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Hendel ’85: It’s Not Always Depression Offers Guidance on Emotional Health

Hendel ’85: It’s Not Always Depression Offers Guidance on Emotional Health

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ’85, P’18, a licensed psychoanalyst and certified Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) therapist and supervisor, is the author of It’s Not Always Depression (Random House and Penguin UK, 2018). She’ll be speaking at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, at 7 p.m. on March 1, about a psychotherapeutic tool she calls the Change Triangle, a guide…
The Rooks’ Taylor ’12 Releases Single, Collaborates with Dancers

The Rooks’ Taylor ’12 Releases Single, Collaborates with Dancers

Garth Taylor ’12 is branching out. Over the past five years he has witnessed his Wesleyan band, The Rooks, expand beyond raucous campus concerts. Since graduation, they’ve relocated to New York City and to shows at larger and more established venues. His confidence and skills have grown in tandem with his band’s. And now he…
Grateful Dead Lyricist, Internet Rights Advocate John Perry Barlow ’69 Dies

Grateful Dead Lyricist, Internet Rights Advocate John Perry Barlow ’69 Dies

Lyricist for the Grateful Dead and cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow ’69 died Feb. 7, 2018. He was 70. A College of Letters major as an undergraduate, he collaborated with his friend from high school, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, on lyrics for songs that included “Cassidy,” “Mexicali Blues” and “Black-Throated Wind.”…
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Bulletin Board: Susannah Greenblatt '16

Short film La Ciega is the feminist portrait of a 17th century mystic grappling with a surreal vision world slowly overtaking her reality, now on Kickstarter. Writer/Director duo Susannah Greenblatt 16' and Raphael Linden 15' are working on a thirteen-minute live-action film that delves into the vision world of a blind mystic named María Cotanilla, who lived in Spain in the 17th century. An outcast in her small village, María finds in her mystical visions a world of her own—one where she can explore color, desire, divinity, and her own boundless creativity, safe from the repressive eye of her neighbors. Based on a true story.  Read More

Bulletin Board: Seth Peng '14

Hello! I’m writing to let you know that a fellow Wesleyan alum, Kate MacCluggage ’04, will be starring in a lead role in Ithaca, NY at the Kitchen Theatre Company's upcoming performance of Ironbound by playwright Martyna Majok. Ironbound is the story of a 'hard-working Polish immigrant, Darja (MacCluggage), who is done dating cheaters and dreamers. It’s time to look out for herself and the only thing that matters more—her son. Over the course of three relationships, two decades and three presidential administrations, Darja must decide how hard she’s willing to fight for what she loves most. From rising star Martyna Majok comes a portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury - and a liability - when fighting to survive in America. A new play brimming with humor, wit, and a lot of heart.’ The show will run at the Kitchen Theatre Company in downtown Ithaca from January 21 until February 4. For more information on showtimes and tickets visit; I hope that you will be able to make it and introduce yourself to Kate after the show! GO WES! Read More

Bulletin Board: Max Rose '08


In case we never had the chance to meet at Wesleyan, I want to introduce myself. I’m Max Rose, a 2008 graduate and a Democrat running for Congress against New York City's only incumbent Republican Congressman. As a Cardinal, I majored in History, and was involved in WSA.

After graduation and earning a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics, I enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to Afghanistan as an Infantry Officer. During the course of my service, I was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman Badge. I then went on to help Brooklyn's first African American District Attorney build a series of groundbreaking criminal justice reform initiatives as well as helped lead a large healthcare company for the underserved in New York City.

Now I’m running for Congress because I’ve seen how broken our government and politics have become. In Afghanistan, the men and women I served with did the impossible every day because that’s what our country asked of them. I’m fed up with our politicians lacking that same commitment and courage.

Our government used to think big. It used to be on the side of the middle and working class.

That’s the America I fought for and will fight for as a member of Congress. Will you join me and help me win this race with a donation of $25, $50, $75, or $100?

We have a chance to put a stop to all the scandals, broken politics, and policies that crush hardworking Americans.

Together, we can change this country.

Thanks and Go Wes!

Max Read More

Bulletin Board: Charles Huschle '84

Charles Huschle has recently published his first book of short stories, and has exhibited his paintings in two group shows in the Denver and Boulder, CO, area.

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Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2017
Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2017
To walk Wesleyan’s campus is to be surrounded by history that whispers from buildings. Look inside to read about the Presidents who left their mark (or didn’t), the legendary faculty who built Wesleyan’s reputation, the controversies that raged, and the seismic changes in student life since the University was founded in 1831. All these moments, and more, make Wesleyan what it is today.