Faculty & Staff

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin

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How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020

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The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

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 for Students 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…

Greetings from your new Civic Engagement Fellow!

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Hello! My name is Rebecca Jacobsen and I’m the new Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m taking the place of Jennifer Roach ’14, the most recent in an esteemed list of recent grads to hold this position. You can find me at my desk in the OCS Lounge (room 318) in Allbritton, behind…

Films on Foss — Final Two Films

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We’ve had a great turn out for Pitch Perfect and Inside Out so far at Films on Foss! Our last two movies, The Princess Bride (August 6 – Voter’s Choice film) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (August 13 – rescheduled rain date) are still to come. Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab dinner from…

Davis Projects for Peace Check-in with Alvin Chitena ’19

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This spring, Alvin Chitena ’19 was awarded the Davis Projects for Peace award to launch Zim Code in Zimbabwe. Zim Code provides Zimbabwean youth with free access to resources they need—computers, internet access and instruction—to learn computer programming and how to apply their new skills in their community. Read more here. The Davis Projects for Peace…

Films on Foss Summer Series

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Join us on Foss Hill for the second summer of Films on Foss! Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab dinner from a food truck and enjoy this movie series under the stars. On June 25th, we will show Pitch Perfect. On July 9th, you can enjoy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and on July 23rd…

Girls in Science Camp

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Spend a week as a scientist! Perform experiments! Explore chemistry, electronics, and physics with Wesleyan professors this summer. Campers will meet college student mentors, learn about science careers, create scientific posters, and share what they learn with family and friends at a Science Showcase.  This is a wonderful opportunity for girls entering grades 4, 5 and…

Engaged Scholarship: Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera

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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;…