PIRG Campus Action

Campus Organizer, Elizabeth Bean, will be on campus 11/01-11/02 to speak with graduating seniors about full-time job opportunities: PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and we are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers.   We need to save the planet, defend the…

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…

Hello from one of the Civic Engagement Fellows!

Hello everyone!   I’m Devonaire Ortiz, Class of 2018, and I am one of the Allbritton Civic Engagement Fellows for the Fall of 2017. I am working alongside Rhea, Allbritton’s yearlong Fellow, specializing in Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Design.   Alongside Rhea, I work at the Allbritton Center supporting civic engagement efforts. For the most…

Meet the Allbritton Fellows

Each year, a handful of students from the incoming freshman class are selected to be Allbritton Fellows. These students are recognized for their exemplary civic engagement or social impact work prior to coming to Wesleyan. They are matched with a faculty mentor from the Allbritton Center, invited to community-building events for Allbritton Fellows and other…

Hurricane Relief Drive

This comes to us from Ujamaa: Greetings Wesleyan Community,   As many of you know, many Caribbean islands are still recovering from the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month.  The United States Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John are the childhood homes of Professors Rashida Shaw McMahon and Tiphanie Yanique,…

RIGHT NOW! Series: US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump   The United States could be on the brink of war in Korea, and America’s commander in chief continues to bluster and threaten while lacking any coherent national security strategy. Not only have President Trump’s words and deeds severely damaged the US standing with allies around the world,…

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…

Service Corps Roundup

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! Another resource is ServiceYear.org, which can match you with a service year opportunity based on your interests, skills, and location.…

Money, Money, Money – Funding Roundup

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur or changemaker looking for funding or financial support? There are a lot of resources available from numerous organizations, but it can be difficult to know where to look. The following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships. Some are super competitive, some are available only to current undergraduates, and…

HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category

This announcement comes to us from Professor of American Studies, J. Kehaulani Kauanui:   HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category   A mini-symposium 4:30-6:30pm Friday, October 13 Fisk 302   This Paper is Trash: Popular Representations of Dumpster Divers, Rhea Drozdenko (’17) The Hipster Dollhouse: An Exploration of the Wes Anderson Aesthetic, Rachael Sonnenberg (‘19…