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

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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.

Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter Wesleyan: Black Lives Matter

Dec 10, 2014

#BlackLivesMatter: Wesleyan students marched on Main Street on Monday afternoon. Lindsay Keys '11 made a short film on the New York City protests. 

How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black) How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black)

Oct 21, 2014

Once upon a time, we were mysterious lavender ministers. Herbert L. Connelly, Class of 1909, tells the tale of how we became Cardinals (and donned the Red and Black). #THISISWHY

Of teachers and classmates Of teachers and classmates

Oct 21, 2014

How can you affect the future of your alma mater? Spread the word about the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Alumni Trustee Elections. Encourage your classmates to participate.

Interview with Alexander Chee ’89 Interview with Alexander Chee ’89

Oct 07, 2014

We interview Alexander Chee '89 about his time at Wesleyan and the impact it had on his career as a writer. #THISISWHY

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. 

An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen An Interview with Professor Joyce Jacobsen

Jan 15, 2014

In this interview with Wesconnect, economics professor Joyce Jacobsen discusses the Binswanger Prize, the evolution of her research and pivotal moments in her career.

September Athletics September Athletics

Sep 25, 2013

Cardinals crushed: 52-9.

Friends of the Davison Art Center auction Friends of the Davison Art Center auction

Sep 17, 2013

Join the Friends of the DAC in its first-ever online auction beginning Oct. 2.

The Alumni Show II The Alumni Show II

Jul 31, 2013

From Sep 6 to Dec 8, the CFA hosts The Alumni Show II, an exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Wesleyan artists.

Meet Nyasha Foy ’06, The New Black Alumni Council Chair Meet Nyasha Foy ’06, The New Black Alumni Council Chair

Jul 30, 2013

Get to know your new Black Alumni Council Chair, Nyasha Foy '06.

Wesleyan on Coursera Wesleyan on Coursera

Jul 23, 2013

Peruse upcoming online courses this fall, offered by various celebrated Wesleyan faculty.

EdConnect EdConnect

Jul 22, 2013

A message from the founders of this group connecting students and alumni in the field of education.

Exegesis of a Terrible Thought Exegesis of a Terrible Thought

Jun 21, 2013

A reflection on how habits of thought act as barriers by pyrotechnics, a member of the Class of 2014. Originally published June 17, 2013 on Wesleying. Reproduced with permission.

Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13 Alumni in science: Guy Geyer Marcus ’13

Jun 19, 2013

Guy discusses Paul traps, antimatter, entangled states and the conference as an equalizer.

Alumni Association Awards 2013 Alumni Association Awards 2013

May 15, 2013

Wesleyan will present awards to Edwards II '63, Taylor '63, Young '73, Chayes '78, Young Jr. '88, Klingher '78 and Olson '78.

Message from the Alumni Association Chair Message from the Alumni Association Chair

Jan 07, 2013

Megan Norris '83 P'17 kicks of 2013 with an introduction and some ideas for engaging with Wesleyan. Read more

Athletics fall wrap-up and winter outlook Athletics fall wrap-up and winter outlook

Nov 07, 2012

Three fall sports are still competing, and 11 winter teams are chomping at the bit to get started.

Podcast: The Future of Social Innovation Podcast: The Future of Social Innovation

Oct 17, 2012

Listen to an audio podcast of a panel discussion moderated by President Michael S. Roth ’78 and featuring Shawn Dove ’84, Sasha Chanoff ’94, Jessica Posner Odede ’09, and Kennedy Odede ’12.

Share Your Story Share Your Story

Oct 12, 2012

The Wesleyan Storytelling Project invites alumni to talk about what Wesleyan means to them. Mia Lobel ’97, multi-media producer, kicked off the project during HC/FW 2012. Listen in, record your story or leave a comment…

Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures Video: Wesleyan Thinks Big lectures

Jun 22, 2012

In November 2011, four Wesleyan students created a Facebook event called “Best Professors at Wes” that asked the mysterious question: Which Wesleyan Professors would you like to see speak in a ten-minute TED-talk style arena?

Video: An Evening with Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14 Video: An Evening with Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14

May 11, 2012

On April 12th, Julia Louis-Dreyfus P’14, producer and star of “VEEP,” sat down with President Roth and nearly 300 Wesleyan students, alumni, and parents in New York City for a premiere screening and conversation about her new HBO show.

Podcast: Jonathan Bloom ’99 – ‘American Wasteland’ Podcast: Jonathan Bloom ’99 – ‘American Wasteland’

May 03, 2012

Podcast from an event with Jonathan Bloom ’99 on March 5, 2012 in Baltimore – American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It).

Video: An Evening with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97 Video: An Evening with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97

Feb 02, 2012

Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, in conversation with President Michael Roth ’78, tell a crowd of 200 alumni how they sold ‘HIMYM’ to CBS. January 12, 2012 at the Paley Center for Media in L.A. What followed was all Wes!

Video: Joseph J. Fins ’82 on Neuroethics and the Rights of Mind Video: Joseph J. Fins ’82 on Neuroethics and the Rights of Mind

Dec 14, 2011

Can Neuroethics resolve the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience? Joseph J. Fins ’82, M.D. discusses the toughest challenge of his career…

Bill Belichick ’75 on Performing at Your Best Bill Belichick ’75 on Performing at Your Best

Dec 14, 2011

Bill Belichick ’75—three-time Super Bowl championship-winning NFL Coach and three-time AP NFL Coach off the Year—writes in with some thoughts about what it takes to perform at your personal best.

Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student Video: Laura Kurash ’13 — Meet a Wesleyan Student

Dec 07, 2011

Laura Kurash ’13 is a chemistry and Spanish double-major, pre med, and two-time NESCAC post-season honoree as well as team quad-captain of the 2011 women’s soccer team.

Video: Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12 - Growing Hope in Kibera Video: Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12 - Growing Hope in Kibera

Nov 15, 2011

Jessica Posner ’09 and Kennedy Odede ’12 are transforming Nairobi’s Kibera slum one young girl at a time through the good works of their foundation, Shining Hope for Communities.

Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto Video: Majora Carter ’88 — Greening The Ghetto

Oct 10, 2011

Majora Carter ’88 is helping to redefine environmental and social justice in our urban communities. As founder of Sustainable South Bronx, she established a new class of citizen-entrepreneurs…

Joe Fins ’82: The Intellectual Adventure Continues Joe Fins ’82: The Intellectual Adventure Continues

Sep 01, 2011

Joe Fins: I just had a flashback to a scene in the College of Letters Library. It was the week before graduation and I just finished my senior thesis, a treatise on the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, literature and creativity…

Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan Video: Dina Kaplan, blip.tv and Wesleyan

Jun 23, 2011

Blip.tv co-founder Dina Kaplan is helping to redefine television for the digital age. One of Wesleyan’s digital and entertainment pioneers, she is finding the best new independent-produced content…

Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 tell tales out of school Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 tell tales out of school

Jun 09, 2011

Hello, Wesleyan! We just wanted to use this Wesconnect opportunity to send a quick thank you to all the Wes alums who’ve taken the time to check out How I Met Your Mother,

Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur Video: Joshua Boger ’73 - Cure Entrepreneur

May 06, 2011

Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, P’09, founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, dedicated himself to the goal of finding new cures for diseases. Success was long in coming, and dramatic when it arrived…