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2017’ers–

Would you like to share your Wesleyan experience at graduation?  If so, simply submit a 200-250 word essay answering the following question:

What has your Wesleyan experience meant to you?

The essay should be roughly equivalent of the speech you wish to deliver at graduation. Completed essays should be emailed to Dean Brown (lsbrown@wesleyan.edu) by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 5.

All essays will be reviewed anonymously by the Senior Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, which will select several finalists for interviews from the pool.  Interviews will be conducted in mid-April, after which the speaker will be announced.

Speaking at Commencement is a unique responsibility that should be taken seriously.  If you are interested in becoming the senior speaker for Commencement, please do not hesitate to submit an essay!

Good luck and all the best!

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Photos from the student workshop before the performance of text&beheadings/ElizabethR by visionary director Karin Coonrod on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the CFA Theater.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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Photos from the performance of text&beheadings/ElizabethR by visionary director Karin Coonrod on Friday, February 17,  2017 in the CFA Theater. Four actresses from the theater collective Compagnia de’ Colombari offered a fractured portrait of “The Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I of England in a breathless game of hide-and-seek with history, mystery, and the theater form inspired by James Joyce and Gertrude Stein.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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Photos from the Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet pre-concert talk and performance on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Crowell Concert Hall. Legendary pianist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams performed with his Quintet, featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, drummer Reggie Nicholson, and bassist John Hébert.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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Wesleyan Media Project shares lessons, analysis from 2016 election cycle

 

(MIDDLETOWN, CT) March 6, 2017 – The 2016 presidential campaign broke the mold when it comes to patterns of political advertising. But, in a new publication, the Wesleyan Media Project directors say “Not so fast” to those who argue that advertising no longer matters in elections.

The article published in The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics (open access through mid-April 2017) shows that the presidential race featured far less advertising than the previous cycle, a huge imbalance in the number of ads across candidates, and one candidate who almost ignored discussions of policy. Yet, at the congressional level, political advertising appeared far more ordinary. The authors share lessons about advertising in the 2016 campaign, and argue that its seeming lack of effectiveness may owe to the unusual nature of the presidential campaign with one nonconventional candidate and the other using an unconventional message strategy.

Furthermore, the authors demonstrate that:

1) Clinton’s unexpected losses came in states in which she failed to air ads until the last week.
See Figure 4 below, which shows the number of pro-Trump and pro-Clinton ads aired on broadcast television during each week, both overall (top left panel) and in three key states.

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2) Clinton’s message was devoid of policy discussions in a way not seen in the previous four presidential contests.

Other big lessons drawn in the paper include:

  • The impact of advertising may depend on the larger media environment and knowledge of the candidates. Ie. It’s much more difficult for advertising to have an impact in a media environment that is saturated with sensational media coverage of the campaign—and of two already well-known candidates—but that does not mean that all advertising fails to work.
  • Message matters, and a message repeated endlessly does no good unless it resonates with a sufficient number of the right voters. Team Clinton’s message that Trump was unfit for the presidency may not have been enough.
  • What happens at the presidential level does not always follow down ballot.

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Also available:

  • Big picture data on ad airings and spending in the 2015-16 cycle
  • The increasing importance of local cable buys as a complement to traditional broadcast airings
  • Tone and focus of presidential ads compared to previous elections
  • The continued importance of outside groups as sponsors of political advertising, and the declining role played by political parties
  • Traditional patterns followed in Senate/House race advertising
  • The Clinton campaign’s overwhelming dominance of advertising, and its efforts in key states. See Figure 3 and note that this map masks important variations over time. For example, although Michigan is blue in the map, Clinton’s advantage came only in the last week of the campaign (see Figure 4 above).

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Full text of the article is available via The Forum (open access through mid-April 2017)
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To arrange an interview with one of the Wesleyan Media Project’s co-directors, please contact:

Lauren Rubenstein
Manager of Media & Public Relations
Wesleyan University
lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu

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From Oladoyin Oladapo ’14:

Idunnu Studios is a multicultural children’s content creator founded by Oladoyin Oladapo ’14. In November 2016, this team of six Wesleyan women (also including Olayinka Lawal ’15, Ibironke Otusile ’15, Lynn Ma ’16, Maimouna Siby ’16, and Cindy Horng ’17) launched their first collection, Girl to the World – a series of multicultural books (4 chapter books and 4 picture books) that celebrate diversity and girl power. In these stories, the readers travel from coast to coast, see all the sights, learn about different cultures, different people, and share in the journey of extraordinary girls. 

Idunnu Studios is looking for a research and social media intern to join their team. The intern(s) will work with the authors by assisting with all preliminary story research for upcoming releases and will be responsible for driving engagement on all our social media platforms. There is also the opportunity for the intern to join the team long term. All lovers of reading, writing, and culture are welcome.

If interested, please email your resume to info@girltoworld.com by March 21st. The position is unpaid and requires a flexible 5 hours/week.

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Photos from IN STEREO, a live gallery performance in Clarissa Tossin’s exhibit, Stereoscopic Vision on Tuesday, February 2, 12017 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.  This event spotlighted dancers and choreographers Sarah Mininsohn ’17 and Rick Manayan ’17 and their work-in-progress showing of Attentive Abandon in dialogue with a work of art or theme in Stereoscopic Vision.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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Photos from IN STEREO, a live gallery performance in Clarissa Tossin’s exhibit, Stereoscopic Vision on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work. Curated by Wesleyan’s slam poetry team WeSlam, this performance features student poets Rafe Forman ’20, Jennifer Gagné ’19, Meghana Kandlur ’18, Rick H. Manayan ’17, Monica Sun ’18, Clarity Bian ’19, and Lili Kadets ’17 in dialogue with a work of art or theme in Stereoscopic Vision.

Photos by Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Pila Silva ’06] After building a brand that took her from debt to a multiple 6-figure business, entrepreneur Pia Silva ’06 is releasing a step-by-step guide to help others achieve similar success. Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit includes formulas, worksheets and strategies to get readers to rethink their businesses and make them more profitable.

As she advertises on her website, Badass Your Brand provides simple principles to attract high-paying clients and build a strong business reputation:

It’s never been easier to capitalize on the knowledge and expertise you already have. With a few simple steps, some formulas for finding your badassery, and some stories from the trenches (believe us we’ve been there) you can start earning big bucks just for sharing what you know with others like the badass that you are . . .

The key is understanding how your brand and your business work in tandem to attract high paying clients. With a few simple formulas, some easy to follow guidelines, and a bunch of mind-blowing questions, Badass Your Brand will take you from generically selling your services like everyone else, to quickly standing out from the crowd so you can stop hunting for clients.

Pia is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design, a creative branding studio in Brooklyn that builds Badass Brands without the BS for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach’s 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work. Her company was named top “10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World” by Complex.

Badass Your Brand is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, and will be officially released on March 16th. For weekly branding advice follow Pia Silva on Forbes here.

Read more…

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[Pila Silva ’06] After building a brand that took her from debt to a multiple 6-figure business, entrepreneur Pia Silva ’06 is releasing a step-by-step guide to help others achieve similar success. Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit includes formulas, worksheets and strategies to get readers to rethink their businesses and make them more profitable.

As she advertises on her website, Badass Your Brand provides simple principles to attract high-paying clients and build a strong business reputation:

It’s never been easier to capitalize on the knowledge and expertise you already have. With a few simple steps, some formulas for finding your badassery, and some stories from the trenches (believe us we’ve been there) you can start earning big bucks just for sharing what you know with others like the badass that you are . . .

The key is understanding how your brand and your business work in tandem to attract high paying clients. With a few simple formulas, some easy to follow guidelines, and a bunch of mind-blowing questions, Badass Your Brand will take you from generically selling your services like everyone else, to quickly standing out from the crowd so you can stop hunting for clients.

Pia is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design, a creative branding studio in Brooklyn that builds Badass Brands without the BS for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach’s 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work. Her company was named top “10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World” by Complex.

Badass Your Brand is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, and will be officially released on March 16th. For weekly branding advice follow Pia Silva on Forbes here.

Read more…

Image: c/o Badass Your Brand

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20170305-pia-silva

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[Facebook]Like Pia Silva on Facebook ➞

[Twitter] follow @PiaLovesYourBiz on Twitter ➞

[LinkedIn] connect with Pia Silva on LinkedIn ➞

Don’t have a Facebook account, but want to comment? Email us.

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