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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…

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…

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 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…

Did you know there are about 100 million black holes in our galaxy? Or that two black holes can collide and merge into one? Or that there’s an actual scientific term called spaghettification? I did not, but I learned all of this and more, as well as looked through one of Van Vleck’s telescopes for…

When we initially entered the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Challenge, we expressed that what our project really needs in this early stage is personnel, someone to be on the ground managing the emerging tourism and helping to shape the model of tourism we are building. The grant has allowed us to do…

Last time we updated all of the wonderful people connected with the PCSE, the TRAP House team was gearing up to host our entrepreneurial boot camp, where we invited everyone who participated in our Startup Day Competition to a series of workshops in financial planning, legal compliance, and marketing. We decided to open our doors…

It has been a whirlwind of a summer at Kindergarten Kickstart, both in our classrooms at Farm Hill and Bielefield and in the Wesleyan lab. Between expanding our range of academic interventions and increasing our outreach to 32 students, we have really had our hands full! Take a look at what we have accomplished this…

Updates from Loam

Loam magazine, founded by Nicole Stanton ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15, launched almost a year ago in July 2015 with the mission of “promoting the work of pioneering individuals and organizations in the realm of sustainability.” Loam is a response to the environmental “doom and gloom” that dominates narratives around multiple and intersecting environmental crisis.…

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. This year’s winners are Walking Elephants Home, Kindergarten Kickstart, and T.R.A.P. House. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here is the first report from Rebecca Winkler ’16, writing with updates from Walking Elephants…

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