Media Advisory: WUSTL to announce major sustainability commitment March 27

Students participating in upcoming CGI U showcase projects that address pressing global challenges

WHO: Washington University in St. Louis student commitment makers participating in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) April 5-7 and WUSTL leaders, including Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration, and Amanda Moore McBride, director of the Gephardt Institute for Public Service.

WHAT: More than 60 of the 118 innovative and far-reaching projects that Washington University students have committed to accomplish as part of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will be on display at Faces of Hope.

Also, Webber will announce WUSTL’s institutional Commitment to Action, a significant investment in a more sustainable future.

WHERE: Danforth University Center, 6475 Forsyth Blvd., on WUSTL’s Danforth Campus. First- and second-floor common areas

WHEN: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MORE: Faces of Hope, an annual WUSTL event that celebrates
faculty, staff and students’ civic engagement and community service,
will focus on the Commitments to Action that the 200 WUSTL students
participating in CGI U will make during the April 5-7 meeting.

to Action are new, specific and measurable initiatives that address
some of the most pressing challenges on campus, in the community or
around the world.

The WUSTL students will be among more than 1,000
college students from around the world as well as key innovators,
thought leaders and civically engaged celebrities discussing and
developing innovative solutions to pressing global challenges during CGI
U 2013.

Among the featured speakers at CGI U 2013 are former
President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Nobel Prize
winner Muhammad Yunus and WUSTL’s Michael Sherraden.

Among the WUSTL student projects that span the globe, there are many focused on making an impact in St. Louis. They include:

“Promoting Women’s Health Within the Immigrant and Refugee Community of
St. Louis”
aims to disseminate information about the women’s health preventative care provisions of the Affordable Care Act to this community and improve overall health literacy.

“Addressing Civic Education in St. Louis” places Washington University
law students in St. Louis high schools to teach a semester-long course
on students’ constitutional rights in order to address a fundamental
civics gap in American education.

“Green Light St. Louis,” an
extension of Green Light New Orleans, replaces incandescent light bulbs
with Compact Florescent light bulbs in low-income households for free.

University, an international leader in contributing to
dialogue, finding solutions, and preparing young people to address the
world’s most pressing challenges, is an ideal partner and host for CGI

CGI U student participants and WUSTL administrators at Faces of Hope will be available for interviews. Please contact Sue Killenberg McGinn at (314) 603-6008 for assistance.

The deadline to apply for media credentials to CGI U April 5-7 at Washington University is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. To apply, go here. Journalists may apply for credentials on site, but pre-registered media will be given priority. For questions about media registration, email