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Club leaders discuss global health crisis

Letter to the Editor | Friday, October 27, 2006

I am writing this letter in response to the series of guest columns calling for student action in response to this year’s Global Health Crisis Academic Forum.

These columns emphasized the need for the student body to come together and act as one in response to the crisis. And these columnists are right.

So what do we do now? How do we act?

Recently, leadership of the Accounting Association, Economics Club, the Class of 2007, Student Government, Student Union Board, Amnesty International, the Accounting Association, Notre Dame Peace Fellowship and other student organizations have been meeting in an attempt to answer this question.

We did not come with a flawless plan, but we decided on a direction: to come together and co-sponsor a series of post-forum events and initiatives focused in five categories. These areas are fundraising, continuing education of student body, curriculum, political action and faith. We developed specific goals that we would like to meet in each concentration that are too detailed to fully list in this article.

We now request and encourage all leaders of university sponsored clubs and organizations to come to a discussion on Nov. 8, at 10 p.m. in the Notre Dame room at the LaFortune Student Center. Students representing the various organizations that were involved in previous discussions will present the ideas we have come up with so far and request the support and co-sponsorship from all organizations that attend. Any interested persons are also more than welcome and encouraged to attend.

Again, we would like all types of clubs – whether they are an academic, cultural, service, athletic, media, residence hall, religious, business, special interest or government related organization – to join us.

We are excited about the possibility that together we can make Notre Dame history and unite students from all organizations to work for a single cause. Once united, we can address the global health crisis and help people affected by it on a scale we individually might never have dared dream possible.

Amanda Golbabai


Economics Club

Oct. 26