Holi festival 2013. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

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Wells Tower ’96 joins an elephant hunt 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 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 writes with “breathless confidence”

Jul 08, 2014

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” 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” 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 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 remembers Freedom Summer, 50 years on

Jul 01, 2014

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’ Steve Lehman ’00 Octet delivers ‘mesmerizing sound’

Jul 01, 2014

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 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” 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?” Fox ’14: “Too fat to be a scientist?”

Jun 24, 2014

Rachel Fox '14 launches a national conversation about sizeism, discrimination and STEM.

Goldman ’04 shares four startup hacks with you 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 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 Tatum ’75 reflects on 60 years after Brown v. Board

Jun 17, 2014

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 Hussein ’11 to study at Oxford, talks public policy and diversity

Jun 17, 2014

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 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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