Archive for August, 2012

CITIZEN ALUM WEBSITE AND BLOG LAUNCH

We launched this site on August 25th, 2012. It is designed to explain Citizen Alum to the world and to serve the community of individuals, campuses, and programs that make up Citizen Alum, along with the many organizations that inform and support our work. The group blog will be a platform for commentary and dialogue. We invite feedback on the…read more →

VOICES OF CITIZEN ALUMS: RESPONSES TO ONE PROFESSOR’S INVITATION

Over winter break, close to midnight on the Thursday before Christmas and three weeks before the January 2012 White House meeting that would launch Citizen Alum as a program of the American Commonwealth Partnership, I sent long emails to 23  former undergraduate and graduate students. Most of them had taken community-based classes with me or had been involved in public…read more →

NOW WHAT?: BITTER CONGRATS FOR 2012 COLLEGE GRADS

  Last June, in New York to attend a meeting of the American Commonwealth Project (ACP), I spent some time browsing in Book Culture, an independent bookstore with strong ties to  Columbia University located near the Columbia campus on Broadway at 114th St. There were two racks full of graduation cards that were unlike any I had ever seen.  …read more →