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Cardinal Community Commitment in the time of COVID-19

We are amazed to see the Wesleyan community stepping up to support each other and their home communities during this turbulent and uncertain time. Whether you support a mutual aid network, phonebank for a presidential campaign, or tutor students remotely, the Cardinal Community Commitment continues to reflect the University’s collective approach to civic engagement, as…

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

Though the COVID-19 crisis has impacted our ability to do this work in-person, we remain committed to supporting student learning and civic preparedness via E2020. The deadline for the upcoming summer cycle is now May 22, 2020 (11:59pm). Only proposals for remote support of civic engagement efforts will be reviewed unless social distancing restrictions are lifted before…

Mentoring, Academic Support & Tutoring Fellows program

Mentoring, Academic Support & Tutoring Fellows program  We are looking for men of color within the Wesleyan student body interested in exploring careers in education. The MAST Fellows program will hire four Fellows to tutor and mentor student athletes after school at Maloney and Platt High Schools in Meriden, CT. Fellows can work either from 1:00 – 3:15 or from 2:15 – 3:15…

Roots & Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging- 2020 Season

Tune into WESU 88.1FM Middletown Mondays starting Feb. 24, 2020, 1:30-2pm for Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging. Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging is a radio show bringing stories of exile, homeland, and belonging from all over the world, from Taiwan to Turkey, from Bosnia to Bangladesh. The show is…

Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival with Kai Weiss Nationalist ideas are on the rise again in today’s world. President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist,” and prominent thinkers around the West, from TV host Tucker Carlson to intellectuals like Yoram Hazony, have embraced the idea of the importance…

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement with Chamberlain Fellow Joseph P. Slaughter   Every election cycle evangelicals are an influential group to be reckoned with for journalists, pundits, politicians, and political strategists. Under President Donald J. Trump, their political power is reflected by increased White House access, and…

Wesleyan now accepting applications for E2020 Spring Break funding support

Applications are now open for E2020 Spring Break funding support. See below for more information on E2020 and how to apply:  Wesleyan Engage 2020 The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of…

Students to Work in Public Sphere Over Winter Break

  Nearly 20 Wesleyan students are dedicating their winter breaks to civic participation. Eighteen Wesleyan students will spend a portion of December and January engaging in projects related to voter registration and issues advocacy in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona, amongst others states through the Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative. E2020 is…