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Linda Passaro ’87

February 25, 2014

This is Why Story:

I remember my freshman year moving into Clark Hall, and my brother Mark, who was attending Princeton at the time, saying to my parents, "You are going to leave your daughter here?" The co-ed dorms and bathrooms seemed to him just a bit too liberal. Wesleyan was not my top school pick. Princeton decided… more

Daniel Poliner ’97

February 24, 2014

This is Why Story:

I studied everything at Wesleyan but film. I triple majored in history, government and theater. I think what's amazing to me now about my experience at Wes is that every avenue was open. That really changed me in profound ways. As a frosh, when I wanted to take a seminar intended for seniors, Policymaking… more

Elura Christine Nanos ’96

February 17, 2014

Thesis Title:

Parallel to the Floor: A Flute Recital

Favorite Course:

The African American Novel

Favorite Professor:

Ashraf Rushdy

This is Why Story:

I went to Wesleyan by accident. I'd been permitted by my parents only to apply to schools within three hours of my home in Staten Island, New York. Wesleyan was the highest-ranked college with a great music program that accepted me, so I chose it. I visited on graduation day, 1991...and well... it looked… more

John Hickey ’69

February 14, 2014

This is Why Story:

My Wesleyan experience was wonderful, starting with my Freshman English class with Richard Greene, where each class began with a discussion of grammatical errors in the lead story from the Hartford Courant. Professor Greene, who had lost his wife and child, commented that Samuel Beckett's play Endgame was… more

Monica Tinyo ’13

February 12, 2014

Favorite Course:

Museum Chronotopes

Favorite Professor:

Joseph Siry, Javier Castro, Mari Dummett

This is Why Story:

What stands out for me about the CFA is not an individual story, it's an individual, or rather a force that has manifested itself in the form of an individual—Pamela Tatge '84, MALS '10. There are very few people that are equally brilliant educators, dreamers and administrators. I learned very… more