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Playlist: Wesconnect's Greatest Videos Playlist: Wesconnect's Greatest Videos

Oct 21, 2014

Wesconnect presents its Greatest Hits in celebration of the 100th issue of the Now on Wesconnect alumni newsletter.

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda '02

Oct 01, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 returned to campus on Sept. 23 to talk about the origins of "In The Heights." 

Video: John Hickenlooper '74 Video: John Hickenlooper '74

Sep 16, 2014

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74 discusses "one of the great social experiments of the 21st century" - the legalization of marijuana.

Video: Ginsberg's Video: Ginsberg's "@Gutenberg"

Aug 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

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.

Video: Wesleyan Summer Sendoffs Video: Wesleyan Summer Sendoffs

Jun 04, 2014

All members of the Wesleyan community are invited to attend these worldwide Summer Sendoffs.

Video: Halley Feiffer '07 Video: Halley Feiffer '07

Jun 03, 2014

Halley Feiffer '07 is the star and co-writer of the feature film comedy "He's Way More Famous Than You."

Video: President Roth speaks to graduates at Commencement Video: President Roth speaks to graduates at Commencement

May 28, 2014

President Michael S. Roth '78 addressed graduates, alumni, family and friends at Wesleyan University's 182nd Commencement Ceremony.

Video: Shaw '76 delivers Commencement Address Video: Shaw '76 delivers Commencement Address

May 28, 2014

Theodore Shaw '76, one of the nation's leading proponents for civil rights, delivered Wesleyan's 182nd Commencement Address.

Video: Reunion & Commencement 2014 Video: Reunion & Commencement 2014

May 27, 2014

From May 23-25, hundreds of alumni joined graduating students on campus to celebrate R&C Weekend 2014. #THISISWHY

Video: Foss Hill dresses up Video: Foss Hill dresses up

May 26, 2014

A time-lapse video captures Foss Hill dressing up for Reunion & Commencement Weekend. #THISISWHY

Video: Middletown Half Marathon Video: Middletown Half Marathon

May 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

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

Video: The Blue Man Group - Red, Black & Blue Video: The Blue Man Group - Red, Black & Blue

Feb 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

Video: The Stone Brothers Video: The Stone Brothers

Feb 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

Video: Dar Williams '89 sings at Homecoming Video: Dar Williams '89 sings at Homecoming

Jan 21, 2014

Dar Williams '89 reflected on her music career and performed several songs at Wesleyan during Homecoming/Family Weekend. #THISISWHY

Video: Table Talk with Michael Pollan P'15 and Jonathan Bloom '99 Video: Table Talk with Michael Pollan P'15 and Jonathan Bloom '99

Jan 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

Video: Tracey Gardner '96 Video: Tracey Gardner '96

Dec 16, 2013

Tracey Gardner '96 believes giving back can be a joy. #THISISWHY

Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday

Nov 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

Video: 21st Dwight L. Greene Symposium Video: 21st Dwight L. Greene Symposium

Nov 20, 2013

On Nov. 2, four alumnae panelists and one alumna moderator discussed their experiences as women of color on campus and beyond.

Video: Rick Gilberg '74 Video: Rick Gilberg '74

Nov 05, 2013

Rick Gilberg '74 describes his Wesleyan education as a "game-changer." #THISISWHY

Video: A Little Three Championship Video: A Little Three Championship

Nov 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.

Video: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview Video: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview

Sep 17, 2013

This fall, come see thinkers, artists and culture makers at financial aid fundraisers in San Francisco, Boston and on campus. #THISISWHY

Video: Jan Eliasberg '74 Video: Jan Eliasberg '74

Sep 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.

Video: Arrival Day 2013 Video: Arrival Day 2013

Aug 28, 2013

Watch the highlights from new student Arrival Day, which took place on Aug. 28.

Video: Meet a Wesleyan neuroscience student Video: Meet a Wesleyan neuroscience student

Aug 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.

Video: Pauline Frommer '88 Video: Pauline Frommer '88

Aug 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

Video: Starlight over Wesleyan Video: Starlight over Wesleyan

Jul 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

Video: Wesleyan Graduate Liberal Studies Video: Wesleyan Graduate Liberal Studies

Jul 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.

Video: Video: "Talking Politics" in D.C.

Jul 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

Video: Remarks at Commencement 2013 Video: Remarks at Commencement 2013

Jul 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.

Video: ‘Words and Music’ with Amanda Palmer ’98, Neil Gaiman Video: ‘Words and Music’ with Amanda Palmer ’98, Neil Gaiman

Jun 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

Video: Meet an international student - Nandita Vijayaraghavan Video: Meet an international student - Nandita Vijayaraghavan

Jun 19, 2013

Listen to Nandita Vijayaraghavan '13 reminisce about her experience at Wesleyan.

Video: Wesleyan alumni share their reasons #THISISWHY Video: Wesleyan alumni share their reasons #THISISWHY

Jun 18, 2013

Five alumni share the reasons Wesleyan is their cause. Learn more.

Video: Imagining queer justice Video: Imagining queer justice

Jun 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.

Video: Stephen Trott '62 and The Highwaymen Video: Stephen Trott '62 and The Highwaymen

Jun 16, 2013

The Senior Circuit judge was once part of the original lineup of the folk music group The Highwaymen.

Video: David Kazanjian and Matthew Garrett Video: David Kazanjian and Matthew Garrett

Jun 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.

Video: A Conversation in Hollywood Video: A Conversation in Hollywood

Jun 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

Video: Richie Adelstein - What I tell people about my students Video: Richie Adelstein - What I tell people about my students

Jun 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…”

Video: An Evening with Mad Men Video: An Evening with Mad Men

Jun 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

Video: Wesleyan Senior Week Hackathon 2013 Video: Wesleyan Senior Week Hackathon 2013

May 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.

Video: R&C 2013 Video: R&C 2013

May 28, 2013

Highlights from Wesleyan's 181st Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26.

Video: President Michael Roth on THIS IS WHY Video: President Michael Roth on THIS IS WHY

May 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.

Video: Holi festival 2013 Video: Holi festival 2013

Apr 30, 2013

Shakti, the South Asian Student Association, hosted the second annual Holi (Festival of Colors) on Foss Hill.

Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big

Apr 23, 2013

Paula Matthusen, Jeff Rider, Balu Balasubrahmaniyan, Vera Schwarcz, and Jacob Bricca: what inspires them?

Video: Meet a Wesleyan Student - Griffin Gallati ’15 Video: Meet a Wesleyan Student - Griffin Gallati ’15

Apr 03, 2013

A life in the day of a very unique Wesleyan student.

Video: The Maji Safi Group is bringing clean water to Shirati Video: The Maji Safi Group is bringing clean water to Shirati

Sep 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.

Video: Kleinberg at The Center Video: Kleinberg at The Center

Aug 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.

Video: The Kibera School for Girls Video: The Kibera School for Girls

Aug 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.

Video: Bruce Corwin ’62 Hon ’87 — Meet a Wesleyan Alumnus Video: Bruce Corwin ’62 Hon ’87 — Meet a Wesleyan Alumnus

Aug 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.

Video: Goslinga and Sigman teach ‘Ritual, Health and Healing’ Video: Goslinga and Sigman teach ‘Ritual, Health and Healing’

Jun 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…

Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures

Jun 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?

Video: Parade of Classes at Reunion & Commencement 2012 Video: Parade of Classes at Reunion & Commencement 2012

May 26, 2012

Alumni and current students gather together at Wesleyan University and march in the Parade of Classes to celebrate Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2012.

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

May 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.

Video: Jacob Fleisher ’99 in ‘Science Fiction Audition’ Video: Jacob Fleisher ’99 in ‘Science Fiction Audition’

May 04, 2012

Jake Fleisher ’99 would like you to know: “I am available to star in any upcoming science fiction blockbusters.”

Video: Wesleyan Celebrates the Grand Opening of 41 Wyllys Video: Wesleyan Celebrates the Grand Opening of 41 Wyllys

Mar 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.

Video: Meet a Wesleyan Professor: Ellen Nerenberg Video: Meet a Wesleyan Professor: Ellen Nerenberg

Mar 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.

Video: A Wesleyan Minute – Tula Telfair Video: A Wesleyan Minute – Tula Telfair

Mar 08, 2012

Professor of Art, Tula Telfair, describes her passion for art and the capacity of Imaginary Landscapes to stir her viewers’ memories.

Video: ENVS 380 Students Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Video: ENVS 380 Students Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Feb 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.

Video 12 of 12: You’re Wesleyan Family Video 12 of 12: You’re Wesleyan Family

Feb 24, 2012

Carter and Craig explain their deep affection for the characters in “How I Met Your Mother.”

Video 11 of 12: What You’re Hearing Is Regret Video 11 of 12: What You’re Hearing Is Regret

Feb 23, 2012

Carter and Craig explain why the Ted Mosby character may have mispronounced Wesleyan.

Video 10 of 12: Is Nora Coming Back? Video 10 of 12: Is Nora Coming Back?

Feb 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.

Video 9 of 12: Time to Think About the Next Project Video 9 of 12: Time to Think About the Next Project

Feb 21, 2012

Carter and Craig remain enthusiastic about “How I met Your Mother” and are just beginning to contemplate other projects.

Video 8 of 12: It’s Great To Be Challenged Video 8 of 12: It’s Great To Be Challenged

Feb 20, 2012

Michael Roth discusses the Writing Programs at Wesleyan with Carter and Craig.

Video 7 of 12: Beautiful Kindred Spirits Video 7 of 12: Beautiful Kindred Spirits

Feb 19, 2012

Craig describes meeting the two most important people in his adult life.

Video 6 of 12: The Pitch Meeting Video 6 of 12: The Pitch Meeting

Feb 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.

Video 5 of 12: You Could Do Anything There Video 5 of 12: You Could Do Anything There

Feb 17, 2012

Carter and Craig explored theater, music, and screenwriting at Wesleyan.

Video 4 of 12: I Became a Writer At Wesleyan Video 4 of 12: I Became a Writer At Wesleyan

Feb 16, 2012

Both embraced the challenges and opportunities of Wesleyan’s deep writing culture and felt they became writers at Wesleyan.

Video 3 of 12: Writing As A Course For Your Life Video 3 of 12: Writing As A Course For Your Life

Feb 15, 2012

Craig and Carter explored writing with working professional writers at Wesleyan and felt they had entered the big leagues.

Video 2 of 12: Carter Showed Up Late Video 2 of 12: Carter Showed Up Late

Feb 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.

Video 1 of 12: How Did You First Meet? Video 1 of 12: How Did You First Meet?

Feb 13, 2012

Carter and Craig describe how they met one another as first year students at Wesleyan University.

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

Feb 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!

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

Dec 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…

Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student

Dec 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.

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

Nov 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.

Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto

Oct 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…

Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan

Jun 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…

Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur

May 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…