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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.

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

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

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.

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.

"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.

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

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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