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09/30: "It's gotten harder to make movies about people." But Miguel Arteta '89, director of The Good Girl and Cedar Rapids, finds promise in television.
09/30: Writer, actor and New York Neo Futurist Dylan Marron '10 recently starred in a TD Bank commercial. #THISISWHY
09/29: Lloyd Komesar '74 spearheads the creation of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Vermont.
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Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13
Sep 18, 2014
Julia Mark ’13 reflects with her father Charlie Mark P’13 on generations of students living on campus and calling its buildings home.
Storytelling: Caroline Wilkins ’85
Sep 16, 2014
Did a professor play a pivotal role in your life? Caroline Wilkins '85 remembers her thesis advisor, Dick Ohmann. They still keep in touch today.
Storytelling: Amanda Marks ’88 & Sarah Madsen Hardy ’88
Sep 03, 2014
How did you meet your best friend at Wesleyan? An unusual housing request brought Amanda Marks ’88 and Sarah Madsen Hardy ’88 together. #THISISWHY
Video: John Hickenlooper '74
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74 discusses "one of the great social experiments of the 21st century" - the legalization of marijuana.
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
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
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Sasha Solodukhina '11: How to Disappear Completely
Aug 29, 2014
Sasha Solodukhina '11 on Kickstarter: "In the film 'How to Disappear,' Elliot must follow two simple rules: Obey the ruthless Time Keeper and DO NOT mess with the Universe!" Deadline: August 30, 2014
Tony Zosherafatain '10: I am the T, an FTM documentary
Tony Zosherafatain '10 on Indiegogo: "'I am the T' is a film that will portray the stories of transmen from a variety of cultural backgrounds." Deadline: Oct. 14, 2014
Jon Sargent '09: The Premiere Wooden Smartphone Speaker
Jon Sargent '09 on Kickstarter: "Raise funds to bring an acoustical and/or industrial designer onboard to streamline our existing wooden acoustic speaker for production" Deadline: Sept. 12, 2014
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Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11
Aug 05, 2014
“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
Jeanine Basinger on marriage and the movies
Mar 18, 2014
The film historian’s book I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies has been adapted into a Coursera class “Marriage and the Movies: A History,” starting on April 21.
An Interview with Professor William Herbst
Jan 21, 2014
Wesconnect interviews William Herbst, recipient of the 2003 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, on his motivations, research and pivotal moments in teaching.
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Words with Gauvey-Kern ’11 on debut EP, style and Wes music
Sep 24, 2014
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
Abrams ’12 covers important week for climate
Sep 23, 2014
It has been a historic week for climate change awareness. Lindsay Abrams '12 reports on the People Climate March and the U.N. Climate Summit.
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