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Gionfriddo ’75 writes memoir on health and education policy

Gionfriddo ’75 writes memoir on health and education policy

02/27: Paul Gionfriddo '75 offers a detailed account of his son Tim who has become one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of help yet underserved or ignored by our health and social-service systems. #THISISWHY

Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year

Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year

02/25: Claire Burns '89, Chief Customer Officer at MetLife—and CCO of the year—spoke with Wesconnect about receiving the award, her roots in customer service, and her Wes experience. #THISISWHY

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

02/25: In celebration of John Driscoll '62's 50th Reunion in 2012, classmates and friends began a scholarship fund to endow a four-year support scholarship for a Freeman Scholar.

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Storytelling Project

Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99 Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99

Feb 24, 2015

"That's how we became friends, I needed a kitchen and she had one." Rachel and Nell were married in the spring of 2013.

Wes-Side Story Wes-Side Story

Feb 13, 2015

Cardinal Couples, Wes Valentines, our very own Wes-Side Story: w​e present a Storytelling playlist, a photo gallery, a Wesleying article, and a Magazine article.

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.

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Wesconnect Features

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

Feb 25, 2015

In celebration of John Driscoll '62's 50th Reunion in 2012, classmates and friends began a scholarship fund to endow a four-year support scholarship for a Freeman Scholar.

Wes-Side Story Wes-Side Story

Feb 13, 2015

Cardinal Couples, Wes Valentines, our very own Wes-Side Story: w​e present a Storytelling playlist, a photo gallery, a Wesleying article, and a Magazine article.

Coach Whalen ’83 hands over the reins Coach Whalen ’83 hands over the reins

Feb 04, 2015

Mike Whalen '83, on stepping down as head football coach to focus on his role as athletics director, talks about his vision for football, his breakfast of champions, and an unplanned trip to the Super Bowl.

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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?

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Crowdfunding Projects

Andrew Berends '94: Madina's Dream - World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival Andrew Berends '94: Madina's Dream - World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Feb 27, 2015

Andrew Berends '94 on Kickstarter: "Help me finish Madina’s Dream, a glimpse into a forgotten war where rebels and refugees fight to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, in time for its world premiere at South By Southwest." Deadline: March 8, 2015.

Giorgia Sage '18: Send Giorgia to CUPSI Giorgia Sage '18: Send Giorgia to CUPSI

Feb 25, 2015

Giorgia Sage on Indiegogo: "Wesleyan University's slam team does not have the funds for the airplane ticket to send their fifth member, Giorgia Sage Peckman, to CUPSI, the national college slam competition in Richmond, Virginia, at the end of March." Deadline: March 10, 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

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Women of Wesleyan

Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year Burns ’89 is CCO of the Year

Feb 25, 2015

Claire Burns '89, Chief Customer Officer at MetLife—and CCO of the year—spoke with Wesconnect about receiving the award, her roots in customer service, and her Wes experience. #THISISWHY

Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99 Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99

Feb 24, 2015

"That's how we became friends, I needed a kitchen and she had one." Rachel and Nell were married in the spring of 2013.

Lewen ’86 receives leadership award Lewen ’86 receives leadership award

Feb 24, 2015

Jody Lewen '86 recently received the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her work as founder and executive director of the Prison University Project. #THISISWHY

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