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An Interview with Professor Jeanine Basinger

An Interview with Professor Jeanine Basinger

"A good teacher is a sort of whirling dervish." Wesconnect interviews Jeanine Basinger, pioneer of film studies and the veritable Professor of Hollywood, on the impact of good teachers and winning the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching twice. Read more...
Khan ’13 creates Muslim pop culture website

Khan ’13 creates Muslim pop culture website

"It's okay to have a hodgepodge of identities," says Zainab Khan '13 in this interview with Wesconnect about Mozzified, her Muslim pop culture website. #THISISWHY Read more...
Yahoo! profiles comedian Naomi Ekperigin ’05

Yahoo! profiles comedian Naomi Ekperigin ’05

A look at the "personal and universal" comedy of Naomi Ekperigin '05, who writes for Broad City and Difficult People. Read more...
Humeysha—forever, by Zain Alam ’13

Humeysha—forever, by Zain Alam ’13

Zain Alam '13 talks with Wesconnect about Humeysha, a cross-cultural project, its upcoming album release, and collaborating with other alumni. #THISISWHY Read more...
Recent graduates win fellowships

Recent graduates win fellowships

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. Read more...
Latino USA’s Bishop ’07 on ‘Borderworld’

Latino USA’s Bishop ’07 on ‘Borderworld’

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. Read more...
Lexton ’08, 2015 Echoing Green Fellow

Lexton ’08, 2015 Echoing Green Fellow

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 Read more...
Le1f ’11 set to release debut album, Riot Boi

Le1f ’11 set to release debut album, Riot Boi

"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. Read more...
An interview with Slope founder Daniel Bloom ’10

An interview with Slope founder Daniel Bloom ’10

Slope co-founder Daniel Bloom '10 talks with Wesconnect about studying history, video marketing, and entrepreneurship. #THISISWHY Read more...
Storytelling: Annie Paladino ’09 and Miriam Krent ’09

Storytelling: Annie Paladino ’09 and Miriam Krent ’09

"...so, Miriam was underneath the stage." Annie Paladino '09 and Miriam Krent '09 recall the start of their friendship as part of the Wesleyan Storytelling Project. Read more...
Marron ’10 and the lack of diversity in film

Marron ’10 and the lack of diversity in film

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. Read more...
Film by Stotter ’13 awarded Best Documentary

Film by Stotter ’13 awarded Best Documentary

Marisa Stotter '13 has exciting news: She Makes Comics, her first film, won Best Documentary at "arguably the mecca for comic book fans"—Comic-Con 2015. Read more...
An interview with the makers of GTFO the Movie

An interview with the makers of GTFO the Movie

Wesconnect caught up with director Shannon Sun-Higginson 10 and editor Ian Park 11 about GTFO The Movie, a documentary on the normalization of misogyny in gaming. Read more...
Solow ’12, the Joan Jett of sex educators

Solow ’12, the Joan Jett of sex educators

Meet one of NPR's '50 Great Teachers,' the "Joan Jett of sex educators," Lena Solow '12. Read more...
Congradulations!

Congradulations!

Wesleyan awarded 799 BA, 29 MA, 35 MALS and 16 PhD degrees at its 183rd Commencement ceremony on Sunday.  Read more...
Senior voices of Class of 2015

Senior voices of Class of 2015

Jenna Starr '15, Jasmine Masand '15, and Camille Casareno '15 spoke as part of the "Senior Voices" program on May 23.  Read more...
Alumni return to campus for WesFest

Alumni return to campus for WesFest

Alumni from across disciplines, including music video directors, journalists, and artists, visited campus for WesFest recently. #THISISWHY Read more...
A message from Syed Ali '13

A message from Syed Ali '13

Wesconnect interviews Syed Ali '13, a former student representative to the Board of Trustees, about the alumni-trustee elections that are currently underway. Read more...
Roving Reporter: Wesleyan Places

Roving Reporter: Wesleyan Places

What is your favorite place on campus? A Wesconnect roving reporter gets some answers. Read more...
Young Global Leaders

Young Global Leaders

Three alumni have been recognized as "Young Global Leaders" by the World Economic Forum. #THISISWHY Read more...
Get Better Boss

Get Better Boss

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. Read more...
South by South Wes?

South by South Wes?

SXSW 2015: South by South Wes. What were alumni up to in Austin this March? Read more...
Abrams ’12: From warming to war

Abrams ’12: From warming to war

Lindsay Abrams '12, staff writer at Salon, covers a new study exploring climate change as a possible contributor to the 2011 Syrian uprising. Read more...
Best ’14 releases new album with other Cardinals

Best ’14 releases new album with other Cardinals

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). Read more...
Hicks PhD’05 speaks on campus

Hicks PhD’05 speaks on campus

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 Read more...
Wes-Side Story

Wes-Side Story

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. Read more...
Mehta ’14 talks pastries and psychology

Mehta ’14 talks pastries and psychology

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 Read more...
Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus

Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus

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 Read more...
Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter

Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter: Wesleyan students marched on Main Street on Monday afternoon. Lindsay Keys '11 made a short film on the New York City protests.  Read more...
Stolz ’05 examines obsessive role of social media

Stolz ’05 examines obsessive role of social media

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 Read more...
James ’14 published by Wesleyan University Press

James ’14 published by Wesleyan University Press

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. Read more...
Lee ’12 blends art and science

Lee ’12 blends art and science

Korean-American Artist Timothy Hyunsoo Lee ’12 is making waves in the art world with his neuroscience-inspired watercolors and sculptures. #THISISWHY Read more...
Word ’08 and The Borneo Project

Word ’08 and The Borneo Project

As director of The Borneo Project, Jettie Word '08 is increasing awareness and fighting to protect the Southeast Asian rainforest from environmental destruction. Read more...
Bissell ’05 animates MLK’s Dream

Bissell ’05 animates MLK’s Dream

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 Read more...
Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16

Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16

"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. Read more...
Yoshida ’13 wins Regional Emmy with team

Yoshida ’13 wins Regional Emmy with team

Michael Yoshida '13 won a Regional Emmy with his WDAZ team for their coverage of "The Search for Anthony." #THISISWHY Read more...
Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13

Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13

Julia Mark ’13 reflects with her father Charlie Mark P’13 on generations of students living on campus and calling its buildings home. Read more...
Larkan ’05 develops revolutionary educational model for South Africa

Larkan ’05 develops revolutionary educational model for South Africa

Angela Larkan '05, whose non-profit evolved from her Wesleyan thesis, fosters educational programs for orphans of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. #THISISWHY Read more...
Adam Barton ’04 and the brilliant banality of everyday tasks

Adam Barton ’04 and the brilliant banality of everyday tasks

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 Read more...
Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream

Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream

Writer, actor and New York Neo Futurist Dylan Marron '10 recently starred in a TD Bank commercial. #THISISWHY Read more...
Words with Gauvey-Kern ’11 on debut EP, style and Wes music

Words with Gauvey-Kern ’11 on debut EP, style and Wes music

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 Read more...
Access journals as an alumna/alumnus

Access journals as an alumna/alumnus

University Relations has partnered with the Wesleyan Library to make limited JSTOR access available through Wesconnect to all alumni. Read more...
Hsu ’10 confines light

Hsu ’10 confines light

Light may be a slippery fellow, but Harvard PhD candidate Chia Wei (Wade) Hsu '10 has found a way to confine it. #THISISWHY Read more...
Paul Hanakata '14, finalist for the Apker Award

Paul Hanakata '14, finalist for the Apker Award

Paul Hanakata '14 has been named a finalist for the American Physical Society's Apker Award for his undergraduate thesis. #THISISWHY Read more...
Wilson ’04 confronts issues of privilege in lacrosse

Wilson ’04 confronts issues of privilege in lacrosse

For the lacrosse community to say privilege doesn't exist is folly, says Connor Wilson '04. Read more...
Gideon ’04 and his new art form of video operas

Gideon ’04 and his new art form of video operas

Video artist and composer Alexis Gideon '04 created a new art form: the stop-action video opera. Read more...
Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 investigates a devastating coral disease

Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 investigates a devastating coral disease

Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn ’10 crowdfunded a scientific investigation into white-band disease, which is killing coral in the Caribbean. #THISISWHY Read more...
Ruder ’05, Simons ’09 experiment with song form in “Osoitos”

Ruder ’05, Simons ’09 experiment with song form in “Osoitos”

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. Read more...
Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11

Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11

“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 Read more...
Danaparamita ’13 works on Dalip Singh Saund documentary

Danaparamita ’13 works on Dalip Singh Saund documentary

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 Read more...
Eichengreen ’13 and Fineis ’13 foster microcredit in Uganda

Eichengreen ’13 and Fineis ’13 foster microcredit in Uganda

Jacob Eichengreen '13 and Frank Fineis '13 translate the intellectual work of a thesis into reality with Bloom Financial, a microcredit startup for peer-to-peer lending in Uganda. #THISISWHY Read more...
Guilkey ’10 documents the inhumanity of solitary confinement

Guilkey ’10 documents the inhumanity of solitary confinement

Protesting indefinite solitary confinement, humanizing the prisoner: Lucas Guilkey ’10 films documentary on prisoner hunger strikes in California. #THISISWHY Read more...
Rich ’06: It is time again for the Quidditch World Cup

Rich ’06: It is time again for the Quidditch World Cup

Are you sure you're not talking about the Quidditch World Cup? Katey Rich '06 reports on J.K. Rowling's update about Harry Potter and friends. Read more...
Parish ’06 releases debut novel “Down the Shore”

Parish ’06 releases debut novel “Down the Shore”

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. Read more...
Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?”

Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?”

Rachel Fox '14 launches a national conversation about sizeism, discrimination and STEM. Read more...
GOLD: Welcome, Class of 2014!

GOLD: Welcome, Class of 2014!

All 733 graduating seniors of the Class of 2014 are now part of GOLD, Graduates of the Last Decade. Congratulations! Read more...
Smith ’12 advises high school students in hometown Memphis

Smith ’12 advises high school students in hometown Memphis

Setting the next generation up for success: AhDream Smith '12 counsels high school students in her hometown, Memphis. Read more...
Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity

Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, new Weidenfeld scholar Jourdan Hussein '11 talks about his future at Oxford, his favorite classes and multicultural memories of Wesleyan. #THISISWHY Read more...
Belichick ’07 appointed head coach of women’s lacrosse

Belichick ’07 appointed head coach of women’s lacrosse

Mike Whalen '83 appoints Amanda Belichick '07 as the head coach of women's lacrosse - leaving no doubt that "there is a bright future for the women's lacrosse team at Wesleyan." Read more...
Four Class of ’14 theses featured in Huffington Post

Four Class of ’14 theses featured in Huffington Post

The Huffington Post featured several Wesleyan theses by our newest alumni, including "How Disability is Represented in Theater" by Emma MacLean '14. #THISISWHY Read more...
Access2Wes is happening June 15-20

Access2Wes is happening June 15-20

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. Read more...
Photos: GOLD Parties 2014

Photos: GOLD Parties 2014

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) gathered at parties in 13 cities around the world on April 3, to close GOLD Giving Month. Read more...
Volgenau ’08, a stowaway?

Volgenau ’08, a stowaway?

Help a Stowaway on board! Tom Volgenau '08 attempts to spend the summer aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Read more...
Storytelling: Xiomara Lorenzo ’05 (clip)

Storytelling: Xiomara Lorenzo ’05 (clip)

"Still feels like a rare breed - the Wesleyan MBA," says Xiomara Lorenzo, commenting on the transition from Wesleyan into the workforce. Read more...
Rich ’06: Movies continue to leave women out

Rich ’06: Movies continue to leave women out

While there are more women in TV than ever, movies continue to leave women out, Katey Rich '06 finds. Read more...
Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 to host climate change conference at Wes

Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 to host climate change conference at Wes

The Plan’s Evan Weber ’13 and Matthew Lichtash ’13 will return to campus for Climate Justice Conference of Solutions on April 12. #THISISWHY Read more...
Welch MA’01, Cady MA’01, Siegel MA’05 push the envelope

Welch MA’01, Cady MA’01, Siegel MA’05 push the envelope

Composers Matthew Welch MA'01, Jason Cady MA'01 and Aaron Siegel MA'05 explore "what opera means" through their contemporary-music group Experiments in Opera. #THISISWHY Read more...
Bear Hands’ Dylan Rau ’07 talks dark subject matter, surreal vindication of hard work

Bear Hands’ Dylan Rau ’07 talks dark subject matter, surreal vindication of hard work

Dylan Rau ’07 talks about how his band Bear Hands “haven’t figured out a way to exorcise demons yet” in this interview with the Village Voice. Read more...
Ryerson ’10 connects prisoners with their families

Ryerson ’10 connects prisoners with their families

In this interview with Wesconnect, Sylvia Ryerson '09 talks about her radio segment "Calls from Home" and the importance of connecting people in prison with their families. #THISISWHY Read more...
Fitzgerald ’09, Pavlacky ’08 change art landscape

Fitzgerald ’09, Pavlacky ’08 change art landscape

Travis Fitzgerald '09 and Josh Pavlacky '08 founded "American Medium," a tech/digital art gallery in Brooklyn. #THISISWHY Read more...
Kaplan ’07 mesmerizes with still life with a shelf life

Kaplan ’07 mesmerizes with still life with a shelf life

Sam Kaplan '07 discusses the excitement of working with food, his mesmerizing patterns and how Wesleyan prepared him for a career in photography - through sculpture. Read more...
Stotter ’13, Meaney ’07 talk women in comics

Stotter ’13, Meaney ’07 talk women in comics

In this interview with Wesconnect, Marisa Stotter '13 and Patrick Meaney '07 talk about their unexpected collaboration on the documentary "She Makes Comics." #THISISWHY Read more...
241 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since 1961

241 alumni have served in the Peace Corps since 1961

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 Read more...
Marisa '13 and Patrick 07: She Makes Comics

Marisa '13 and Patrick 07: She Makes Comics

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. Read more...
Dinner with SWAG

Dinner with SWAG

“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… Read more...
ENGAGE: Evan Okun '13 to moderate inner-city violence prevention panel

ENGAGE: Evan Okun '13 to moderate inner-city violence prevention panel

The on-campus panel will provide an inside look at the epidemic and possible solutions on Feb. 8. Plan ahead Read more...
Weinstein ’02 to perform in live film

Weinstein ’02 to perform in live film

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. Read more...
An Interview with Professor William Herbst

An Interview with Professor William Herbst

Wesconnect interviews William Herbst, recipient of the 2003 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, on his motivations, research and pivotal moments in teaching.  Read more...
Francesca Jones ’12 talks clean tech, Indian startup

Francesca Jones ’12 talks clean tech, Indian startup

Francesca Jones '12, chief marketing officer of Greenway Grameen, talks about the company's work in clean technology in this video. #THISISWHY Read more...
Katherine Kitfield Bascom ’10, an aerialist in New York

Katherine Kitfield Bascom ’10, an aerialist in New York

This fall, Katherine Kitfield Bascom '10 will be a featured aerialist in "ONE," a groundbreaking project in New York. Read more...
Kennedy Odede ’12 on terrorism’s fertile ground

Kennedy Odede ’12 on terrorism’s fertile ground

Kennedy Odede '12 discusses the psyche of poverty and how to win the war on terror in this op-ed for the New York Times. #THISISWHY Read more...
Laurenellen McCann ’09 is a world-changer

Laurenellen McCann ’09 is a world-changer

Laurenellen McCann '09 was recognized for her work on public commons advocacy by TIME in its "30 under 30 changing the world" list. #THISISWHY Read more...
Battelle ’11 on being the Picasso of Snapchat

Battelle ’11 on being the Picasso of Snapchat

Dasha Battelle '11 is receiving media attention for her creative use of the messaging app. Read more...
Q&A with Arnow ’08 on ‘i hate myself :)’

Q&A with Arnow ’08 on ‘i hate myself :)’

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, Joanna Arnow discusses her personal documentary, the private aspects of relationships, and streakers at MoCon. Read more...
Marcus ’13 wins prize for physics research

Marcus ’13 wins prize for physics research

Guy Geyer Marcus '13 received the APS Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate research. #THISISWHY Read more...
Sam Korda ’13: My Gay Roommate

Sam Korda ’13: My Gay Roommate

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. Read more...
Gavin Bodkin ’09: Blu2Green on Indiegogo

Gavin Bodkin ’09: Blu2Green on Indiegogo

“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. Read more...
Bleeker ’07 a disruptor

Bleeker ’07 a disruptor

Andrew Bleeker '07 was named a top 50 influencer by Campaigns and Elections, specifically, a "disruptor." #THISISWHY Read more...
Belichick ’07: ready to be compared

Belichick ’07: ready to be compared

Amanda Belichick '07 discusses her relationship with her father, team work and lacrosse in this video profile by ESPN's Rick Reilly. #THISISWHY Read more...
Schonfeld ’13 on struggling Wal-Mart workers

Schonfeld ’13 on struggling Wal-Mart workers

Zach Schonfeld '13 covers Wal-Mart's food drive for its own struggling workers.  Read more...
Avery Trufelman '13: 99% Invisible

Avery Trufelman '13: 99% Invisible

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. Read more...
Goldblatt ’05 shows us how Wasson ’03 became Fosse

Goldblatt ’05 shows us how Wasson ’03 became Fosse

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, Max Goldblatt '05 discusses comedic shorthand, absorbing Fosse's style and leaving shoe-prints on the ceiling. #THISISWHY Read more...
Josh Margolin ’11: ‘New Partner’

Josh Margolin ’11: ‘New Partner’

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. Read more...
Photos: Post-Bloomberg New York

Photos: Post-Bloomberg New York

On Oct. 29, 150 cardinals gathered at the NYU Wagner School for this panel and networking event hosted by WAPPS and the Patricelli Center. Read more...
Ari King '09: Off Campus Radio Show and Podcast

Ari King '09: Off Campus Radio Show and Podcast

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. Read more...
Ingber ’03 helps the Twitter illiterate

Ingber ’03 helps the Twitter illiterate

Hanna Ingber '03 helps you master the @BCs of Twitter, in this article that made it to the top of the Times' Most Emailed list. Read more...
LUA from DeFranco ’10, Bronner ’10, Krigsfeld ’10 to go public

LUA from DeFranco ’10, Bronner ’10, Krigsfeld ’10 to go public

The app, created by Michael DeFranco ’10, Eli Bronner ’10 and Jason Krigsfeld ’10, is designed to streamline communication in mobile workforces. Read more...
Sienkiewicz ’03 edits book on SNL and American TV

Sienkiewicz ’03 edits book on SNL and American TV

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 Read more...
Weber ’13,  Lichtash ’13 work on the Plan

Weber ’13, Lichtash ’13 work on the Plan

Evan Weber '13 and Matt Lichtash '13 are working on a plan to solve one of our age's great crises: climate change.  Read more...
Belichick ’07 finds her life’s work

Belichick ’07 finds her life’s work

Amanda Belichick '07 never imagined she'd follow her father into the coaching profession.  Read more...
Evan Weber ’13 and Matt Lichtash ’13: The Plan on Indiegogo

Evan Weber ’13 and Matt Lichtash ’13: The Plan on Indiegogo

“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. Read more...
Morrison ’07 works on political documentary series

Morrison ’07 works on political documentary series

Jeni Morrison '07 edited and assisted on "How Democracy Works Now," a series premiering at the New York Film Festival this week. Read more...
Goldblatt ’05 sings Outdoor Miner

Goldblatt ’05 sings Outdoor Miner

Max Goldblatt '05 fronts in a band, performing the song by Wire. Read more...
Glatt ’91, Bickerton ’08 discuss legality of unpaid gigs

Glatt ’91, Bickerton ’08 discuss legality of unpaid gigs

On PBS Newshour, Eric Glatt and Lucy Bickerton explain why they brought suit against their former employers. Read more...
MacCluggage ’04: very busy, not superstitious

MacCluggage ’04: very busy, not superstitious

Kate MacCluggage '04 discusses acting in two plays at once: "La Dispute" and "Macbeth." Read more...
Shane ’05, Wilson ’05 direct film on late abortions

Shane ’05, Wilson ’05 direct film on late abortions

The debut directors bring you 'After Tiller,' a film on the last third-trimester abortion doctors in the U.S. #THISISWHY Read more...
Levine ’08 on breakup texting

Levine ’08 on breakup texting

Jake Levine '08, creator of the app Breakup Text, discusses working in the tech industry with Wesleying. Read more...
Rosen ’11: When God Happens

Rosen ’11: When God Happens

Spoken-word poet Mike Rosen '11 describes his first-hand experience of 9/11 and the years after. Read more...
Jordan Fish ’06 writes and directs MGMT album trailer

Jordan Fish ’06 writes and directs MGMT album trailer

Jordan Fish on pushing creative boundaries, working through the lean years, and how interesting things get made. #THISISWHY Read more...
Schonfeld ’13 on Teach for America resistance

Schonfeld ’13 on Teach for America resistance

Zach Schonfeld '13 examines the growing resistance from alumni and corps member in this piece for the Atlantic Wire. Read more...
Boychicks Margolin  ’11, Silver ’12 compete in comedy

Boychicks Margolin ’11, Silver ’12 compete in comedy

The web series "boychicks" has been selected to compete in the Independent Television and Film Festival. Read more...
Ayesha Hoda ’08: Justice by the Pen on Indiegogo

Ayesha Hoda ’08: Justice by the Pen on Indiegogo

“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. Read more...
Dylan Marron ’10: ‘Whatever this is.’

Dylan Marron ’10: ‘Whatever this is.’

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 Read more...
Ferm ’12 on Speedy Ortiz and success

Ferm ’12 on Speedy Ortiz and success

Darl Ferm '12 discusses his band's recent exposure with Wesleying. Read more...
Katey Rich ’06 on believing and conjuring

Katey Rich ’06 on believing and conjuring

The Cinema Blend Editor-in-Chief interviews Patrick Wilson on his role in the new movie Conjuring. Read more...
Heller ’04 and Ed Bacon

Heller ’04 and Ed Bacon

Greg Heller '04 has written the first biography of the design visionary Edmund Bacon. Read more...
MINDS over matter: Appasani ’12

MINDS over matter: Appasani ’12

Raghu Appasani '12 was featured in the Boston Globe for his efforts to promote mental health awareness in India. Read more...
Sasamoto ’04 in Kool-Aid Wino

Sasamoto ’04 in Kool-Aid Wino

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 Read more...
Odede ’12: Mandela saved my life

Odede ’12: Mandela saved my life

Kennedy Odede '12 shares his personal connection with Nelson Mandela. #THISISWHY Read more...
Toni Craige ’09 wins fellowship for sustainability

Toni Craige ’09 wins fellowship for sustainability

Toni Craige '09 was awarded the SustainUS Lead Now Fellowship for her work as co-founder of Sustainable Cycles. Read more...
Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13

Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13

Guy discusses Paul traps, antimatter, entangled states and the conference as an equalizer. Read more...
Jordyn Lexton '08: Food truck for social justice on Indiegogo

Jordyn Lexton '08: Food truck for social justice on Indiegogo

“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. Read more...
Nussenbaum ’12: move where you can matter

Nussenbaum ’12: move where you can matter

Max Nussenbaum '12 reflects on his move to Detroit as a Venture for America fellow. Read more...
Firestone ’09 and father host “New York’s Most Puntastic Competition”

Firestone ’09 and father host “New York’s Most Puntastic Competition”

Jo Firestone '09 teams up with her father to co-host "Punderdome," a monthly word-play competition. Read more...
Heller ’04: big dreams are possible

Heller ’04: big dreams are possible

Greg Heller '04 discusses Denver and Philly politics after hearing Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74 speak. Read more...
Support Khan ’12: Vote Brighter Dawns in Dell Challenge

Support Khan ’12: Vote Brighter Dawns in Dell Challenge

Brighter Dawns, a nonprofit founded by Tasmiha Khan '12 and others, needs your vote in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge by Apr. 7. Read more...
Matzkin ’06 lands federal clerkship

Matzkin ’06 lands federal clerkship

University of Michigan Law graduate Dan Matzkin '06, blind since birth, has been selected for a highly competitive federal clerkship. #THISISWHY Read more...
Osato ’04: burlesque storytelling in ‘ExHOTic Other’

Osato ’04: burlesque storytelling in ‘ExHOTic Other’

Performer Una Aya Osato '04 discusses "ExHOTic Other," her newest show. Read more...
Supple ’03 recaps 2013’s top trends in marketing on the Internet

Supple ’03 recaps 2013’s top trends in marketing on the Internet

Mike Supple '03 served as moderator at the "Top 2013 Internet Marketing Trends" webinar on February 13th. Read more...
Into the Family Biz: Belushi ’04 stars in ‘Joe Schmo’

Into the Family Biz: Belushi ’04 stars in ‘Joe Schmo’

Rob Belushi '04 stars on the Spike TV reality program, The Joe Schmo Show airing Tuesday nights. Read more...
Sunu ’08 condenses HIMYM for you

Sunu ’08 condenses HIMYM for you

Editor Steve Sunu '08 has assembled a list of 28 essential episodes of the hit sitcom. Read more...
Zeitlin ’04 to speak at LSU on March 15

Zeitlin ’04 to speak at LSU on March 15

Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin ’04 is scheduled to speak at Louisiana State University in a discussion on native folk culture in Louisiana. Read more...
Shepard ’09 and Hanson ’12 collaborate for ‘Neon Mamacita’

Shepard ’09 and Hanson ’12 collaborate for ‘Neon Mamacita’

Fashion specialist Annie Shepard '09 partners up with artist Harry Hanson '12 for a photoshoot at the Bronx Zoo. Read more...
Storytelling Project: Michael Lewis '03 (full episode)

Storytelling Project: Michael Lewis '03 (full episode)

"For the most part, I found my voice here. I don't think I knew what that was before I got here." Read more...
Goldblatt ’05 directs Guy Fantastico music video

Goldblatt ’05 directs Guy Fantastico music video

Max Goldblatt '05 directed the music video for singer Guy Fantastico’s song “Floating, Floating, Floating.” Read more...
Gabriela Herman ’03 presents ‘Bloggers’ series

Gabriela Herman ’03 presents ‘Bloggers’ series

The photographer's work will be shown at the Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photograph and Film in Charlotte, N.C. Read more...
Le1f (Khalif Diouf ’11) releases new mixtape

Le1f (Khalif Diouf ’11) releases new mixtape

The rapper has released a new mixtape on Greedhead Music, a record label founded by Das Racist's Himanshu Suri '07. Read more...
Happy Valentine’s from the ’05 comedy duo Stone and Stone

Happy Valentine’s from the ’05 comedy duo Stone and Stone

This Valentine's Day video, created by Todd '05 and Adam '05 Stone, knocks romance on its head. Read more...
Lindsay Abrams ’12: A modest proposal for tasteful shame

Lindsay Abrams ’12: A modest proposal for tasteful shame

The Editorial Fellow at The Atlantic examines bioethicist Daniel Callahan’s “case for shaming obese people, tastefully.” Read more...
Debut mix by Isa Nakazawa ’08 and Marcus Warmington ’09

Debut mix by Isa Nakazawa ’08 and Marcus Warmington ’09

The duo known collectively as Bodega Vendetta collaborated coast-to-coast to create their debut mix “Freak Love.” #THISISWHY Read more...
‘Psychological Science’ headlines race-bias paper by Bar-David ’09

‘Psychological Science’ headlines race-bias paper by Bar-David ’09

Eyal Bar-David ’09 researches whether “racial bias affects how the brain represents information about social groups.” #THISISWHY Read more...
Moreshead ’11: ‘Trouble ahead? LDP’s victory in Japan’

Moreshead ’11: ‘Trouble ahead? LDP’s victory in Japan’

Colin Moreshead ’11 explores how the recent victory of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party may complicate relations between the United States and China. Read more...
Restaurant critic Will Levitt ’12 blogs from Under the Egg

Restaurant critic Will Levitt ’12 blogs from Under the Egg

The COL grad and food blogger reflects on his late grandmother’s love of cookbooks, and what the collection reveals about her life. Read more...
Video: Wilson ’05, Shane ’05 at Sundance with ‘After Tiller’

Video: Wilson ’05, Shane ’05 at Sundance with ‘After Tiller’

Two Wes filmmakers speak with Amy Goodman about the four U.S. doctors who still openly provide third trimester abortions. Read more...
NBC’s Rock Center: Odede ’12, Posner ’09 give hope in Kenya

NBC’s Rock Center: Odede ’12, Posner ’09 give hope in Kenya

Chelsea Clinton reports on the story of Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09, and the founding of Shining Hope for Communities. Read more...
Vote Angela Larkan ’05 for ‘Inspirational Women’

Vote Angela Larkan ’05 for ‘Inspirational Women’

The founder of Thanda, a South African organization caring for AIDS orphans, is a semifinalist in this year’s Glamour/Sally Hansen contest. Read more...
Zeitlin ’04, Gottwald ’06, Janvey ’06: Oscar nods for ‘Beasts’

Zeitlin ’04, Gottwald ’06, Janvey ’06: Oscar nods for ‘Beasts’

Indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild is up for Best Picture (Gottwald and Janvey producers) and Zeitlin for Best Director. Read more...
Author and publisher Desai ’03 creates ‘New Wei’ lit movement

Author and publisher Desai ’03 creates ‘New Wei’ lit movement

Tejas Desai ’03 talks about his new novel, The Brotherhood, inspired by “the different ideologies inherent in Hinduism and Buddhism,” and his new publishing/literary venture, The New Wei. Read more...
Lindsay Abrams ’12 justifies coffee consumption

Lindsay Abrams ’12 justifies coffee consumption

Atlantic writer, Lindsay Abrams ’12 outlines the health benefits that coffee has shown in recent studies. Read more...
John Adler ’03 and sister: How to cook for crowds

John Adler ’03 and sister: How to cook for crowds

Siblings and chefs John ’03 and Tamar Adler have recently combined their talent for cooking. Read more...
Storytelling Project: Jennifer Robinson ’07 (clip)

Storytelling Project: Jennifer Robinson ’07 (clip)

“Wesleyan spirit: this underlying notion that being smart isn’t enough on its own. There needs to be some impact.” Read more...
Himanshu Suri ’07 reflects on race and ‘Life of Pi’

Himanshu Suri ’07 reflects on race and ‘Life of Pi’

The musician and founder of Greedhead Music reviews the new film Life of Pi for Vice Magazine. #THISISWHY Read more...
Zeitlin ’04 wins Gotham for ‘Beasts’; nominations for Spirit Awards

Zeitlin ’04 wins Gotham for ‘Beasts’; nominations for Spirit Awards

Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Zeitlin ’04 and produced by Janvey ’06 and Gottwald ’06, collects further awards and nominations. Read more...
Introspective Magazine highlights art by Ben Weiner ’03

Introspective Magazine highlights art by Ben Weiner ’03

Weiner creates through an elaborate process of making his own oil paint, filming the formation, and photographing the product. Read more...
Brighter Dawns’ Kimberly Muellers ’12: Youth make a difference

Brighter Dawns’ Kimberly Muellers ’12: Youth make a difference

A co-founder of Brighter Dawns who traveled to Bangladesh this summer talks about the importance of international development work. Read more...
Karen Oelschlaeger ’07 leads local League of Women Voters

Karen Oelschlaeger ’07 leads local League of Women Voters

The youngest president of the League of Women Voters in Asheville-Buncombe County, NC, aims to modernize the group’s operations. Read more...
Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Filmmaker and Film Studies major Nick Singer ’11 is developing his film that began as his senior thesis while at Wesleyan. #THISISWHY Read more...
Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Nick Singer ’11 develops film studies thesis as ‘Other Months’

Filmmaker and Film Studies major Nick Singer ’11 is developing his film that began as his senior thesis while at Wesleyan. #THISISWHY Read more...
Teague Hopkins ’06: Hackers, Hustlers, and Designers

Teague Hopkins ’06: Hackers, Hustlers, and Designers

Founder of the Teague Hopkins Group, which focuses on lean product development for startups, Teague Hopkins ’06 profiles the “the holy trinity of startup founders” for the company blog. Read more...
Brad Swift ’06 does it all with Portland Bee Balm

Brad Swift ’06 does it all with Portland Bee Balm

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. Read more...
Three ’05-ers, inspired by Wes, work on Cameroonian nonprofit

Three ’05-ers, inspired by Wes, work on Cameroonian nonprofit

Breaking Ground’s Lindsay Clarke ’05, Alex Moore ’05, and Alden Blair ’05 are committed to fostering grassroots action, sustainability and community empowerment in Cameroon, especially among rural women. Read more...
Video: Bangladesh’s Channel i features Khan ’12, Brighter Dawns

Video: Bangladesh’s Channel i features Khan ’12, Brighter Dawns

Bangladesh’s Channel i featured the nonprofit Brighter Dawns and the work of Tasmiha Khan ’12 and other Wesleyan students. Khan seeks to educate populations in slum communities on health issues. Read more...
Correa ’10 turns to Kickstarter for arts funding

Correa ’10 turns to Kickstarter for arts funding

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.” Read more...
Filmmaker Shane ’05 unravels mystery of festival scam artist

Filmmaker Shane ’05 unravels mystery of festival scam artist

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. Read more...
Una Aya Osato ’04: Tragi-Comic Clowning Around in ‘LOL: The End’

Una Aya Osato ’04: Tragi-Comic Clowning Around in ‘LOL: The End’

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. Read more...
Chi-Hoon Kim ’06: Ice Cream as Entertainment?

Chi-Hoon Kim ’06: Ice Cream as Entertainment?

Chi-Hoon Kim ’06, now a PhD student of the anthropology of food, is puzzled by a new Ben and Jerry’s vending machine. Read more...
Ruder ’05, Simons ’09: Performing a Bank Heist Opera

Ruder ’05, Simons ’09: Performing a Bank Heist Opera

Varispeed actors Dave Ruder '05 and Aliza Simons '09 performed in Robert Ashley's multimedia opera “Perfect Lives,” based on a bank heist, at two-hour intervals throughout NYC. Read more...
Hymanson ’11 Explores a ‘Magical’ Home in Film

Hymanson ’11 Explores a ‘Magical’ Home in Film

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. Read more...
Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 in Kenya

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 in Kenya

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12, founders of Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, talk to NBC’s Maria Menounos… Read more...
Tweet: Wes alum sighting on Modern Family

Tweet: Wes alum sighting on Modern Family

May 12, 2011
Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg ’09 on Twitter: “@wesleyan_u alum sighting on Modern Family. Guillermo is played by Lin Manuel Miranda.”

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