An Associated Press story in The Washington Post reports on the new, student-created Cheese Co-op at Wesleyan works with local suppliers and the campus dining service, Bon Appetit, to provide fresh, high quality cheese at campus dining facilities.
In an OpEd for The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, professor of Russian and Eastern European studies, and Orion Lewis, research associate in the government department, discuss how an uprising, like those spreading across the Middle East, has little chance of taking hold in China despite recent attempts by some Chinese protesters.
An article in The Washington Post of a music review featuring the works of composer Lou Harrison includes the gamelan ensemble, which played a vital role in some of the performances. The three-day “min-festival” was in Washington, D.C., the ensemble was led by Sumarsam, adjunct professor of music. The gamelan ensemble also performed at the Indonesian Embassy during the trip.
Kennedy Odede ’12, co-founder of Shining Hope for Communities, is profiled in The Hartford Courant. The story traces Odede’s journey from the Kenyan slum of Kibera to Wesleyan and how he remained determined to help young women from his home find refuge against hunger, ignorance and oppression. In just over two years, Odede and his co-founder, Jessica Posner ’09, have built a school and health center in Kibera and are working on more.
A New York Times report discusses the recent Carbon Pricing Conference held at Wesleyan, citing Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental studies, and interviewing to attendees, William Monson ’11 and David Wei ’12. They discusses some of the difficulties regarding addressing environmental issues in a fractured economy and a lack of an immediate sense of urgency in general for a problem that many people still see as distant, if not abstract.
In a guest entry for “The Choice” blog in The New York Times, Nicole Gerszberg ’15, discusses her college search process, the highs and lows and how it all led to an early decision application to Wesleyan.
In a recent piece in The New York Times that reports on the rapid expansion of American Sign Language (ASL) classes in American universities and colleges, Emily Brown ’12 comments on her experience and enjoyment learning ASL. “I imagine myself painting pictures in the air,” Brown says. “It feels more poetic than other languages.”
In a video for a piece in The New York Times, Tasmiha Khan ’12 discusses refining her elevator pitch in hopes of securing a grant for a non-profit she hopes to create. It was part of a DoSomething seminar in Chicago that helps students acquire the tools to turn their dreams of a non-profit into a reality.