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The genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda '02

The genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda '02

04/01: Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, writer, musician, actor and 2015 Commencement speaker, has been called "Shakespearean in ambition, and in achievement" for what may very well be the musical of this decade. #THISISWHY

Young Global Leaders

Young Global Leaders

03/31: Three alumni have been recognized as "Young Global Leaders" by the World Economic Forum. #THISISWHY

Kennedy Odede ’12, alumni-elected trustee

Kennedy Odede ’12, alumni-elected trustee

03/31: Wesconnect interviews Kennedy Odede ’12, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, on his first year as an elected member on the Wesleyan Board of Trustees, and the upcoming election.

Get Better Boss

Get Better Boss

03/30: Henry Kaplan ’10 collaborated with Houang ’10, Gordon ’10, Essoyan ’07, Binswanger ’10 and Kuwahara ’09 to create a short film about an aging gangland boss battling through his final days.

South by South Wes?

South by South Wes?

03/25: SXSW 2015: South by South Wes. What were alumni up to in Austin this March?

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Upcoming Events

GOLD Parties 2015

GOLD Parties 2015

04/02: The GOLD Parties on Foss Hill Day are happening on Thursday, April 2, 2015!

How to Destroy Higher Education: An Online Conversation

How to Destroy Higher Education: An Online Conversation

04/14: Join us online for a provocative conversation about threats facing higher education, with President Michael S. Roth ’78, author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.

Student of Color Leadership Lunch

Student of Color Leadership Lunch

04/16: During WesFest, welcome prospectives at the Student of Color Leadership lunch at noon at Russell House. Register

40th Annual Mansfield Freeman Lecture

40th Annual Mansfield Freeman Lecture

04/16: Professor Vera Schwartz will deliver the 40th annual Mansfield Freeman lecture on April 16, followed by a breakfast and colloquium on April 17.

Women’s Athletics Weekend ’15

Women’s Athletics Weekend ’15

04/17: Mentor and celebrate women athletes in this two-day event including a workshop, dinner, and silent auction.

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Storytelling Project

Storytelling: Deborah Pearson Woodhouse ’79

Storytelling: Deborah Pearson Woodhouse ’79

03/09: We hear about the music of Memorial Chapel from Deborah Pearson Woodhouse '79, with special instrumentals by Professor Neely Bruce, who played at her wedding to John C. Woodhouse '79 in 1982.

Storytelling: Kate and Mike Gilles ’04

Storytelling: Kate and Mike Gilles ’04

03/03: “There’s this really good-looking guy talking very passionately and knowledgeably about something I care a whole lot about.”

Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99

Storytelling: Rachel Mandal and Nell Robinson ’99

02/24: "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

02/13: 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

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.

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