NY Times Discusses Unusual Finale

Peter Applebome of the New York Times sums up the strange, end-of-the-year events and attempts to discuss the character of Wesleyan:

“Students have somewhat mixed feelings. In a brand-name world (and a recession job market), students care about the Wesleyan brand, too, and can do without the more baroque post-hippie notions of life there. On the other hand, some worry that the administration is too intent on creating a watered-down, made-for-the-rankings image.”

Interesting, the first article I’ve read that hasn’t just addressed all these issues in isolation. Check it.

Holly Wood, Alex Rosen and M. Roth cited.

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10 thoughts on “NY Times Discusses Unusual Finale

  1. Anonymous

    Just a side note….Call me biased, but I was surprised that the Times would refer to taiko drumming as ‘manic’, or that they were ‘pounding away like maniacs’. Even if that’s your (wack) interpretation of the style, wouldn’t it be more prudent to stay on the side of cultural sensitivity?

  2. Anonymous

    Just a side note….

    Call me biased, but I was surprised that the Times would refer to taiko drumming as ‘manic’, or that they were ‘pounding away like maniacs’. Even if that’s your (wack) interpretation of the style, wouldn’t it be more prudent to stay on the side of cultural sensitivity?

  3. Anonymous

    Hehe. That writer (Peter Applebome) lives in my town, spoke at Seminar Day at my high school.

  4. Anonymous

    Hehe. That writer (Peter Applebome) lives in my town, spoke at Seminar Day at my high school.

  5. Mad Joy

    I’m impressed – I really enjoyed reading that article, and thought it was very fair and accurately caught the mood on campus. Cool :)

  6. Mad Joy

    I’m impressed – I really enjoyed reading that article, and thought it was very fair and accurately caught the mood on campus. Cool :)

  7. maxliving

    A reasonable, well-tempered view on the events that have transpired lately. Well-done, NYT.

  8. maxliving

    A reasonable, well-tempered view on the events that have transpired lately. Well-done, NYT.

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