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R&C Weekend 2012

This year, two Baldwin Medals, which honor the late Judge Raymond E. Baldwin ’16, were bestowed on William Wasch ’52 and Bruce Corwin ’62. The Baldwin Medal is the highest honor Wesleyan’s alumni body presents for extraordinary service to Wesleyan or for significant contributions to the public good. Bruce Corwin is chairman and CEO of Metropolitan Theatres Corporation,…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR MICHAEL KLINGHER ’78, P’12, P’15 As chair, I have the privilege of being an ex officio member of all Alumni Association committees and councils. When I started my term two years ago, I had no clear understanding of the careful, important, and impactful work that my fellow leaders and their committee members were…

Kail ’99 Directs Broadway Basketball Play and Interviews Stage Directors

Thomas Kail ’99 will direct Eric Simonson’s Magic/ Bird, a Broadway play based on the relationship between basketball superstars Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, due to open on March 21. The work is produced by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, who also produced Lombardi, Simonson’s Broadway play about Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, which…

‘Amazing Stories’ of Social Entrepreneurs

“I realized there was a need—that young people were seeking advice and guidance on how to launch a career in changemaking—but they weren’t finding what they needed,” says Lara Galinsky ’96.“Yet, here I was, sit- ting on some of the most amazing stories and ideas and examples of people forging these paths.” Galinsky, senior vice president of…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

The fall semester is already behind us, and this year’s seniors are hearing the question, “What will you be doing after graduation?” Some have an answer—graduate school, travel opportunities, a career-track position. Others will find answers in the upcoming semester or soon after graduation. Talking recently with Michael Sciola, Director of Wesleyan’s Career Center, I…

A Gift For When Experience Pays But Internships Don’t

Rebecca Friendly ’11 knows that she’s one of the fortunate 2011 graduates: She has a full-time position in the California office of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress (CAP), a policy institute and think tank. A government major with a concentration in comparative politics, Friendly wrote an honors thesis, “Women’s Empowerment Beyond Elections: The Relevance…

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

It might seem like Wesleyan students are happiest in groups—talking, thinking, planning, creating, and going-out-and-doing. The Wesleyan Student Assembly lists more than 300 different clubs and activities, based on service, activism, athletic, artistic and cul- tural interests. With approximately 2,700 full-time undergraduates on campus, that would give each club an average of nine students in its…

WesLive, the Community Blog: Alumni Check In

WesLive, the Wesleyan community blog, includes postings by and updates on alumni, students, and professors. If you want to share your new project or reflect on your creative or intellectual passions, please follow the link on the Wesleyan home page (below the WesLive heading, on the lower left-hand side), which encourages you to “Add Your…

Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns: Histories of Race

“Histories of Race” was the topic for the ninth annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, held on campus April 8–10. Endowed by James Shasha ’50, P’82, GP’14, this educational forum is for Wesleyan alumni, parents, and friends to explore issues of global concern in a seminar environment with a group of internationally renowned scholars. Historian…

Attend a Summer Sendoff

Celebrate the Class of ’15 with a Summer Sendoff. Remember the anticipation you felt the summer before you (or your son or daughter) started at Wesleyan? Share that excitement with a new student and family from your area. Summer Sendoff receptions—coordinated by the Wesleyan Alumni and Parent Relations Office and hosted by local parents and…