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Drew Stelljes
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Dr. Drew Stelljes is the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership and Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the College of William and Mary. Stelljes provides leadership and direction for an integrated portfolio of educational programs, student engagement and support services aimed at enhancing student development.

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Inspiring American Citizenship: Franklin Project Call to Action

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 3:17 PM

In June 2012, in an interview conducted at the Aspen Ideas Festival General Stanley McChrystal commented that citizenship in our country has atrophied. McCrystal suggested increasing national service opportunities for our 18- to 28-year-old citizen cohort as one solution to the deterioration of our sense of connectivity. General McCrystal's idea...

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No Vacancy: Is America Really at Capacity?

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 1:20 PM

I don't really understand the complexities of immigration reform. Surely it's more complicated than what is inscribed at the entrance to the Statue of Liberty. "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." There's more to it than that simple and inspiring vision of America....

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As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:56 PM

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education. As tuition rates rise faster than inflation, with sticker price from the most elite private colleges costing upwards of $60,000 per year and elite public schools tuition...

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US Colleges and Universities Earn a Poor Grade for Civic Engagement

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Midterm elections are complete and cross-party bickering continues. A few less D's and a handful more R's will soon occupy the halls of Congress. Citizens, young and old, report their frustrations with our nation's elected leaders. Hope and change, just a few years ago was the rally cry of a...

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How Higher Education Can Prepare the Volunteer Generation

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Earlier this week I walked the Laurel Falls Trail in majestic Great Smoky Mountains with my wife and children. In awe of the landscape and enamored with the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project, I contemplated the future of national service in America. While climbing the mountain I reminisced on...

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