Humeysha—forever, by Zain Alam ’13
Sep 30, 2015
Zain Alam '13 talks with Wesconnect about Humeysha, a cross-cultural project, its upcoming album release, and collaborating with other alumni. #THISISWHY
Recent graduates win fellowships
Sep 16, 2015
An (incomplete) list of recent fellowship winners and Fulbright scholars who will study in Brazil, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, China, Kenya and Taiwan. Are we missing someone? Let us know.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Young Global Leaders
Mar 31, 2015
Three alumni have been recognized as "Young Global Leaders" by the World Economic Forum. #THISISWHY
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?
Mar 25, 2015
SXSW 2015: South by South Wes. What were alumni up to in Austin this March?
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
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
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
Feb 13, 2015
Cardinal Couples, Wes Valentines, our very own Wes-Side Story: we present a Storytelling playlist, a photo gallery, a Wesleying article, and a Magazine article.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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?
Apr 07, 2014
Help a Stowaway on board! Tom Volgenau '08 attempts to spend the summer aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Sep 12, 2013
Spoken-word poet Mike Rosen '11 describes his first-hand experience of 9/11 and the years after.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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.