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John Bach ’69

July 1, 2015

This is Why Story:

I arrived at Wesleyan in 1965, in the midst of the dirtiest little war imaginable, as part of the first class under the admission policy of John Hoy—a man who really rocked the boat, bringing in a lot of minorities and taking chances on a lot of interesting people whose SAT scores might not have… more

Hank Sprouse ’62

June 16, 2015

Favorite Professor:

Peter Boynton

This is Why Story:

I chose Wesleyan because when I was a freshman in high school, the outstanding guy in our school, Bob Gillette ’59, went to Wesleyan. And then, when I was a sophomore, the outstanding guy in our school, David Potts ’60, went to Wesleyan. And then my best friend, Emil Frankel ’61, who… more

Glenn Lunden ’83

June 2, 2015

Thesis Title:

The “B” in the “B&O Plan”: Otto Beyer and the Development of Union-Management Cooperation on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the 1920s

This is Why Story:

Like many students at Wesleyan, I wrote a senior thesis. Within that student-advisor relationship with my thesis advisor, Professor of History Ron Schatz, I learned how to debate, how to conduct in-depth research, how to find my way back when I was going down a blind alley and how to redirect my research… more

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