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Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Nominate an employee of Wesleyan University for the first Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Employee Prize.  Nominations will require a one-three page essay from a faculty, staff, or students how the selected employee is one who has contributed to student success and life at Wesleyan.  Eligible employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building […]

This 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.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and […]

The Edward E. Ford Teaching Fellowship at the Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY The program seeks to recruit Fellows in their junior year of college.  The first E.E. Ford Fellow, William Pruitt, is in his second year working at Hackley; the second, Katherine Chen, graduated in May 2008 and began working at Hackley in September 2008; […]

Polly has written policy and run programs for the U.S. Agency for Int’l Development, the Dept. of State, the U.S. Congress, and the World Bank. She was a Presidential Intern, a Peace Corps volunteer, and has a Masters in International Relations from Yale. She will discuss what she did and how she did it. If […]

The Community Research Seminar, taught by Prof. Rob Rosenthal, is being offered again this spring. In this class, small teams of students work with local community agencies to design and carry out social research projects through community service. Specific information about this year’s research projects and applications for the class can be downloaded from www.wesleyan.edu/slc. […]

Wesleyan World Wednesdays, the African Students Association, Wesleyan Friends of Africa and American Jewish World Service present: A discussion of two grassroots NGOs working toward sustainable development in rural Uganda and urban Kenya (Kibera slum, Nairobi) featuring their founders/directors: Samuel Watulatsu, Founder/Director, Foundation for Development of Needy Communities Kennedy Odede, class of 2012, Founder/Director, Shining […]

Careers in National Security: Two Wesleyan Stories Featured speakers: Stephen King ’87, JD, and Eric Donelan ’02. Stephen served as the Director of Investigations and Law Enforcement in the White House Office of Homeland Security, was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a lawyer with Hunton & Williams LLP in NYC, and is currently Senior Counsel with […]

NOTES FROM DEAN MELENDEZ NOVEMBER 2008   I hope your October Break was relaxing because believe it or not Thanksgiving Break will be here in four weeks!!!  In the meantime the campus is buzzing with activity.  Be sure to find the academic resources you might need to finish the semester on a strong note.  Keep […]