Tag Archive for E2020 Stories

Trinity College: TrinVotes! Initiative Encourages Trinity Community to Register and Vote

Led by a group of Trinity College students, staff, and faculty members, a new initiative called TrinVotes! is designed to increase the college’s voter registration and election participation, especially among students who are first-time voters. A letter to the community in February from Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and Trinna Larsen ’20, president of Trinity’s Student…

Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

This summer, 16 students will promote democracy and broaden their engagement with the public sphere through Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) Fund. The initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff, and for…

Brooklyn Law School: Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic

In a time of severe economic crisis for many low-income and contingent workers, Brooklyn Law School has announced that it will launch this summer the Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic (PERC), a legal assistance project to address these immediate needs. Under the supervision of Professor Minna Kotkin, director of the Law School’s Employment Law Clinic, students will have…

Wesleyan University: Dancey Engages Students in Elections Research, E2020 Initiative

Associate Professor of Government Logan Dancey foresees many important opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference with upcoming local elections this fall—and the Engage 2020 (E2020 initiative) will be a prime vehicle for that work. Dancey recently gave a presentation via Zoom video webinar to Wesleyan faculty and staff about his research on American electoral politics…

Western Carolina University: WCU nursing students pivot to doing phone-checks on local seniors

Western Carolina University nursing students have a long-standing tradition of helping area seniors. With coronavirus, they can’t do that in person. But, they’ve found another way to stay in touch. With coronavirus putting restrictions on face-to face-contact, Western Carolina nurses in a primary care residency and Fellows program are helping low-income seniors, especially, by phone.…

Weber State University: COVID-19 guidelines spur Ogden reps to rethink how to prod census participation

As of early March, efforts to encourage participation in the U.S. Census Bureau‘s 2020 headcount seemed to be moving ahead smoothly. Janet Jarnagin, a community school coordinator at Ogden’s James Madison Elementary for United Way of Northern Utah, said she and others had started encouraging participation among parents at the school. An ice cream social, among other activities, was…