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CPE honored with Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education

On November 21, Wesleyan University’s Center for Prison Education was honored with the Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education by the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities at the CHRO Leaders and Legends Awards 2019. This award reflects the CPE’s ten-year commitment to bringing the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut…

Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative

Wesleyan Engage 2020 A comprehensive University effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of political affiliations, regardless of stances on specific issues. Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for…

Wesleyan University Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Wesleyan University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. A full list of seal awardees can be viewed here. “Wesleyan University is proud to receive this national recognition…

Meet Daniel McGloin, the CPE’s new Academic Development and Planning Manager

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is excited to announce that Daniel McGloin will serve as the Center for Prison Education’s new Academic Development and Planning Manager. In spring 2018, Daniel joined the Center for Prison Education team as the Program Coordinator.  This Q&A provides an opportunity for us to learn more about Daniel and…

Voting on Wesleyan’s Campus Up in 2018

College-student voting doubled nationwide, according to national study Wesleyan University today reported that student voting on its campus was up in last year’s election, increasing to 46.8% in 2018 from a rate of 16.6% in 2014. The full campus report can be viewed here: 2014 and 2018 NSLVE Report-Wesleyan University Wesleyan has a long history…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor in Residence Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld ’10

The Jewett Center will host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld on September 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All are welcome. Students, faculty, staff, and community members with an interest in social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and food systems are especially encouraged to attend. This event is part of Wesleyan’s community education contributions in support…

The Cruelty is the Point: Human Rights Abuses on the US-Mexico Border

The Cruelty is the Point: Human Rights Abuses on the US-Mexico Border with Clara Long     Clara Long is a senior researcher with the US Program at Human Rights Watch. Her reports and advocacy have covered such issues as deaths in immigration detention linked to poor medical care, mistreatment and dismissal of asylum seekers…

Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…

Wesleyan is Open to the Community

This is a guest post from President Michael Roth to members of the Middletown community and beyond: Dear Friends: As we approach the beginning of the new academic year, I thought I would share with you my excitement about recent developments (all good!) in the university’s involvement with Middletown. From the Wesleyan/RJ Julia Bookstore and…

Thoughts on Girls in Science from Wesleyan Student Assistants

This August, Wesleyan University held Girls in Science Summer Camp, a one-week experiential learning camp for 4th-6th graders. Girls in Science employs an intergenerational mentoring model. The program’s staff is comprised of women Wesleyan University faculty members from the chemistry, engineering, and biology departments, Wesleyan student assistants, and aspiring high school scientists – who all…