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Heather Craig Olins ’05

July 1, 2014

Thesis Title:

Comparative Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Lower Connecticut River Basin

Favorite Course:

Mineralogy

Favorite Professor:

Barry Chernoff and Johan Varekamp

This is Why Story:

At Wesleyan I was able to be involved with a number of different research projects in the E&ES department. In addition to countless memorable field trips in CT, I did research in Puerto Rico, Guyana, and Death Valley with different professors. When I wanted to write a senior thesis, I was able to… more

Kathryn Benjamin ’82

June 22, 2014

Favorite Course:

Anything with Vera Schwarcz

Favorite Professor:

Vera Schwarcz

This is Why Story:

I love the enthusiasm for learning among all the students at Wes. I transferred in from another college where the students were just as smart and worked just as hard, but were martyrs about it, going on about how many all nighters and cups of coffee and books to read and papers to write. At Wes, I heard… more

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