Dr. Heather Dorn, Lecturer of Writing for the Writing Initiative, recently received a Community Engagement Faculty Research Grant from Binghamton University. The grant enables Dr. Dorn to work with Independent Study student Trevor Fornara to run political science writing workshops at Chenango Valley middle and high school to produce a political science magazine.
Fornara is the Editor-in-Chief of Happy Medium, a student run political science magazine. At the end of the workshops, he will help students transition their initial publication into an ongoing club. Chenango Valley is currently engaging in a program that allows students to graduate with a Seal of Civic Readiness and these workshops will add value to this program. Students from the middle and high school will also get a look at what nonpartisan political writing looks like, get training in research and credible sources, and consider solutions for their community.