Connecticut College features Margaret Sturtevant’s policy of the year on their website: “It’s one thing to sit at a computer and construct this ideal world where everything will fall into place like it should, but that is never going to actually happen. For a policy to serve the community, you’ve got to work with the

Emerging Fellow for Healthcare Shauna Rust writes a Letter to the editor in response to Joe Nocera’s Op-ed on E-Cigarettes: While e-cigarettes may present fewer health risks than traditional cigarettes, there is little evidence that e-cigarettes are effective in helping smokers quit. In fact, several studies have shown that even after a year of e-cigarette

THE PROBLEM Historically, colleges and universities have played a passive role in the prevention and education directly relating to sexual assault and rape on their campuses. Common statistics are all too real for far too many students embarking on a path towards higher education. One in five women in college will be sexually assaulted at

Emerging Fellow for Healthcare Shauna Rust was featured in News & Observer: North Carolina should be doing more, not less, to promote adolescent health and reduce teen pregnancies. While teen pregnancy rates have declined over the past decade, tens of thousands of teens still become pregnant in North Carolina each year. The U.S. has one

Roosevelters at the University of Tennessee Knoxville have allied with a host of on-campus groups to oppose Governor Bill Haslam’s privatization plan. The plan would outsource facility management at virtually all state-operated buildings including hospitals, prisons, start parks and National guard sites. Roosevelters are opposing not just the plan itself that could have calamitous repercussions,

In the wake of the Umpqua college shooting, Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay issued the following statement on behalf of Roosevelt: Full text: “In the wake of yet another shooting on a college campus, our thoughts lie with the friends, family, and community of the latest victims of the epidemic of gun violence in

At University of North Carolina­ Chapel Hill, Roosevelters Emily Cerciello, Missy Brown, Muad Hrezi and Tope Olofintuyi are leading an effort at their school to create a comprehensive toolkit for local pediatricians to help connect their low income and at­ risk clients to service providers. Working with the North Carolina Pediatric Society, they are placing

Roosevelt @ In Action: Tulane

At Tulane, Roosevelter Courtney Liss is working on her campus to support the Campus Accountability and Safety Act currently being debated in the US Senate. Courtney raised money on her campus to create an awareness campaign, including a week of window paintings, a substantial letter writing campaign and several meetings with campus groups and administration

At City College of NY, Roosevelter Josh Kemp is working to pilot a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in NYC as a precursor to state legislation that would support Dual Language Immersion programs in elementary schools state­wide. DLI programs have been touted for their successes in helping students of all backgrounds achieve higher levels in

At Amherst, Roosevelters have worked with both school administrators and stakeholders in the surrounding Pioneer Valley to build a system of community access to many of the benefits of the University, fight brain drain and improve the local economy. Rethinking Communities at Amherst is a new way of approaching social problems, moving from single­ issue