05/13/2015: Dinosaurs and mummies once cavorted at Wes. Paul Hadzima '59 tells the story of the lost collection of Judd Hall Museum.
03/09/2015: The creators of How I Met Your Mother talked about the show and Wes with Professor Scott Higgins at Memorial Chapel during Family Weekend 2014.
01/06/2015: Holiday greetings from Michael Roth, Kari Weil and family.
11/11/2014: Watch the last heart-stopping defensive play in the Wesleyan-Trinity football game. Wesleyan won 20-19, ending Trinity's 13-game winning streak since 2000. Go Wes!
11/05/2014: WESpooky: Wesleyan’s Russell House has all sorts of unexplained noises and other happenings; is this Greek Revival landmark haunted?
10/28/2014: President Michael Roth '78 recently spoke with NYT columnist Frank Bruni about “Why Liberal Arts Education Matters” as part of the 92nd Street Y's American Conversation series. #THISISWHY
10/21/2014: Wesconnect presents its Greatest Hits in celebration of the 100th issue of the Now on Wesconnect alumni newsletter.
10/01/2014: Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 returned to campus on Sept. 23 to talk about the origins of "In The Heights."
09/16/2014: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74 discusses "one of the great social experiments of the 21st century" - the legalization of marijuana.
08/12/2014: Alex Ely Ginsberg '14, as part of his senior thesis in studio art, created "tweets" with the metal type of a mechanical letterpress
07/08/2014: 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
06/24/2014: Bradley Whitford '81, alumnus, trustee and Emmy award-winning actor, has a very serious message for you.
06/16/2014: 10 years of Long Lane Farm: celebrate the student-run experiment in sustainable agriculture that brings the Wesleyan community together.
06/04/2014: All members of the Wesleyan community are invited to attend these worldwide Summer Sendoffs.
06/03/2014: Halley Feiffer '07 is the star and co-writer of the feature film comedy "He's Way More Famous Than You."
05/28/2014: Theodore Shaw '76, one of the nation's leading proponents for civil rights, delivered Wesleyan's 182nd Commencement Address.
05/28/2014: President Michael S. Roth '78 addressed graduates, alumni, family and friends at Wesleyan University's 182nd Commencement Ceremony.
05/27/2014: From May 23-25, hundreds of alumni joined graduating students on campus to celebrate R&C Weekend 2014. #THISISWHY
05/06/2014: Running legends Amby Burfoot '68, Bill Rodgers '70, and Jeff Galloway '67 reunite to race for the first time together since their undergrad years. #THISISWHY
04/01/2014: Here’s a two-minute supercut of Wesleyan moments featuring students, faculty, staff, alumni and red feathers.
03/24/2014: “In science, there’s so much more to be accomplished through collaboration than competition.” Melody Oliphant ’13 #THISISWHY
03/11/2014: Nataly Kogan '98, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of Happier.com, discusses the "big happy." #THISISWHY
02/11/2014: On Nov. 13, 2013, the Blue Man Group and its co-founder Chris Wink '83 hosted a Wesleyan-themed show at Boston's Charles Playhouse. #THISISWHY
02/04/2014: Todd Stone '05 and Adam Stone '05, who first took the stage as "Stone and Stone" at Wesleyan, talk about stand-up, celebrity roasts, and being funny. #THISISWHY
01/21/2014: Dar Williams '89 reflected on her music career and performed several songs at Wesleyan during Homecoming/Family Weekend. #THISISWHY
01/15/2014: On Oct. 22, 2013, alumni and friends gathered for a conversation in San Francisco with two of the nation's foremost voices on food and the food industry. #THISISWHY
12/16/2013: Tracey Gardner '96 believes giving back can be a joy. #THISISWHY
11/27/2013: Wesleyan partners with 92Y for its #GivingTuesday initiative on Dec. 3, 2013--and Stuart Ellman '83, President of the Board of 92Y, explains his reasons to give. #THISISWHY
11/20/2013: On Nov. 2, four alumnae panelists and one alumna moderator discussed their experiences as women of color on campus and beyond.
11/05/2013: Rick Gilberg '74 describes his Wesleyan education as a "game-changer." #THISISWHY
11/04/2013: This Homecoming/Family Weekend was exciting--alumni cheered on as the Wesleyan Cardinals won against Williams, winning us the first Little Three championship title in 43 years.
09/17/2013: This fall, come see thinkers, artists and culture makers at financial aid fundraisers in San Francisco, Boston and on campus. #THISISWHY
09/06/2013: The action film director reflects on being at Wesleyan in the 1970s and talks about founding Second Stage at the '92 Theater. Listen to Jan Eliasberg describe her THIS IS WHY.
08/28/2013: Watch the highlights from new student Arrival Day, which took place on Aug. 28.
08/23/2013: Neuroscience student Nicholas Woods '13 talks about his senior thesis on the topic of epilepsy, and describes the unique research experiences Wesleyan offers undergraduate science students.
08/06/2013: The travel writer, editor, and radio host talks about growing up in the travel industry, and reveals how her Wesleyan education changed her mind about her career. #THISISWHY
07/23/2013: Experience Wesleyan University from day to starlight in this time-lapse video, captured over the course of six months on rooftops and in iconic locations across campus. #THISISWHY
07/16/2013: A glimpse into the Graduate Liberal Studies experience, as four students and four instructors talk about how the program has enhanced their lives.
07/10/2013: On Jun 19, John Hickenlooper '74, Peter Shumlin '79 and Michael Bennet '87 sat down with President Roth '78 at the Newseum to support financial aid. #THISISWHY
07/01/2013: Remarks by President Michael S. Roth '78, Joss Whedon '87, Majora Carter '88, James Dresser '63, Anna Swartz '13 and Joshua S. Boger '73.
06/20/2013: At a special R&C appearance in support of financial aid, Amanda Palmer ’98 performed, and her husband Neil Gaiman read from his work, then joined an audience discussion. #THISISWHY
06/19/2013: Listen to Nandita Vijayaraghavan '13 reminisce about her experience at Wesleyan.
06/18/2013: Five alumni share the reasons Wesleyan is their cause. Learn more.
06/17/2013: A panel presentation on Apr 26 organized by Professor Margot Weiss on queer and trans activism against the prison industrial complex and LGBT hate crimes legislation.
06/16/2013: The Senior Circuit judge was once part of the original lineup of the folk music group The Highwaymen.
06/14/2013: University of Pennsylvania's David Kazanjian talks with Wesleyan's Matthew Garrett at the Center for Humanities. They discussed "over-reading" in relation to the quotidian archives of the 19th-century Atlantic world.
06/11/2013: More than a hundred people gathered to engaged in a conversation with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper '74 and Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 in LA on May 1. #THISISWHY
06/07/2013: “At Wesleyan I have the opportunity to teach and try my ideas out, on the best undergraduates I have ever met. They’re critically-minded, they’re courageous, they’re interesting, they’re loquacious…”
06/04/2013: More than 280 Wesleyan alumni, parents, and friends attended the event hosted by Matthew Weiner '87 on Apr 25 in New York. #THISISWHY
05/29/2013: On May 18, three teams competed head-to-head for 36 hours straight to build the best Wes-themed web app - from idea on paper to final product.
05/28/2013: Highlights from Wesleyan's 181st Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26.
05/20/2013: On Mar 1, at the winter meeting of the Board of Trustees, President Michael S. Roth officially launched the public phase of Wesleyan's fundraising campaign.
04/30/2013: Shakti, the South Asian Student Association, hosted the second annual Holi (Festival of Colors) on Foss Hill.
04/23/2013: Paula Matthusen, Jeff Rider, Balu Balasubrahmaniyan, Vera Schwarcz, and Jacob Bricca: what inspires them?
04/03/2013: A life in the day of a very unique Wesleyan student.
09/01/2012: The Maji Safi Group, an NGO in Shirati, Tanzania, was co-founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11. The project focuses on disease prevention by educating the people about the steps required to create and store clean water.
08/28/2012: Ethan Kleinberg, Director of the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University, discusses the core mission of the Center and his vision for its future.
08/28/2012: Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 discuss Shining Hope, progress at The Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi Kenya, and their connection to Wesleyan.
08/01/2012: Bruce Corwin ’62 Hon ’87 talks about his life, his career in the Motion Picture Exhibition Business, and his philanthropy. Bruce founded the group “Alumni On Campus,” to help address the social and educational issues that plague LA High School.
06/25/2012: In the Spring semester of 2012, Anthropology’s Gillian Goslinga and Creative Campus Fellow Jill Sigman, co-taught a course titled “Ritual, Health and Healing.” The course consisted of a weekly seminar and movement lab…
06/22/2012: 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?
05/26/2012: Alumni and current students gather together at Wesleyan University and march in the Parade of Classes to celebrate Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2012.
05/11/2012: 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.
05/04/2012: Jake Fleisher ’99 would like you to know: “I am available to star in any upcoming science fiction blockbusters.”
03/26/2012: The Wesleyan community celebrated the grand opening of 41 Wyllys Avenue on February 24. The renovated building is the new home of the College of Letters, the Art History Program, and the Wesleyan Career Center.
03/12/2012: Hollis Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures, Ellen Nerenberg, discusses her passion for Italian studies and her new book, Murder Made In Italy.
03/08/2012: Professor of Art, Tula Telfair, describes her passion for art and the capacity of Imaginary Landscapes to stir her viewers’ memories.
02/28/2012: During the summer of 2011, Wesleyan students conducted on-site research along the Louisiana Gulf Coast into the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill tragedy on the Louisiana Gulf Coast estuary and its marine life.
02/24/2012: Carter and Craig explain their deep affection for the characters in “How I Met Your Mother.”
02/23/2012: Carter and Craig explain why the Ted Mosby character may have mispronounced Wesleyan.
02/22/2012: Carter and Craig respond to an audience member who is a great fan of their show and wants to know if one of her favorite characters, Nora, will return in future episodes.
02/21/2012: Carter and Craig remain enthusiastic about “How I met Your Mother” and are just beginning to contemplate other projects.
02/20/2012: Michael Roth discusses the Writing Programs at Wesleyan with Carter and Craig.
02/19/2012: Craig describes meeting the two most important people in his adult life.
02/18/2012: Carter and Craig describe arriving in Los Angeles after five exciting years in New York and the pitch meeting that would change their lives.
02/17/2012: Carter and Craig explored theater, music, and screenwriting at Wesleyan.
02/16/2012: Both embraced the challenges and opportunities of Wesleyan’s deep writing culture and felt they became writers at Wesleyan.
02/15/2012: Craig and Carter explored writing with working professional writers at Wesleyan and felt they had entered the big leagues.
02/14/2012: Excerpt from talk between Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, co-creators of the television comedy, How I Met Your Mother (CBS), and President Michael Roth ’78.
02/13/2012: Carter and Craig describe how they met one another as first year students at Wesleyan University.
02/02/2012: 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!
12/14/2011: Can Neuroethics resolve the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience? Joseph J. Fins ’82, M.D. discusses the toughest challenge of his career…
12/07/2011: 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.
11/15/2011: 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.
10/10/2011: 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…
06/23/2011: 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…
05/06/2011: 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…