Reimagining Our Futures by Fatima Sepulveda ’21

Reimagining Our Futures by Fatima Sepulveda ’21

The topic of my Engaged Project focuses on U.S. work culture, how it affects people, and what people could do in order to resist or minimize those effects. I researched labor force history, the physical and mental effects of U.S. work culture on people, and mutual aid/the importance of rest. My final project was to … Read moreReimagining Our Futures by Fatima Sepulveda ’21

Food Insecurity in Middlesex County: a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Michael Force ’21

Food Insecurity in Middlesex County, a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Kate Ellbogen ’23 and Michael Force '21

Since 2005, every 5 years Wesleyan University has assisted the Middlesex Coalition for Children (MCC) with their Middletown child hunger survey. The Middlesex Coalition for Children’s mission is to improve the lives of children growing up in Middletown and Middlesex County. In December 2020, students in the QAC381 service-learning course conducted the quantitative survey, and … Read moreFood Insecurity in Middlesex County: a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Michael Force ’21

Resilience in Action by Kiona McCormick ’22

Resilience in Action by Kiona McCormick ’22

For my Engaged Project, I wrote an article discussing the role of the mind-body connection in building resilience from trauma. I specifically focus on how the mind-body connection is achieved through dance and intentional movement, using my own experience as an example. I also address the need for increased research regarding the efficacy of dance … Read moreResilience in Action by Kiona McCormick ’22

A Brief Orientation to the Linguistics of Social Justice by Miguel Madrid ’21

A Brief Orientation to the Linguistics of Social Justice by Miguel Madrid ’21

My project focuses on the linguistics used regularly in social justice. Similarly to any language, there are specific key terms in social justice that represent differing identities. I chose three key terms, which were all connected by the letter “x.” Those three terms were “LatinX,” “Womxn,” and “Folx.” These terms have all fascinating histories dating … Read moreA Brief Orientation to the Linguistics of Social Justice by Miguel Madrid ’21

A one, a two, a reformed dance education system! by Alla Kiperman ’21

A one, a two, a reformed dance education system! by Alla Kiperman ’21

A research project focusing on expanding the boundaries of what it means to teach dance to children and young adults in the form of a 30-minute educational video log. The video log discusses the constraints of the traditional dance education system and suggests new and reformed ways of approaching dance pedagogy. Sponsor: Anna Greenidge, performing artist … Read moreA one, a two, a reformed dance education system! by Alla Kiperman ’21

The Impact of School Closures on The Educational System and Learning by Darin Iraj ’24

My Engaged Project aimed to analyze the impact that pandemics and educational disruptions have had on the United States educational system and propose practices that could be improved upon and added for future pandemics. I conducted my research by first examining differing padenmics within the education field and decided to further investigate the 1918 Spanish … Read moreThe Impact of School Closures on The Educational System and Learning by Darin Iraj ’24

Food Insecurity in Middlesex County: a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Kate Ellbogen ’23

Food Insecurity in Middlesex County, a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Kate Ellbogen ’23 and Michael Force '21

The purpose of this project was to assess whether families in Middletown have been hungrier due to the start of the pandemic. We wanted qualitative stories to add value and description to the quantitative data already collected. We did this by holding focus groups with parents who filled out a survey earlier in the year. … Read moreFood Insecurity in Middlesex County: a partnership with the Middlesex Coalition for Children by Kate Ellbogen ’23

Immigration, Incarceration and Deportation in the Boston Public School System by Alec Black ’23

Immigration, Incarceration and Deportation in the Boston Public School System by Alec Black ’23

I created a website that tracks legislation, candidates, and local groups that work at the intersection of immigration and K-12 educational policy. This is intended for campaign staffers, community organizers, and anyone who wants to learn about this intersection of public policy at local (Boston-specific), state, and federal levels. Sponsor: Tonya Todesco, Campaign Director for Kendra … Read moreImmigration, Incarceration and Deportation in the Boston Public School System by Alec Black ’23