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New Book by Sachs ’97 Inspires Readers to Push Thought Boundaries

New Book by Sachs ’97 Inspires Readers to Push Thought Boundaries

Ready to step outside your comfort zone? We recently spoke to Jonah Sachs ’97, who explores what empowers some people to respond to change with creative breakthroughs while the rest of us spend our lives clinging to the safety of “the way it’s always been done,” in his new book, Unsafe Thinking: How to Be…
Formerly Enslaved Woman Honored at 1820 Gravesite

Formerly Enslaved Woman Honored at 1820 Gravesite

On May 9, a group of students, faculty, and Middletown friends joined Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond ’19 and Chief Ayanda Clarke ’99 in a spiritual commemoration ceremony to honor a woman, Silva Storms, who died in 1820 and was buried in the cemetery on Vine Street, across from the Beman Triangle. Research indicates she had been born in…
New Book by McIntyre ’84 Explores How We Arrived at a Post-Truth Era

New Book by McIntyre ’84 Explores How We Arrived at a Post-Truth Era

Did you ever wonder how we arrived in a post-truth era, where “alternative facts” are substituted for actual facts and feelings are given more weight than evidence? In Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018), Lee McIntyre ’84—a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an instructor in ethics at Harvard Extension…
Nasta ’07 Presents Beman Triangle Research at CAAS

Nasta ’07 Presents Beman Triangle Research at CAAS

  “This is the history of right here,” said Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies Jesse Nasta ’07, speaking of his work with Black Middletown Lives, his service-learning class. “We venture deep, but no farther than two blocks.” He and his class of 13 students are doing firsthand archival research on individual projects, documenting…
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Bulletin Board: Nick Weiss-Richmond '08

Nick Weiss-Richmond’s (’08), “My Astronaut” is a web series that follows a dim-witted boyfriend, trying to keep his girlfriend on earth. Episode one is available now. Featuring comedians Scott Adsit, and Sarah Stiles, episodes release Thursdays. Read More

Bulletin Board: Tejas Desai '03

Ahead of my class's 15th reunion, I wanted to let you know that I am running a campaign to publish my three book crime trilogy The Brotherhood Chronicle over a three year period with the public's support. I've started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe and have already raised over a $1000 of a $3000 goal for the first book: https://www.gofundme.com/brotherhood-chronicle-crime-trilogy The international, multicultural trilogy is peopled with characters from all walks of life, religions, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and professions, and is informed by Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and atheistic philosophy and thought. You can read more about it, as well as the aims of The New Wei literary movement and the praise for my other series, The Human Tragedy, on my website: http://tejas-desai.com/about.html Read More

Bulletin Board: Bannin Eyre '79

Peabody Award-winning public radio series Afropop Worldwide celebrates 30 years! Our May 3 gala at the City Winery in NYC salutes Garifuna musical iconAurelio Martinez, and Zimbabwean supergroup Mokoomba—the best party you’ll attend all year!  Read More

Bulletin Board: Catie Lazarus '99

Join Wes Alum: Slate Live Presents: Employee of the Month 9th Year Anniversary's Spectacular Spectacular Catie Lazarus ('99) interviews and honors: Hannibal Buress (Broad City, 30 Rock), Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen), Emily Mortimer (Newsroom, Mary Poppins), and The Resistance Revival Chorus (Grammy's with Kesha & Women's March) Plus EOTM's house band with Andrew Bancroft (Wes 2000, aka Jelly D.) & Shockwave of (Wes's 2002 Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme), Camille Harris and Smoota (TV on the Radio) Gramercy Theater 127 East 23rd Street, NYC, NY 8 pm, Thursday March 15th Doors open at 7 Tickets: HERE https://tinyurl.com/yaejfflp Read More

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Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2017
Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2017
To walk Wesleyan’s campus is to be surrounded by history that whispers from buildings. Look inside to read about the Presidents who left their mark (or didn’t), the legendary faculty who built Wesleyan’s reputation, the controversies that raged, and the seismic changes in student life since the University was founded in 1831. All these moments, and more, make Wesleyan what it is today.