Explore “this is why”

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

Parker Dockray ’95

February 4, 2015

Favorite Course:

Intro to Dance with Cheryl Cutler

Favorite Professor:

Rob Rosenthal

This is Why Story:

Growing up in semi-rural Pennsylvania, I knew I wanted attend a college in a more diverse, more progressive community. I still remember my first visit to Wesleyan: I felt like while it was a place where there were a lot of social activities happening, the conversations people were having were wonderfully… more

Julie Scolnik ’78

January 28, 2015

Favorite Professor:

Carl Viggiani & Joyce Lowrie (French Language and Literature) and Dick Winslow ‘40 (Music)

This is Why Story:

The question classical music organizers have been struggling with for years is how to interest the younger generation.  When many people hear the terms “classical music” and “chamber music,” they immediately think of stuffy people playing music by long-dead composers. While… more