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Friday, October 23 2020

  • Sep

    Babson Alumni Football Weekly Challenge

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    Kick-off the Fall with a welcome back to professional sportsas the NFL football season begins.Join Babson for a friendly game that will last as long as the football season! Participate in our Alumni Football Weekly Challenge with your fellow Babson friends, track the league's progress throughout the season, and see if you can be the last alum standing! Whether you are a football fan or just want to give it a try, all alums are welcome to participate in this easy, fun, community building engagement.How To Play: Register by clicking the button at the top or bottom of this page. Check your email for your first ballot on Tuesday, September 8th after 3:00 PM EST. Weekly ballots and league updates will be shared with all participants on Tuesdays throughout the season. All emails will come from Submit your picks by filling out the ballot (Google Sheet provided in email each week). Follow along throughout the season on our Alumni Football Weekly Challenge Dashboard. It will be updated each Tuesday by 2:00 PM EST.Game Rules: All registrants must be Babson Alumni to participate. Limit one registration per alum. Each participant chooses one NFL team each week to 'win' their match-up that week. Throughout the course of the season, you CANNOT pick the same team twice. You must have your pick in BEFORE THE START of the FIRST Thursday, Sunday, or Monday regular season game depending on when your pick is playing. Picks submitted after the deadline will be an automatic loss and result in elimination. (i.e. you cannot pick a team that has already played or their game has already started). If the participant's pick is correct (the team wins their game), they move on to play the following week. If the participant's pick is incorrect (the team loses their game), they are eliminated from the weekly challenge. The last player standing will be named our first annual Alumni Football Weekly Challenge Champion and receive a commemorative trophy for bragging rights!*If at anytime the NFL season is interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Babson team will be in touch with a plan to finish out the Challenge.*Players spots are limited. Register now to reserve your place. Last day to register will be Wednesday, September 9th at 3:00 PM EST. Find out more >>
  • Oct

    After George Floyd: Historical Literacy, Solidarity, and Active Allyship for a New World

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    Facilitated by Elizabeth Swanson and Jane Edmonds, this 4-week non-credit bearing course examines how and why the killing of George Floyd in particular has unleashed a new movement for racial justice. Regardless of your identity, 'After George Floyd' will increase your fluency in the historical origins and repetitions of racism as a foundation for more advanced goals of recognizing implicit bias and building solidarity and active allyship across difference. We invite the Babson alumni community to face with us, with open minds, ears, and hearts, the revelations of this post-pandemic, post-George Floyd moment as hard evidence of the hard truth that racism and violence are central to-not an aberration from-the US national narrative. This course supports participants in exploring solidarity and active allyship as critical tools for dismantling systems of racism and building systems of equity and justice-in our communities, our organizations, and our shared world.Course Information:This is a non-credit bearing, lifelong learning opportunity for our alumni community. The course will be hosted on Babson's Canvas platform, with a $5 enrollment fee that will directly support Babson's Diversity & Inclusion fund. The course is designed for asynchronous, self-paced learning and reflection, with content separated out by weekly modules. Participants should plan to commit 4-6 hours per week. The duration of the course is four weeks, with an opportunity to join a live discussion session during the last week of the course.Elizabeth Swanson, Mandell Family Senior Term Chair in Literature and Human Rights Jane Edmonds, Vice President, Programming and Community OutreachInstructions on creating a Canvas account and the link to join the course will be sent in a confirmation email to registrants on Friday, October 9th. Find out more >>