many thousands of…

ALL THAT IS JAZZ

Harlem Hieroglyphs, the new album by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, MA ’91, represents both the culmination of all his previous work as well as a new direction. The paradox fits seamlessly into his life—and to all that is jazz, he explains. He’ll be giving a concert at his Reunion this May based…

PUBLISHING HOLOCAUST MEMOIR NIGHT FOR MUSLIM STUDENTS

It doesn’t seem an obvious choice, publishing one of the most important memoirs to come out of the Holocaust into the language of a country that is home to the world’s largest Muslim population—but that’s exactly the project Max Bevilacqua ’12 and Mansoor Alam ’15 have taken on. The project is the brainchild of Bevilacqua,…

HISTORICAL ROW: SYR PERECYVELLE OF GALES: A BRILLIANT ASSOCIATION

Some of the most amazing creative partnerships originate in college. Special Collections & Archives holds an evocative example of the deep connection between William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, two 19th-century British artists who were central figures in the movement to return to the medieval and early Renaissance artistic ideals they felt had been abandoned by…

ILLEGAL DRUG TASK FORCE ISSUES REPORT

In the spring of 2015, following a highly publicized drug incident on campus, Wesleyan convened a task force to identify best practices regarding illegal drug policy, outreach, and prevention. In addition to campus representatives, the task force included alumni and parents with expertise in this area, as well as local and national prevention and policy…

APPLICANTS SET RECORD

At a time when many are decrying the demise of liberal arts colleges, Wesleyan has received its largest application pool ever for the Class of 2020—12,030 students. This record marks a 22 percent increase over the previous year and a 10 percent increase over the former all-time high three years ago for the Class of…

JEWETT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CELEBRATED

On Feb. 26, Wesleyan honored Ellen Jewett ’81, P’17, a former trustee and incoming co-chair of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, for her many years of service to the university with the naming of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) during a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of the center, located on the third floor…

$20 MILLION GOFT RECOGNIZED WITH NAMIING OF BOGER HALL

In late January, President Michael S. Roth ’78 announced a $20 million gift from outgoing Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Joshua ’73, P’06, P’09 and Dr. Amy Boger P’06, P’09 to the university’s THIS IS WHY fundraising campaign. In recognition of the Boger family’s generosity and leadership, the building located at 41 Wyllys Avenue on…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: REFLECTING ON THE PAST TWO YEARS

As my term as chair of the Wesleyan Alumni Association draws to a conclusion, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past two years and all of the wonderful alumni I’ve had an opportunity to meet—both on campus and off. My passion—and the overarching goal of the Alumni Association—has always been to help connect alumni…