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175th Honorary Doctorate goes to…

From an email sent today from Doug Bennet:

Once again, I am writing to invite your nominations of distinguished
individuals to receive Wesleyan's honorary doctorate at the 175th
Commencement. In addition, this ceremony will commemorate
Wesleyan's 175th anniversary.

Criteria for selection of honorees include intellectual distinction,
distinguished public service, and professional attainment and/or service
to the University. I would appreciate your advice about individuals
whom you believe are making important contributions to global

Hello. Obvi.

Wesleyan’s Presidential Search

This past year, Wesleyan’s President Doug Bennet announced to the student body that he will be resigning after this academic year. Say what you will, I think Douggie B. was a good guy.

That said, Wesleyan has launched its new Presidential Search:

Toward that end, the Wesleyan Board of Trustees is in the process of convening an 18-person search committee composed of trustees, faculty, staff and students to undertake a comprehensive search to identify and successfully recruit Doug Bennet’s successor.

The Presidential Search Committee is interested in the views of all members of the Wesleyan community and this web site has been designed as a resource for anyone who wishes to share or seek information regarding our search.

Now, with that said, Wesleyan is an excellent institution with an excellent reputation which demands more excellence.

I ask you, dear readers, who is a more excellent candidate for Wesleyan’s next president than 1981 Wesleyan graduate Bradley Whitford?

Mr. Whitford majored in English and Theater while at Wesleyan and earned his master’s in theater from Juilliard. He won an Emmy for his role as Josh Lyman on the hit show The West Wing. He is the co-founder of a charity called Clothes off our Back.

His distinguished filmography includes:

A few notable Bradley Whitford/Josh Lyman quotes from the West Wing:

“Senator, take your legislative agenda and shove it up your ass.”

“I drink from the keg of glory, Donna. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land!”

In conclusion, Bradley Whitford ’81 is my nomination for Wesleyan’s next president.

The end.