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Van Drivers needed for Fall 2018!

Hiring: Van Drivers (Fall 2018) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

Work for Social Justice with Julia’s Star

Do you care about social justice? Are you interested in radical education and working with children? Do you want to help ensure the continuation of an important campus organization? Help run Julia’s Star next year! Julia’s Star is a group of students who use a children’s book written by a (now deceased) Wes alumna to teach…

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela A Conversation with Professor Antonio Machado Allison Venezuela is in crisis.  President Nicolás Maduro has clashed with the constitutional democracy of Venezuela. The country is in financial collapse with hyper-inflation and critical shortages of basic food supplies.  The elected Legislative body has been overruled and made inconsequential by…

PIRG Campus Action

Campus Organizer, Elizabeth Bean, will be on campus 11/01-11/02 to speak with graduating seniors about full-time job opportunities: PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and we are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers.   We need to save the planet, defend the…

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…

Conferences Roundup 2017-2018

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…