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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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Students who want expert advice on how to pursue the most sought-after jobs and internships visit the Gordon Career Center, located at the heart of campus and newly named for Andrew Brandon-Gordon ’86, who has generously supported students through the THIS IS WHY campaign.It’s nearing 5:30 p.m. on a mild Friday evening in late January,…

A CENTURY UNDER CONNECTICUT SKIES

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The 100-year-old Van Vleck Observatory has a distinguished history and houses a remarkable collection of objects that bear witness to astronomy’s past. For two years, beginning in the summer of 1914, a rather strange looking structure took shape atop the crest of Foss Hill, highest point on the Wesleyan campus. Silhouetted against sunset skies that…

INCUBATOR FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is developing a community of innovators both on campus and among alumni who are effecting change around the world.Hang around Wesleyan long enough, and you’re bound to hear the phrase “practical idealism.” Coined by the philosopher John Dewey and later adopted by Mahatma Gandhi, “practical idealism” is the third…

CAREER ADVICE FROM A TOP RECRUITER

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Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, is recognized nationally for his insights into successful careers.Don’t you wish that someone with absolutely tons of experience in analyzing successful careers as well as career mistakes would share coffee and advice with you? Maybe you can’t have the coffee, but Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, a Wesleyan trustee, gives you his…

CHRISTINA CROSBY: “A BODY, UNDONE”

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More than a dozen years after a terrible accident that paralyzed her, Professor of English Christina Crosby has documented her struggle to reclaim her life in a new book intended to open the eyes of others to life with disability.Christina Crosby is a feminist, a lesbian, and a scholar of gender and sexuality, but the…

A MUSICAL REVOLUTION ON BROADWAY

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Composer, book writer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and director Thomas Kail ’99 have reunited to collaborate on Broadway with Hamilton, hailed by critics as one of the most original American musicals in years.

THE 9/11 MEMORY KEEPER

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Clifford Chanin ’75 never expected the two topics he had been working on separately for years would ever intersect. But that’s exactly what happened on September 11, 2001.