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.

How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Chicago
September 11, 2014
John Hancock Center
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.
How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Houston
October 8, 2014
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. (Event details TBD.)
How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Dallas
October 9, 2014
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. (Event details TBD.)
How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Los Angeles
October 29, 2014
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. (Event details TBD.)
How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Boston
November 12, 2014
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. (Event details TBD.)
How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Washington, D.C.
January 20, 2015
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. (Event details TBD.)
Past Event: On Campus: Reunion & Commencement Weekend – Randy Newman in Concert
May 23, 2014
Crowell Concert Hall
The celebrated singer and composer Randy Newman P’14 will perform a selection of his captivating songs in a benefit for financial aid.
Past Event: Boston: Red, Black & Blue - A Special Performance
November 13, 2013
Charles Playhouse
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.
Past Event: On Campus: Homecoming & Family Weekend - Dar Williams in Concert
November 1, 2013
Crowell Concert Hall
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."
Past Event: San Francisco: Table Talk - A Forum for Foodies
October 22, 2013
The Box SF
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.
Past Event: Washington, DC
June 19, 2013

Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet '87 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74, and Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin '79

Past Event: On Campus During Reunion & Commencement Weekend
May 24, 2013

Concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer '98 and bestselling author Neil Gaiman

Past Event: Los Angeles
May 1, 2013

Conversation with Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74

Past Event: New York City
April 25, 2013
Event with Emmy-award winner and creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner ’87