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Roosevelt Institution Meeting on Tuesday

The Roosevelt Institution‘s first meeting is tomorrow:

It should last about a half an hour. All who are interested in being a part of Wesleyan’s chapter of the nation’s first ever student think tank are welcome and wanted. The meeting should last a half hour and there will be fresh baked goods, highlighters, and information distributed.

If you can’t make the meeting but would still like to be involved, please email us at Wesleyan@RooseveltInstitution.org.

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 9 pm
Place
: Usdan B25

Come make democracy work, this Saturday

This Saturday, May 3, The Wesleyan Chapter of the Roosevelt Institution is hosting a conference called “Making Democracy Work”. The goal of the conference is to use the tenets of democracy—discussion, dissent and debate—to foster dialogue about the health of our democracy.The day will begin in PAC 001 at 11:30 with breakfast and a panel framing the functions and failures of American Democracy. The panelists include Eyal Rabinovitch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Melanye Price, Assistant Professor of Government, and David Stein (’06), PhD candidate in African American and American Studies at Yale University.

Next, at 1:30 in PAC 421 and PAC 422 student leaders from WesPrep and Traverse Square will lead breakout sessions about how Wesleyan students “make democracy work” in their daily lives. Lunch will be served.

The keynote address will be given by Richard L. Berke, Assistant Managing Editor for News from The New York Times. Mr. Berke is being brought to Wesleyan in conjunction with The New York Times Readership Program, and his talk is entitled “The Role of Media in Society”. President Roth will host a reception in his honor following the talk in Crowell.

Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: PAC and Crowell