Holi festival 2013. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

News, Features, Video

Wesconnect News

Wells Tower ’96 joins an elephant hunt Wells Tower ’96 joins an elephant hunt

Jul 09, 2014

“So why would you want to put a bullet in one?” asks Wells Tower ’96, reporting from one of the last elephant hunts in Botswana.

Almond ’88 shares his summer reading list Almond ’88 shares his summer reading list

Jul 08, 2014

Your summer reads don't have to be trashy - they can have both great plots and great writing. Steve Almond '88 shares his list. 

Ayelet Waldman ’86 writes with “breathless confidence” Ayelet Waldman ’86 writes with “breathless confidence”

Jul 08, 2014

Ayelet Waldman '86 is praised for the "breathless confidence" with which she wrought a multigenerational tale around the Hungarian Gold Train.

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Storytelling Project

Storytelling: Midge Carroll ’14 and Simone Hyman ’15 (clip) Storytelling: Midge Carroll ’14 and Simone Hyman ’15 (clip)

Apr 29, 2014

Midge Carroll '14 and Simone Hyman '15 bonded over the shared agony of organic chem: "They already had a study group called The Org-gy...it's like orgy and orgo rolled into one."

Storytelling: Taylor Matthew ’17 and Megan Norris ’83 (clip) Storytelling: Taylor Matthew ’17 and Megan Norris ’83 (clip)

Apr 15, 2014

In this clip, Taylor Matthew ’17 talks with her mother Megan Norris ’83 P’17 about the Fight Song, annual Reunions, and knowing where the pink elephant is. #THISISWHY

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.

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Wesconnect Video

Video: Brighter Dawns Video: Brighter Dawns

Jul 08, 2014

Brighter Dawns was founded at Wesleyan by Tasmiha Khan '12 and aims to improve health in the slums of Bangladesh by increasing access to clean water. #THISISWHY

Video: Bradley Whitford '81 Video: Bradley Whitford '81

Jun 24, 2014

Bradley Whitford '81, alumnus, trustee and Emmy award-winning actor, has a very serious message for you. 


Video: Long Lane Farm Video: Long Lane Farm

Jun 16, 2014

10 years of Long Lane Farm: celebrate the student-run experiment in sustainable agriculture that brings the Wesleyan community together.

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Crowdfunding Projects

Alissa Greenberg '08: 'Across: An Anthropological Travel Memoir' Alissa Greenberg '08: 'Across: An Anthropological Travel Memoir'

Jun 04, 2014

Alissa Greenberg '08 on Indiegogo: "27-year-old Alissa undertakes a cross-continental adventure exploring the dreams, hopes, and fears of "millennials" in Finland, Russia, Mongolia, and China." Deadline: Jun. 10, 2014

Georgia Silvera Seamans '98: Washington Square Park Ecology Georgia Silvera Seamans '98: Washington Square Park Ecology

Jun 04, 2014

Georgia Silvera Seamans '98 on Ioby: "We'll will create a map of the ecological assets of the park; the final goal is a mobile map of the trees (of a certain size) and the buried Minetta Brook/Creek."

Sue Rappaport Guiney '77: Anjali House Moving Forward Sue Rappaport Guiney '77: Anjali House Moving Forward

Jun 04, 2014

Sue Rappaport Guiney '77 on Indiegogo: "Support Anjali House, an educational shelter based in Siem Reap, Cambodia." Deadline: Jun. 20, 2014

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Wesconnect Features

Jeanine Basinger on marriage and the movies Jeanine Basinger on marriage and the movies

Mar 18, 2014

The film historian's book "I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies" has been adapted into a Coursera class "Marriage and the Movies: A History," starting Apr 21. Sign up and learn from Jeanine Basinger herself.

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. 

An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen

Jan 15, 2014

In this interview with Wesconnect, economics professor Joyce Jacobsen discusses the Binswanger Prize, the evolution of her research and pivotal moments in her career.

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Women of Wesleyan

Ayelet Waldman ’86 writes with “breathless confidence” Ayelet Waldman ’86 writes with “breathless confidence”

Jul 08, 2014

Ayelet Waldman '86 is praised for the "breathless confidence" with which she wrought a multigenerational tale around the Hungarian Gold Train.

Joanne Rohde ’80: “Get out there and work” Joanne Rohde ’80: “Get out there and work”

Jul 07, 2014

Know when to get in, and when to get out - Joanne Rohde '80 shares career advice for recent graduates.

Prager ’84 writes children’s book “The Shark Whisperer” Prager ’84 writes children’s book “The Shark Whisperer”

Jul 02, 2014

Marine scientist Ellen Prager '84 dives into the world of fiction with The Shark Whisperer.

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