Caroline Kravitz ’19shared this information from Protecting Immigrant Families regarding proposed changes to America’s immigration policy and what you can do to support immigrant families. You can submit public comment at the link above before December 10 to support the effort to prevent this catastrophic rule change.
The Title IX Student Advisory Committee wants your feedback! We’ll be hosting an all-campus forum to discuss what changes students want made to Wesleyan’s current Title IX Policy/Procedure, with a specific focus on the Sexual Misconduct Policy. The student input gained from the session will be used to inform policy changes that will be made for the Spring semester.
In recent months, colleges around the nation have started challenging Hillel International over their policy surrounding Israel discourse. The movement first started at Harvard, where the local Hillel was barred by the national organization from co-sponsoring a discussion with a Palestinian student group.
Swarthmore became the first “Open Hillel” in early December, declaring that they will no longer abide by the guidelines presented by Hillel national. In their official statement, Swarthmore’s Hillel declared that, “All are welcome to walk through our doors and speak with our name and under our roof, be they Zionist, anti-Zionist, post-Zionist, or non-Zionist.”
Hillel’s official guidelines specify that groups or speakers that deny the right of Israel to exist, support the BDS (boycott, divest and sanction) movement or, “delegitimize, demonize or apply a double standard to Israel” will not be hosted by the organization.
The movement has been met with backlash, especially from the national Hillel organization. As quoted in the New York Times, Eric Fingerhut, the president and chief executive of Hillel, responded to the movement by stating that, “ ‘anti-Zionists’ will not be permitted to speak using the Hillel name or under the Hillel roof, under any circumstances.”
On Sunday, October 27th from 3 – 5 PM at the Malcolm X House Lounge, we will have the third of the Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan series. The discussion will cover how race impacts the Wesleyan experience in both implicit and explicit ways, with topics like racial profiling by public safety and police officers, assumptions about class made based on skin color, the history of and role of the Student of Color community on campus- anything you want to talk about, we’re down to discuss. We invite all students to join us to share their experiences, come up with ideas for change, and meet other students who care about how race affects the Wesleyan experience.
Moderated by Christian Hosam ’15.
E-mail nupdegrove[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions/concerns.
A chance to talk about real world issues with students who care about them, from Charlie Smith ’15:
Political dialogue on immigration policy can best be characterized as broken or nonexistent. This is particularly disappointing considering that by some estimates a policy of open borders would double world GDP. However, what are the costs, dangers, and challenges associated with a policy of open borders? And do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Come discuss immigration policy and the potential for open borders with Wesleyan Students for a Free Society
Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Time: 8:30 PM Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111 Cost: 2x World GDP
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College Community Child Care and the School for Young Children at Saint Joseph College. Beth has been involved with the development of 3 preschool facilities since 2000: The School for Young Children in West Hartford, The Charter School for Young Children in Hartford and The Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School in Bloomfield.
For all the political cool cats out there, Amy Davis ’13 has a message for you:
Internet too slow to stream the debate live? Fear not! The Roosevelt Institute, WesDems, and Democracy Matters are getting together on Thursday at 9pm in 41 Wyllys room 112 to screen the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate. Come watch and discuss, because even if Paul Ryan can’t run a marathon in under 3 hours, this is still a big f-ing deal.
ATTENTION GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Wesleyan’s first public policy journal is seeking talented students to create cover designs and/or help with layout. The process from start to finish should take only one to two weeks. The Wesleyan chapter of the Roosevelt Institute would like to put the journal together this week so contact Miriam Rosenau ’11 at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP for more information.
The Drum Major Institutes DMI Scholars program takes 14 politically active students, trains them for careers in public policy at an intensive two-week Summer Institute in NYC, provides ongoing training during the school year, and places them in paid full-time policy internships.