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SHASHA SEMINAR: Jim Shasha '50 P'82 is the endowed sponsor of the annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which supports lifelong learning. Triumph of the Sports Culture was the theme of this year's seminar, held Oct. 26-28 at Wesleyan.

Linda Secord, director of alumni education and university lectures, and Shasha Seminar participant, climbs a rock wall inside the Freeman Athletic Center. In addition to attending five seminars, participants could partake in various fitness opportunities at the gym.
From left, Vanessa Meer '06, Leslie Shasha '82, keynote speaker Frank Deford, Vail Bate, and Jim Shasha '50 P'82 gather for a group photo prior to Deford's address. Meer is Jim Shasha's great-niece, Leslie Shasha is Jim Shasha's daughter and Bate is Shasha's companion. Deford is a contributing senior writer at Sports Illustrated, a commentator for National Public Radio, and a regular correspondent for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett and Nick Russell '08)