Academics

New York Union Semester

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Fall Course Openings: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown, Money and Social Change, and Collaborative Cluster

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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 fall, including the Collaborative Cluster, service-learning classes, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (.25-credit, second quarter) CSPL 262, Makaela Kingsley…

Conference on Child Rights & Sight

Wesleyan is collaborating with Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) as a promotional partner for the International Conference on Child Rights & Sight. DCI holds its International Conference on Child Rights & Sight to raise awareness on child rights, including child labor and diseases that affect vision. The event gathers world-class speakers and leaders to…