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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Laura Walker ’79] At a time when the radio industry had alarmingly few women hosting top podcasts, CEO of New York Public Radio Laura Walker ’79 committed herself to shifting the statistics. Three years later she is recognized in an article in Motto, an advice site from the editors of TIME, about the unprecedented numbers of women using podcasts to “assert their voices with new styles of storytelling, journalism and comedy.”

In the piece, WNYC host Manoush Zomorodi explores the feminism in current podcasts––from Sarah Koenig’s highly successful Serial to Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s new show, 2 Dope Queens. Zomorodi credits Walker with propelling this industry change and greatly influencing her own career in radio:

“The station’s visionary CEO, Laura Walker, urged me to grow [my weekly on-air segment at WNYC] from a local news report into a full-fledged podcast with national appeal.

This was in 2013, and many in the radio industry were passing around an alarming statistic: Only 11 of the Top 100 podcasts had female hosts . . . Laura was determined to change that ratio and tapped me, among a handful of others, to lead the charge.”

Women are hosting, editing, engineering and listening to podcasts more than ever before, revolutionizing the medium and the kinds of stories told on air. But as Zomorodi reminds us, the work done by women like Laura Walker and the hosts she has encouraged is far from over:

“We need more—more listeners, men and women alike, need to find podcasting and support women’s voices. The act of choosing, downloading these women’s groundbreaking shows can not only make you smarter or make you laugh, it can be a vote for changing public discourse.”

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Image: By Scott Ellison Smith

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Laura Walker ’79] At a time when the radio industry had alarmingly few women hosting top podcasts, CEO of New York Public Radio Laura Walker ’79 committed herself to shifting the statistics. Three years later she is recognized in an article in Motto, an advice site from the editors of TIME, about the unprecedented numbers of women using podcasts to “assert their voices with new styles of storytelling, journalism and comedy.”

In the piece, WNYC host Manoush Zomorodi explores the feminism in current podcasts––from Sarah Koenig’s highly successful Serial to Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s new show, 2 Dope Queens. Zomorodi credits Walker with propelling this industry change and greatly influencing her own career in radio:

“The station’s visionary CEO, Laura Walker, urged me to grow [my weekly on-air segment at WNYC] from a local news report into a full-fledged podcast with national appeal.

This was in 2013, and many in the radio industry were passing around an alarming statistic: Only 11 of the Top 100 podcasts had female hosts . . . Laura was determined to change that ratio and tapped me, among a handful of others, to lead the charge.”

Women are hosting, editing, engineering and listening to podcasts more than ever before, revolutionizing the medium and the kinds of stories told on air. But as Zomorodi reminds us, the work done by women like Laura Walker and the hosts she has encouraged is far from over:

“We need more—more listeners, men and women alike, need to find podcasting and support women’s voices. The act of choosing, downloading these women’s groundbreaking shows can not only make you smarter or make you laugh, it can be a vote for changing public discourse.”

Read more…

Image: By Scott Ellison Smith

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PremediaTemplate - created from 9780819560209.tif dropped from Home Folder using Cover Workflow.app v5.9b26“You would hardly know, from this show, that Moholy-Nagy shared an era with Picasso and Matisse. Perhaps chalk it up to the First World War and the Russian Revolution and a fissure in Western culture between art that maintained conventional mediums and art that subsumed them in a romance with social change and new techniques. The former held firm in France; the latter flourished in Germany. Americans could thrill to both at once, as interchangeable symbols of the ‘modern.’ It was in America, while he was dying, that Moholy-Nagy seemed to realize and begin to remedy the imbalance, exposing the heart that had always pulsed within the technocratic genius. To be a student of his then must have been heaven,” writes The New Yorker’s art critic  in “The Future Looked Bright”, reviewing the Guggenheim’s current retrospective exhibit on Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy.

Few creative movements have been more influential than the Bauhaus, under the leadership of Walter Gropius. The art of the theater commanded special attention, and its greatest commanders were none other than Oskar Schlemmer, Laslo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár. Theater of the Bauhaus (edited by Walter Gropius and Arthur S. Wensinger, translated by Arthur Wensinger) is a reissued classic on theater design and presentation. Originally published in 1924, Wesleyan’s edition was its debut in English. The text in this volume is a loose collection of essays by Schlemmer, Molnár, and of course Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, with an introduction by Bauhaus leader Walter Gropius. For scholars of Moholy-Nagy’s late work in America, and scholars of Bauhaus in general, it is a necessary read and a collector’s item. The book is an accurate reproduction, from the lay-out and illustrations down to the book’s typography, so that Schlemmer and Moholy-Nagley’s thoughts and ideas come through just as they are meant.

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is organized by and will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Pam Tatge ’84] Earlier this year Pam Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P ’16 became the director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts. The summer festival, which runs from June 22 to August 28, presents innovative dance companies from across the United States and around the world to tens of thousands of visitors annually.

Prior to accepting this executive and artistic position, Tatge spent 16 years as the director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan. Now she helms a dance festival that she has attended and enjoyed countless times as an audience member. Her intention is to make sure the festival continues, as it always has, to push boundaries:

“Jacob’s Pillow has been the place I could see international work I just couldn’t see anywhere else,” she said . . . “I want to continue the dialogue in the field (of dance) and move the field forward.”

Tatge plans to accomplish this by seeking out cutting-edge choreographers and dance troupes, and by committing to bring together companies from the local Berkshire community and the international dance world. Already looking ahead towards next year, she is carving out the festival’s future:

“I want to work on a continued effort to engage artists and have the Pillow use all its resources to nurture choreography,” Tatge said. “I think Jacob’s Pillow commitment to presenting international artists is vital and relevant . . . There’s no other festival that has a soul as incredible as this. The presence of the past is alive and well and very focused on the future as well.”

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Image: Photo by Christopher Duggan c/o of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Pam Tatge ’84] Earlier this year Pam Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P ’16 became the director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts. The summer festival, which runs from June 22 to August 28, presents innovative dance companies from across the United States and around the world to tens of thousands of visitors annually.

Prior to accepting this executive and artistic position, Tatge spent 16 years as the director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan. Now she helms a dance festival that she has attended and enjoyed countless times as an audience member. Her intention is to make sure the festival continues, as it always has, to push boundaries:

“Jacob’s Pillow has been the place I could see international work I just couldn’t see anywhere else,” she said . . . “I want to continue the dialogue in the field (of dance) and move the field forward.”

Tatge plans to accomplish this by seeking out cutting-edge choreographers and dance troupes, and by committing to bring together companies from the local Berkshire community and the international dance world. Already looking ahead towards next year, she is carving out the festival’s future:

“I want to work on a continued effort to engage artists and have the Pillow use all its resources to nurture choreography,” Tatge said. “I think Jacob’s Pillow commitment to presenting international artists is vital and relevant . . . There’s no other festival that has a soul as incredible as this. The presence of the past is alive and well and very focused on the future as well.”

Read more…

Image: Photo by Christopher Duggan c/o of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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Summer at Wesleyan University, June 22. 

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Wesleyan reigned supreme at the 3rd annual Alumni of Color picnic in Fort Greene Park, NYC on June 18th when over 250 attendees from Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan met for food, fun, and networking. Wesleyan, for the first time, won the “Little 3 Cup”, which is based on attendance and school trivia. 104 Wesleyan alumni from the New York area attended, including notable alumni such as Hailey Broughton-Jones ’16, Ural Grant ’13, Linda Shum ’09, Nyasha Foy ’06, Jenny Mero ’02, Ray Sanchez ’00, Kim King ’97, Rachel Rodriguez ’97, Majora Carter ’88, Charlotte Hunter ’85, Ricardo Granderson ’84, and Michael O’Neil ’78.

The alumni of color community also announced that they are fundraising for the Invisible Men scholarship in honor of Greg Bernard, Associate Director of Alumni-Parent Relations, who has worked closely with Regional Representatives and has helped expand the Alumni of Color community at Wesleyan.

The Alumni of Color committee is looking to expand the event to LA next year. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering and getting involved.

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Wesleyan reigned supreme at the 3rd annual Alumni of Color picnic in Fort Greene Park, NYC on June 18th when over 250 attendees from Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan met for food, fun, and networking. Wesleyan, for the first time, won the “Little 3 Cup”, which is based on attendance and school trivia. 104 Wesleyan alumni from the New York area attended, including notable alumni such as Hailey Broughton-Jones ’16, Ural Grant ’13, Linda Shum ’09, Nyasha Foy ’06, Jenny Mero ’02, Ray Sanchez ’00, Kim King ’97, Rachel Rodriguez ’97, Majora Carter ’88, Charlotte Hunter ’85, Ricardo Granderson ’84, and Michael O’Neil ’78.

The alumni of color community also announced that they are fundraising for the Invisible Men scholarship in honor of Greg Bernard, Associate Director of Alumni-Parent Relations, who has worked closely with Regional Representatives and has helped expand the Alumni of Color community at Wesleyan.

The Alumni of Color committee is looking to expand the event to LA next year. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering and getting involved.

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Sascha Paladino ’98] Sascha Paladino ’98 is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Miles from Tomorrowland, an animated series for children about life in outer space.

The show, which integrates scientific facts about the galaxy and solar system into the story of adventurer Miles Callisto and his family’s space missions, will be launching its second season on June 20th. The new installment continues to follow the family as they work together for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority––only this time, Miles gains access to a new Galatech power mode that enhances “the Callistos’ vehicles, gadgets and space suits, allowing Miles to take on more daring missions.”

Recurring guest stars from the first season, which include Adrian Grenier, George Takei and Bill Nye, will be joined by a group of new famous cast members in the follow-up:

“Celebrity guest stars for season two include Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton — who plays Galactic School teacher Dr. Consilium — and Jonathan Frakes as Miles’ paternal grandfather. Whoopi Goldberg voices creative tech genius The GameMaster, and Good Morning America chief meteorologist and Dancing with the Stars finalist Ginger Zee voices Dr. Zephyr Skye, Tomorrowland’s top meteorologist.”

Miles from Tomorrowland consults with members of NASA, Google and the Space Tourism Society to produce a show that inspires children to pursue interests in STEM. Incorporating “unique space and science facts into each storyline encourages kids’ curiosity about space, science, and technology,” making for a series that strives to make a difference.

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Reblogged from: Wesconnect News. (Go to the original post…)

By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Sascha Paladino ’98] Sascha Paladino ’98 is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Miles from Tomorrowland, an animated series for children about life in outer space.

The show, which integrates scientific facts about the galaxy and solar system into the story of adventurer Miles Callisto and his family’s space missions, will be launching its second season on June 20th. The new installment continues to follow the family as they work together for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority––only this time, Miles gains access to a new Galatech power mode that enhances “the Callistos’ vehicles, gadgets and space suits, allowing Miles to take on more daring missions.”

Recurring guest stars from the first season, which include Adrian Grenier, George Takei and Bill Nye, will be joined by a group of new famous cast members in the follow-up:

“Celebrity guest stars for season two include Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton — who plays Galactic School teacher Dr. Consilium — and Jonathan Frakes as Miles’ paternal grandfather. Whoopi Goldberg voices creative tech genius The GameMaster, and Good Morning America chief meteorologist and Dancing with the Stars finalist Ginger Zee voices Dr. Zephyr Skye, Tomorrowland’s top meteorologist.”

Miles from Tomorrowland consults with members of NASA, Google and the Space Tourism Society to produce a show that inspires children to pursue interests in STEM. Incorporating “unique space and science facts into each storyline encourages kids’ curiosity about space, science, and technology,” making for a series that strives to make a difference.

Read more…

Image: c/o Disney Junior

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