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Olivia DrakeNovember 1, 20213min
Like many alumni entrepreneurs, Kenny Green's career launched from a "dorm room business" during his junior year at Wesleyan. Green '98, an economics major, teamed up with his classmate Paul Freeman '98 and started selling keychains with 'Wesleyan' stitched in black thread. "[At the time] these big long keychains came in style—the dog tag keychain. So I said, 'Hey, how can we put Wesleyan on this?'" Green asked. Green, who is the founder of Green Passion Projects, an organization that consults with professional athletes and entrepreneurs to create effective business strategies, joined five other Wesleyan alumni panelists to lead the…

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Cynthia RockwellOctober 31, 20162min
The 24th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium, held on Oct. 29 during Family Weekend, featured a panel of alumni ranging over three decades, speaking about the opportunities and challenges in higher education. C. Andrew McGadney ’92, vice president and secretary at Colby College, moderated. Previously McGadney had served at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he was vice president for university advancement, He had begun his career in University Relations at Wesleyan, serving as a director of development. Antonio Farias, vice president for equity and inclusion/Title IX officer, welcomed the speakers and attendees. The panel featured Tracey Gardner ’96, deputy chief of staff…

David PesciOctober 19, 20102min
Knight Foundation President and CEO, Chairman of the Board of The Newseum, and former publisher of The Miami Herald, Alberto Ibargüen '66, is the featured speaker for the 18th annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium in Memorial Chapel on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Ibargüen will explore the opportunities and challenges in today's shifting information landscape. He will discuss an information paradox we are experiencing; specifically: We have more information available to us on any given day than most humans had in their lifetime during all of recorded history. Yet, for now, there is less information being produced that is local,…

Olivia DrakeNovember 4, 20092min
Majora Carter ’88 delivered the keynote address titled "Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won’t Cost Us" during the 17th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium Nov. 7 in Memorial Chapel. Carter is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and River Heroes, host of Eco-Heroes on Sundance Channel and The Promised Land on National Public Radio. Carter founded and led Sustainable South Bronx from 2001 to 2008, and is currently president of her own economic development consulting group. The well-received presentation was preceded by Wesleyan President Michael Roth's announcement of the College of the Environment. The symposium, held in honor of…