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Latino USA’s Bishop ’07 on ‘Borderworld’ Latino USA’s Bishop ’07 on ‘Borderworld’

Sep 01, 2015

Peabody Award-winning producer Marlon Bishop '07 was interviewed by HuffPo Live about his work on "Borderland," an episode for Latino USA about perspectives on immigrants in Arizona/Mexico.

Lexton ’08, 2015 Echoing Green Fellow Lexton ’08, 2015 Echoing Green Fellow

Aug 19, 2015

Jordyn Lexton ’08 is the latest in a long line of alumni to win an Echoing Green Fellowship, with seed funding for Drive Change, a food truck enterprise for formerly incarcerated youth. Here's a list of past fellows and more about Jordyn's work.  #THISISWHY

Le1f ’11 set to release debut album, Riot Boi Le1f ’11 set to release debut album, Riot Boi

Aug 18, 2015

"I still want to make Rich Homie Quan and Beyoncé songs...I just want them to be about other issues." Le1f (Khalif Diouf ’11) discusses the sonic and political motivations behind his debut album.

An interview with Slope founder Daniel Bloom ’10 An interview with Slope founder Daniel Bloom ’10

Aug 04, 2015

Slope co-founder Daniel Bloom '10 talks with Wesconnect about studying history, video marketing, and entrepreneurship. #THISISWHY

Storytelling: Annie Paladino ’09 and Miriam Krent ’09 Storytelling: Annie Paladino ’09 and Miriam Krent ’09

Jul 21, 2015

"...so, Miriam was underneath the stage." Annie Paladino '09 and Miriam Krent '09 recall the start of their friendship as part of the Wesleyan Storytelling Project.

Marron ’10 and the lack of diversity in film Marron ’10 and the lack of diversity in film

Jul 21, 2015

Actor and playwright Dylan Marron ’10 creates the popular YouTube Series "Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color," a project that highlights Hollywood's lack of diversity.

Film by Stotter ’13 awarded Best Documentary Film by Stotter ’13 awarded Best Documentary

Jul 21, 2015

Marisa Stotter '13 has exciting news: She Makes Comics, her first film, won Best Documentary at "arguably the mecca for comic book fans"—Comic-Con 2015.

An interview with the makers of GTFO the Movie An interview with the makers of GTFO the Movie

Jun 10, 2015

Wesconnect caught up with director Shannon Sun-Higginson 10 and editor Ian Park 11 about GTFO The Movie, a documentary on the normalization of misogyny in gaming.

Solow ’12, the Joan Jett of sex educators Solow ’12, the Joan Jett of sex educators

Jun 08, 2015

Meet one of NPR's '50 Great Teachers,' the "Joan Jett of sex educators," Lena Solow '12.

Congradulations! Congradulations!

May 25, 2015

Wesleyan awarded 799 BA, 29 MA, 35 MALS and 16 PhD degrees at its 183rd Commencement ceremony on Sunday. 

Senior voices of Class of 2015 Senior voices of Class of 2015

May 23, 2015

Jenna Starr '15, Jasmine Masand '15, and Camille Casareno '15 spoke as part of the "Senior Voices" program on May 23. 

Alumni return to campus for WesFest Alumni return to campus for WesFest

Apr 28, 2015

Alumni from across disciplines, including music video directors, journalists, and artists, visited campus for WesFest recently. #THISISWHY

A message from Syed Ali '13 A message from Syed Ali '13

Apr 24, 2015

Wesconnect interviews Syed Ali '13, a former student representative to the Board of Trustees, about the alumni-trustee elections that are currently underway.

Roving Reporter: Wesleyan Places Roving Reporter: Wesleyan Places

Apr 14, 2015

What is your favorite place on campus? A Wesconnect roving reporter gets some answers.

Young Global Leaders Young Global Leaders

Mar 31, 2015

Three alumni have been recognized as "Young Global Leaders" by the World Economic Forum. #THISISWHY

Get Better Boss Get Better Boss

Mar 30, 2015

Henry Kaplan ’10 collaborated with Houang ’10, Gordon ’10, Essoyan ’07, Binswanger ’10 and Kuwahara ’09 to create a short film about an aging gangland boss battling through his final days.

South by South Wes? South by South Wes?

Mar 25, 2015

SXSW 2015: South by South Wes. What were alumni up to in Austin this March?

Abrams ’12: From warming to war Abrams ’12: From warming to war

Mar 17, 2015

Lindsay Abrams '12, staff writer at Salon, covers a new study exploring climate change as a possible contributor to the 2011 Syrian uprising.

Best ’14 releases new album with other Cardinals Best ’14 releases new album with other Cardinals

Mar 10, 2015

Jess Best '14 talks with Wesconnect about her new album, which features a veritable college of Cardinals: Berman ’14, Mondschein ’12, Russo ’11, Frank ’15, Crimm ’16, Potters ’12, and many others (seriously).

Hicks PhD’05 speaks on campus Hicks PhD’05 speaks on campus

Mar 09, 2015

Latorya Hicks PhD'05, who was the first female student of color to receive a doctorate in the sciences at Wes, recently returned to speak with students from under-represented backgrounds. #THISISWHY

Wes-Side Story Wes-Side Story

Feb 13, 2015

Cardinal Couples, Wes Valentines, our very own Wes-Side Story: w​e present a Storytelling playlist, a photo gallery, a Wesleying article, and a Magazine article.

Mehta ’14 talks pastries and psychology Mehta ’14 talks pastries and psychology

Jan 28, 2015

Rehan Mehta ’14 starts his first job out of college at Momofuku in New York. He talks with Wesconnect about the connection between psychology and pastries. #THISISWHY

Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus

Dec 16, 2014

A formidable number of Wes alumni—Urbina ’13, Valenti ’12, Sherr-Ziarko ’11, Swee ’12, and Rodi ’12—join forces to create Wolf 359, an extraterrestrial podcast. #THISISWHY

Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter

Dec 10, 2014

#BlackLivesMatter: Wesleyan students marched on Main Street on Monday afternoon. Lindsay Keys '11 made a short film on the New York City protests. 

Stolz ’05 examines obsessive role of social media Stolz ’05 examines obsessive role of social media

Dec 02, 2014

Former America's Next Top Model contestant and Bank of America director Kim Stolz '05 examines her relationship with social media in Unfriending My Ex and Other Things I’ll Never Do. #THISISWHY

James ’14 published by Wesleyan University Press James ’14 published by Wesleyan University Press

Nov 19, 2014

Oliver James '14 talks with us about his book A Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan which has been reprinted by the Wesleyan University Press. It was first printed by the student-run Stethoscope Press.

Lee ’12 blends art and science Lee ’12 blends art and science

Nov 18, 2014

Korean-American Artist Timothy Hyunsoo Lee ’12 is making waves in the art world with his neuroscience-inspired watercolors and sculptures. #THISISWHY

Word ’08 and The Borneo Project Word ’08 and The Borneo Project

Nov 04, 2014

As director of The Borneo Project, Jettie Word '08 is increasing awareness and fighting to protect the Southeast Asian rainforest from environmental destruction.

Bissell ’05 animates MLK’s Dream Bissell ’05 animates MLK’s Dream

Oct 21, 2014

Watch "Freedom's Ring," a multimedia experience of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech, created by Evan Bissell '05. First published on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. #THISISWHY

Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16 Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16

Oct 21, 2014

"Whenever I go to the Freeman Athletic Center I always see your photo up on the wall." Ellen Paik ’16 talks with father Sam Paik ’90 about their shared Wesleyan experience.

Yoshida ’13 wins Regional Emmy with team Yoshida ’13 wins Regional Emmy with team

Oct 15, 2014

Michael Yoshida '13 won a Regional Emmy with his WDAZ team for their coverage of "The Search for Anthony." #THISISWHY

Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13 Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13

Oct 14, 2014

Julia Mark ’13 reflects with her father Charlie Mark P’13 on generations of students living on campus and calling its buildings home.

Larkan ’05 develops revolutionary educational model for South Africa Larkan ’05 develops revolutionary educational model for South Africa

Oct 08, 2014

Angela Larkan '05, whose non-profit evolved from her Wesleyan thesis, fosters educational programs for orphans of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. #THISISWHY

Adam Barton ’04 and the brilliant banality of everyday tasks Adam Barton ’04 and the brilliant banality of everyday tasks

Oct 07, 2014

How do you light a match? In Going Deep with David Rees, producer and lead editor Adam Barton '04 documents the brilliant banality of everyday tasks. #THISISWHY

Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream

Sep 30, 2014

Writer, actor and New York Neo Futurist Dylan Marron '10 recently starred in a TD Bank commercial. #THISISWHY

Words with Gauvey-Kern ’11 on debut EP, style and Wes music Words with Gauvey-Kern ’11 on debut EP, style and Wes music

Sep 24, 2014

Elizabeth Hunter Gauvey-Kern ’11 talks with Lily Baggott '15 about "somewhere between Motown and Norah Jones," the NYC music scene, and her professors at Wesleyan. #THISISWHY

Access journals as an alumna/alumnus Access journals as an alumna/alumnus

Sep 22, 2014

University Relations has partnered with the Wesleyan Library to make limited JSTOR access available through Wesconnect to all alumni.

Hsu ’10 confines light Hsu ’10 confines light

Sep 17, 2014

Light may be a slippery fellow, but Harvard PhD candidate Chia Wei (Wade) Hsu '10 has found a way to confine it. #THISISWHY

Paul Hanakata '14, finalist for the Apker Award Paul Hanakata '14, finalist for the Apker Award

Sep 10, 2014

Paul Hanakata '14 has been named a finalist for the American Physical Society's Apker Award for his undergraduate thesis. #THISISWHY

Wilson ’04 confronts issues of privilege in lacrosse Wilson ’04 confronts issues of privilege in lacrosse

Sep 09, 2014

For the lacrosse community to say privilege doesn't exist is folly, says Connor Wilson '04.

Gideon ’04 and his new art form of video operas Gideon ’04 and his new art form of video operas

Aug 20, 2014

Video artist and composer Alexis Gideon '04 created a new art form: the stop-action video opera.

Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 investigates a devastating coral disease Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 investigates a devastating coral disease

Aug 12, 2014

Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 crowdfunded a scientific investigation into white-band disease, which is killing coral in the Caribbean. #THISISWHY

Ruder ’05, Simons ’09 experiment with song form in “Osoitos” Ruder ’05, Simons ’09 experiment with song form in “Osoitos”

Aug 06, 2014

Cardinal collaborate: musical partners in crime Dave Ruder '05 and Aliza Simons '09 experiment with song form in the "new textures" of their second album.

Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11 Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11

Aug 05, 2014

“You must be comfortable with delayed gratification!” Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11 talks about her research in genetics at Harvard, her NSF fellowship, and the importance of pragmatism in research. #THISISWHY

Danaparamita ’13 works on Dalip Singh Saund documentary Danaparamita ’13 works on Dalip Singh Saund documentary

Jul 23, 2014

Aria (Mita) Danaparamita '13 furthers her academic interests in immigrant politics and postcolonial theory with a film on Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Congress. #THISISWHY

Eichengreen ’13 and Fineis ’13 foster microcredit in Uganda Eichengreen ’13 and Fineis ’13 foster microcredit in Uganda

Jul 16, 2014

Jacob Eichengreen '13 and Frank Fineis '13 translate the intellectual work of a thesis into reality with Bloom Financial, a microcredit startup for peer-to-peer lending in Uganda. #THISISWHY

Guilkey ’10 documents the inhumanity of solitary confinement Guilkey ’10 documents the inhumanity of solitary confinement

Jul 16, 2014

Protesting indefinite solitary confinement, humanizing the prisoner: Lucas Guilkey ’10 films documentary on prisoner hunger strikes in California. #THISISWHY

Rich ’06: It is time again for the Quidditch World Cup Rich ’06: It is time again for the Quidditch World Cup

Jul 15, 2014

Are you sure you're not talking about the Quidditch World Cup? Katey Rich '06 reports on J.K. Rowling's update about Harry Potter and friends.

Parish ’06 releases debut novel “Down the Shore” Parish ’06 releases debut novel “Down the Shore”

Jun 24, 2014

Down the Shore is a debut novel by Stan Parish '06.  Read the reviews and learn about the Wesconnection with Alexander Chee '89 and Allison Lorentzen '03.

Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?” Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?”

Jun 24, 2014

Rachel Fox '14 launches a national conversation about sizeism, discrimination and STEM.

GOLD: Welcome, Class of 2014! GOLD: Welcome, Class of 2014!

Jun 24, 2014

All 733 graduating seniors of the Class of 2014 are now part of GOLD, Graduates of the Last Decade. Congratulations!

Smith ’12 advises high school students in hometown Memphis Smith ’12 advises high school students in hometown Memphis

Jun 17, 2014

Setting the next generation up for success: AhDream Smith '12 counsels high school students in her hometown, Memphis.

Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity

Jun 17, 2014

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, new Weidenfeld scholar Jourdan Hussein '11 talks about his future at Oxford, his favorite classes and multicultural memories of Wesleyan. #THISISWHY

Belichick ’07 appointed head coach of women’s lacrosse Belichick ’07 appointed head coach of women’s lacrosse

Jun 09, 2014

Mike Whalen '83 appoints Amanda Belichick '07 as the head coach of women's lacrosse - leaving no doubt that "there is a bright future for the women's lacrosse team at Wesleyan."

Four Class of ’14 theses featured in Huffington Post Four Class of ’14 theses featured in Huffington Post

Jun 02, 2014

The Huffington Post featured several Wesleyan theses by our newest alumni, including "How Disability is Represented in Theater" by Emma MacLean '14. #THISISWHY

Access2Wes is happening June 15-20 Access2Wes is happening June 15-20

May 30, 2014

Programs like Posse, QuestBridge, Prep for Prep, the Freeman Asian Scholars and A Better Chance help Wes provide access to students from under-served communities and first-generation scholars.

Photos: GOLD Parties 2014 Photos: GOLD Parties 2014

Apr 09, 2014

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) gathered at parties in 13 cities around the world on April 3, to close GOLD Giving Month.

Volgenau ’08, a stowaway? Volgenau ’08, a stowaway?

Apr 07, 2014

Help a Stowaway on board! Tom Volgenau '08 attempts to spend the summer aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Storytelling: Xiomara Lorenzo ’05 (clip) Storytelling: Xiomara Lorenzo ’05 (clip)

Apr 01, 2014

"Still feels like a rare breed - the Wesleyan MBA," says Xiomara Lorenzo, commenting on the transition from Wesleyan into the workforce.

Rich ’06: Movies continue to leave women out Rich ’06: Movies continue to leave women out

Mar 31, 2014

While there are more women in TV than ever, movies continue to leave women out, Katey Rich '06 finds.

Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 to host climate change conference at Wes Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 to host climate change conference at Wes

Mar 24, 2014

The Plan’s Evan Weber ’13 and Matthew Lichtash ’13 will return to campus for Climate Justice Conference of Solutions on April 12. #THISISWHY

Welch MA’01, Cady MA’01, Siegel MA’05 push the envelope Welch MA’01, Cady MA’01, Siegel MA’05 push the envelope

Mar 12, 2014

Composers Matthew Welch MA'01, Jason Cady MA'01 and Aaron Siegel MA'05 explore "what opera means" through their contemporary-music group Experiments in Opera. #THISISWHY

Bear Hands’ Dylan Rau ’07 talks dark subject matter, surreal vindication of hard work Bear Hands’ Dylan Rau ’07 talks dark subject matter, surreal vindication of hard work

Mar 11, 2014

Dylan Rau ’07 talks about how his band Bear Hands “haven’t figured out a way to exorcise demons yet” in this interview with the Village Voice.

Ryerson ’10 connects prisoners with their families Ryerson ’10 connects prisoners with their families

Feb 26, 2014

In this interview with Wesconnect, Sylvia Ryerson '09 talks about her radio segment "Calls from Home" and the importance of connecting people in prison with their families. #THISISWHY

Fitzgerald ’09, Pavlacky ’08 change art landscape Fitzgerald ’09, Pavlacky ’08 change art landscape

Feb 25, 2014

Travis Fitzgerald '09 and Josh Pavlacky '08 founded "American Medium," a tech/digital art gallery in Brooklyn. #THISISWHY

Kaplan ’07 mesmerizes with still life with a shelf life Kaplan ’07 mesmerizes with still life with a shelf life

Feb 24, 2014

Sam Kaplan '07 discusses the excitement of working with food, his mesmerizing patterns and how Wesleyan prepared him for a career in photography - through sculpture.

Stotter ’13, Meaney ’07 talk women in comics Stotter ’13, Meaney ’07 talk women in comics

Feb 19, 2014

In this interview with Wesconnect, Marisa Stotter '13 and Patrick Meaney '07 talk about their unexpected collaboration on the documentary "She Makes Comics." #THISISWHY

241 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since 1961 241 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since 1961

Feb 10, 2014

Baker Woods '09, Sherry Sybertz '10 and Carol Lindsay '68 comment on their experiences as Wesleyan makes the list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges, with 12 alumni currently serving. #THISISWHY

Marisa '13 and Patrick 07: She Makes Comics Marisa '13 and Patrick 07: She Makes Comics

Feb 06, 2014

Marisa Stotter '13 and Patrick Meaney '07 on Kickstarter: "A documentary film about the untold history of women in comic books, celebrating female creators and fans alike." Deadline: Mar. 7, 2014.

Dinner with SWAG Dinner with SWAG

Feb 05, 2014

“Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift” members Paulette Campo '14, Jimmy Hill '14, Molly Stern '14 join the Wesleyan Fund for a Senior Class Reception on Feb. 27. Learn more…

An Interview with Professor William Herbst An Interview with Professor William Herbst

Jan 21, 2014

Wesconnect interviews William Herbst, recipient of the 2003 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, on his motivations, research and pivotal moments in teaching. 

ENGAGE: Evan Okun '13 to moderate inner-city violence prevention panel ENGAGE: Evan Okun '13 to moderate inner-city violence prevention panel

Jan 21, 2014

The on-campus panel will provide an inside look at the epidemic and possible solutions on Feb. 8. Plan ahead

Weinstein ’02 to perform in live film Weinstein ’02 to perform in live film

Jan 21, 2014

Jessica Weinstein '02, as part of Anonymous Ensemble, will perform in "I Land," a live film "drawn from the lives and imagination" of the audience, through Jan. 31-Feb. 9 in NYC.

Francesca Jones ’12 talks clean tech, Indian startup Francesca Jones ’12 talks clean tech, Indian startup

Jan 15, 2014

Francesca Jones '12, chief marketing officer of Greenway Grameen, talks about the company's work in clean technology in this video. #THISISWHY

Katherine Kitfield Bascom ’10, an aerialist in New York Katherine Kitfield Bascom ’10, an aerialist in New York

Jan 14, 2014

This fall, Katherine Kitfield Bascom '10 will be a featured aerialist in "ONE," a groundbreaking project in New York.

Kennedy Odede ’12 on terrorism’s fertile ground Kennedy Odede ’12 on terrorism’s fertile ground

Jan 13, 2014

Kennedy Odede '12 discusses the psyche of poverty and how to win the war on terror in this op-ed for the New York Times. #THISISWHY

Laurenellen McCann ’09 is a world-changer Laurenellen McCann ’09 is a world-changer

Dec 18, 2013

Laurenellen McCann '09 was recognized for her work on public commons advocacy by TIME in its "30 under 30 changing the world" list. #THISISWHY

Battelle ’11 on being the Picasso of Snapchat Battelle ’11 on being the Picasso of Snapchat

Dec 17, 2013

Dasha Battelle '11 is receiving media attention for her creative use of the messaging app.

Q&A with Arnow ’08 on ‘i hate myself :)’ Q&A with Arnow ’08 on ‘i hate myself :)’

Dec 16, 2013

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, Joanna Arnow discusses her personal documentary, the private aspects of relationships, and streakers at MoCon.

Marcus ’13 wins prize for physics research Marcus ’13 wins prize for physics research

Dec 03, 2013

Guy Geyer Marcus '13 received the APS Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate research. #THISISWHY

Sam Korda ’13: My Gay Roommate Sam Korda ’13: My Gay Roommate

Nov 30, 2013

Sam Korda ’13 on Facebook: “I’m making a web series with my best friend from high school. We've got just over a week left on our Kickstarter.” Funding deadline: Dec. 4, 2013.

Gavin Bodkin ’09: Blu2Green on Indiegogo Gavin Bodkin ’09: Blu2Green on Indiegogo

Nov 23, 2013

“Sustainable products by people with disabilities. Help us raise money to pay for a work space, hire designers, set up transportation logistics and build our company programs.” Funding deadline: Jan. 3, 2014.

Bleeker ’07 a disruptor Bleeker ’07 a disruptor

Nov 20, 2013

Andrew Bleeker '07 was named a top 50 influencer by Campaigns and Elections, specifically, a "disruptor." #THISISWHY

Belichick ’07: ready to be compared Belichick ’07: ready to be compared

Nov 20, 2013

Amanda Belichick '07 discusses her relationship with her father, team work and lacrosse in this video profile by ESPN's Rick Reilly. #THISISWHY

Schonfeld ’13 on struggling Wal-Mart workers Schonfeld ’13 on struggling Wal-Mart workers

Nov 19, 2013

Zach Schonfeld '13 covers Wal-Mart's food drive for its own struggling workers. 

Avery Trufelman '13: 99% Invisible Avery Trufelman '13: 99% Invisible

Nov 19, 2013

Avery Trufelman ’13 on Kickstarter: Support 99% Invisible, a podcast about design, architecture and the 99% Invisible activity that shapes our world. Funding deadline: Nov. 22, 2013.

Goldblatt ’05 shows us how Wasson ’03 became Fosse Goldblatt ’05 shows us how Wasson ’03 became Fosse

Nov 12, 2013

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, Max Goldblatt '05 discusses comedic shorthand, absorbing Fosse's style and leaving shoe-prints on the ceiling. #THISISWHY

Josh Margolin ’11: ‘New Partner’ Josh Margolin ’11: ‘New Partner’

Nov 10, 2013

Josh Margolin ’11, co-creator of Boychicks, launched a new project on Indiegogo: “NEW PARTNER: Web series about a young hotshot cop… who keeps getting his partners killed.” Funding deadline: Dec. 20, 2013.

Photos: Post-Bloomberg New York Photos: Post-Bloomberg New York

Nov 06, 2013

On Oct. 29, 150 cardinals gathered at the NYU Wagner School for this panel and networking event hosted by WAPPS and the Patricelli Center.

Ari King '09: Off Campus Radio Show and Podcast Ari King '09: Off Campus Radio Show and Podcast

Nov 04, 2013

Ari King '09 on Kickstarter: "A radio show and podcast about tackling college, graduation, and whatever you thought (or hoped) would come next." Funding deadline: Dec. 4, 2013.

Ingber ’03 helps the Twitter illiterate Ingber ’03 helps the Twitter illiterate

Nov 04, 2013

Hanna Ingber '03 helps you master the @BCs of Twitter, in this article that made it to the top of the Times' Most Emailed list.

LUA from DeFranco ’10, Bronner ’10, Krigsfeld ’10 to go public LUA from DeFranco ’10, Bronner ’10, Krigsfeld ’10 to go public

Oct 25, 2013

The app, created by Michael DeFranco ’10, Eli Bronner ’10 and Jason Krigsfeld ’10, is designed to streamline communication in mobile workforces.

Sienkiewicz ’03 edits book on SNL and American TV Sienkiewicz ’03 edits book on SNL and American TV

Oct 23, 2013

In this interview with Wesconnect, Matt discusses using SNL as a single lens to study the transformations of the past forty years and how time has romanticized the schweddy WestCo cafe for him. #THISISWHY

Weber ’13,  Lichtash ’13 work on the Plan Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 work on the Plan

Oct 22, 2013

Evan Weber '13 and Matt Lichtash '13 are working on a plan to solve one of our age's great crises: climate change. 

"Shrinking Women" by Lily Myers '15 goes viral

Oct 22, 2013

"I have been taught accommodation." Watch on Upworthy

Belichick ’07 finds her life’s work Belichick ’07 finds her life’s work

Oct 18, 2013

Amanda Belichick '07 never imagined she'd follow her father into the coaching profession. 

Morrison ’07 works on political documentary series Morrison ’07 works on political documentary series

Oct 08, 2013

Jeni Morrison '07 edited and assisted on "How Democracy Works Now," a series premiering at the New York Film Festival this week.

Evan Weber ’13 and Matt Lichtash ’13: The Plan on Indiegogo Evan Weber ’13 and Matt Lichtash ’13: The Plan on Indiegogo

Oct 08, 2013

“How the U.S. can help stabilize the climate and create a clean energy future. Elevate the national conversation around climate change and promote real clean energy solutions.” Funding deadline: Nov. 17, 2013.

Goldblatt ’05 sings Outdoor Miner Goldblatt ’05 sings Outdoor Miner

Oct 04, 2013

Max Goldblatt '05 fronts in a band, performing the song by Wire.

Glatt ’91, Bickerton ’08 discuss legality of unpaid gigs Glatt ’91, Bickerton ’08 discuss legality of unpaid gigs

Oct 02, 2013

On PBS Newshour, Eric Glatt and Lucy Bickerton explain why they brought suit against their former employers.

MacCluggage ’04: very busy, not superstitious MacCluggage ’04: very busy, not superstitious

Sep 30, 2013

Kate MacCluggage '04 discusses acting in two plays at once: "La Dispute" and "Macbeth."

Shane ’05, Wilson ’05 direct film on late abortions Shane ’05, Wilson ’05 direct film on late abortions

Sep 24, 2013

The debut directors bring you 'After Tiller,' a film on the last third-trimester abortion doctors in the U.S. #THISISWHY

Levine ’08 on breakup texting Levine ’08 on breakup texting

Sep 16, 2013

Jake Levine '08, creator of the app Breakup Text, discusses working in the tech industry with Wesleying.

Rosen ’11: When God Happens Rosen ’11: When God Happens

Sep 12, 2013

Spoken-word poet Mike Rosen '11 describes his first-hand experience of 9/11 and the years after.

Jordan Fish ’06 writes and directs MGMT album trailer Jordan Fish ’06 writes and directs MGMT album trailer

Sep 11, 2013

Jordan Fish on pushing creative boundaries, working through the lean years, and how interesting things get made. #THISISWHY

Schonfeld ’13 on Teach for America resistance Schonfeld ’13 on Teach for America resistance

Sep 05, 2013

Zach Schonfeld '13 examines the growing resistance from alumni and corps member in this piece for the Atlantic Wire.

Boychicks Margolin  ’11, Silver ’12 compete in comedy Boychicks Margolin ’11, Silver ’12 compete in comedy

Aug 27, 2013

The web series "boychicks" has been selected to compete in the Independent Television and Film Festival.

Ayesha Hoda ’08: Justice by the Pen on Indiegogo Ayesha Hoda ’08: Justice by the Pen on Indiegogo

Aug 19, 2013

“Justice by the Pen(JBP) is a movement aimed at activating communities towards self-determination by engaging youth in social justice and community activism.” Funding deadline: Oct. 18, 2013.

Dylan Marron ’10: ‘Whatever this is.’ Dylan Marron ’10: ‘Whatever this is.’

Aug 05, 2013

Marron ’10 shares his most recent post-grad project, playing the role of Ari in a Kickstarter-funded indie TV show, with Wesleying. Read more

Ferm ’12 on Speedy Ortiz and success Ferm ’12 on Speedy Ortiz and success

Jul 31, 2013

Darl Ferm '12 discusses his band's recent exposure with Wesleying.

Heller ’04 and Ed Bacon Heller ’04 and Ed Bacon

Jul 19, 2013

Greg Heller '04 has written the first biography of the design visionary Edmund Bacon.

MINDS over matter: Appasani ’12 MINDS over matter: Appasani ’12

Jul 18, 2013

Raghu Appasani '12 was featured in the Boston Globe for his efforts to promote mental health awareness in India.

Sasamoto ’04 in Kool-Aid Wino Sasamoto ’04 in Kool-Aid Wino

Jul 15, 2013

Aki Sasamoto '04 will be featured in "Kool-Aid Wino," a group exhibition in Stamford, CT, and will perform at the public reception on Jul 20. #THISISWHY

Odede ’12: Mandela saved my life Odede ’12: Mandela saved my life

Jul 09, 2013

Kennedy Odede '12 shares his personal connection with Nelson Mandela. #THISISWHY

Toni Craige ’09 wins fellowship for sustainability Toni Craige ’09 wins fellowship for sustainability

Jul 03, 2013

Toni Craige '09 was awarded the SustainUS Lead Now Fellowship for her work as co-founder of Sustainable Cycles.

Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13 Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13

Jun 19, 2013

Guy discusses Paul traps, antimatter, entangled states and the conference as an equalizer.

Jordyn Lexton '08: Food truck for social justice on Indiegogo Jordyn Lexton '08: Food truck for social justice on Indiegogo

Jun 06, 2013

“Help us build a food truck that will train, hire and empower young people coming out of jail/prison. Serving delicious food with a side of social justice.” Funding deadline: Jul. 16, 2013.

Nussenbaum ’12: move where you can matter Nussenbaum ’12: move where you can matter

Mar 28, 2013

Max Nussenbaum '12 reflects on his move to Detroit as a Venture for America fellow.

Firestone ’09 and father host “New York’s Most Puntastic Competition” Firestone ’09 and father host “New York’s Most Puntastic Competition”

Mar 27, 2013

Jo Firestone '09 teams up with her father to co-host "Punderdome," a monthly word-play competition.

Heller ’04: big dreams are possible Heller ’04: big dreams are possible

Mar 27, 2013

Greg Heller '04 discusses Denver and Philly politics after hearing Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74 speak.

Support Khan ’12: Vote Brighter Dawns in Dell Challenge Support Khan ’12: Vote Brighter Dawns in Dell Challenge

Mar 26, 2013

Brighter Dawns, a nonprofit founded by Tasmiha Khan '12 and others, needs your vote in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge by Apr. 7.

Matzkin ’06 lands federal clerkship Matzkin ’06 lands federal clerkship

Mar 25, 2013

University of Michigan Law graduate Dan Matzkin '06, blind since birth, has been selected for a highly competitive federal clerkship. #THISISWHY

Osato ’04: burlesque storytelling in ‘ExHOTic Other’ Osato ’04: burlesque storytelling in ‘ExHOTic Other’

Mar 20, 2013

Performer Una Aya Osato '04 discusses "ExHOTic Other," her newest show.

Supple ’03 recaps 2013’s top trends in marketing on the Internet Supple ’03 recaps 2013’s top trends in marketing on the Internet

Mar 19, 2013

Mike Supple '03 served as moderator at the "Top 2013 Internet Marketing Trends" webinar on February 13th.

Into the Family Biz: Belushi ’04 stars in ‘Joe Schmo’ Into the Family Biz: Belushi ’04 stars in ‘Joe Schmo’

Mar 15, 2013

Rob Belushi '04 stars on the Spike TV reality program, The Joe Schmo Show airing Tuesday nights.

Sunu ’08 condenses HIMYM for you Sunu ’08 condenses HIMYM for you

Mar 13, 2013

Editor Steve Sunu '08 has assembled a list of 28 essential episodes of the hit sitcom.

Zeitlin ’04 to speak at LSU on March 15 Zeitlin ’04 to speak at LSU on March 15

Mar 07, 2013

Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin ’04 is scheduled to speak at Louisiana State University in a discussion on native folk culture in Louisiana.

Shepard ’09 and Hanson ’12 collaborate for ‘Neon Mamacita’ Shepard ’09 and Hanson ’12 collaborate for ‘Neon Mamacita’

Mar 06, 2013

Fashion specialist Annie Shepard '09 partners up with artist Harry Hanson '12 for a photoshoot at the Bronx Zoo.

Storytelling Project: Michael Lewis '03 (full episode) Storytelling Project: Michael Lewis '03 (full episode)

Feb 27, 2013

"For the most part, I found my voice here. I don't think I knew what that was before I got here."

Goldblatt ’05 directs Guy Fantastico music video Goldblatt ’05 directs Guy Fantastico music video

Feb 22, 2013

Max Goldblatt '05 directed the music video for singer Guy Fantastico’s song “Floating, Floating, Floating.”

Gabriela Herman ’03 presents ‘Bloggers’ series Gabriela Herman ’03 presents ‘Bloggers’ series

Feb 21, 2013

The photographer's work will be shown at the Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photograph and Film in Charlotte, N.C.

Le1f (Khalif Diouf ’11) releases new mixtape Le1f (Khalif Diouf ’11) releases new mixtape

Feb 15, 2013

The rapper has released a new mixtape on Greedhead Music, a record label founded by Das Racist's Himanshu Suri '07.

Happy Valentine’s from the ’05 comedy duo Stone and Stone Happy Valentine’s from the ’05 comedy duo Stone and Stone

Feb 14, 2013

This Valentine's Day video, created by Todd '05 and Adam '05 Stone, knocks romance on its head.

Lindsay Abrams ’12: A modest proposal for tasteful shame Lindsay Abrams ’12: A modest proposal for tasteful shame

Feb 13, 2013

The Editorial Fellow at The Atlantic examines bioethicist Daniel Callahan’s “case for shaming obese people, tastefully.”

Debut mix by Isa Nakazawa ’08 and Marcus Warmington ’09 Debut mix by Isa Nakazawa ’08 and Marcus Warmington ’09

Feb 11, 2013

The duo known collectively as Bodega Vendetta collaborated coast-to-coast to create their debut mix “Freak Love.” #THISISWHY

‘Psychological Science’ headlines race-bias paper by Bar-David ’09 ‘Psychological Science’ headlines race-bias paper by Bar-David ’09

Feb 08, 2013

Eyal Bar-David ’09 researches whether “racial bias affects how the brain represents information about social groups.” #THISISWHY

Moreshead ’11: ‘Trouble ahead? LDP’s victory in Japan’ Moreshead ’11: ‘Trouble ahead? LDP’s victory in Japan’

Feb 07, 2013

Colin Moreshead ’11 explores how the recent victory of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party may complicate relations between the United States and China.

Restaurant critic Will Levitt ’12 blogs from Under the Egg Restaurant critic Will Levitt ’12 blogs from Under the Egg

Jan 29, 2013

The COL grad and food blogger reflects on his late grandmother’s love of cookbooks, and what the collection reveals about her life.

Video: Wilson ’05, Shane ’05 at Sundance with ‘After Tiller’ Video: Wilson ’05, Shane ’05 at Sundance with ‘After Tiller’

Jan 25, 2013

Two Wes filmmakers speak with Amy Goodman about the four U.S. doctors who still openly provide third trimester abortions.

NBC’s Rock Center: Odede ’12, Posner ’09 give hope in Kenya NBC’s Rock Center: Odede ’12, Posner ’09 give hope in Kenya

Jan 21, 2013

Chelsea Clinton reports on the story of Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09, and the founding of Shining Hope for Communities.

Vote Angela Larkan ’05 for ‘Inspirational Women’ Vote Angela Larkan ’05 for ‘Inspirational Women’

Jan 17, 2013

The founder of Thanda, a South African organization caring for AIDS orphans, is a semifinalist in this year’s Glamour/Sally Hansen contest.

Zeitlin ’04, Gottwald ’06, Janvey ’06: Oscar nods for ‘Beasts’ Zeitlin ’04, Gottwald ’06, Janvey ’06: Oscar nods for ‘Beasts’

Jan 16, 2013

Indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild is up for Best Picture (Gottwald and Janvey producers) and Zeitlin for Best Director.

Author and publisher Desai ’03 creates ‘New Wei’ lit movement Author and publisher Desai ’03 creates ‘New Wei’ lit movement

Jan 01, 2013

Tejas Desai ’03 talks about his new novel, The Brotherhood, inspired by “the different ideologies inherent in Hinduism and Buddhism,” and his new publishing/literary venture, The New Wei.

Lindsay Abrams ’12 justifies coffee consumption Lindsay Abrams ’12 justifies coffee consumption

Dec 20, 2012

Atlantic writer, Lindsay Abrams ’12 outlines the health benefits that coffee has shown in recent studies.

John Adler ’03 and sister: How to cook for crowds John Adler ’03 and sister: How to cook for crowds

Dec 19, 2012

Siblings and chefs John ’03 and Tamar Adler have recently combined their talent for cooking.

Storytelling Project: Jennifer Robinson ’07 (clip) Storytelling Project: Jennifer Robinson ’07 (clip)

Dec 19, 2012

“Wesleyan spirit: this underlying notion that being smart isn’t enough on its own. There needs to be some impact.”

Himanshu Suri ’07 reflects on race and ‘Life of Pi’ Himanshu Suri ’07 reflects on race and ‘Life of Pi’

Dec 18, 2012

The musician and founder of Greedhead Music reviews the new film Life of Pi for Vice Magazine. #THISISWHY

Zeitlin ’04 wins Gotham for ‘Beasts’; nominations for Spirit Awards Zeitlin ’04 wins Gotham for ‘Beasts’; nominations for Spirit Awards

Dec 12, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Zeitlin ’04 and produced by Janvey ’06 and Gottwald ’06, collects further awards and nominations.

Introspective Magazine highlights art by Ben Weiner ’03 Introspective Magazine highlights art by Ben Weiner ’03

Nov 30, 2012

Weiner creates through an elaborate process of making his own oil paint, filming the formation, and photographing the product.

Brighter Dawns’ Kimberly Muellers ’12: Youth make a difference Brighter Dawns’ Kimberly Muellers ’12: Youth make a difference

Nov 26, 2012

A co-founder of Brighter Dawns who traveled to Bangladesh this summer talks about the importance of international development work.

Karen Oelschlaeger ’07 leads local League of Women Voters Karen Oelschlaeger ’07 leads local League of Women Voters

Nov 21, 2012

The youngest president of the League of Women Voters in Asheville-Buncombe County, NC, aims to modernize the group’s operations.

Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’ Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Nov 20, 2012

Filmmaker and Film Studies major Nick Singer ’11 is developing his film that began as his senior thesis while at Wesleyan. #THISISWHY

Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’ Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Nov 20, 2012

Filmmaker and Film Studies major Nick Singer ’11 is developing his film that began as his senior thesis while at Wesleyan. #THISISWHY

Teague Hopkins ’06: Hackers, Hustlers, and Designers Teague Hopkins ’06: Hackers, Hustlers, and Designers

Nov 16, 2012

Founder of the Teague Hopkins Group, which focuses on lean product development for startups, Teague Hopkins ’06 profiles the “the holy trinity of startup founders” for the company blog.

Brad Swift ’06 does it all with Portland Bee Balm Brad Swift ’06 does it all with Portland Bee Balm

Nov 12, 2012

After graduating as a philosophy major, Brad Swift ’06 played professional poker and worked as a child and adolescent treatment specialist before his beekeeping hobby led him to lip balm.

Three ’05-ers, inspired by Wes, work on Cameroonian nonprofit Three ’05-ers, inspired by Wes, work on Cameroonian nonprofit

Nov 07, 2012

Breaking Ground’s Lindsay Clarke ’05, Alex Moore ’05, and Alden Blair ’05 are committed to fostering grassroots action, sustainability and community empowerment in Cameroon, especially among rural women.

Video: Bangladesh’s Channel i features Khan ’12, Brighter Dawns Video: Bangladesh’s Channel i features Khan ’12, Brighter Dawns

Oct 25, 2012

Bangladesh’s Channel i featured the nonprofit Brighter Dawns and the work of Tasmiha Khan ’12 and other Wesleyan students. Khan seeks to educate populations in slum communities on health issues.

Correa ’10 turns to Kickstarter for arts funding Correa ’10 turns to Kickstarter for arts funding

Aug 31, 2012

Chris Correa ’10, founder of Future House Pictures, is another young alumnus on Kickstarter: The Postponed Project is a comedy about recent graduates with aspirations and “comes from a place of honesty.”

Filmmaker Shane ’05 unravels mystery of festival scam artist Filmmaker Shane ’05 unravels mystery of festival scam artist

Feb 17, 2012

Co-directors Martha Shane ’05 and Dan Nuxoll seek what the Wall Street Journal calls “filmmaker’s justice”—unraveling the mysteries surrounding a film-festival con artist in their Kickstarter project.

Una Aya Osato ’04: Tragi-Comic Clowning Around in ‘LOL: The End’ Una Aya Osato ’04: Tragi-Comic Clowning Around in ‘LOL: The End’

Jan 17, 2012

Performer, Educator, and Writer Una Aya Osato ’04, premieres LOL: The End, a three-person production (with her father and sister), at FRIGID NY Theater Festival in February.

Chi-Hoon Kim ’06: Ice Cream as Entertainment? Chi-Hoon Kim ’06: Ice Cream as Entertainment?

Dec 26, 2011

Chi-Hoon Kim ’06, now a PhD student of the anthropology of food, is puzzled by a new Ben and Jerry’s vending machine.

Ruder ’05, Simons ’09: Performing a Bank Heist Opera Ruder ’05, Simons ’09: Performing a Bank Heist Opera

Nov 18, 2011

Varispeed actors Dave Ruder '05 and Aliza Simons '09 performed in Robert Ashley's multimedia opera “Perfect Lives,” based on a bank heist, at two-hour intervals throughout NYC.

Hymanson ’11 Explores a ‘Magical’ Home in Film Hymanson ’11 Explores a ‘Magical’ Home in Film

Nov 04, 2011

Fresh out of the Wes film program, Daniel Hymanson ’11 is preparing to begin “This House,” a collaboration with his childhood art teacher, exploring her unusual and “magical” Chicago house.

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 in Kenya

May 21, 2011

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12, founders of Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, talk to NBC’s Maria Menounos…

Tweet: Wes alum sighting on Modern Family

May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011
Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg ’09 on Twitter: “@wesleyan_u alum sighting on Modern Family. Guillermo is played by Lin Manuel Miranda.”

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