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Olivia DrakeSeptember 9, 20216min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78 participated in a Newsweek podcast debate titled "Is Higher Education Broken?" "I think the idea that only rich people should be able to experience the benefits of learning—whether that's about math and science, or whether it's about literature and philosophy—that's a huge mistake. (Aug. 31) President Roth also wrote a book review of Allan V. Horowitz's A History of Psychiatry's Bible for…

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Olivia DrakeAugust 27, 202110min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: The Wall Street Journal features Fidelity Investments' Joel Tillinghast '80 regarding the meme-stock craze. "Mr. Tillinghast’s tastes in stocks are eclectic. His main mutual fund holds more than 900 names, and some 34% of his assets are in international stocks. His largest concentration is in retailers and consumer-goods stocks beaten down by expectations that e-commerce would crush bricks-and-mortar stores." (Aug. 4) On CNBC, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott…

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Olivia DrakeAugust 16, 20214min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: In The Washington Post, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy Lori Gruen is quoted in a story about neutering. In her early career, Gruen, who specializes in animal ethics, worked in shelters where she witnessed "perfectly healthy dogs destroyed" and the toll it took on employees. “The overpopulation issue sounds abstract,” she said. “But these are dogs whose lives end and the people who have to bring those…

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Olivia DrakeJuly 30, 20217min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: In The New Yorker, screenwriter, director, and actor Mike White '92 discusses his latest work, money and status, and his time on Survivor. "Instead of just focusing on one couple’s honeymoon, I constellated [the new show The White Lotus] with many people grappling with ideas about money," he says. "Who has the money can really create the dynamic of a relationship, the relationship itself, the sense of…

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Olivia DrakeJuly 5, 202110min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: June 24 Marketing Technology Insights — ADEC Innovations Appoints New Executive To Lead Company In Their Next Phase Of Growth And Development. Features Sondra Scott '88, chief executive officer for ADEC Innovations U.S. and Europe. The Middletown Press — Connecticut State Colleges and Universities to require the COVID-19 vaccine for students this fall. Mentions that Wesleyan University "was among the first in the state to require the…

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Olivia DrakeJune 1, 202115min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: May 19 The New York Times — Drama Book Shop, Backed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, to Open in June. Mentions that the new owners are Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, Hon. '15 and Thomas Kail '99. May 20 New Fairfield Hamlet Hub — Great Hollows announces the addition of Visiting Scientists. Features Robert Clark PhD '17. We-ha — Hartford, Connecticut-based Covenant Prep School Will Celebrate Extraordinary Successes at…

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Olivia DrakeMay 17, 202115min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: May 5 The Middletown Press - Wesleyan University alum, Nomadland producer, shares Best Picture award. Mentions Dan Janvey '06. Dartmouth College - Victoria Holt, Former State Department Deputy, to Lead Dickey. Features Victoria Holt '84, who "received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, majoring in the College of Social Studies [and] has served on Wesleyan's Board of Trustees." The Chronicle of Higher Education - At Some Colleges,…

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Olivia DrakeMay 4, 202113min
Wesleyan’s intellectually dynamic faculty, students, alumni, staff, and parents frequently serve as expert sources for national media. Others are noted for recent achievements and accolades. A sampling of recent media hits is below: April 21 Celebrity Net Worth - Meet The Under-The-Radar Immigrant Black Doctor Who Has Made A Half-Billion Dollar Fortune While Revolutionizing Alzheimer's Treatment. Features Dr. Herriot Tabuteau '89. Street Insider - Oaktree Real Estate News. Mentions Cary Kleinman '97, chief legal officer at Oaktree. Seven Days (Vermont) - Obituary: Karen Oelschlaeger, 1984-2021: Woman who died of cancer was grateful for Vermont's Death With Dignity law. Features Karen…

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Olivia DrakeMarch 31, 202122min
Several Wesleyan faculty, students, alumni, parents, and staff have recently been featured in the news: March 23 The Island Now - Earth Matters - A Brief History of Long Island Sound. Mentions that in 1892, 23 students at Wesleyan came down with typhoid, with four deaths, from eating contaminated oysters. Morning Star via PR Newswire - College Consensus Publishes Aggregate Ranking of the 100 Best Colleges & Universities for 2021. Mentions Wesleyan. Sugarcane Magazine - Incarcerated Poets Laureate: Recognizing Unseen Creators in Florida. Mentions that through his nonprofit, O, Miami, P. Scott Cunningham '00 builds community through literature. March 24…

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Olivia DrakeMarch 22, 202114min
Several Wesleyan faculty, students, alumni, parents, and staff have recently been featured in the news: March 10 EIN Presswire - AcademicInfluence.com Announces the Top-Ranked Private Graduate Schools in the U.S. for 2021. Mentions Wesleyan. March 11 The Middletown Press - Wesleyan University: COVID tests essential for return to in-person learning. Focuses on Wesleyan employees' efforts in creating the COVID-19 testing site. Market Screener - Safari Energy Reaches 500th Commercial Solar Project. Mentions that Safari Energy's first project was a small, three-kilowatt (kW) solar system installed at Wesleyan and how "that project was quickly expanded with the addition of a 92…

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Olivia DrakeMarch 3, 202112min
Feb. 23 Forbes - How To Become Rich Without Selling Your Soul. Quotes Alok Appadurai '00, founder and CEO of UpliftMillions.com. Feb. 24 E! News - Don't Throw Away Your Shot to Learn More About Lin-Manuel Miranda's Love Story. Mentions Lin-Manuel Miranda '02, Hon. '15. The Middletown Press - Veterans Corner: Learn the history of the Greater Middletown Military Museum. Mentions agreement with Wesleyan University, which provides interns to help preserve and document the museum's collection. Closer - Barbara Stanwyck's Triumph Over Tragedy: How She Survived a Lifetime of Pain to Become a Star. Quotes Jeanine Basinger. Feb. 25 Yardbarker…

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Olivia DrakeFebruary 23, 20216min
Several Wesleyan faculty and alumni have been featured in national media outlets recently. They include: The Conversation — “Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’: partisanship overriding principles” by Professor Emeritus John Finn. Democratic Underground — "I've Studied Terrorism for Over 40 Years. Let's Talk About What Comes Next” by Professor Emerita Martha Crenshaw. Thrive Global — "Being kind to yourself is one of the most important qualities you can develop for success." Mentions Happier Inc. founder Nataly Kogan ’98. All About Jazz — Guillermo E. Brown: Freedom Of Music, mentions Wesleyan University and Guillermo Brown ’98. News 8…