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INCUBATOR FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

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

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”

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

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

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.

HOOKED ON THE MUSIC OF AFRICA

World Music at Wesleyan launched Sean Barlow ’79 and Banning Eyre ’79 into a three-decade exploration of African musics, broadcast globally through the Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio program Afropop Worldwide, hosted by broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon. In retrospect, Sean Barlow’s first visit to Wesleyan seems prophetic: it was the World Music Hall…

PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION

Supporting trailblazing teaching, mentoring and research is a major goal of the THIS IS WHY campaign, and conversations with faculty members reveal that innovation in the classroom is flourishing. The new Center for Pedagogical Innovation will be there to help.With nine syllables in just two words “pedagogical innovation” has a weighty feel. At once cumbersome…

GANBARG’S GREATEST HITS

How Pete Ganbarg ’88 went from spinning records at WESU to spinning a solid-gold career in the music industry. Music is Pete Ganbarg’s passion. “When I was growing up, if you wanted to hear a song, you had to listen to the radio. And if the radio didn’t play a song you wanted to hear,…