Fellowships with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

 From the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington DC: Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fellow: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/503 Transportation Equity Research Fellow: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/509 Water Infrastructure and Workforce Fellowship: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/506

Volunteer for the CT Foster Care System

From Luke Lezhanskyy: My name is Luke Lezhanskyy and I’m a sophomore here at Wes. I’m writing to you on behalf of “Not For Sale,” a student organization dedicated to providing educational resources to orphans in the Connecticut foster care system. We are embarking on an exciting journey during the upcoming fall semester, and were…

Volunteer with Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity

From Abigail Matlack and Jay Straus: The Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity group volunteers at the local ReStore in Cromwell every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The ReStore is Habitat’s biggest fundraiser to raise money for the houses they build for families in need. It is the equivalent of Goodwill but for furniture as people donate…

Rockfall Foundation Internship

From community partner, Rockfall Foundation: Internship – Rockfall Foundation Intern Duration: Flexible: Minimum 2 months Location: 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT Salary: Unpaid.   The Rockfall Foundation is seeking an intern starting immediately to help with the foundation’s management of 2018 programming and foundation communications. The intern will be responsible for helping to manage social…

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion with Stanislav Tkachenko Stanislav Tkachenko is a Professor of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, with PhDs in History and Economics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, Italy and Liaoning University, China. He has published books on European monetary integration…

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts with Mark Paige The talk will address legal issues and court responses associated with policy efforts intended to improve public education and teacher quality, including those attempting to link teacher evaluation and employment status with student achievement, such as “value added modeling.” Professor Mark Paige…

Talks with Education Studies

From Professor Steve Stemler, co-coordinator for Education Studies: This week we have two more education-related talks that you are all invited to attend. Details are listed below: Tuesday 4/3/18, 2:00-2:50pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108 Dr. David Nurenberg, Lesley University Inquiry and Irony: The impasse in American public education and how we got here   Thursday,…

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years with Ambassador Jake Welles ’79 The Arab Spring, which began with much hope in early 2011, failed to bring democracy and change to the region, with the lone exception of Tunisia.  Of the countries directly impacted by the Arab Spring, Egypt and Bahrain have reverted to an…

Courses for aspiring social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers

Although Wesleyan does not offer a formal major or minor in Social Entrepreneurship, we have the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Civic Engagement Certificate, Philosophy Department’s Social Justice track, IDEAS, and classes across the curriculum that we recommend for aspiring social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. We have listed some of those courses…

Apply for Prizes from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

From Dean Teshia-Levy Grant: The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. …