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Democracy Demands Passionate Defense, Says Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker

New Yorker Staff Writer Adam Gopnik urged for the defense of democracy and its key pillars during his “To Fix Democracy, Figure Out What’s Broken” lecture on April 9 as part of Wesleyan’s Democracy 2024 initiative.

April 16, 2024

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Jeanine Basinger, Corwin Fuller Professor of Film Studies, Emerita, will receive the Turner Class Movies Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award, which recognizes an “individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic film alive for future generations.” Basinger spoke with The Hollywood Reporter Magazine about her career. “It’s a great honor to be associated in any way with TCM and the late Bob Osborne and to be in the company of [Martin Scorsese]; Leonard [Maltin], who I’ve known since he was a teenager; and Kevin [Brownlow] and Donald [Bogle],” Basinger said. “We all share the wish that classic movies will be shown and studied forever.”


U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Connecticut to highlight Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education‘s partnership with the state Department of Correction, which provides college-level programming for people who are incarcerated at two state correctional facilities, according to WNPR. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont also toured the facilities with Cardona and spoke with incarcerated people “who told him education helps make communities safer and opens doors for people,” the story said. “With great leadership and great educators and leaders at the state level here at the universities, at the community colleges, and in our correctional facilities, I know we can continue to raise the bar,” Cardona said.”

Black Raspberry: An Oral History

Black Raspberry has quickly established itself as a nexus for creativity celebrating the many facets of Black identity and expression on campus. Learn how this all-Black student collective came together and the legacy they are hoping to build.

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