Meet the Allbritton Fellows

Each year, a handful of students from the incoming freshman class are selected to be Allbritton Fellows. These students are recognized for their exemplary civic engagement or social impact work prior to coming to Wesleyan. They are matched with a faculty mentor from the Allbritton Center, invited to community-building events for Allbritton Fellows and other…

Hurricane Relief Drive

This comes to us from Ujamaa: Greetings Wesleyan Community,   As many of you know, many Caribbean islands are still recovering from the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month.  The United States Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John are the childhood homes of Professors Rashida Shaw McMahon and Tiphanie Yanique,…

RIGHT NOW! Series: US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump   The United States could be on the brink of war in Korea, and America’s commander in chief continues to bluster and threaten while lacking any coherent national security strategy. Not only have President Trump’s words and deeds severely damaged the US standing with allies around the world,…

Stuck in the Doorway

A preview of the upcoming documentary film and media project Stuck in the Doorway Few images of the past decade have been as gripping as those coming out of Greece in the summer and fall of 2015, as waves of refugees struggled to reach the shores of Europe.  The whole world watched as over one…

Service Corps Roundup

Many service opportunities have upcoming deadlines! Check out some of the opportunities below to find a service program that is a good fit for you. The list will be updated periodically, so bookmark it and check back! Another resource is ServiceYear.org, which can match you with a service year opportunity based on your interests, skills, and location.…

Money, Money, Money – Funding Roundup

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur or changemaker looking for funding or financial support? There are a lot of resources available from numerous organizations, but it can be difficult to know where to look. The following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships. Some are super competitive, some are available only to current undergraduates, and…

HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category

This announcement comes to us from Professor of American Studies, J. Kehaulani Kauanui:   HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category   A mini-symposium 4:30-6:30pm Friday, October 13 Fisk 302   This Paper is Trash: Popular Representations of Dumpster Divers, Rhea Drozdenko (’17) The Hipster Dollhouse: An Exploration of the Wes Anderson Aesthetic, Rachael Sonnenberg (‘19…

The Political Crisis in Catalonia

The Political Crisis in Catalonia The Catalonian drive for independence has met with fierce resistance from the Spanish government in Madrid. Does Catalonia deserve independence? What are the ways that the political standoff can be resolved? These issues will be discussed by Antonio Gonzalez (Romance Languages) and Peter Rutland (Government). Tuesday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm,…

Volunteer at a Haunted House with WesAGE!

This volunteer opportunity came to us from Lauren and Gabby from WesAGE:   Hello Everyone,   We just wanted to share one of our big volunteering events we do each year in WesAge to you all. 🙂 It just so happens to fall on when we have FALL BREAK, so if you guys have nothing…

Coach for Let’s Get Ready!

Coach for Let’s Get Ready!   If you are interested in breaking out of the “Wesleyan bubble” and working with local students, we highly encourage you to coach for a program called Let’s Get Ready!    The Wesleyan chapter of this national organization offers free SAT prep and college counseling to low-income and first generation…