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Networks of support in civic engagement

When I was a graduate student, I worked as a research assistant for the Talloires Network. Based at Tufts University, the Talloires Network is “an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.” With over 300 member institutions (including Duke) in 72 countries, Talloires is one of […]

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Are colleges failing at civic engagement?

In a recent Huffington Post article, Drew Stelljes, assistant vice president of the College of William and Mary, asserted that civic engagement programs in American colleges and universities are failing in their missions to create more active, engaged citizens. Referring to “quantifiable… meals served,children tutored and houses built,” Stellies says that most current civic engagement programs are […]

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