Explore “this is why”

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

Charles John Schneider ’84

April 25, 2014

Thesis Title:

Histone DNA extracted from sea urchins (research, but no thesis)

Favorite Course:

Scandinavian Drama

Favorite Professor:

Al Turco

This is Why Story:

Like so many other high school graduates, I hadn’t settled on a career choice yet when I looked at colleges, so many years ago. Time passes quickly. Thirty years have come and gone in just the blink of an eye, it seems; but one positive thing about this ‘split second’ illusion is that… more

John Spike ’73

April 24, 2014

Favorite Course:

Art History 101

Favorite Professor:

Samuel Green & Heinrich Schwarz

This is Why Story:

Work began on the Center for the Arts while I was an undergrad. We never saw any part of it finished, but, in keeping with Wesleyan’s penchant for the exotic and barely practical, we felt proud that it was projected to have an entire building dedicated to just the gamelan orchestra. My professor… more