Posters push voters to the polls

Last month, Penina Acayo Laker asked students in her “Design for Social Impact” class to interview their friends about the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The results were alarming. So the class created posters to educate fellow students about the voting process and inspire them to go to the polls.

WashU Votes to register voters this week

In 2014, only 15.7 percent of students voted in the midterms. The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, through its WashU Votes initiative, wants to increase that number to 20 percent through a number of programs and initiatives starting Monday, Sept. 24, with National Voter Registration Week.

600 student advocates to converge at Washington University

Can good intentions sometimes lead to bad feelings? That’s one of the questions to be addressed at the annual Impact Conference being held at Washington University Feb. 16-19. About 600 students from across the nation are expected to attend the conference, which focuses on community service, service learning and community-based research at America’s universities.

Students ready to vote

Thousands of Washington University in St. Louis students are expected to vote Tuesday. To make the experience easy, and memorable, the university has established one central polling location for all students who live on campus and it will host events and an evening watch party at the Danforth University Center.

College students want a voice in the debate

Cassie Klosterman, a voter engagement fellow at Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and a 2016 graduate in Arts & Sciences, talks about her recent experiences as a delegate at College Debate 16. The national gathering of college students was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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