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Arteta ’89 on making movies about people

Arteta ’89 on making movies about people

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.

Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream

Performer Marron ’10 blends indie and mainstream

09/30: Writer, actor and New York Neo Futurist Dylan Marron '10 recently starred in a TD Bank commercial. #THISISWHY

Komesar ’74 P’07 spearheads VT film festival

Komesar ’74 P’07 spearheads VT film festival

09/29: Lloyd Komesar '74 spearheads the creation of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Vermont.

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Storytelling Project

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

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Wesconnect Video

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

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Crowdfunding Projects

Sasha Solodukhina '11: How to Disappear Completely 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: I am the T, an FTM documentary

Aug 29, 2014

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: The Premiere Wooden Smartphone Speaker

Aug 29, 2014

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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Wesconnect Features

Alumni in science: Samantha Schilit ’10 MA’11 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 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 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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Women of Wesleyan

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

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

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