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John M. Shapiro ’74 and Shonni J. Silverberg ’76, MD, of New York City, have made a gift of $3.5 million to transform the teaching of writing at Wesleyan and endow the Shapiro Creative Writing Center.   “During my years at Wesleyan I aspired to be a writer,” said Shapiro. “Unfortunately, I wa…
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In November, when the first round of early decision applications concluded, the Wesleyan admission staff saw that applications were up 34 percent from the previous year. The staff maintained cautious enthusiasm.   …
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BY LYNDSEY LAYTON ’86 After a key Senate vote in early February on the economic stimulus package, Michael Bennet ’87 stepped into the cloakroom off the Senate floor, took out his cell phone, and dialed his father. Doug…
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Almost Human

BY KAREN GUZMAN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL BURKHART AND STEVEN JACARUSO The era of Hollywood’s fevered imagination has finally arrived. The computers are taking over. Machines, robots, artificial intelligence agents, whateve…
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