Wes on Obama’s Inauguration

In our post-inauguration excitement last month, we somehow managed to overlook every major piece of Wesleyan-related news about the inauguration in our inbox. Here’s a brief recap of what would have been timely a month ago, various Wes people’s perspectives on the inauguration in various media sources:

  • Eleanor Celeste ’10 (center) was featured in an NY Times article about how her family, which was politically divided during the campaign trail, came to embrace Barack Obama and traveled to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration.

  • President Roth commented on Obama’s inauguration speech in Politico, which is owned by Robert Allbritton ’92:

    “My first reaction is to marvel at how this candidate of change, of ‘Yes, we can’ spent considerable rhetorical force on tying his work back to the core values of American history,” wrote historian Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

  • British style magazine Dazed and Confused ran a two-page spread in its February issue entitled “Two Young Creatives Remember the Campaign Trail,” containing a long interview with Ben Rowland and Ray Tintori ’06 about the youth perspective on the election, and featuring Rowland’s photos taken on the campaign trail: