David Potts ’60 Describes a Period of Change at Wes in New Book

arupc_coeds_1969_002David Potts ’60 has published a long-awaited second volume of Wesleyan history, Wesleyan University, 1910-1970: Academic Ambition and Middle-Class America (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). In an interview in the new issue of the Wesleyan magazine, he describes a time of great change at Wesleyan, culminating in the arrival of women students on campus.

Potts tells the Wesleyan magazine about his motivations for writing the book; the different challenges posed by the second volume compared to the first; Wesleyan’s record of setting trends in higher education; and major institutional changes and figures in the university’s history.