“With such a heated election coming up, it’s vital that Wash. U. students make their voices heard by engaging in our democracy through its most fundamental civic duty: voting.”
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Office for International Students and Scholars relocated their office spaces over summer break. The offices moved to better serve students, meet the needs of each office and to provide additional space for the offices’ growth.
Washington University junior Luka Cai is establishing a helpline at PrideCenter to serve the LGBTQIA* community in St. Louis.
The Gephardt Institute of Civic and Community Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs are joining together in hopes to encourage continuous civic and voter engagement within the Washington University community.
Students in the Sam Fox School of Art & Design’s Communication Design: Voice decided to demonstrate and test their abilities to make an impact as designers through a campaign encouraging Washington University students to vote.
With preparation for the fall presidential debate underway, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is beginning their voter engagement efforts by appointing staff and researching how to best reach out to students.
Student Life encourages its readers to seriously consider community-based teaching and learning (CBTL) classes when preparing for registration next week and in future semesters. We also urge administrators to continue promoting and improving these service-learning courses.
SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: Bob Hansman agreed to have dinner with me to talk about inequality both on- and off-campus—about how to use our power as students to challenge assumptions and tackle poverty, both in discussion and in practice.
Increased funding from the Office of the Provost to the Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) will allow the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement to expand its community engagement programming.
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, students are showing support for candidates by registering to vote, joining candidate-focused groups and getting politically informed.
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