Center for the Study of Public Life

Political Caricatures in the Age of Trump

Political Caricatures in the Age of Trump Martin Rowson is a cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Guardian, The Times, and other British papers, and is chair of the British Cartoonists’ Association. He won the Cartoon Art Trust’s Political Cartoonist of the Year Award in 2000 and 2004, and the Political Cartoon Society’s Cartoon…

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…

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,…

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Appalachian Scholar Project has had an eventful first few months of the program. Since winning the grant, Dennis (Founder and Director) has recruited a fellow veteran, Gabe Hurlock, to assist in teaching the curriculum. Appalachian Scholar Project has also implemented a system for volunteer tutors from Wesleyan to work remotely with students in West Virginia as…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Move & Connect

This past semester, since its inauguration in January, our Move & Connect team has met so many amazing people, and advanced in our vision and execution. We cannot wait for the first workshop we are organizing this June at University of Tokyo. As Move & Connect makes itself known in greater Tokyo communities, particularly those…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Dream Chasers

It has been a very eventful few months since Dream Chasers was awarded one of the Patricelli Center Seed Grants. As an organization, we had been going through a transformation and rebirth all year with the guidance of mentors and new team members through the Patricelli Center Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship. Through the fellowship, Dream…

12th annual High School Career Expo

On Thursday, April 27, Wesleyan’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual High School Career Expo. Along with sponsors like Eversource and Pratt & Whitney, Wesleyan and the Chamber welcomed nearly 1200 high school sophomores from 6 different area high schools to the Freeman Athletic Center where they visited tables…

SALD Leadership Awards Prize Winners

Congratulations to these phenomenal students on winning one of the 2017 SALD Leadership Awards! Each spring the Division of Student Affairs offers Leadership Awards to students and student organizations for exceptional work and dedication to campus and community involvement throughout the academic year. The celebration is coordinated by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development. Award…