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Mencher ’12 Published in New York Times

An essay titled “Romance Crushed” by Marie Mencher ’12, a prospective Spanish major, was published in the July 20 edition of The New York Times.

“He left, I ran up to my room and put the Indigo Girls’ ‘Mystery’ on repeat for the next half-hour, and sobbed. I made awful, croaking, animal noises and screamed into my pillow, but running through my mind were these beautiful simple thoughts like, ‘We were so close.’

An extended excerpt of the essay is online here.

McAlister on What Revolution Sounds Like

Elizabeth McAlister, professor of religion, associate professor of African American studies, associate professor of American Studies, continues her participation in a round table on Haitian culture in The New Yorker, discussing the music of revolution in Haiti and why it is so important within the culture.

Wesleyan Hosts Astronomy Celebration

Extra-solar planets was the theme of StarConn, an all-day convention and astronomy celebration held at Wesleyan on June 4. The event was an outreach effort presented by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford with the help of the university. The event featured lectures and a two-hour observing session with the 20-inch Clark refractor at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory.

Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, was one of the speakers at the event. He is featured in a June 4 Meriden Record Journal article about StarConn. The article is online here.

Rutland: BRIC’s Influence May Be Growing

Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, has an interesting piece in The Moscow Times regarding a strengthening relationship between Brazil, Russia, India and China, or “BRIC.” The four countries represent powerful economies and may be reacting to opportunities presented by the recent decline of U.S. and European economic influence.

Green Street’s AfterSchool Program on Fox News Program

The Green Street Arts Center on Fox 61 News.

The Green Street Arts Center on Fox 61 News.

Fox 61 News featured Green Street’s AfterSchool Program within the segment “Fox Focus” with Susan Christensen. The newscast was broadcast May 18. The piece featured the Green Street students’ and teaching artists’ work. The report is online here.

Posner ’09, Odede ’11 to Build School in Kenya

Kennedy Odede ’11 grew up in Kibera, Kenya’s worst slum, taught himself English and made it to Wesleyan. Now, Odede and Jessica Posner ’09 have received a Projects for Peace Grant and is going back to Kibera to build a school for girls. Odede and Posner were also featured on a show on WNPR’s “Where We Live” that focused on “Responding to Needs in Africa.” Their part starts at roughly the 49 minute mark.