Wesleyan in the news, October 2022


(Updated October 17, 2022)

Robyn Kimberley Autryassociate professor of sociology, explored the meaning of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s name in an article published in Think NBC the 3rd of October. “The importance of this one African name among the 115 others since the establishment of the Court cannot be underestimated. This represents a powerful twist in history that is still unfolding since the first enslaved Angolans arrived on the Virginia coast in 1619,” Autry wrote.

President Roth published a book review, Mutual aid philosophy, inspired by Socrates, which avoids difficult questions, in the Washington Post about The Quest for Character.

Merve Emre, Emeritus Writer in Residencepublished the article, The first person illusion in the New York Review of Books. It is a historical study of the personal essay, which, she writes, “shows it to be the purest expression of the lie that individual subjectivity exists before the social formations that gave rise to it. “.

Noah Hutton ’09 was featured in the New Yorker article, The lure of scientific heroism about his documentary Siliconwhich follows the creation of a simulated brain.

Michael Bennett ’87 senator from Colorado, was the subject of an article in The New Republic about his re-election campaign in light of the drafting of the expanded child tax credit legislation, which “has lifted millions of children out of poverty.”

Gary Yoheprofessor of economics and environmental studies wrote an op-ed in The Hill, Antarctica’s melting glaciers are not a false alarm.

Leandre Dauphin ’99 was appointed by Governor Lamont to Chair the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, which is the judicial appointing body for superior, appellate, and supreme courts.

Peter Rutlandprofessor of government and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies was featured in a Newsweek article, Vladimir Putin has more friends than you thinkabout his article for the geopolitical network PONARS Eurasia, to be published next week.

Balazs Zelityassistant professor of economics was quoted in the Hartford Business Journal on the US Navy’s $112 billion submarine fleet being built in Connecticut at the General Dynamics Electric Boat campus in Groton, and the effects on surrounding communities.

Jason Kim ’94 was named in the Austin’s Top 25 Health Tech Leaders for 2022. He is President and Chief Operating Officer of Molecular Templates, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.

Logan DanceyAssociate Professor of Government was interviewed by the CT Examiner about the new poll showing the tightening race between gubernatorial and senate candidates in Connecticut.

Margot Weissprofessor of American studies and anthropology, was quoted in the BeautyMatter article Let’s Talk Sex: Hims & Hers Debunk Sex Myths. “It’s a more fluid time than that mythical past where there were only hard-line normatives and radical outcasts,” she was quoted in her analysis.

Buck Quijadaassociate professor of religion, had an article published in Religion News which claimed that “”Animism recognizes the power of animals, places and plants over humans.”

wesleyan is in partnership with the National Laboratory for Equity in Education to expand high school math programs for historically underserved communities as well as 10 other universities, including HBCUs and the Ivy League.

Elijah Joshua Pajarillaga ’25 won an award for their film “Steps on the Shore.” The film was named Best Made in the Marianas at the 2022 Guam International Film Festival (GIFF). He wrote, directed and acted in the film.

wesleyan Chapter of the American Association of University Teachers was revived, after 30 years.

Christine Andersona former Wesleyan playwriting teacher, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Annual Horton Foote Award for her play, the ripple, the wave that brought me home. She will receive a $50,000 prize at an award ceremony on October 24.

Caitlin Meister ’01was interviewed on The Greer Meister Groupa private New York-based educational counseling and tutoring practice, and how they navigated COVID.

Will Fracker ’14 “The genre is dead, long live the genre: what is “performativity”? was recently reposted on Britannica.com in The Forum column, Creative Commons.

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