Hannah Doress ’88 joins Leading CA Environmental Groups to Return Thousands of Plastic Bags to Hartsville, SC and Protest Interference in California’s Election

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Hannah Doress ’88 writes in about her time spent as Campaign Manager for #TakeBackYourToxicTrash in South Carolina to protest a company, Novolex, that is trying to overturn environmental protections and continue polluting the environment with plastics: — Watch Hannah Doress ’88 talking about how toxic plastic pollution gets into our food supply and poses a…

The Trade-Offs of Voting for a Third Party Candidate

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Because so many young voters are considering voting Libertarian or Green, the Campus Election Engagement Project has put together a concise nonpartisan resource on the trade-offs of voting Third Party this election, offering historical perspective on the strengths and downsides of Third Party choices.  For anyone voting by absentee ballot in your home state, they also have…

Overland Information Session

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Overland Information Session: Monday, October 17 at 7pm, Usdan 110 Learn about becoming a leader of domestic or international Overland student programs this summer. Ten days of staff training in mid-June, followed by six weeks co-leading or supporting programs (ending August 7, 2017). Small student groups, carefully-crafted programs and a strong community of leaders. Salary plus paid travel…

The Future of Foreign Policy – Election 2016

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This is the last of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 presidential election.  This panel, “The Future of Foreign Policy,” will feature: DANIEL J. JONES, Penn Quarter Group and Lead Author on the Senate “CIA Torture Report” Daniel has extensive experience advising senior business executives and U.S. government officials. He has spent…

Right Now! Series: Net Neutrality

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Net neutrality is a central issue of freedom of speech and access on the Internet. If you’ve ever streamed movies, TV, or sports games on your computer, then net neutrality is something important to you! In February 2015, the FCC voted to uphold Net Neutrality and forbade Internet providers from charging some users to access…

Behind the Curtain: Campaign Financing, Gerrymandering, and Barriers to Voting – Election 2016

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This is the second of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 presidential election.  This panel, “Behind the Curtain: Campaign Financing, Gerrymandering, and Barriers to Voting,” will feature: Dave Daley, CT Mirror, author of Ratf*cked David Daley is the author of “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy”…

The Role(s) of Religion – Election 2016

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This is the first of three panels in Allbritton’s Right Now! Series about the 2016 presidential election.  This panel, “The Role(s) of Religion,” will feature: ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UPenn and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World Anthea Butler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and…

Join us for Middletown Day 2016

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Come to campus to join us for Middletown Day!  There will be four different sporting events (football, women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, and men’s soccer) and family fun, including a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist, free popcorn and rally towels, and a performance by Middletown High Marching Band. All are welcome, and admission…

Opportunities to get involved at ARTFARM!

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Dic Wheeler ’81, Executive Director of ARTFARM, has several great opportunities to share for Wesleyan students interested in theater and circus performance. ARTFARM is a non-profit organization which cultivates high-quality theater with a commitment to Simple Living, Environmental Responsibility and Social Justice. They are looking for student volunteers (and the first position is work-study through the Oddfellows…

A Recipe for the Rule of Seven

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Author’s note: I’m about to overuse a food metaphor, so you might want to grab a snack. At Wesleyan, faculty talk to their advisees about “The Rule of Seven.” This time management strategy says college students should have no more than seven commitments at once. That includes classes, sports, leadership roles, volunteer commitments, work study jobs,…