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 talk by Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, about threats facing higher education today. The 7pm discussion will be followed by a reception and book signing at 8pm.
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, joined CEO & President, Alliance Data, Ed Heffernan '84, for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education.
Houston Racquet Club
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, joined Associate Professor of Pediatrics Michelle Lyn '84 P'12, P'15 and Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney Rusty Hardin '64 for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education.
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?) Series creators and writer-producers Craig Thomas '97 and Carter Bays '97 participated in a conversation about their experiences at Wes, their experiences in television, and of course their experiences with HIMYM.
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth '78, author of Beyond the University, joined NBC Correspondent John Yang '80 and author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz '77 for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education. Hosted by Jim '57 and Pat Lacrosse P'85.
The celebrated singer and composer Randy Newman P’14 performed a selection of his captivating songs in a benefit for financial aid.
The famous Blue Man Group presented 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 used her beautiful soprano voice to weave stories personal, social, and political. Says Elmore magazine, "Dar aims for the brain and heart."
Bestselling writer Michael Pollan P'15 (Food Rules, Cooked, The Omnivore’s Dilemma) was interviewed by leading activist against food waste Jonathan Bloom '99 (American Wasteland) about food as pleasure, necessity, and industry.
A conversation with Senator Michael Bennet '87, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74, and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin '79.
A concert and conversation with singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer '98 and bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
A conversation with Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper '74.