This article was a collaboration with smello.
According to the university’s website, “Wesleyan graduates are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. They are often leaders and innovators in their fields”. With all the recent focus on Lin-Manuel Miranda, we thought we’d shed some light on the other people who made the name “Wesleyan” famous.
If you’ve been conscious for some part of the past 168 hours, you’ve probably heard of at least a few big names being on campus or in town. And Wes kids actually seem to care nowadays. Perez Hilton or Gawker would be jealous.
Thursday 10/21 – Drake was partying it up at the Shadow Room. [More]
Friday 10/22 – Bill Cosby had a reception at Green Street and a performance at Crowell.
Friday-Sunday 10/22-24 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, aka Elaine from Seinfeld, was around for Homecoming/Family Weekend because her son is a member of the Class of 2014. She was allegedly seen at places like Usdan and the a capella concert.
Tuesday 10/26 – Elie Wiesel, of course, gave a lecture on the death penalty and was just plain awesome. [More]
Wednesday 10/27 – New: Bon Jovi was supposedly spotted in places like Exley, Olin, and Usdan since his daughter is considering coming to Wesleyan.
Are we possibly missing some famous person here on Monday? Or maybe it’s all a lie?
The New York Post reports that J.Lo is said to be courting producers about possibly staring in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” either on Broadway or in the upcoming movie version. A friend close to Lopez said that she may be more inclined to star in the movie version as “Broadway shows are exhausting and time consuming.” Interestingly, both Miranda and Lopez are born and bred New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent.
Thanks to Liza Conrad ’11 for the tip.