2014 Issue 1

PLANNED GIFTS: CREATING A LEGACY

Like the sound of the South College bells echoing down the years, gifts to Wesleyan of all sizes have a lasting impact; planned giving is especially meaningful to the university. These gifts can also help donors accomplish both retirement and philanthropic goals.   Dave Knapp ’49 knows this well. He has donated a portion of…

WES AT WORK

Wesleyan alumni who thrive in the culture of Argus Information and Advisory Services span nearly three decades of campus life: Sabrina Zook ’89, Adam Watson ’14, David Nam ’14, Chenelle Tanglao ’08, Nasim Khoshkhou ’07, Grant Nikols ’13, Ivan Stoitzev ’13, Brenna Sansom ’13, Michael Heller ’87. Not pictured: Ankur Verma ’10, James Pesuit ’10.

Wesleyan and Argus Information and Advisory Services share a strong bond, especially for the 11 Wesleyan grads and interns who currently work here.  It is not a coincidence that Michael Heller ’87, the company’s co-founder, and I, who head HR, are Wesleyan grads. The connection resonates with me on many levels.  The company name is…

PRESIDENT ROTH DISCUSSES HIGHER-ED ACCESS AT WHITE HOUSE

Wesleyan President Michael Roth joined leaders from 100 universities and colleges and 40 nonprofit groups at the White House on January 16, to discuss how to promote greater access to higher education. The event was part of an Obama administration initiative to help more students afford and graduate from college. The institutions represented at the…

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

I met Henry Timms, interim chief operating officer of the 92nd Street Y, through Stuart Ellman ’88, the president of the Y’s Board. My idea was to give a lecture on education to a small group in New York, preferably about my forthcoming book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. Instead, after batting around ideas…