Recently, John Shapiro ’74 and Shonni Silverberg ’76, MD, of New York City made a gift of $3.5 million to transform Wesleyan’s creative writing programs and endow the Writing Center. Their gift, which endows a faculty position to begin in fall ’09, is the latest high-profile expression of support for Wesleyan’s extraordinary Writing Programs.
April 1, Wesleyan welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz to campus as the English Department 2009’s Millet Writing Fellow. He spoke to a characteristically enthusiastic audience in Memorial Chapel and read several selections of his work, which included the short story collection Drown and his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, for which he won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award...
Also in this issue:
Interview with Santi White ’97
Interview with Sonia Mañjon
- Issue 13 featuring A Conversation with President Michael S. Roth ’78
- Issue 12 featuring Remembering Edgar F. Beckham ’58
- Issue 11 featuring Neil Clendeninn ’71: The Multi-Career Man
- Issue 10 featuring Photographing Asia: A Talk With Michael Yamashita ’71
- Issue 9 featuring A Conversation with Aimee Eng ’03
- Issue 8 featuring Why Are All the White Kids Sitting Together in MoCon?
- Issue 7 featuring A Conversation with Michele Pierce ’91
- Issue 6 featuring A Conversation with Miguel Arteta ’89 (down for repairs)
- Issue 5 featuring A Conversation with Sanford Livingston, Jr. ’87
- Issue 4 featuring A Conversation with George Miyake ’52
- Issue 3 featuring A Conversation with Kim Marie Spence ’00
- Issue 2 featuring A Conversation with Joan Morgan ’87
- Issue 1 featuring Interview with Kofi Appenteng ’81, Wesleyan Trustee
About the AOC Newsletter
The Alumni of Color Newsletter was created to provide a forum for alumni of color to share their experiences and accomplishments with each other and to facilitate engagement with the University. The newsletter is produced by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.