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Alex Kotlowitz ’77

September 22, 2014

This is Why Story:

I’m not sure how I first met Connie Tyaack, but after that first ride in his Mustang convertible my junior year he became my friend and mentor, teaching me about what was, even then, a glaring divide between those with and those without. Connie was a city councilmember in Middletown and president… more

Sharon I Purdie ’74

July 17, 2014

Thesis Title:

Methods of Social Control in Open and Traditional Classrooms

Favorite Professor:

Karl Scheibe

This is Why Story:

From the day I joined a Wesleyan campus tour as a senior in high school, I was hooked!  My initial experiences following my passions, earning a college degree, and meeting lots of interesting and creative people have broadened to include continuing to meet amazing students and alumni as well as… more

Heather Craig Olins ’05

July 1, 2014

Thesis Title:

Comparative Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Lower Connecticut River Basin

Favorite Course:

Mineralogy

Favorite Professor:

Barry Chernoff and Johan Varekamp

This is Why Story:

At Wesleyan I was able to be involved with a number of different research projects in the E&ES department. In addition to countless memorable field trips in CT, I did research in Puerto Rico, Guyana, and Death Valley with different professors. When I wanted to write a senior thesis, I was able to… more

Kathryn Benjamin ’82

June 22, 2014

Favorite Course:

Anything with Vera Schwarcz

Favorite Professor:

Vera Schwarcz

This is Why Story:

I love the enthusiasm for learning among all the students at Wes. I transferred in from another college where the students were just as smart and worked just as hard, but were martyrs about it, going on about how many all nighters and cups of coffee and books to read and papers to write. At Wes, I heard… more

Bob Craft ’76

May 29, 2014

Thesis Title:

A Staged Production of Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Favorite Course:

Directing Theater

Favorite Professor:

William Francisco

This is Why Story:

[A native of Washington, D.C., Bob Craft chose Wesleyan because he thought the College of Social Sciences major would be good preparation for law school. He decided to double major in Theater only to add variety to his intense CSS curriculum. "I wanted to do something different, to have a change of… more

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