A $482-MILLION FINALE

It’s likely that very few college fund-raising campaigns began at a more inauspicious time than Wesleyan’s THIS IS WHY campaign.…

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A $482-MILLION FINALE

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It’s likely that very few college fund-raising campaigns began at a more inauspicious time than Wesleyan’s THIS IS WHY campaign. The opening bell had barely sounded when financial markets collapsed in the Great Recession, and it was far from clear that Wesleyan’s donors would have the wherewithal to support the campaign’s ambitious goal of $400…

PORTER ’02 USES BIG DATA TO ADVISE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

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Dan Porter ’02 knows how you’re going to vote next November. If that’s a shock, then welcome to the world of big data. Google knows what ads to give you, Netflix knows what shows you like to watch, and your credit card company likely knows more about your buying habits than you do. A wealth…

WESLEYAN RESPONDS TO SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

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Last fall President Roth took what some thought was a risk. Appalled by the Syrian refugee crisis, he issued a challenge to the Wesleyan community, asking what can we do? How would people respond? Would they say that’s not Wesleyan’s business? Ask why this crisis and not another? Demand more of Wesleyan than it could…

PUTTING LIBERAL EDUCATION TO WORK

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It’s nearing 5:30 p.m. on a mild Friday evening in late January, but weekend relaxation is not on the minds of a group of about 20 Wesleyan students. For the past 90 minutes they’ve been listening intently to a presentation by a panel of Deloitte employees and peppering them with questions. Stephen Thompson ’95, a…