News, Features, Video

Wesconnect News

Almond ’88 and Cheryl Strayed listen to your problems

Almond ’88 and Cheryl Strayed listen to your problems

01/21: Writer and literary critic Steve Almond '88 turns down the critique and amps up the empathy with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed (of Wild fame) in Dear Sugar Radio.

Rotella ’86 speculates about the future of football

Rotella ’86 speculates about the future of football

01/20: While the fall wave of criticism about the sport "has already receded into dim memory," Carlo Rotella '86 posits that football's principal weakness is when the game is played "by children rather than consenting adults."

David Lubell ’98: “An incredible honor from the President”

David Lubell ’98: “An incredible honor from the President”

01/20: David Lubell ’98, founder of Welcoming America, had the honor of flying with President Obama on Air Force One, and was recognized for his work in the field of immigrant and refugee rights. #THISISWHY

View all News

Storytelling Project

Storytelling: Terry J. Hatter, Jr. ’54 Storytelling: Terry J. Hatter, Jr. ’54

Dec 02, 2014

This week, we hear Mia Lobel '97 in conversation with Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr. '54, a United States federal judge and one of the first black students to graduate from Wesleyan.

Storytelling: Jeanne Kramer-Smyth ’90 Storytelling: Jeanne Kramer-Smyth ’90

Nov 04, 2014

In the first of our Reunion & Commencement 2014 recordings, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth '90 recalls being assigned a smelly student job—working with mice in the bio labs.

Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16 Storytelling Project: Sam Paik ’90 and Ellen Paik ’16

Oct 21, 2014

"Whenever I go to the Freeman Athletic Center I always see your photo up on the wall." Ellen Paik ’16 talks with father Sam Paik ’90 about their shared Wesleyan experience.

Learn more about the Storytelling Project
  

Wesconnect Features

An Interview with Professor Richard Adelstein An Interview with Professor Richard Adelstein

Jan 20, 2015

Wesconnect interviews Richard Adelstein, recipient of the 1993 and 2012 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin

Jan 06, 2015

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

Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus

Dec 16, 2014

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

See all Features…

  

Wesconnect Video

Video: Happy Holidays Video: Happy Holidays

Jan 06, 2015

Holiday greetings from Michael Roth, Kari Weil and family.

Video: Wesleyan-Trinity Game Video: Wesleyan-Trinity Game

Nov 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!

Video: Paranormal investigations Video: Paranormal investigations

Nov 05, 2014

WESpooky: Wesleyan’s Russell House has all sorts of unexplained noises and other happenings; is this Greek Revival landmark haunted?

See all Video…

  

Crowdfunding Projects

Alonzo Davis '04: JBT, Where Sexual Health Meets Social Networking Alonzo Davis '04: JBT, Where Sexual Health Meets Social Networking

Nov 26, 2014

Alonzo Davis '04 on Indiegogo: "Just Been Tested helps reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (specifically HIV) by popularizing the practice of getting tested." Deadline: January 4, 2015.

Scott Cole '09: The Square, by Clean Bottle Scott Cole '09: The Square, by Clean Bottle

Nov 26, 2014

Scott Cole '09 on Kickstarter: "Square is a new innovative, reusable water bottles that opens from both ends for easy cleaning. The new version will also have interchangeable modules that slot into the bottom such as a water filter and a fruit infuser. Deadline: December 12, 2014

Ashik Siddique '10, with Ezra Silk '10 & Ryan Brill '10: The Climate Mobilization Ashik Siddique '10, with Ezra Silk '10 & Ryan Brill '10: The Climate Mobilization

Nov 26, 2014

Ashik Siddique '10 on Classy: "We need a large-scale American economic mobilization to fight climate change and secure a stable future. We're building a national social movement." Deadline: 
January 1, 2015.

See all Crowdfunding Projects

  

Women of Wesleyan

Three alumni authors featured Three alumni authors featured

Jan 06, 2015

Three alumni authors are on the Washington Post's Best Books of 2014 lists: Michael S. Roth '78 (Beyond the University), Amy Bloom '75 (Lucky Us) and Ayelet Waldman '86 (Love and Treasure).

Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus Alumni collaborate to create podcast aboard the USS Hephaestus

Dec 16, 2014

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

Ann Wightman Scholarship Ann Wightman Scholarship

Dec 11, 2014

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.

Learn more about Women of Wesleyan programming and events…