Lauren Rubenstein

Associate Manager of Media & Public Relations at Wesleyan University

INCUBATOR FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is developing a community of innovators both on campus and among alumni who are effecting change around the world.Hang around Wesleyan long enough, and you’re bound to hear the phrase “practical idealism.” Coined by the philosopher John Dewey and later adopted by Mahatma Gandhi, “practical idealism” is the third…

TWEETS REVEAL PRIORITIES IN CONGRESSIONAL POLITICS

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Twitter use has become virtually universal among members of Congress. Democrat and Republican, young and old, urban and rural, nearly 95 percent of members use the platform for constituent outreach and to take positions on important issues. For Assistant Professor of Government Logan Dancey, who studies congressional politics, legislative behavior, elections, and public opinion, Twitter…

OPENING DOORS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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Growing up in his grandmother’s house in Harer, Ethiopia, Nebiyu Daniel barely attended school. Though he spoke no English upon arriving in the United States at the age of 10, by 13 he was proficient enough that he started to dream of attending college—something no one in his family had done before.

VAN VLECK REFRACTOR: TELESCOPE RESTORATION PROJECT BEGINS

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This June, work began to give the nearly century-old 20-inch Van Vleck Refractor, which lives on Foss Hill in its iconic dome, a complete facelift to return it to full working order. The rare historic telescope will be dismantled, cleaned, repaired, reassembled, and modernized over a period of about 15 months in preparation for the…

PUTTING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY INTO ACTION

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Teaching his popular Wesleyan course to a global audience, Professor of Psychology Scott Plous explored new ways to “crowd source the betterment of society.”   One day last summer, Professor of Psychology Scott Plous sat down with a small group of students to discuss the Stanford Prison Experiment, a classic 1971 study regularly covered in…

A SITE FOR HAPPINESS NATALY KOGAN ’98

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In Nataly Kogan’s native Russia, there’s a saying: “To write is like to pee. You should only do it if you can’t hold it anymore.” She gives the same advice to young people who ask her about starting a business. Kogan ’98 speaks from experience. She says that, outside of immigrating to the U.S. and…