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Paik ’16 Wins Goldman Sachs Funds for 3D-Printed Housing Nonprofit

Paik ’16 Wins Goldman Sachs Funds for 3D-Printed Housing Nonprofit

Ellen Paik ’16, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, teamed up with three colleagues to pitch New Story, an organization working on developing low-cost housing solutions via 3D printing technology, to Goldman Sachs’ CEO and Partnership Committee as part of the Analyst Impact Fund, a global firmwide competition. The prize: a grant to the finalist teams’…
Alumni Gather in London for Artists Reception, Honoring Gittes ’10

Alumni Gather in London for Artists Reception, Honoring Gittes ’10

Forty-three Wesleyan alumni, students, parents, and friends gathered in London on July 3 for a reception featuring artist Michael Gittes ’10. Gittes, an American studies major, discussed his work, which is being displayed as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibit, Michael Jackson on the Wall. For the exhibit, Gittes created an experimental video. In addition, alumni…
Duvvuri ’17 Awarded Chambliss Award for Astronomy Research

Duvvuri ’17 Awarded Chambliss Award for Astronomy Research

In recognition of his exemplary research at Wesleyan, astronomy major Girish Duvvuri ’17 has been awarded a Chambliss medal from the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Duvvuri, who majored in astronomy, physics, and English, received the award during the 232nd AAS Meeting June 3–7 in Denver, Colo. There, he presented a study that formed much of his senior thesis at Wesleyan. Seth…
Leung  ’16 Awarded Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Fellowship

Leung ’16 Awarded Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Fellowship

Melissa Leung ’16 is 1 of 75 Americans selected to participate in the 2018–2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals, a yearlong fellowship for study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals provides opportunities for youth to collaborate, interact with new people and new ideas, and, ultimately, to become better global citizens and…
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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: 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: 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 Read More

Bulletin Board: Julie Yannatta '91

Don’t we all need more laughter in our lives? Couldn’t we use a Global Laughter Revolution? Y’know, laughing together as a remedy for these troubled times. Join us on 6/3 at Apogee Studio in Santa Monica, CA for laugh off. Yuck it up. Tickets: This is more than just a laughing matter. Guests will also enjoy live DJ music, food and beverages, and can expect to leave The Big Ha Ha giddier than when they arrived. 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.