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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

I read with sadness this morning that the great American poet, Adrienne Rich, died this week at her home in Santa Cruz. She was a brave and ardent writer, a gifted teacher and a powerful voice of conscience. This is no one quite like her in American letters. Coming of age as a poet in […]

Congratulations to Coach John Raba and the men’s lacrosse team for their stirring victory today over a very strong Amherst team, 6-3. This gives the Cardinals the Little Three Crown after a five year drought. The victory was a strong team effort. Teddy Citrin ’12 had three goals (he’s our leading scorer), and Max Landow […]

Thanks, I suppose, to my friends Joshua Boger ’73 and Joe Fins ’82, I joined the board of the Hastings Center last year. At our last meeting, we saw a film that Hastings consulted on with PBS’s NOVA. It has to do with the tremendous advances in genomic science, and the ethical issues that have […]

Creativity Works at Wes

What follows is a book review I published this weekend in The Washington Post of “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” by Jonah Lehrer. For years people have said that Wesleyan is a place for creative students, and recently we have tried to define more specifically how the work on our campus helps students develop their capacities […]

Spring Travels, Vacation Thoughts

Kari and I have been on vacation this first week of Spring Break. We’ve returned to Paris, a city we both lived in when we were in our student years, and in which we have spent extended periods of time in the time since. Although this was not a Wesleyan trip, we spent a few […]

Lacrosse Openers a WOW!!

As most students left campus in the last couple of days to begin March break, the sports teams were busy preparing for their upcoming seasons. The lacrosse teams’ competitions began today with our important Little Three rival Williams. Both Wesleyan teams emerged victorious! The women put on an amazing display here at Smith Field. Kaylin […]

Listening to Wesleyan

This morning as I was preparing my class, I smiled as I heard yet another report on the impact of campaign spending on the primary elections. The ads in this election cycle, the NPR reporter stressed, have been among the most negative we have ever seen. So, why was I smiling? The analysis was based […]

Next week Justice Antonin Scalia will be delivering the Hugo Black Lecture at Wesleyan. It’s been a long time since we’ve welcomed a Supreme Court Justice to Middletown. Justice Harry Blackmun visited the campus in 1993, giving the second lecture in this series. We’ve invited others, but given the busy schedule of the Court, we […]