Reminder: Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Award for Social Justice for Sophomores, Juniors and Employees — App due March 1 at 5 p.m.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice 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 Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good.  A committee will select the sophomore or junior who best embodies the pursuit of social justice. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.  The application process, which consists of an essay submission, is described at the link below and due by 5 p.m. on March 1:


Jenna Shapiro ’17 & Clara Leonard ’16 awarded 2nd annual Let’s Get Ready Chairman’s Award

Congratulations to Jenna Shapiro ’17 and Clara Leonard ’16 for receiving the 2nd annual Let’s Get Ready Chairman’s Award.  For those of you who don’t know about Let’s Get Ready, it strives to provide  “low-income high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.  Services are provided by volunteer college students who also serve as role models and mentors.”

Recipients of the Award are selected by former Chairs of Let’s Get Ready’s Board of Directors and exemplify the power of students helping students. Jenna and Clara will be honored and presented their awards at Let’s Get Ready’s Annual Gala on April 13th at Chelsea Piers in NYC where approximately 500 attendees will gather in support and celebration of LGR and its members.

Please thank Clara and Jenna for their commitment to serving others and congratulate them for being recognized for their outstanding impact in their community!

Fresh Check Day–Thurs., Feb. 24 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


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at Wes Thursday, February 25th  from 11:30am-2:30pm in Usdan

 Fresh Check Day is an uplifting and engaging mental health and wellness fair with:

  • interactive booths
  • prizes (including a flat-screen TV raffle)
  • giveaways (the self-care kits that everyone loves)

Come to talk about mental health and connect with resources.

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For more information on the Jordan Porco Foundation visit their website
Contact Us

Wesleyan University:

Tanya Purdy, Director WesWell, Office of Health Education,

Jennifer D’Andrea, Director Counseling and Psychological Services,

Colby Sangree, Wellness Intern with WesWell,

The Jordan Porco Foundation:

Rachel Papke,

Davenport Study Grant for Summer Research — App due March 4

Apply for a Davenport Study Grant!

Limited funds are available to support student research and other student scholarly projects in public affairs to begin this summer.

In past years, Davenport Scholarships have been awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public affairs” and “who by their personal qualities and vocational and scholarly intentions give greatest promise of leadership in the public service.”

See the Davenport Study Grants for more information about the application process and evaluation criteria for this funding for summer research funding.  Senior thesis projects will receive priority.

All materials including faculty recommendations must be submitted electronically to by noon on Friday, March 4, 2016.


Hugo L. Black Freedom of Expression Lecture: Prof. Stanley Fish–“Micro-aggressions, Trigger Warnings, Cultural ‘Appropriations’ and History: What’s Happening on Campus?” — Thurs., 2/18 at 8 p.m.

Stanley Fish will deliver the 25th annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression tomorrow night, Thursday, February 18. The title of his talk is, “Micro-aggressions, Trigger Warnings, Cultural ‘Appropriations’ and History: What’s Happening on Campus?” The talk begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Florida International University; Floersheimer Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School; Emeritus Professor of English and Law at Duke University; and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of English, Criminal Justice and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959, and a MA and PhD from Yale University in 1960 and 1962. He has previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley (1962-74); Johns Hopkins University (1974-85), where he was the Kenan Professor of English and Humanities; and Duke University, where he was Arts and Sciences Professor of English and Professor of Law (1985-1998). From 1993 through 1998 he served as Executive Director of the Duke University Press.

Fish writes regularly on The Huffington Post.

The lecture, named in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, is offered annually and endowed by Leonard S. Halpert ’44. The series is designed to bring to the Wesleyan campus distinguished public figures and scholars with experience and expertise in matters related to the First Amendment and freedom of expression.


Summer Employment in Res Life — Apps due 2/29

ResLife is hiring Summer Community Advisors and Pre-College Resident Advisors to work with our office for Summer 2016. The application processtakes place in the student’s ePortfolio. The applications are open until Monday, February 29th at 12:00pm (noon). Please send all questions related to the position to and click on the below for more information.

Summer CA and Pre College RA SU2016

Refugee Crisis Panel #2 — 2/17, 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the second of three panels on the current refugee crisis, sponsored by the Allbritton Center and the Office of the President, this Wednesday, 2/17, 7PM in PAC 001:

The Refugee Experience

Steve Poellot, Legal Director, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Mohammed Kadalah, UConn Department of Literature, Cultures & Languages; recently granted asylum after fleeing Syria in 2011

Baselieus Zeno, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at University of Massachusetts/Amherst; Syrian refugee.

Moderator: Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, Wesleyan Assistant Professor of History


Be a Senior Interviewer!! — Info Session 2/17; App due 2/29

The Office of Admission is beginning the hiring process for the 2016-2017 Senior Interviewer position.  As many of you are aware, this position would allow you to leave your legacy at Wesleyan and help shape the Class of 2021. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing prospective students in the summer and/or fall
  • Co-leading information sessions with Admission Deans to prospective students and families
  • Representing the Office of Admission and Wesleyan at various on-campus events
  • Other office tasks as needed such as data entry and answering phone calls/emails

We are also pleased to announce a new opportunity to join us in the summer of 2016 as a Senior Admission Intern. This position will offer the opportunity for rising seniors to engage not only in the regular functions of the senior interviewer position, but also to spend the summer learning about specific admission programs, such as campus events, international admission, athletics, communications, transfer students, tour guides, senior interviewers, and others, and the admission profession and higher education as a whole. You must commit to the summer internship AND the fall position if you are interested in the summer.

We will have two open information sessions on Wednesday, February 17, from 12-1pm and 4pm-5pm, where we will go over details of the position and answer questions. Current Senior Interviewers will speak about their own experiences and be there to answer your questions.  Both meetings will be held at the Office of Admission. These information sessions are not required and you do not have to attend the entire session, but if you are unable to attend and have any questions, please ask any current Senior Interviewer ( or contact Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission, at Please RSVP for these sessions if you think you might attend at — these sessions may be subject to change and we need to be able to contact you. The application for the Senior Interviewer position can be accessed here:

Please note that the application deadlines for students on campus and for those studying abroad in the spring is Monday, February 29, 2016. Those on-campus candidates we would like to invite to participate in the first round of group interviews, during the lunch hours of the week of March 28 – April 1, will be notified by email by Friday, March 3. Candidates currently studying abroad will be invited for virtual interviews beginning Monday, March 7.