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Remember the “1 Year Out” series? Well, today we are launching a new series called “Reflections.” This series will feature guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center. They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at…

How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

Wesleyan students have responded to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election in a variety of ways, including marches, protests, conversations, and more. Two students, Jacob Karlin ’17 and Olivia Morris ’18, looking to take direct action, headed up the #CallToAction phone bank at Wes. The goal is to bring different issues to the attention…

The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

Eunice Lee ’19 attended the 2016 Net Impact Conference this November in Philadelphia. The following is her recap of the weekend:   With the help from PCSE, I attended the Net Impact Conference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA from November 3 to November 5. Net Impact is a non-profit organization that connects students and professionals who are interested…

The Government Department, in collaboration with the Wes Media Project, are hosting a two-day conference on issues related to the 2016 Election Results. A full schedule of events is included below. No registration is required, however, seats may be limited so it is suggested you arrive early for any panels you would like to attend. All…

 
Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!
 

The Ice-maker Initiative Report 1 By Fritzgi Dessources ’18  This summer I had the privilege to work towards one of my biggest dreams: with the help of Wesleyan’s Refugee Initiative, I got to collaborate with fellow Haitians at home to bring innovative solutions to some of the biggest problems our beloved Haiti faces. One of…

Working on your pre-reg list? Want the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through meaningful community service, in addition to guided instruction with peers in the classroom? Consider enrolling in a service-learning course! This post highlights three of the seven service-learning courses currently being offered this spring: Living in a Polluted World (ENVS361), America…

This is the second of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 presidential election.  This panel, “The Role(s) of Religion,” will feature: ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania JESSICA MARTINEZ, Pew Research Center SARAH POSNER, Journalist and Author (God’s Profits) Moderator: LIZA MCALISTER, Associate Professor of Religion 10/27, 7:00…

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