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Wells Tower ’96 joins an elephant hunt
Jul 09, 2014
“So why would you want to put a bullet in one?” asks Wells Tower ’96, reporting from one of the last elephant hunts in Botswana.
Almond ’88 shares his summer reading list
Jul 08, 2014
Your summer reads don't have to be trashy - they can have both great plots and great writing. Steve Almond '88 shares his list.
Ayelet Waldman ’86 writes with “breathless confidence”
Ayelet Waldman '86 is praised for the "breathless confidence" with which she wrought a multigenerational tale around the Hungarian Gold Train.
Joanne Rohde ’80: “Get out there and work”
Jul 07, 2014
Know when to get in, and when to get out - Joanne Rohde '80 shares career advice for recent graduates.
Prager ’84 writes children’s book “The Shark Whisperer”
Jul 02, 2014
Marine scientist Ellen Prager '84 dives into the world of fiction with The Shark Whisperer.
Eyesores! Nerds! Feminists! Paul Dickson ’61 uncovers word origins
Jul 01, 2014
The poetic license of feminists, pandemonium, workaholics - Paul Dickson '61 uncovers lexical origins of these "authorisms."
Jim Kates ’67 remembers Freedom Summer, 50 years on
Jim Kates '67 shares his memories on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, where he volunteered to register African Americans as voters. #THISISWHY
Steve Lehman ’00 Octet delivers ‘mesmerizing sound’
Informed by spectral-music theory, the 'mesmerizing sound' of the octet headed by Steve Lehman '00 MA'02 might be some of the most exciting music in jazz today. #THISISWHY
Fraser ’82: women writers face “confidence gap” and sexism
Jun 25, 2014
Writer Laura Fraser '82 speaks with Wesconnect about the systematic bias against women writers, the Wesleyan writing community, and how the liberal arts shaped her work. #THISISWHY
Parish ’06 releases debut novel “Down the Shore”
Jun 24, 2014
Down the Shore is a debut novel by Stan Parish '06. Read the reviews and learn about the Wesconnection with Alexander Chee '89 and Allison Lorentzen '03.
Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?”
Rachel Fox '14 launches a national conversation about sizeism, discrimination and STEM.
Goldman ’04 shares four startup hacks with you
Jun 23, 2014
How did an English major with no business experience woo Wall Street? Unigo founder Jordan Goldman '04 shares 4 startup hacks.
Smith ’12 advises high school students in hometown Memphis
Jun 17, 2014
Setting the next generation up for success: AhDream Smith '12 counsels high school students in her hometown, Memphis.
Tatum ’75 reflects on 60 years after Brown v. Board
Are we truly integrated? Beverly Daniel Tatum '75 reflects on segregation and Brown v. Board of Education, 60 years on. #THISISWHY
Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity
In this Q&A with Wesconnect, new Weidenfeld scholar Jourdan Hussein '11 talks about his future at Oxford, his favorite classes and multicultural memories of Wesleyan. #THISISWHY
Dickey MA’14 puts a spin on the tradition of Malian music
Jun 16, 2014
"I'm almost obligated to put a spin on it." Sam Dickey MA'14 talks about composing music steeped in the Malian tradition.
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