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In June, Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship announced that it would award two tickets to the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) to young alumni with an interest in how money can be leveraged to create social change. It was no surprise that those who applied were talented, motivated social changemakers working in a variety […]

Since he was young William Foster III MALS ’86 loved comic books though they rarely featured black characters. As an adult, he sought to rectify that. #THISISWHY

Wesleyan screenwriters to reboot classics: Zak Penn ’90 works on Ready Player One while Alex Kurtzman ’95 to rewrite classic monster films.

Majora Carter ’88 recently founded a nonprofit that seeks to transform low-income communities through local opportunities.

Aria (Mita) Danaparamita ’13 furthers her academic interests in immigrant politics and postcolonial theory with a film on Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian-American elected to the U.S. Congress. #THISISWHY

How did Jason Jacobs ’98 turn Runkeeper into one of the world’s most popular fitness apps?

Aspiring screenwriters, take note: Mike White ’92, of Enlightened and School of Rock fame, shares his creative process, including procrastination. #THISISWHY

Seven alumni nominated! With Game of Thrones (D.B. Weiss ’93) leading the pack, Wesleyan is well-represented at this year’s Emmys.

Seven alumni nominated! With Game of Thrones (D.B. Weiss ’93) leading the pack, Wesleyan is well-represented at this year’s Emmys.

Jacob Eichengreen ’13 and Frank Fineis ’13 translate the intellectual work of a thesis into reality with Bloom Financial, a microcredit startup for peer-to-peer lending in Uganda. #THISISWHY

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