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Laura Fraser ’82

April 22, 2014

Favorite Course:

State and Society

Favorite Professor:

Richard Ohmann

This is Why Story:

I went to Wesleyan knowing I wanted to be a journalist, even though I was warned that Wesleyan didn’t teach classes in journalism, much less have a major—it was a liberal arts college, and basically taught you how to think. So while I set my sights on journalism, and was an editor at the… more

Steve Badanes ’65

April 17, 2014

This is Why Story:

Architect/designer Steve Badanes began his stint at Wes in 1961, took some time off, and graduated in 1967 as an art major. In 1972, he co-founded the eclectic Jersey Devil design/build firm. One popular project produced by Jersey Devil is The Fremont Troll (built in 1990), a piece of public art in… more

Bruce Fergusson ’73

April 7, 2014

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan took a chance on me, a high school football jock from upstate New York who wanted to write novels someday. I only played freshman year--illness wiped out my sophomore season--and after that I discovered Wesleyan's rugby team. But the writing has never stopped. Wesleyan is a big reason why I… more

Noumaan Ahmed Shamsi ’10

April 1, 2014

Favorite Course:

CHIN103 Elementary Chinese I

Favorite Professor:

Xiaomiao Zhu

This is Why Story:

As an international student from Pakistan, Wesleyan gave me the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel and live abroad, to meet people from a surprisingly diverse set of backgrounds, to engage difficult problems and tackle critical issues, and to see the world through a completely different lens. From… more

Jason Carlos Rosado ’96

March 22, 2014

Favorite Course:

Choral Teaching of African American Music (Ebony Singers)

Favorite Professor:

Becky Thompson

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan inspired me to "be the change you wish to see in the world." While at Wesleyan, when I realized there was not much on-campus social space, I founded an organization and collective with Kimani Rogers '97 and Santi White '97 to find spaces on campus to do just that. When I realized there was… more

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