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Money and Social Change isn’t your typical college course. In an exciting shift from theory to practice, participants learn about different approaches to philanthropy and impact investment and then put their money where their mouth is by doling it out to local organizations. The students are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world, so in addition to following them on Twitter, you’ll be able to read about their activities, discussions, and visiting speakers in guests posts throughout the semester. The first note comes from Jojo Weinberger ’15:

We’re in Week 6 of our Money and Social Change class, taught by Joy Anderson ’89, founder of Criterion Institute. This class is a participating member in the Learning By Giving Initiative, a program sponsored by Dorris Buffet’s Sunshine Lady Foundation. Through this initiative our class – along with students at 25 colleges around the country – received $10,000 to grant to non-profits in the local Middlesex community. In addition to working on this grant-making process, each student in the class is developing his or her own theory of change: a theory of how we think change happens. This is our first post and we’ll be keeping it short and simple. Each week we’ll send out some info, discussing our progress in the grant making process and a short blurb about a class member and his/her theory of change. This class has been great so far and we’re excited to keep Wesleyan community updated on our progress!

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Money and Social Change isn’t your typical college course. In an exciting shift from theory to practice, participants learn about different approaches to philanthropy and impact investment and then put their money where their mouth is by doling it out to local organizations. The students are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world, so in addition to following them on Twitter, you’ll be able to read about their activities, discussions, and visiting speakers in guests posts throughout the semester. The first note comes from Jojo Weinberger ’15:

We’re in Week 6 of our Money and Social Change class, taught by Joy Anderson ’89, founder of Criterion Institute. This class is a participating member in the Learning By Giving Initiative, a program sponsored by Dorris Buffet’s Sunshine Lady Foundation. Through this initiative our class – along with students at 25 colleges around the country – received $10,000 to grant to non-profits in the local Middlesex community. In addition to working on this grant-making process, each student in the class is developing his or her own theory of change: a theory of how we think change happens. This is our first post and we’ll be keeping it short and simple. Each week we’ll send out some info, discussing our progress in the grant making process and a short blurb about a class member and his/her theory of change. This class has been great so far and we’re excited to keep Wesleyan community updated on our progress!

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Good news for recent grads! Arabella Advisors is seeking a new assistant editor for their NYC office. To bring your writing skills to the social sector, check out the details below and on their website:

The position: As Arabella’s new assistant editor, you will use your inherent talent with words to help our teams produce reports, publications, proposals, and online communications that make the world a better place—by enabling philanthropists to achieve the greatest good with their resources. You will join a small editorial team that works closely and collaboratively across our growing firm, providing editorial direction, support, and training. You will need to be smart, flexible, resourceful, and socially engaged. You will also need to be a sharp and attentive copy editor and a capable project manager.

The organization: Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with multiple Arabella teams as they create compelling reports, presentations, and other publications that enable philanthropists to maximize their impact
  • Provide excellent copy editing that strengthens and polishes content
  • Help colleagues translate analytic research into clear, compelling language that resonates with Arabella’s audiences
  • Help to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and shifting deadlines
  • Support the editorial team’s content development, communications, marketing, and knowledge management efforts
  • Assist with other tasks to support the editorial team and the firm, as necessary
  • Assist with document design and layout
  • Assist with creation and management of digital content
  • Develop relevant knowledge of the philanthropic sector

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, or a related discipline
  • 2-3+ years of relevant professional experience as an editor or writer
  • Experience with copy editing using a style guide
  • Ability to draft high quality written materials under tight deadlines
  • Experience managing multiple tasks with sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Willingness and wherewithal to make editorial decisions even in relation to the work of those in senior positions
  • Experience with managing web content, email marketing, and new media (experience with WordPress, InDesign and/or other design software a plus)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

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Use your research skills for social good! The Tobin Project is currently seeking Research Analysts to work within and across their four core research areas: Government and Markets, Institutions and Democracy, Economic Inequality, and National Security.

The core work of the Tobin Project is motivating new research on major problems facing society. Our research team serves as the hub for a network of more than 400 leading scholars with whom we work, designing strategic research inquiries and building new communities of scholars across multiple disciplines and universities. Research team members are responsible for managing long-term research inquiries, planning meetings of scholars and policymakers, maintaining fluency in a variety of social scientific methods, interfacing with leading scholars, and providing sustained creative input into large-scale research projects such as edited academic volumes. Staff members interpret and analyze current scholarship, typically gaining expertise within a particular substantive area, and engage with methodologies ranging from experimental design to historical analysis.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate first and foremost a commitment to the Tobin Project’s mission. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a social science or history and a strong commitment to using scholarly research to inform public policy. Additionally, successful applicants will have:

  • Excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Experience designing and conducting original research in the social sciences or history
  • Creative and entrepreneurial thinking
  • The ability to self-motivate and to take the initiative in managing projects
  • The ability to evaluate high-level academic research
  • The ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Persistence, determination, and the ability to overcome obstacles
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail

The Tobin Project is seeking candidates who are able to start no later than Spring or Summer 2015. To apply, please e-mail the following materials to opportunities@tobinproject.org: a 1-page cover letter discussing your interest and qualifications; a 1-2 page resume; all academic transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable); and a writing sample. More information is available on our website at www.tobinproject.org/opportunities

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An exciting opportunity from Wishing Wells co-founder Brent Packer ’15:

Wishing Wells is a budding environmental start-up born from a Wesleyan design competition. We’re expanding quickly & are looking for ambitious students to join our team.

Plastic waste is a serious issue. There is currently 100 million tons of plastic disintegrating in our oceans causing tremendous harm to marine life. The energy used to create the annual American demand for plastic water bottles uses enough energy to fuel 1.3 million cars for 1 year.

Universities across North America are stepping up to the challenge to eliminate plastic water bottle waste. Many, including Wesleyan, have banned bottled water from campus; however, they still have trouble hydrating guests at large campus events such as Reunion & Commencement, football games, music festivals, etc. Their only options were to rent/ purchase a high cost hydration structure or to break their commitment by purchasing thousands of water bottles… until now.

Wishing Wells provide chilled, filtered water requiring nothing more than ice and a hose connection. From just a handful of Wesleyan events, these lost-cost structures have already saved over 10,500 water bottles. With backing from a Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship seed grant, we’re looking to spread this technology as effectively as possible. With ambitious plans to open-source publish our designs online, partner with Middletown manufacturers, and tour to neighboring Universities/ organizations, we need other students with the same entrepreneurial drive to make this happen.

Apply at wwells.org by November 1. Also check out recent coverage in the Hartford Business Journal and Wesleying, as well as the founders’ first and second PCSE grant reports.

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Wesleyan World Wednesdays, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and Academic Affairs present a panel discussion with Wesleyan alum and CT State Epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter,  Prof. Anna Geltzer and Prof. David Constantine, on the public health response to Ebola.

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FINAL

From our dear friends at WESU 88.1 FM:

Don’t miss the WESU Fall Record Fair (and sale) on Sunday October, 26 from 11am-4pm. The event features dozens of vendors, from throughout the North-East, selling music in all formats. Plus, there’s other cool merchandise and WESU DJs spinning vinyl all day long. So, come on down and do some crate digging! You might find that album you’ve been searching for!

The WESU Fall Record Fair is free and open to the public and happens in Beckham Hall in the Fayerweather building at 55 Wyllys Ave on the Wesleyan Campus (06459).

To make a record donation, contact our events coordinator at events@wesufm.org.

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The Wesleyan Cardinals charge towards Corwin Stadium Saturday prior to their Homecoming game against Amherst College. The Cardinals lost in overtime, 33 to 30. 

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Go HOME(coming), dogs! Many canine companions joined their humans for Wesleyan’s Homecoming football game Saturday.

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WesleyanWorldWednesdays, Academic Affairs, and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life present a panel discussion with Wesleyan alum Dr Matthew Cartter, CT State Epidemiologist, Profs Anna Geltzer and David Constantine, on the public health response to Ebola, this Thursday, Oct 23rd.

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