ADP in the News │ February 2015
ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project (ADP) activities at participating colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.
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Populism and Higher Education for the Age of the Smart Machine
Harry Boyte mentions an American Democracy Project co-sponsored national event in his exploration of what political populism means in the 21st century. The event “The Changing World of Work—What Should We Ask of Higher Education?” took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2015. Read more about Boyte’s ideas here.
Seeking Political Support, Colleges Prod Students to Vote
This article on engaging student voters highlights registration efforts at ADP schools San Francisco State University (Calif.), Salisbury University (Md.) and Montclair State University (N.J.) and TDC’s Cuyanoga Community College (Ohio). The article also features quotes from AASCU’s George Mehaffy and ADP partner TurboVote’s Sam Novey. Read more about registration initiatives on these campuses here.
Longtime Flint Community Activist is up for Michigan Liberator Award
Community activist and University of Michigan-Flint’s American Democracy Project board member Jayashree Kommaredi was nominated for a Michigan Liberator Award in January. The award celebrates individuals and businesses in Michigan who have fought against human trafficking. Read more about Kommaredi and her work here.
Students ‘Tweet-up’ for Obama’s address
Students at Illinois State University gathered to watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address last month. The campus’ American Democracy Project organized the event. Students watched the address and were encouraged to join the national conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #iSOTU. Read more here.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
- Day of Service draws 255 volunteers to assist agencies
About 255 volunteers from University of Central Missouri participated in the university’s fifth annual MLK Day of Service. The participants volunteered at local nonprofits. Read more here.
- Group Aims To Unite Fort Smith For MLK Celebrations
The American Democracy Project at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith participated in the university’s festivities in honor of MLK Day. The group organized an Unsung Heroes Program to honor local nonprofits. Read more here.