“Talking Politics” – A Wesleyan Conversation in Washington, D.C.

Bill FisherJuly 29, 20131min

A crowd of more than 160 Wesleyan alumni, parents and friends gathered June 19 at the Knight Conference Center of the Newseum in Washington, DC, to “Talk Politics” with three high-profile Wes alums.

The event, a fundraiser for financial aid, featured a lively discussion among Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper ’74, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin ’79 and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet ’87, who all credited Wesleyan’s interdisciplinary programs and spirit of inquiry for their political success.

The fundraiser was part of a series in the $400 million THIS IS WHY campaign to support the university’s endowment. All proceeds from ticket sales—100 percent —go directly to financial aid for Wesleyan students. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1blfBzT

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