Coach for Let’s Get Ready!

Coach for Let’s Get Ready!   If you are interested in breaking out of the “Wesleyan bubble” and working with local students, we highly encourage you to coach for a program called Let’s Get Ready!    The Wesleyan chapter of this national organization offers free SAT prep and college counseling to low-income and first generation…

Conferences Roundup 2017-2018

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…

RIGHT NOW! Series: Unpacking Inequality, Democracy and Economic Elites

Unpacking Inequality, Democracy and Economic Elites   The most popular theoretical models in political economy assume democracy as antithetical to the interests of economic elites, and more so in contexts of high-income inequality. Contrasting such thought, unequal yet durable democracies seem to multiply worldwide. Given that high inequality implies greater power in the hands of…

The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective

The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective  Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-9:00 pm Smith Reading Room, Olin Library   In August of this year, the U.S announced another policy and strategy for Afghanistan.  October 7th marked 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the longest American war of this century.  Where are we in our aims to…

The Red Cross needs Donors and Volunteers for Fall Blood Drive

This semester’s annual blood drive is on Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th from 11:45-5:45 in Beckham Hall. Donors: Anyone can either schedule an appointment online at the Red Cross website (with the code wesleyanu) or you can email Lauren Conte at lconte@wesleyan.edu. There are appointments scheduled every half hour from 11:45-5:15.   Volunteers:…

Volunteer as childcare providers with Mastering Motherhood

Mastering Motherhood is looking for Wesleyan students who would be interested in volunteering as childcare providers.  They are in need of volunteers to help with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary groups. Our volunteers will help provide care within a safe environment for the children, as well as engage with them in reading, play, and…

Civic Action Plan Listening Session

Civic Action Plan Listening Session Tuesday, 9/26 12:00-1:00 Usdan 110   Join Provost Joyce Jacobsen, Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, Cathy Lechowicz, and Civic Engagement Fellow, Rhea Drozdenko for a listening session on Wesleyan’s community engagement strategy. What should we continue doing? What should we change? What would you want to see…

Master of Public Health Programs Panel

Master of Public Health Programs Panel DATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2017       TIME: 6:00-7:15 PM LOCATION: USDAN, Room 108 Panel Members: Mary G. Keefe and Stacey Tuttle, Yale School of Public Health Kristina Onishchuk, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Lauren Black, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Stephanie Lemoine, Harvard T.H. Chan…

RIGHT NOW! Series: Commemorating and Protesting White Supremacy

Crystal Feimster and Demetrius Eudell will discuss the historical significance of confederate monuments and the campaigns for their removal in New Orleans, North Carolina, Baltimore, and elsewhere.    Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies at Yale University Crystal Feimster, (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000), is Associate Professor of African American…