From the lovely Kerry Klemmer ’13:
As you may or may not know, this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody.” Whether you know it or not, people around you are struggling with eating disorders. To show your support for NEDAW, you can wear purple and attend one of the events scheduled for this week:
Open Forum Discussion with Tanya Purdy
Anyone who is interested in sharing their thoughts and feelings about eating disorders in a safe and sensitive space is more than welcome!
Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Screening of Dying to be Thin followed by a Q&A with Professor Ruth Striegel
Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Exley 150
Co-Sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi
Although we’re still not entirely sure what the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs does all of the time when ze’s not preparing for scary inspections, we’re thrilled to report that Ruth Striegel, professor of psychology and Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, will assume the position on July 1 after many months of
heated anticipation mild curiosity. According to President Roth, Professor Striegel “embodies the Wesleyan ideal of using liberal learning to make a positive difference in the world,” which sounds solid, and has worked at Mount Holyoke with then-President Joanne V. Creighton, who totally served as acting president of Wesleyan before Doug Bennet ’59 swooped in from the clouds. Additionally, her research focuses primarily on eating and weight disorders, as described in this Wesleyan Connection article.
Anyway. Here’s the announcement email from President Roth:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ruth Striegel, professor of psychology and Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, has agreed to become Wesleyan’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. She will assume this position on July 1, succeeding Rob Rosenthal, who will be returning to the faculty as John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology.