Danny Witkin ’13 wants your assorted ’90s memorabilia. This is not a drill. Unfortunately, my sweet “Reelect the First Family in ’96” magnet just misses the cut:
Do you possess some awesome detritus from the Clinton years? The pre-Dubya Bush years? If so, consider this: Sam Barth ’13 is making a movie, DIAL-UP, about the early 1990s. Mr. Barth will sincerely appreciate anything you are willing to lend him until Thanksgiving. He will care for it as if it was a cherished memento of his own childhood. In addition, he might just give your memorabilia its big break.
If you have: awesome posters, toys, action figures, furniture, miscellany, as well as a generous heart, please contact Danny Witkin at dzwitkin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Ah, 1995: the year of the OJ Simpson trial, the fourth busiest hurricane season on record, and my 1st birthday (yeah, I’m a youngster, but I rocked those 90s children’s overalls so hard). More importantly, this week in 1995, Douglas Bennet ’59 was inaugurated as Wesleyan’s fifteenth president.
Bennet is more than just the new name of Fauver (or if you’re anyone who isn’t the class of 2016, the name of the dorm is in fact still Fauver). He has been involved with Wesleyan as a student, a parent, an alumnus, and an administrator.
During his time in the
Oval Not-Very-Oval Office, Bennet had his share of ups and downs. Though he greatly improved several important aspects of university life (like nearly doubling the size of the endowment and overseeing the construction of many buildings on campus), he was criticized by some students for the lack of student involvement in Wesleyan’s decision-making process. Eventually, student dissatisfaction with Bennet culminated in a 250-person sit-in outside his office in 2004.