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Jeff Levine ’91

August 12, 2015

Thesis Title:

Working from Within: Farmer-Labor Parties in Power in the U.S. and Canada

Favorite Course:

Educational Policy

Favorite Professor:

Robert Wood

This is Why Story:

At Wesleyan I learned about important concepts like “paradigm shifts” through the Science in Society Program and took courses in creative writing with author Annie Dillard and in literary journalism with New Yorker journalist Lis Harris. I also discovered my passion not just for… more

Peter Pfeiffer ’69

July 28, 2015

Favorite Professor:

Hubert J. O'Gorman and Ralph Pendleton

This is Why Story:

Coming from a small town public school in central Maine, I was, if not exactly a “babe in the woods,” unprepared for the sophisticated, diverse, and challenging environment I found at Wesleyan when I entered in the fall of 1965. For instance, a colorful character named Bill Gilmore was my… more

John Bach ’69

July 1, 2015

This is Why Story:

I arrived at Wesleyan in 1965, in the midst of the dirtiest little war imaginable, as part of the first class under the admission policy of John Hoy—a man who really rocked the boat, bringing in a lot of minorities and taking chances on a lot of interesting people whose SAT scores might not have… more

Hank Sprouse ’62

June 16, 2015

Favorite Professor:

Peter Boynton

This is Why Story:

I chose Wesleyan because when I was a freshman in high school, the outstanding guy in our school, Bob Gillette ’59, went to Wesleyan. And then, when I was a sophomore, the outstanding guy in our school, David Potts ’60, went to Wesleyan. And then my best friend, Emil Frankel ’61, who… more

Glenn Lunden ’83

June 2, 2015

Thesis Title:

The “B” in the “B&O Plan”: Otto Beyer and the Development of Union-Management Cooperation on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1920s

This is Why Story:

Like many students at Wesleyan, I wrote a senior thesis. Within that student-advisor relationship with my thesis advisor, Professor of History Ron Schatz, I learned how to debate, how to conduct in-depth research, how to find my way back when I was going down a blind alley and how to redirect my research… more

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