Two of our Wesleyan Alumns, Majora Carter ’88 and Jeffrey Maier ’06, were featured in New York Magazine’s special 40th Anniversary Issue as having an important impact on NYC’s history in the past 40 years.
Majora was nominated by Princeton University Professor Joshua Guild as the 10th most inflential New Yorker in the past 40 years (ranking with the likes of Barbara Walters, Spike Lee, and Mayor Bloomberg) for creating her organization Sustainable South Bronx and greening the neighborhood.
Jeffrey was featured as the 12 year-old-kid who tipped Derek Jeter’s fly ball into the stands in 1996, which ultimately led to the Yankees entering the World Series and winning after an 18 year slump. While the article cites that Maier currently lives in (enemy borders) Boston, he’s still remembered as a major “headliner”.
With half of Wesleyan living in NYC, it’s about time we get recognized!