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Wes alum meet up at the Middlebury New Film Festival

Wes alum meet up at the Middlebury New Film Festival

Wesleyan alumni recently held a meet-up in Middlebury, VT in conjunction with the Middlebury New Film Festival. Read more...
Kheel ’99 and Selkow ’96 release feature documentary

Kheel ’99 and Selkow ’96 release feature documentary

Jake Kheel ’99 and Ben Selkow ’96 release documentary about Dominican-Haitian charcoal trafficking, mass deforestation and the escalating human conflict on the border. Read more...
Wesleyan Athletics announces 2016 Hall of Fame class

Wesleyan Athletics announces 2016 Hall of Fame class

Wesleyan has announced the alumni joining its 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame class. Read more...
Tyshawn Sorey MA ’11 will join Wesleyan faculty as Professor of Music

Tyshawn Sorey MA ’11 will join Wesleyan faculty as Professor of Music

Jazz musician and composer Tyshawn Sorey MA ’11 joins Wesleyan University as a John Spencer Camp Professor of Music in fall 2017. Read more...
25 years of winging it at Wes

25 years of winging it at Wes

WesWings celebrates 25 years of friendships, memories and amazing comfort food. Read more...
A Wesleyan Night at Hamilton

A Wesleyan Night at Hamilton

"Every six years you write a musical, and have the best night of your life—and it's Wesleyan night." Thomas Kail '99 and Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 Hon.'15 hosted Wesleyan on Broadway on October 2. #THISISWHY Read more...
Celebrating John Driscoll ’62

Celebrating John Driscoll ’62

Join us in celebrating the retirement of John A. Driscoll '62! Send us your comments, memories and good wishes. Read more...
Browning ’69 reviews Pfeiffer’s 'Hard Chance'

Browning ’69 reviews Pfeiffer’s 'Hard Chance'

Nick Browning '69 reviews Hard Chance, a memoir by Maine tree farmer and fellow alumnus Peter Pfeiffer ’69. Read more...
Alter ’77 writes about trekking in the Himalayas

Alter ’77 writes about trekking in the Himalayas

Stephen Alter ’77 speaks to Wesconnect about his latest nonfiction book Becoming a Mountain, a remarkable journey through the majesty of the Himalayas. #THISISWHY Read more...
Howard ’00, on mining the Internet’s stories

Howard ’00, on mining the Internet’s stories

Tim Howard ’00, senior producer of Reply All, talks about the landscape of radio and podcasting, the storytelling impulse, and illicit Wesleyan keys. #THISISWHY Read more...
Longform’s Lammer ’03 hosts panel at SXSW

Longform’s Lammer ’03 hosts panel at SXSW

Longform co-founder Aaron Lammer '03 sat down with Wesconnect to talk about South by Southwest, innovation in publishing, and a haunted asylum. #THISISWHY Read more...
Journalist Wolfe ’97 on the effects of war on women

Journalist Wolfe ’97 on the effects of war on women

Wesconnect caught up with Foreign Policy columnist Lauren Wolfe '97 to discuss her work on Women Under Siege, a project that tells the stories of the effects of war on women. #THISISWHY 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...
Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 Hon. ’15 will not throw away his shot

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 Hon. ’15 will not throw away his shot

"That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart. Sink your teeth into this life, and don’t get let go. Congratulations." Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 delivers the Commencement address, urging the Class of 2015 to "not throw away their shot." Read more...
Behind the Scenes of Mad Men, the Exhibit

Behind the Scenes of Mad Men, the Exhibit

The Mad Men exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image creates an aura much like the TV show itself: an immersive nostalgia culminating in an ode to the process of creation. Read more...
Storytelling: Paul Hadzima ’59

Storytelling: Paul Hadzima ’59

Dinosaurs and mummies once cavorted at Wes. Paul Hadzima '59 tells the story of the collection of Judd Hall Museum. Read more...
Alumni Association Awards 2015

Alumni Association Awards 2015

The Alumni Association announces its awards recipients for 2015. Read more...
Behind the Scenes of Mad Men: An Interview with Carl Goodman ’88

Behind the Scenes of Mad Men: An Interview with Carl Goodman ’88

Meet Carl Goodman '88, Executive Director of the Museum of the Moving Image. Read about Carl's early influences, his approach to curation, and an upcoming Wesleyan evening at the Museum's Mad Men exhibit. 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...
The genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda '02

The genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda '02

Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, writer, musician, actor and 2015 Commencement speaker, has been called "Shakespearean in ambition, and in achievement" for what may very well be the musical of this decade. #THISISWHY Read more...
Kennedy Odede ’12, alumni-elected trustee

Kennedy Odede ’12, alumni-elected trustee

Wesconnect interviews Kennedy Odede ’12, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, on his first year as an elected member on the Wesleyan Board of Trustees, and the upcoming election. 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...
An interview with LEGO’s Ethan Sack ’97

An interview with LEGO’s Ethan Sack ’97

"I bought a Lego set that said 8-12 years on the box, and I finished it in 4..." Ismet Jooma '14 talks with Ethan Sack '97, senior director of marketing at the world's most powerful brand: LEGO. #THISISWHY 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...
Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year

Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year

Claire Burns '89, Chief Customer Officer at MetLife—and CCO of the year—spoke with Wesconnect about receiving the award, her roots in customer service, and her Wes experience. #THISISWHY Read more...
Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

In celebration of John Driscoll '62's 50th Reunion in 2012, classmates and friends began a scholarship fund to endow a four-year support scholarship for a Freeman Scholar. Read more...
DinoTrucks by Wiser ’95: unearth dinos on your iPad

DinoTrucks by Wiser ’95: unearth dinos on your iPad

In this interview with Wesconnect, animator Jason Wiser ’95 talks about his new iPad game DinoTrucks, in which kids unearth dinosaur bones and experiment with various trucks. 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...
Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Scholarship

Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Scholarship

Abraham Adzenyah, adjunct professor of music and master drummer, soon will retire after more than forty-five years at Wes. Read more...
Coach Whalen ’83 hands over the reins

Coach Whalen ’83 hands over the reins

Mike Whalen '83, on stepping down as head football coach to focus on his role as athletics director, talks about his vision for football, his breakfast of champions, and an unplanned trip to the Super Bowl. 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...
An Interview with Professor Scott Plous

An Interview with Professor Scott Plous

Wesconnect interviews Scott Plous, recipient of the 1998 and 2011 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Read more...
An Interview with Professor Richard Adelstein

An Interview with Professor Richard Adelstein

Wesconnect interviews Richard Adelstein, recipient of the 1993 and 2012 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Read more...
Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin

Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin

Beloved librarian Erhard Konerding MALS '82 is retiring after 42 years of service to Wesleyan. Read the interview and send us your comments and wishes for Erhard! #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...
Ann Wightman Scholarship

Ann Wightman Scholarship

A group of past students has set out to raise funds to endow a scholarship in honor of Professor Ann Wightman, who is retiring this year. On her behest, the scholarship will be earmarked for a first-generation college student. 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...
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...
Alumni in the Elections

Alumni in the Elections

A roundup of results from the elections yesterday. So how did Wesleyan alumni fare? Read more...
Butler ’71 on writing about end-of-life issues

Butler ’71 on writing about end-of-life issues

Katy Butler '71, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, traces her commitment to end-of-life issues in this Wesconnect special. Read more...
Wesconnect’s Greatest in Entertainment

Wesconnect’s Greatest in Entertainment

Wesconnect's Greatest Hits in Entertainment: Carter Bays '97 and Craig Thomas '97 (How I Met Your Mother), Matthew Weiner '87 (Mad Men), D.B. Weiss '93 (Game of Thrones) and the Emmys 2014. Read more...
How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black)

How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black)

Once upon a time, we were mysterious lavender ministers. Herbert L. Connelly, Class of 1909, tells the tale of how we became Cardinals (and donned the Red and Black). #THISISWHY Read more...
Of teachers and classmates

Of teachers and classmates

How can you affect the future of your alma mater? Spread the word about the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Alumni Trustee Elections. Encourage your classmates to participate. 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...
Interview with Alexander Chee ’89

Interview with Alexander Chee ’89

We interview Alexander Chee '89 about his time at Wesleyan and the impact it had on his career as a writer. #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...
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...
Christopher Weaver MALS ’75 CAS ’76, a video game pioneer

Christopher Weaver MALS ’75 CAS ’76, a video game pioneer

We speak with Christopher Weaver MALS '75 CAS '76, who created the physics sports simulation that Madden is based on. He went on to pioneer games like The Elder Scrolls, and in general, the open-world game industry. #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...
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...
Fleischmann ’84 wins fellowship for playwriting

Fleischmann ’84 wins fellowship for playwriting

The Howard Foundation Fellowship will help her explore her idiosyncratic world, says playwright Stephanie Fleischmann '84 in an interview with Wesconnect. #THISISWHY Read more...
Siskel ’94 talks White House crisis management

Siskel ’94 talks White House crisis management

Ed Siskel '94 talks with Wesconnect about crisis management at the White House, his change in work and critical thinking at the College of Letters. #THISISWHY Read more...
Barclay-Morton ’86 traces her grandmothers’ lives in new book

Barclay-Morton ’86 traces her grandmothers’ lives in new book

Julia Lee Barclay-Morton '86 talks with Wesconnect about chronicling the complex lives of her two grandmothers, Dick and Jani. #THISISWHY Read more...
Ben Selkow ’96 and Anthony Bourdain in Mississippi

Ben Selkow ’96 and Anthony Bourdain in Mississippi

Ben Selkow '96 talks with Wesconnect about documentaries, being on time for Jeanine Basinger's class, and his recent project in Mississippi with Anthony Bourdain. #THISISWHY Read more...
Doris Duke recognizes Wesleyan alumni

Doris Duke recognizes Wesleyan alumni

Dancer Adrienne Truscott '94 and alto saxophonist Steve Lehman '00 received Doris Duke awards. #THISISWHY Read more...
Jeanine Basinger on marriage and the movies

Jeanine Basinger on marriage and the movies

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 on April 21. 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...
An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen

An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen

In this interview with Wesconnect, economics professor Joyce Jacobsen discusses the Binswanger Prize, the evolution of her research and pivotal moments in her career. Read more...
Fleisher ’99 and the Tiny Commando

Fleisher ’99 and the Tiny Commando

In this Q&A with Wesconnect, Jacob talks about tiny action, maximizing bang-for-your-buck and crazy, brilliant, young energy. #THISISWHY Read more...
September Athletics

September Athletics

Cardinals crushed: 52-9. Read more...
Friends of the Davison Art Center auction

Friends of the Davison Art Center auction

Join the Friends of the DAC in its first-ever online auction beginning Oct. 2.
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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...
The Alumni Show II

The Alumni Show II

From Sep 6 to Dec 8, the CFA hosts The Alumni Show II, an exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Wesleyan artists. Read more...
Meet Nyasha Foy ’06, The New Black Alumni Council Chair

Meet Nyasha Foy ’06, The New Black Alumni Council Chair

Get to know your new Black Alumni Council Chair, Nyasha Foy '06. Read more...
Wesleyan on Coursera

Wesleyan on Coursera

Peruse upcoming online courses this fall, offered by various celebrated Wesleyan faculty. Read more...
EdConnect

EdConnect

A message from the founders of this group connecting students and alumni in the field of education. Read more...
Exegesis of a Terrible Thought

Exegesis of a Terrible Thought

A reflection on how habits of thought act as barriers by pyrotechnics, a member of the Class of 2014. Originally published June 17, 2013 on Wesleying. Reproduced with permission. 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...
Alumni Association Awards 2013

Alumni Association Awards 2013

Wesleyan will present awards to Edwards II '63, Taylor '63, Young '73, Chayes '78, Young Jr. '88, Klingher '78 and Olson '78. Read more...
Wesleyan’s 2013 honorary degree recipients

Wesleyan’s 2013 honorary degree recipients

Joss Whedon ’87, Majora Carter ’88 and Jim Dresser ’63 will be awarded honorary degrees at Wesleyan’s 181st Commencement this May, and Joss Whedon will deliver the commencement address. Read more...
Message from the Alumni Association Chair

Message from the Alumni Association Chair

Megan Norris '83 P'17 kicks of 2013 with an introduction and some ideas for engaging with Wesleyan. Read more Read more...
Athletics fall wrap-up and winter outlook

Athletics fall wrap-up and winter outlook

Three fall sports are still competing, and 11 winter teams are chomping at the bit to get started. Read more...
Podcast: The Future of Social Innovation

Podcast: The Future of Social Innovation

Listen to an audio podcast of a panel discussion moderated by President Michael S. Roth ’78 and featuring Shawn Dove ’84, Sasha Chanoff ’94, Jessica Posner Odede ’09, and Kennedy Odede ’12. Read more...
Share Your Story

Share Your Story

The Wesleyan Storytelling Project invites alumni to talk about what Wesleyan means to them. Mia Lobel ’97, multi-media producer, kicked off the project during HC/FW 2012. Listen in, record your story or leave a comment… Read more...
NYT op-ed by Pres. Roth ’78: ‘Learning as Freedom’

NYT op-ed by Pres. Roth ’78: ‘Learning as Freedom’

In The New York Times, President Michael S. Roth argues for a broad liberal arts education for all, drawing on the philosophy of John Dewey, and taking on conservatives who would narrow education’s focus. Read more...
Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures

Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures

In November 2011, four Wesleyan students created a Facebook event called “Best Professors at Wes” that asked the mysterious question: Which Wesleyan Professors would you like to see speak in a ten-minute TED-talk style arena? Read more...
Congratulations to the Wesleyan Class of 2012!

Congratulations to the Wesleyan Class of 2012!

Here’s a round-up of stories and selected quotes from the 180th Commencement. A full photo gallery is available, and links to video files are now available. Congratulations to the Wesleyan Class of 2012! Read more...
Video: An Evening with Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14

Video: An Evening with Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14

On April 12th, Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14, producer and star of “VEEP,” sat down with President Roth and nearly 300 Wesleyan students, alumni, and parents in New York City for a premiere screening and conversation about her new HBO show. Read more...
Podcast: Jonathan Bloom ’99 – ‘American Wasteland’

Podcast: Jonathan Bloom ’99 – ‘American Wasteland’

Podcast from an event with Jonathan Bloom ’99 on March 5, 2012 in Baltimore – American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It). Read more...
Video: An Evening with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97

Video: An Evening with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97

Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, in conversation with President Michael Roth ’78, tell a crowd of 200 alumni how they sold ‘HIMYM’ to CBS. January 12, 2012 at the Paley Center for Media in L.A. What followed was all Wes! Read more...
Video: Joseph J. Fins ’82 on Neuroethics and the Rights of Mind

Video: Joseph J. Fins ’82 on Neuroethics and the Rights of Mind

Can Neuroethics resolve the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience? Joseph J. Fins ’82, M.D. discusses the toughest challenge of his career… Read more...
Bill Belichick ’75 on Performing at Your Best

Bill Belichick ’75 on Performing at Your Best

Bill Belichick ’75—three-time Super Bowl championship-winning NFL Coach and three-time AP NFL Coach off the Year—writes in with some thoughts about what it takes to perform at your personal best. Read more...
Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student

Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student

Laura Kurash ’13 is a chemistry and Spanish double-major, pre med, and two-time NESCAC post-season honoree as well as team quad-captain of the 2011 women’s soccer team. Read more...
Video: Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12 - Growing Hope in Kibera

Video: Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12 - Growing Hope in Kibera

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 are transforming Nairobi’s Kibera slum one young girl at a time through the good works of their foundation, Shining Hope for Communities. Read more...
Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto

Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto

Majora Carter ’88 is helping to redefine environmental and social justice in our urban communities. As founder of Sustainable South Bronx, she established a new class of citizen-entrepreneurs… Read more...
Joe Fins ’82: The Intellectual Adventure Continues

Joe Fins ’82: The Intellectual Adventure Continues

Joe Fins: I just had a flashback to a scene in the College of Letters Library. It was the week before graduation and I just finished my senior thesis, a treatise on the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, literature and creativity… Read more...
Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan

Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan

Blip.tv co-founder Dina Kaplan is helping to redefine television for the digital age. One of Wesleyan’s digital and entertainment pioneers, she is finding the best new independent-produced content… Read more...
Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 tell tales out of school

Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 tell tales out of school

Hello, Wesleyan! We just wanted to use this Wesconnect opportunity to send a quick thank you to all the Wes alums who’ve taken the time to check out How I Met Your Mother,Read more...
Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur

Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur

Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, P’09, founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, dedicated himself to the goal of finding new cures for diseases. Success was long in coming, and dramatic when it arrived… Read more...
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