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WESeminar: Center for Prison Education

Want to hear about Wesleyan’s involvement in prison education and criminal justice reform? Maddie Neufeld ’12 writes in with some, er, arresting information:

Join us for a panel discussion on Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education, featuring members of the initiative’s advisory board. Come hear from leaders in criminal justice reform about Wesleyan’s pioneering work bringing educational opportunity into Connecticut’s prisons. Board members include Majora Carter ’88, MacArthur Genius and environmental activist, Ted Shaw ’76, former NAACP attorney, Greg Berman ’88, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, Katherine Eyster ’10, former CPE volunteer, Russell Perkins ’09, CPE co-founder and Rhodes Scholar, Randy Ezratty P’13, music producer and engineer, Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Mike Lawlor, CT’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, and Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative Director.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Place: Exley 150
Cost: Free!

Russell Perkins ’09 Named a Rhodes Scholar

Congratulations to Russell Perkins ’09, who was awarded a 2010 Rhodes Scholarship. Perkins was the co-founder of the Center for Prison Education at the Cheshire Correctional Institution, and graduated with high honors from the College of Letters.  His senior thesis was “Violence in Adornian Aesthetics and the Art of Anselm Kiefer.”  Perkins is pursuing a B.Phil in philosophy at Oxford.

Wes in the News: Perkins ’09 Awarded 2010 Rhodes Scholarship