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GOLD Parties took place in 13 cities on April 3. Were you there? See who registered. We’ll post photos as soon as possible!

See also: GOLD Challenge to Fund Student Directly

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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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Bulletin board: James Gardner '13 Bulletin board: James Gardner '13

Oct 22, 2013

Come to Wes meet and greet in Berlin, Germany at Fleischerie on Rosenthaler Platz in on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8 PM. RSVP now

"Shrinking Women" by Lily Myers '15 goes viral

Oct 22, 2013

"I have been taught accommodation." Watch on Upworthy

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.

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

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.

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."

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.”

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

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.

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.

  

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