Campus News & Events

Wesleyan Awards 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity

Anna Tjeltveit, winner of the 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity.

Wesleyan has awarded its prestigious Hamilton Prize for Creativity to three students whose creative written works best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism of Hamilton: An American Musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. ’15 and directed by Thomas Kail ’99. Anna Tjeltveit of William Allen High School in Allentown, Penn., was awarded the grand…

Students Celebrate 2018-19 Leadership Prizes, Fellowships, Scholarships at Reception

Student Awards

On May 8, the Office of Student Affairs hosted a reception honoring students who received academic or leadership prizes, fellowships, and scholarships in 2018–19. More than 315 students and recent alumni received one of the University’s 180 prizes. (View the list below or on the Student Affairs website.) Scholarships, fellowships, and leadership prizes are granted…

Wesleyan in the News

News

In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Wesleyan in the News Inside Higher Ed: “The Need for a Recovery of the Humanities” In this essay, President Michael S. Roth responds to the “flood of negativity” in public discourse about higher education, in…

Beaumont ’19 a Finalist in Global Eco Competition

Beaumont ’19 picking coffee at a coffee farm in Costa Rica during a semester abroad.

Shayna Beaumont ’19, an environmental studies and Hispanic literatures and cultures double major from New York, has been selected as a finalist in Map the System, a global competition that asks participants to research the ecosystem of an issue they care about. Her project, “Food Justice as a Platform for Environmental Equality in Harlem” tackles…

Students Study Volcanic Soil, Map Historic Footprints in Hawai’i as Part of Their Senior Capstone Projects

Left to right: Kelly Lam, Sara Wallace-Lee, Jacqueline Buskop, John Sheffer, Celeste Smith, Tim Ku, Ryan Nelson, and Phil Resor. Photo taken at in January 2019 atop Mauna Kea at >10,000 feet above mean sea level with Mauna Loa in the background.

Six students majoring in earth and environmental sciences who said “aloha” to Hawai’i in January have completed their senior capstone project. Seniors Jackie Buskop, John Sheffer, Kelly Lam, Sara Wallace-Lee, Ryan Nelson, and Celeste Smith traveled to the Big Island of Hawai’i Jan. 8-15 to conduct original, field-based research projects. They were accompanied by Associate Professors…

Cultural Experiences Discussed at Power of Language Conference

Cristine Khan ’13 presented "Questioning the Role of Native English Speakers in International Language Education."

More than 110 Wesleyan students, faculty, alumni, and local guests participated in the second annual Power of Language Conference, April 26-27 at the Fries Center for Global Studies. The event was open to the entire Wesleyan community. The two-day event featured six panels that focused on: Creative Language Learning, Crossing Time and Border through Translation,…