Campus News & Events

Tucker Comments on Victorian Pseudoscience, Romance

The pseudoscientific myths about love and sexuality that abounded in the Victorian era, many of which seem “cruel and oppressive” by today’s standards, could also offer women relief from the era’s “rigid gender politics,” according to Associate Professor of History Jennifer Tucker, who comments on the topic for a Broadly article. For much of the 19th century,…

Cardinals Win Historic Little Three Titles in Men’s Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football

The men's hockey team defeated Amherst 3-0 on Dec. 2, 2016 and claimed the Little Three title on Feb. 17. (Photo by Jonas Powell '18)

For the first time in the history of Wesleyan athletics, the football, men’s basketball and most recently, men’s ice hockey team, won the Little Three title in the same academic year. The “Little Three” schools — Wesleyan, Amherst and Williams — first formally banded together in 1899 as the Triangular League. Since 1910, the teams have annually competed…

Cohan Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Frederick Cohan, professor of biology, professor of environmental studies, has recently been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Set to be inducted during the 42nd Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 22, 2017, Cohan will join 23 others as “Connecticut’s leading experts in science, technology, and engineering,” and the academy’s newest…

Gaudon Remembered for Scholarly Research on Victor Hugo

Sheila Gaudon, professor of romance languages and literatures, emerita, died on Feb. 19 at the age of 83. Born in Liverpool, England, Gaudon received a BA from Manchester University, and a “Docteur de l’Université des Sciences humaines de Strasbourg.” She joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1970 and taught French literature courses in the Romance Languages…

Researchers’ Paper Selected as “Editor’s Choice” by American Chemical Society

Three faculty and one graduate student co-authored a paper titled “Statistical Coupling Analysis combined with all-atom Molecular Simulation Postulates Dynamical Allosterism in the MutS DNA Mismatch Repair Protein,” published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry – Biophysics, published by The American Chemical Society. The authors include David Beveridge, the Joshua Boger University Professor of the…

Wesleyan to Share Student Stories Through Merit

Wesleyan has just partnered with Merit, an online service that helps colleges and universities celebrate and share students’ accomplishments. More than 300 institutions now use Merit, including many of our peers. Each student will have a Merit page, a verified professional profile that outlines their accomplishments at Wesleyan—from research and academic awards to study abroad,…