Deborah Pearson Woodhouse shares her love for the Wesleyan chapel, where Neely Bruce played The Giraffe Waltz as she walked down the aisle for her wedding. We couldn’t find a recording of the waltz, so he played it again, just for us. Such a lovely little ditty. 🙂 [soundcloud id=’191008304′]
I knew Judd Hall as the psych building, but back in the day, it was a Natural History Museum. Paul Hadzima worked there and shares this story.
It’s not every day you get to interview one of your radio idols about your mutual alma mater. WNYC president Laura Walker came to the storytelling booth with two pals – pretty impressive characters themselves. [soundcloud id=’208827300′]
I interviewed Kirk Adams for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012. He’s the Executive VP of the SEIU and the guy who brought Obama to Wesleyan for the 2008 Commencement address. He shares a great story about some of his earliest rabble-rousing days at Wes.
I interviewed Diane Stein over Wesleyan Homecoming Weekend 2012. Her description of the rehearsal spaces in the CFA brought me back to my a capella days.
I interviewed Rick Gilberg and his daughter Emma over Wesleyan Homecoming Weekend 2012. Rick’s son Sam also goes to Wes. I’m not gonna lie – his story made me hope that at least one of my boys ends up at Wesleyan.
Ayelet Waldman is my new hero for so many reasons – she’s funny, she’s feminist, she’s honest, she’s a mother of four(!), and she’s a Wes grad. I had the great opportunity to interview her for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012.
I interviewed Michael Lewis for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012. Michael majored in CSS (hardcore!) and now does market research for Teach For America. Typical Wesleyan do-gooder. 😉
I interviewed Sharon Purdie ’74 at Homecoming Weekend 2012. She was in one of Wes’s first co-ed classes.
Cynthia Rockwell interviewed TV producer Matt Penn ’80 and his son Dylan ’15 at Homecoming Weekend 2012.