Announcing Our Campus Network Partners

In November we announced the creation of our Campus Network program and invited college and university students across North America to submit ideas for Strategic Summits on the New Economy on their campuses.

At the New Economics Institute, we believe that students and young people intuitively understand the need for new and restorative ways of thinking about—and participating in—economic life. Our applicants affirmed this belief in a big way. We were blown away by the dozens of detailed plans we received for exciting events and projects to engage campuses and communities in the work of building the New Economy.

Having welcomed our brand new Campus Network Organizer, Mike Sandmel, we came together as an organization to review more than 70 letters of inquiry and nearly 40 applications. We’re thrilled to announce that we will be offering funding and organizational support to students at the following institutions this semester:

Clark University
Worcester, Massachusetts
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
The New School
New York, New York
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
Gonzaga University and Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Spokane, Washington
A consortium of North Carolina schools led by the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont

If you see a campus on this list with whom you’re interested in connecting, fill out a Campus Network interest form on our website. We will provide your contact information to the campus organizers, who will be in touch with more information.  
 
These students' proposals provided exemplary clarity of vision, sensitivity to local context, and opportunities for community engagement and sustained movement building. We’ll be sure to keep you informed as plans for these summits develop over the next few months.
 
Additionally, we are looking forward to continued engagement with ALL students who have submitted proposals, and we are committed to providing student organizers with resources such as New Economy literature, organizing materials, pathways to potential speakers, and cross-campus networking support.
 
We are reinvigorated by the incredible energy of the students in our movement, and are thrilled to be taking the next big steps together.