Come hear Kristin Kim, founder of Sansori, a global education initiative where students gain tools for financial, organizational, and inner sustainability, and launch social enterprises.
Kristin Kim was president of AllLearn, an online educational venture among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities, that served over 11,000 students from over 75 countries. As Director for New Initiatives for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was instrumental in developing the Women’s Leadership Board. She also practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York and London offices, and specialized in international capital market transactions.
Kristin received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, cum laude, in Chinese Philosophy. She currently serves on the Board of RAIT Investment Trust (NYSE: RAS). She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College and many other non-profit boards.
Date: Thursday, April 28th
There will be a short talk about the integration of the private of non-profit sectors, followed by an informal discusssion about the potential of social enterprise to address 21st century problems.
Want to turn your innovative ideas and positive energy into positive social impact ventures?
Come hear from recent Wes alums about their experiences with social entrepreneurship!
Youth Social Entrepreneurship: Ashoka Fellow Kethaki Nair ’09
Come hear Wes alum Kethaki Nair ’09 talk about her experience working at Ashoka’s Youth Venture as National Fellowship Associate. Operating in 17 countries, Youth Venture inspires and invests in young people to create sustainable Ventures that have a positive impact in their community.
Kethaki helps provide post-launch support to the youth within the network, connecting them to opportunities and resources that support their and their ventures’ success.
On Thursday, Kethaki will be helping us understand Ashoka and organizations like it, explaining some of the buzz words and key concepts, and letting us know how we can get involved with similar projects!
Partnership in Fair Trade: Mercado Global’s Asia Neupane ’09
Mercado Global is a nonprofit whose distinctive Fair Trade collections demonstrate the power of partnership to change the world, one purchase at a time. Each Mercado collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala, where designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique creations that fuse exceptional Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. Their model helps mothers in Mercado’s partner communities break the cycle of poverty and send their children to school.
Date: Thursday, December 2
Facebook event here
Brought to you by IMPACT! Humanity
The Grammy nominations were announced today, including nods for both Ben Goldwasser/Andrew Vanwyngarden ’05 (aka MGMT, for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance for “Kids”), and Tierney Sutton ’86 ( Best Jazz Vocal Album).
A tradition on Andrus since 1881 on Saturdays in the fall – your Wesleyan Cardinals football team begins their quest for a NESCAC crown this Saturday at 12:30.
Show your Cardinal & Black pride by coming out to support your fellow classmates battle on the gridiron.
Date: Sept. 26 Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Place: Andrus Field
Public Safety sends their latest campus-wide alert, email sent at 6:21 a.m. this morning:
The suspect in yesterday’s fatal shooting has not been apprehended. Based on the advice of local authorities, Wesleyan instructs all students to remain in their residences. Faculty and staff should not come to their offices unless otherwise instructed. We will be sending information soon in regard to food and other administrative services.
Please remain cautious. The police investigation continues, and we remain in contact with them about all developments. We will send information via the usual channels as it becomes available.
WTNH has aired investigation developments in their morning newscast. Police continue to search for the suspect, and have yet to disclose information regarding the motel search that took place late last night. Newscast Video Link
AMES, the Arab and Middle Eastern Students Association, will be starting back up this year!
Randa Tawil ’09 and Amr Al-Zain ’09 write to us on its behalf:
AMES aims to provide a forum of discussion for issues relating to Arab and Middle Eastern students at Wesleyan, representing them in all their ethnicities, religions, nationalities, and various other identities, and allotting them the opportunity to share their different cultures with the wider Wesleyan community. ‘Arab and Middle Eastern Students’ additionally strives to bring speakers, lecturers, and performers to campus to academically and artistically share facets of Arab and Middle Eastern life.
If you are interested, please come to our meetings, Monday at 10pm on the comfy couches in Usdan. All are welcome.