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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.

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

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."

Toby Emmerich ’85: Life after The Hobbit

Toby Emmerich ’85: Life after The Hobbit

01/19: Toby Emmerich '85, President of New Line Cinema, talks about life after The Hobbit. He may or may not have binge-watched Downton Abbey and True Detective.

Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin

Konerding MALS ’82 retires after 42 years at Olin

01/06: 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

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Upcoming Events

Replacement Tree Planting in San Francisco, CA

Replacement Tree Planting in San Francisco, CA

01/24: Plant trees in San Francisco. 9 AM - 1 PM. Maximum of 20 registrants. Organized by Tamara Patterson '04.

Music to the Community in Middletown, CT

Music to the Community in Middletown, CT

01/24: Use music as a means to promote sharing, understanding and empathy between people. 10 AM - 12 PM. Maximum of 18 registrants. Organized by Thai Duong Vu Nguyen '18.

Seattle Community Development in Seattle, WA

Seattle Community Development in Seattle, WA

01/24: Build, clean, plant and paint for Community Arts Create, housed at the Hillman City Collaboratory. 1-5 PM. Organized by Sohana Punithakumar '04.

Food Not Bombs in Middletown, CT

Food Not Bombs in Middletown, CT

01/25: Prepare and serve meals to the needy. 11 AM - 4 PM. Organized by Andrew Olson '16.

2015 Homeless Point in Time Count in Baltimore, MD

2015 Homeless Point in Time Count in Baltimore, MD

01/25: Conduct a point-in-time count of homeless individuals in Baltimore City. Train 1/25 3-4 PM and 10-11 PM, volunteer 1/26 and 1/27 12-6 AM. Organized by Kerry Holahan '02.

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Storytelling Project

Storytelling: Terry J. Hatter, Jr. ’54

Storytelling: Terry J. Hatter, Jr. ’54

12/02: 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

11/04: 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

10/21: "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.

Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13

Storytelling: Julia Mark ’13 & Charlie Mark P’13

10/14: Julia Mark ’13 reflects with her father Charlie Mark P’13 on generations of students living on campus and calling its buildings home.

Interview with Alexander Chee ’89

Interview with Alexander Chee ’89

10/07: We interview Alexander Chee '89 about his time at Wesleyan and the impact it had on his career as a writer. #THISISWHY

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