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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

Jordyn Lexton ’08

May 23, 2014

This is Why Story:

There was a theater class at Wesleyan that taught theater practice and principles to young people who were being detained inside a correctional training school in Middletown. We went in and we taught classes and worked with the young people who were detained and then put on some performances together… more

Jose M Goico Jr. ’74

May 21, 2014

Favorite Course:

Psychology of Religion

Favorite Professor:

Jeremy Zwelling

This is Why Story:

For 34 years I have worked with students who have difficulty learning, 23 as a bilingual urban classroom teacher, and the last 11 as an educational therapist. Yet a career in education was the furthest thing from my mind when I left Wesleyan. Having graduated with a major in religion, I stayed on with… more

Guy G. Marcus ’13

May 19, 2014

Thesis Title:

Rotational Dynamics of Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence: Measurements of Lagrangian Vorticity and the Effects of Alignment with the Velocity Gradient

This is Why Story:

My scientific contributions while at Wesleyan constitute my greatest achievement to date. From my freshman year, I had the opportunity to be an active participant in physics research. I began working with Professor Reinhold Blümel on a theoretical project studying antihydrogen. Antihydrogen is… more

Janet Grillo ’80

May 2, 2014

This is Why Story:

In my senior year, I was lucky enough to study with the poet, Annie Dillard.  Her impassioned, incisive critiques demonstrated how to access and express the interior, through exterior craft. Although we studied and wrote poems, she provided a template for all my creative work to come. Annie taught… more