Explore “this is why”

Tenzin Kyisarh ’16

March 27, 2015

This is Why Story:

Last summer, I interned at The Mirror Foundation in Thailand as the recipient of the Kevin Sanborn ’87 Internship through the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant Program. As a member of the foundation’s indoor team, I worked in primary schools in different parts of Chiang Rai, Thailand,… more

Elyse Klaidman ’82

March 5, 2015

This is Why Story:

I loved Wesleyan—absolutely loved Wesleyan—and I’d be happy to do it all over again. Many of my closest friends are from Wesleyan, and they are doing amazing things. Many of them have careers in filmmaking or art, and I feel unbelievably lucky that I went to school at a place that… more

Bryan Stascavage ’18

February 20, 2015

This is Why Story:

While walking back to my room from Al-Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, I remember telling a friend about my plans for the future. “When I get out of the military, I’m going back to college with a vengeance.” He looked at me inquisitively. “What do you mean?” he asked. “A… more

Cameron Gearen ’91

February 5, 2015

Favorite Course:

Modern Poetry

Favorite Professor:

Gertrude Hughes

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan influenced me most not through the classroom (although my classes were fabulous, and I became an instant devotee of Duffy White and Gertrude Hughes), but through a program that was so special and amazing I can hardly believe it existed. In those days, students who were serious about writing… more

Suki Hoagland ’78

February 11, 2015

This is Why Story:

I learned about Wesleyan from a catalog of colleges: I read through the entire book, reached the W’s, and just loved the description, which, even back then, talked about the importance of diversity. Coming from a large public high school that was in the middle of the court-ordered busing experiment… more