Events: THIS IS WHY
A special series of events around the country in 2014-15 will bring President Roth together with prominent Wesleyan alumni for conversations about the value of liberal education—and current attacks on its premises and worth. Admission is free of charge, but advance registration is required.
President Roth's new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press) is generating lots of excitement – on the radio, on television and in the op-ed columns of the nation's most important papers. Audiences around the country are hearing about the value of liberal education and associating that with Wesleyan. And that's not the only contribution the book is making to our university. All author royalties (thank you Michael!) are going entirely to financial aid. Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters is a win-win for Wes!
Join us for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education, with Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, NBC Correspondent John Yang '80 and author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz '77. Hosted by Jim '57 and Pat Lacrosse P'85.
Are you a fan of the long-running hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother? Suffering withdrawal since it wrapped up last spring? (Or have you been hibernating for the past nine years?) In either case, you're invited to join series creators and writer-producers Craig Thomas '97 and Carter Bays '97 for a conversation about their experiences at Wes, their experiences in television, and of course their experiences with HIMYM.
Join us for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education, with Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Michelle Lyn '84 P'12, P'15 and Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney Rusty Hardin '64.
Join us for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education, with Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, and CEO & President, Alliance Data, Ed Heffernan '84.
The celebrated singer and composer Randy Newman P’14 will perform a selection of his captivating songs in a benefit for financial aid.
The famous Blue Man Group will present their 2013 show—an interactive multimedia experience for audience members of all ages—followed by a talkback with Blue Man co-founder Chris Wink '83.
Wesleyan's beloved singer-songwriter Dar Williams '89 uses her beautiful soprano voice to weave stories personal, social, and political. Says Elmore magazine, "Dar aims for the brain and heart."
Join the conversation as bestselling writer Michael Pollan P'15 (Food Rules, Cooked, The Omnivore’s Dilemma) is interviewed by leading activist against food waste Jonathan Bloom '99 (American Wasteland) about food as pleasure, necessity, and industry.
Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet '87 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74, and Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin '79
Concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer '98 and bestselling author Neil Gaiman
Conversation with Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74