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Wesleyan alumni are making news every day.  Keep abreast of Wesleyan happenings – both on-campus and off – and take a moment to share what you’ve been up to.  Post to the Bulletin Board or submit a Class Note.  If you’ve done it, we want to hear about it.

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Class of ’89 Alumni Credit Wes Football for Friendships

Class of ’89 Alumni Credit Wes Football for Friendships

The gridiron is the foundation where lifelong friendships are built. At Wesleyan, this bond between teammates started way back in 1881 and has only flourished since then. It would be difficult to find a better example of the friendships Wesleyan Football produces than in the three captains from the 1988 team: Mike Charlton ’89, Matt…
Ligon ’82 Discusses Creative Practices, Race, at Wadsworth Atheneum

Ligon ’82 Discusses Creative Practices, Race, at Wadsworth Atheneum

In a program jointly sponsored by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, artist Glenn Ligon ’82 joined Dean and Professor of Art History at Northwestern University Huey Copeland for a discussion on Sept. 13 at the Atheneum in Hartford. The two, who noted their longstanding friendship as…
The Leavers, by Lisa Ko ’98, Longlisted for National Book Award for Fiction

The Leavers, by Lisa Ko ’98, Longlisted for National Book Award for Fiction

The Leavers, the debut novel by Lisa Ko ’98, has been selected as one of 10 works longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. “I was surprised and thrilled to receive the news, which I hadn’t expected as a debut novelist,” says Ko. “I’m thankful to the judges and everyone who has read and…
Zuckerman ’16 Represents U.S. at Kazakhstan World Expo 2017

Zuckerman ’16 Represents U.S. at Kazakhstan World Expo 2017

Molly Jane Zuckerman ’16 is one of only 40 student ambassadors representing the United States at the World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, which brings together key leaders from the global business community, high-ranking government officials, and cultural representatives in the first world fair to take place in Central Asia. The theme of this year’s…
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Jennifer Blaine '92 presents The Vicissitudes of Travel

Jennifer Blaine '92, Philadelphia’s acclaimed solo performer, “whose comic genius is like Lily Tomlin and Tracey Ullman,” (Philadelphia Daily News) and Karen Getz whose direction has been called “truly a transcendent experience” (City Paper) will present the world premiere of the one-woman work, The Vicissitudes of Travel, as part of the 2017 Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts Sept 10 - Sept 22.

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Bulletin Board: Suki Hawley '91

ALL THE RAGE, a film by Suki Hawley '91, debuts in New York on June 23, 2017. The documentary explores the connection between emotions and health, by chronicling the work of renowned physician Dr. John Sarno and his radical methods of treating chronic pain, the greatest crisis in American health care. Watch the trailer nowRead More

Bulletin Board: Ariana Rudess '15 & Sivan Battat '15

Join us in supporting the musical East o', West o'! Produced by Ari Rudess '15 and directed by Sivan Battat '15. Featuring book, music and lyrics by singer, songwriter and musical theatre composer Michelle J. Rodriguez, this musical is being presented in New York this summer at Ars Nova as a part of their Annual Festival of All New Talent (ANTFest)! Your donation will go directly to paying actors, musicians and the creative team who will be bringing East o', West o'! to life in its presentation on June 24th in NYC! Read More

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Wesleyan Magazine Issue 1 - 2017
Wesleyan Magazine Issue 1 - 2017
Learn about equity and inclusion at Wesleyan–where we are and where we’re going; discover writer Pagan Kennedy ’84 and her offbeat approach to telling science stories with a twist; find out how Wesleyan alumni are dealing with the crisis of mass incarceration; and read about computer-analyst-by-day-artist-by night Julia L. Kay ’83 and her portrait revolution.