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Monthly Archive for December, 2011

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Clinton hosts the CGI U Annual Meeting for students and youth organizations to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Since its inaugural meeting in 2008, CGI U has brought together more than 3,500 students from over 650 schools and 110 countries.

In order to attend, all CGI U participants are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on their campus, in their local community, or around the world. The CGI U meeting includes plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events that provide participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. The program allows CGI U members to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

The application to attend the 2012 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), hosted by President Clinton, is now available. Click here to apply online. The deadline for applying to attend the meeting is Tuesday, January 17.

President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at The George Washington University from Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1, 2012. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world.

CGI U is proof that young people have the power to make a significant impact by confronting some of the world’s most urgent challenges.

Oddfellows Playhouse has a limited number of seats available for a sneak preview of David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries on Wednesday 12/14 at 6:30pm.  Students should arrive by 6:15 on Wednesday evening.

Additional performances are 12/15 through 12/17 at 7:30pm.  Student tickets are $15.  Tickets can be purchased for performances by calling 860-347-6143 or visiting the Oddfellows website. This hysterical play is only an hour long and a great tonic for the stress of the holidays and end of the semester.

All the theater professionals involved in the show have donated their time and talents to make this event a fundraiser towards Oddfellows Playhouse’s scholarship funds and operating costs.

The WSA is pleased to announce WesBooks (www.wesbooks.org), a platform for Wesleyan students to buy and sell books to other students. By dealing directly with other students instead of third-party dealers, students can save from 30-70% when purchasing books and receive more money for their used books.  Students determine how much to sell their books for and once a book is purchased, the two parties arrange for the payment and book exchange.  We encourage you to take advantage of this free service by posting your books from this semester!

Please email wesbooks2011@gmail.com with any feedback and we will continue to work on making WesBooks as user friendly as possible.  This website was created by a student group and is managed by the WSA.

For more information, contact the Academic Affairs Committee of the WSA.

Ali Chaudhry ’12
Brian Lau ’12
Mari Jaris ’14