Wilson's Days: The Life and Legacy of Joseph C. Wilson

Meliora is the motto of the University of Rochester, and translates from the Latin as "ever better." The form in Latin has an imperative quality—an exhortation to do better and to be better.

Perhaps no individual has embodied the concept of Meliora more fully than Joseph C. Wilson--alumnus of the class of 1931, Trustee, community leader, and business leader.

Since 1972, Wilson Day has been an exhortation — to students, faculty, and staff — to remember the life of Joseph C. Wilson and to honor his example to make the world “ever better” by engaging in the life of our community.

This website explores Wilson's life and legacy through photographs, correspondence, speeches, and audio and videorecordings.