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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Welcome to Wesleyan!

It’s been so much fun this week to watch the campus beginning to fill up. Last night I greeted the new international students, many of whom had endured very long trips made even more arduous by Hurricane Irene. Still, they were in fine spirits, eager to begin their Wes careers, whether they were coming from […]

Yesterday I met with the Cabinet for a day-long retreat to discuss our goals for the year in the context of our strategic plan and the current state of the university within the wider culture and society. Our “retreat” wasn’t one of those junkets for bureaucrats at a fancy facility. We just met for the day […]

I bumped into a Wesleyan student recently who told me about a wonderful website about music at Wes: auralwes.org. It is a terrific compendium of some of the great music being performed on campus. As far as I know, the site is completely independent of the official Wesleyan powers. Hats off to the students who […]

I reviewed “Rebels in Paradise” in yesterday’s Washington Post. I had taken the assignment with real pleasure, having great respect for the vibrancy of the Los Angeles art scene that developed in the 1960s and that continues to generate interesting work today. I spent more than fifteen years in Southern California, the last five of […]