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Wes Takes a Tumble: Campus Life Captured in Photoblog

Salutations, gang! I’m back on campus, and couldn’t be happier to see faces both new (moving in packs of 5 to 15) and old (working orientation or following alternative pursuits) all over. But enough about me; let’s talk about what I found surfing the blogotubes this week.

If any of you aren’t familiar with the name Olivia Drake, you’re still likely to be familiar with her work – her photos frequently populate the Wesleyan home page. In addition to Campus Photographer, her job description also includes editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter/periodical that shows up in your inbox now and then. It turns out she also runs a Tumblr, Wesleyan Photo, which posts photos from around campus taken by herself of various others. The vast majority of photos have a few descriptive sentences attached, too, which helps the photoblog develop (hurr) into an interesting cultural and historical resource as well. Wes 2015, who are pretty active in the Tumblosphere themsleves, are prominently featured in the blog’s most recent posts, mostly documenting Orientation and related events.

Does this count as administrative propaganda? I haven’t seen it advertised anywhere, so I guess not. Regardless, if you enjoy her work, let her know – she’s in the University’s staff listings.