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Wesconnect News

IMF’s David Lipton ’75: Geopolitical risks to affect recovery of global economy IMF’s David Lipton ’75: Geopolitical risks to affect recovery of global economy

Apr 23, 2014

Geopolitical risks are clouding global recovery, says David Lipton '75, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF.

Anne Field ’77 finds a Wes connection, post-interview with Appadurai ’00 Anne Field ’77 finds a Wes connection, post-interview with Appadurai ’00

Apr 22, 2014

After writing an article on Alok Appadurai '00, Anne Field '77 discovered that they share an alma mater. How Wesconnected are you?

The Bradley, by Hyungsoo Kim ’02, lauded for design The Bradley, by Hyungsoo Kim ’02, lauded for design

Apr 22, 2014

Hyungsoo Kim '02 created the Bradley, a revolutionary watch for the blind - which is proving popular amongst sighted people as well. #THISISWHY

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Wesconnect Features

Faculty Tenure Announcement Faculty Tenure Announcement

Mar 24, 2014

President Michael S. Roth '78 and Ruth Striegel Weissman, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, announced the promotion of four faculty members, effective July 1, 2014.

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. 

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Wesconnect Video

Video: 109 Wesleyan moments in two minutes Video: 109 Wesleyan moments in two minutes

Apr 01, 2014

Here’s a two-minute supercut of Wesleyan moments featuring students, faculty, staff, alumni and red feathers.

Video: Melody Oliphant ’13 on collaboration over competition Video: Melody Oliphant ’13 on collaboration over competition

Mar 24, 2014

“In science, there’s so much more to be accomplished through collaboration than competition.” Melody Oliphant ’13 #THISISWHY

Video: Nataly Kogan '98 and the Secret of Happier Video: Nataly Kogan '98 and the Secret of Happier

Mar 11, 2014

Nataly Kogan '98, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happier.com, discusses the "big happy." #THISISWHY

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Storytelling Project

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.

Storytelling: Gary Mezzi ’83 and Rick Velleu ’83 (clip) Storytelling: Gary Mezzi ’83 and Rick Velleu ’83 (clip)

Mar 25, 2014

Gary Mezzi '83 and Rick Velleu '83 reminisce about the music scene at Wes - and in particular, their punk new wave-of-the-day band "Dr. Mezzi Fights Infection."

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Women of Wesleyan

Anne Field ’77 finds a Wes connection, post-interview with Appadurai ’00 Anne Field ’77 finds a Wes connection, post-interview with Appadurai ’00

Apr 22, 2014

After writing an article on Alok Appadurai '00, Anne Field '77 discovered that they share an alma mater. How Wesconnected are you?

The music-streaming business: Nuthin but a Boz (Saint John ’99) thang The music-streaming business: Nuthin but a Boz (Saint John ’99) thang

Apr 21, 2014

The music-streaming business is heating up, and Boz Saint John '99 has joined the fray in her new role at Beats Music.

Pick of the Week: ‘One Hundred Women’ Pick of the Week: ‘One Hundred Women’

Apr 18, 2014

Leith Johnson: “If you were a female high school senior in 1969, you might have encountered this flyer.” #WomenOfWesleyan

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Crowdfunding Projects

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.

Laura Stein ’03: Dancing Grounds Laura Stein ’03: Dancing Grounds

Jan 21, 2014

Laura Stein ’03 (@LboogieNOLA) and team on Kickstarter: “Transform an old New Orleans home into Dancing Grounds’ state-of-the-art dance facility, with two studios and community space!” Successfully funded!

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.

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