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Arrival Day is Here!

I’m heading out to the residence halls to help our first-year students move into their new homes!

Students Begin to Arrive

It’s an exciting time of year, and I’m always enthusiastic (and still a little nervous) for the start of school.

Mayor’s Film Series Continues

Middletown’s Mayor Dan Drew has put together a great little film series at the College of Film and the Moving Image.

Remembering W.E.B. Du Bois

Fifty-two years ago today, on the day before The March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died.

So excited to see the new Center for the Arts program announced this week.

It’s mid-August, and I’m preparing to return to campus after several weeks away. Every week I receive lists of media updates – articles where Wesleyan is mentioned. Here are some thoughts on some that I’ve found particularly striking.

This year the National Endowment for the Humanities announced a new program for public humanities scholars.

Looking Back at the Past Year

In sharing some reflections on the year, I’ll begin with how it ended — with phrases from Commencement still ringing in my head.

Summer @Wesleyan

In some ways the summertime on campus is calm.

One of the most stirring speeches I know was given by Frederick Douglass for Independence Day: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July.”

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