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The office of Student Activities has heard about several separate groups who would like to respond in some way to the tragedy that occurred in Haiti. One group of students has planned a meeting and we encourage various groups to attend and coordinate efforts to maximize the impact of our community’s actions.

The earthquake that recently struck Haiti has created tragedy unlike anything the country has ever faced before. If you would like to be part of the relief efforts contributed by the Wesleyan community, please come join the Haiti Relief Action Team. An open meeting will be held Friday, January 22 in Usdan 108 at 4 :00 p.m.

Your help is needed.

Organizers: Sabine Vilsaint, Pedro Ventura, and Jonna Humphries.  Please direct any questions to JHumphries@wesleyan.edu.

debate

Come see what incumbent Republican Mayor Sebastian Giuliano and Democratic candidate Dan Drew have in store for Middletown.

Tuesday, October 6, 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel

It’s time we take stock in our city.

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly in conjunction with The Center for Community Partnerships, Psi Upsilon Fraternity, The Middletown Eye, The Argus, The Safe and Friendly Neighborhood and Wesleying.

Less than twenty percent of the Wesleyan student body voted in the 2008 presidential primaries. WesVotes is a non-partisan student organization committed to increasing student participation in the political process by registering students to vote and organizing house captains and street captains to help get out the vote.

Send a message to wesvotes@gmail.com if you are interested in taking part in the WesVotes campaign.

The Center for the Study of Public Life, together with the Departments of Economics and Government, will offer a program on “The Financial Crisis and its Political Ramifications” on Monday, October 6, at 4:15 p.m. in PAC 002. Panelists will include Richard Grossman, Masami Imai, Marc Eisner, and Elvin Lim.

The 2008 election has been historic for many reasons. Both a female and an African American ran for the nomination of a major political party for the first time in history, there is an opportunity to elect the oldest president ever, and the Internet and blogs play a key role in the kinds of information that the electorate has access to.

On Friday, October 2, at 4:15 p.m. at the Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High Street, Assistant Professor of Government Melanye Price will lead an informal lecture about the role of race, gender, age and media in the current election.

First Friday is a series sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships and is dedicated to building community amongst those interested in service, activism and social change.

Rüdiger Löwe, a journalist and editor at Bavarian Television in Munich where he heads up the sections on international security affairs and “Books on Politics,” will discuss Germany’s Views of the Presidential Election on September 29, from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. in 404 Fisk Hall.

Löwe studied at Wesleyan from 1967-1968 as a Fulbright scholar. He is a longtime friend of Bill Clinton’s and just attended the annual meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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