Spring 2014 Upcoming Events
17 Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca
Want to hear from a 26-year-old about what it’s like to run a city? Then come see Mayor Svante Myrick of Ithaca, New York this Monday, February 17 at 7:30 pm in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber!! Mayor Myrick will be giving Whig-Clio’s first annual Black History Month Lecture, titled “How a Mixed Race Child of Modest Means became one of the Youngest Mayors in American History.” Myrick, the youngest ever Mayor of Ithaca and Ithaca’s first mayor of African-American Heritage, was first elected to City Council at age 20, while he was a junior at Cornell. He was then elected Mayor at the age of 24, winning 54.9% of the popular vote. As Mayor, Myrick has successfully closed the $3 million budget deficit he inherited in 2012, and he has focused his efforts on increasing wages for Ithaca’s lowest paid employees.
20 Vuk Jeremic, President of the UN General Assembly, 67th Session
Nuclear weapons, humanitarian intervention, sustainable development, and cooperation – these are just some of the issues that the world’s most important body, the UN General Assembly, discusses every year. Want to hear from the man who led it for the past year? Come hear Vuk Jeremic, President of the UN General Assembly, at 4:30 in the Whig Senate Chamber. As President, Jeremic presided over the granting of non-member observer state status to Palestine, and facilitated the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty. Before he became president, he served as the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2012. Since his entry into Serbian and international politics, Jeremic’s style of diplomacy, and his successes, have been recognized world-wide. The title of his talk will be “Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century.” You do not want to miss this timely and engaging lecture.
2 Latke-Hamentaschen Debate
We will be having our second annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate, co-sponored with the CJL, next Sunday, March 2nd, at 4:30 pm. For any of you who came to last year’s event, the debate was absolutely hilarious. Our esteemed guest professors will be Prof. Robert George of the politics department and Prof. Julian Zelizer of the history department. Our student speakers will be Alex Moss and Adam Mastroianni. The debate will be moderated by President Christopher Eisgruber. Latkes and hamentaschen will be served after the debate in Oakes Lounge.
4 Senate Debate: Princeton is Flunking Mental Health (USG Mental Health Initiative)
Our senate debate on mental health policy at Princeton starts at 7:30! Our resolution is: Princeton is Flunking Mental Health, and this is a USG Mental Health Initiative co-sponsored event. You do not want to miss this, or miss being a part of this very important conversation happening on campuses all over the country. You’ve read the articles, from the NY Times to the Prince. We hope to see you there and hear your thoughts! Food and refreshments will be served in Oakes Lounge afterwards.
Our debaters will be: Sarah Wiest ’14 and Nathan Raab ’17 on side Clio, defending the status quo, and Matt Chuckran ’17 and Paul Yang ’17 opposing, on side Whig.