Academics

The Effects of Eviction on People in Middlesex County

Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

Engaged Scholarship: Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public life supports engaged scholarship on and off the Wesleyan campus. We define “Engaged Scholarship” as partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, creative activity, and public knowledge; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens;…

Service in Student Forums

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life supports the integration of academic study and civic engagement through service-learning courses, the nonprofit board residency program, the collaborative cluster, academic fellowships, and the engaged scholarship of faculty. But this work is happening outside of Allbritton, too! For this post, I collected stories from a few…

Nonprofit Board Residency for Students

The Nonprofit Board Residency program is a .5 credit course that provides an opportunity for Wesleyan students to learn about the nonprofit sector and work closely with a local Nonprofit Board of Directors.  Students will attend board meetings and actively participate in a committee of the board while completing a project identified by the organization.…

New York Union Semester

Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.   New York Union Semester is full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. As interns, students learn hands-on how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves.…

Spring ’16 Service Learning Courses

There are many great opportunities to engage in public life and service through your academics at Wesleyan. Here are a few courses that still have openings available for this spring, including the service-learning classes in early childhood education and architecture, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship CSPL 262, Kingsley,Makaela…

Digital Wesleyan Fellowship Program

Digital Wesleyan is hosting a 7- week workshop this spring for students to learn programming fundamentals, product design, and the language Python. The workshops will be on Saturdays from 10am-2pm starting on January 23rd and ending on March 5th. Graduates of the program can apply for exclusive paid summer internships with Wesleyan-affiliated startups. This course will…

Spaces Available in Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy is a 1.5 credit CSPL course that has spaces available for the spring. Taught by Mary Hannah Henderson, the course is aimed toward juniors and seniors of any major. It meets on Thursdays from 1:10-4pm. Here is the course description below:  Organizing can make a difference in addressing major public challenges that require…

Anna Shusterman Named Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Each year, Campus Compact selects a senior faculty member from one of its member institutions for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award honors a professor who has produced high-quality academic work that is grounded in deep community engagement, demonstrated leadership within their university, and created lasting impact for the public good.  This year…

After Charleston: This Thursday

Three experts and a Wesleyan student will lead a panel discussion on “After Charleston: Next Steps for the Movement for Social Justice” at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 in Memorial Chapel. The event is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for Public Life, the African American Studies department and the Office of Equity and Inclusion. . The…