Center for the Study of Public Life

WSA Voter Accessibility Report

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  Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!  

Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election

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Check out our Ways to Get Engaged blog post for more updated information. — The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that…

Right Now! Series: Election 2016

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Join the Allbritton Center for three panels this fall about the 2016 Presidential Election. All panels are free and open to the public. The Role(s) of ReligionOctober 27, 7 pm, PAC 001 ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Pennsylvania and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World…

CSPL courses you didn’t know existed (but that you should take)

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This spring, the Center for the Study of Public Life (CSPL) is showcasing several classes taught by some exciting and unusual visitors, in addition to the usual lineup of wonderful Wesleyan professors. Read on to find a potential class to add as you embark on pre-reg! Group Psychology in Politics: Local, State, and National Perspectives…

Spring 2017 Service-Learning Courses

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Working on your pre-reg list? Want the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through meaningful community service, in addition to guided instruction with peers in the classroom? Consider enrolling in a service-learning course! As a reminder, all service-learning courses may count towards the Civic Engagement Certificate. — Living in a Polluted World (ENVS 361)…

Service Corps Roundup

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Many service opportunities have upcoming deadlines! Check out some of the opportunities below to find a service program that is a good fit for you. The list will be updated periodically, so bookmark it and check back! Ambassador Corps The Ambassador Corps program is the leading social enterprise internship program. A select group of students from the top undergraduate…

Green Street is looking for class proposals!

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The Green Street Teaching and Learning Center is looking for class proposals for children in grades 1-5 in music, visual art, culture, languages, dance, movement, nutrition, media, other arts disciplines, environment, science, and math. We are particularly interested in classes that integrate art, math, and science in a fun, hands-on way that children may not be…

The Trade-Offs of Voting for a Third Party Candidate

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Because so many young voters are considering voting Libertarian or Green, the Campus Election Engagement Project has put together a concise nonpartisan resource on the trade-offs of voting Third Party this election, offering historical perspective on the strengths and downsides of Third Party choices.  For anyone voting by absentee ballot in your home state, they also have…

The Future of Foreign Policy – Election 2016

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This is the last of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 presidential election.  This panel, “The Future of Foreign Policy,” will feature: DANIEL J. JONES, Penn Quarter Group and Lead Author on the Senate “CIA Torture Report” Daniel has extensive experience advising senior business executives and U.S. government officials. He has spent…