democracy

A Catamount Post-Mortem: What Does It Actually Take To Engage Students?

A Catamount Post-Mortem: What Does It Actually Take To Engage Students?

Western Carolina University (WCU), my beautiful campus tucked away in a Blue Ridge valley, had high expectations for the 2016 election. The civic engagement team I led as a student coordinator hoped for a 10-24% increase in student voter turnout; and, until recently, we believed it was a goal firmly rooted in the realm of possibility. 

How Jewish Values Can Help Us Fix American Democracy

How Jewish Values Can Help Us Fix American Democracy

This year the Jewish calendar and the election calendar have aligned in a very special way. My favorite political holiday—National Voter Registration Day—happens to fall during the Jewish “days of awe” between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur.

Big Ten Voting Challenge aims to boost student voter turnout across the country

Big Ten Voting Challenge aims to boost student voter turnout across the country

Member institutions of the Big Ten Conference are partnering on a voting challenge to spur civic engagement and encourage more students across the nation to head to the polls on Election Day.