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Former Virginia Governor Baliles ’63, Hon. ’88, Remembered

Gerald Baliles ’63, Hon. ’88, who had served as the 65th governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, died Oct. 29, 2019. He was 79. A government major at Wesleyan, he earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. After a stint in the Virginia attorney general’s office, he practiced law…
Wesleyan in the News

Wesleyan in the News

In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Wesleyan in the News 1. The Washington Post: “How One College Is Helping Students Get Engaged in Elections—and, No, It’s Not Political” President Michael Roth writes about Wesleyan’s initiative to engage students meaningfully in work…

Shasha ’50, P’82, Founder of Human Concerns Seminar, Is Remembered

James Shasha, the businessman and benefactor who founded and endowed the Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns at Wesleyan, died Oct. 21. He was 91. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1929, he emigrated to the United States when he was 15 and later attended Wesleyan, graduating in 1950 with a major in economics. In 1955 he…
Paintings by Schechter ’17 on Exhibit in NYC

Paintings by Schechter ’17 on Exhibit in NYC

Sarah Schechter ’17 is exhibiting her first solo show, “Kasual Bagel,” at the Shrine Gallery in New York City. Her paintings will be on display through Jan. 5. Shrine is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is located at 179 East Broadway. Schechter, who majored in history at Wesleyan, lives and…
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Bulletin Board: Andrew Grimaldi '87

On Saturday June 15, 2019, Team Andy (Andrew Grimaldi '87) will be participating in our 3rd Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race/Walk to Cure ALS. This event raises money towards a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative illness that attacks motor neurons. Last year in 2018 our small team of 14 people (out of over 500 participants) raised more than 13% of the total amount raised for the entire walk!... This year we want to be the number 1 fundraising Team for the 2019 race... pushing the Timlin Race to over $80,000 this year! Read More

Bulletin Board: Jeremy Paul '05

Curator of the weird, deviser of hybrid media and Executive Artistic Director of Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Jeremy Paul '05, is successfully blurring the boundaries of Cleveland’s creative worlds.

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