Monthly Archives: June 2020

So Long, Farewell: A Chat with Recent Graduate Zheng Mao ’20

Zheng Mao ’20 is a Freeman Asian Scholar from Chengdu, China. He triple-majored in Mathematics, Economics, and Environmental Studies, and upon graduation, he joined Citigroup Global Markets in New York as a Sales and Trading analyst. He plans to join the commodity trading and research desk and further explore his interests in energy studies. During…

WeScrive: Spring 2020 Issue!

Yet our Editorial Board (Hannah Berman ’21, Cristina LoGiudice ’21, Emily McDougal ’22, and our Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Ludovica Romano) did not despair: WeScrive is back for its fourth consecutive year – our first issue was in spring 2016 – as one of the very few Wesleyan publications not in English. The pandemic has…

Resettled: Wes Alum to Launch Virginia Public Media Refugee Podcast

Resettled is a Virginia Public Media (@VPM) podcast hosted by Ahmed that aims to uncover the refugee resettlement process through the stories of those directly experiencing it.   Launching on July 3rd, this six-part podcast series showcases stories of refugees as they adjust to their new lives in Virginia. These personal stories are woven together with…

COVID-19 still Wreaking Havoc on Study Abroad

Wrriten by Emily Gorlewski It was going to be the biggest semester in years. 215 students had applied and been accepted for Fall 2020 study abroad programs. Their application deadlines had been February 22 and March 1, just the time that outbreaks of COVID-19 forced Wesleyan to first cancel its ECCO Bologna program and then…

Katerina Ramos-Jordán ’21 Awarded the Beinecke Scholarship

Written by Olivia Drake, first published in The Wesleyan Connection Katerina Ramos-Jordán ’21 is the recipient of a Beinecke Scholarship, which will support her graduate career and her academic goal of becoming a cultural studies scholar. She’s among 18 college undergraduates nationwide to receive the honor, and she’s the first Wesleyan student to receive the award in…

2020 Watson Fellows: Inayah Bashir ’20, Luke Lezhanskyy ’20

Written by Olivia Drake, first published in The Wesleyan Connection As recipients of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, two Wesleyan seniors will explore their academic aspirations internationally through a yearlong personal project. Inayah Bashir ’20 and Luka Lezhanskyy ’20 are among 47 Watson Fellows selected from 153 finalists. This year’s class comes from 20 states and…