Hysen trumpets ‘No Vote, No Voice’ before NASS
Harvard freshman Eric Hysen appeared before the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) on Feb. 8 to make recommendations on improving online voting resources. NASS, holding its winter conference this past week in Washington, D.C., invited Hysen because of his work with Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) in creating the new Web-based initiative “No Vote, No Voice.”
The project — http://www.novotenovoice.com — aims to increase youth turnout at the polls, particularly during the 2008 presidential primaries. It offers ways for young people to register to vote and get news and information about the candidates and campaigns of the 2008 presidential primary process.
A key component of “No Vote, No Voice” is a Facebook application that users can download to their profiles. Using the application, youth who “pledge” to vote in an upcoming presidential primary or caucus will be sent important state-specific voting deadline reminders to their Facebook page, including reminders for registering to vote and sending in an absentee ballot.
Undergrad grants available through Schlesinger Library
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts up to $2,500 for relevant research projects. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research in the history of work and the family, community service and volunteerism, the culinary arts, or women’s health. The research may be, but is not required to be, in connection with a project for academic credit.
Applications must be received by April 10. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2008, to be used for research at the library from July 2008 through June 30, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/grants.
‘Visions of Spring’ seeks artists
In celebration of the upcoming centennial of Lilac Sunday (scheduled for May 11), the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is hosting a juried group art exhibition devoted to the flowering shrub. Artists of various media are invited to submit work inspired by the arboretum’s lilacs for display in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall.
All submissions must be two-dimensional, framed, and ready to hang. A juror will evaluate all submissions. The show, titled “Lilacs — Visions of Spring,” will run April 12 through May 18.
Exhibition details and printable submission forms are available at http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/lilac_show.
Submissions must be received by Feb. 25.