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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…

RIGHT NOW! Series: Unpacking Inequality, Democracy and Economic Elites

Unpacking Inequality, Democracy and Economic Elites   The most popular theoretical models in political economy assume democracy as antithetical to the interests of economic elites, and more so in contexts of high-income inequality. Contrasting such thought, unequal yet durable democracies seem to multiply worldwide. Given that high inequality implies greater power in the hands of…

The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective

The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective  Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-9:00 pm Smith Reading Room, Olin Library   In August of this year, the U.S announced another policy and strategy for Afghanistan.  October 7th marked 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the longest American war of this century.  Where are we in our aims to…

The Red Cross needs Donors and Volunteers for Fall Blood Drive

This semester’s annual blood drive is on Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th from 11:45-5:45 in Beckham Hall. Donors: Anyone can either schedule an appointment online at the Red Cross website (with the code wesleyanu) or you can email Lauren Conte at lconte@wesleyan.edu. There are appointments scheduled every half hour from 11:45-5:15.   Volunteers:…