The Sundial News team will publish a Week In Review article each week to briefly highlight the important events that took place on campus. If you are interested in knowing more about a particular event, contact the associations directly. Happy Reading!
By Sophie Harrington (with additional help from Sophie Grigoriu and Junet Bedayn)
Photos: Clementine Mariani, Claire Babok, Idil Kutlu, Chloe Joubert, Julien Potié, Kenneth Thomas
Monday, February 11
- Throughout this week SPE presented Environmental Action Week which included a series of interactive events centered around the theme of zero waste. SPE baby Maris Welch led a workshop on Thursday afternoon teaching students how to make zero waste Nutella. According to Welch, “Environmental action week was all about inspiring people who were previously passive to make one or two small changes in order to help the environment, and I definitely think we accomplished that. If nothing else, we definitely convinced them that there’s no way back after you eat homemade Nutella.”
- During lunchtime, The Feminist Society hosted a round table discussion titled “What is Feminism in Your Country – A Discussion.” Female students shared both personal and mass media stories about how feminism has manifested itself, or not, in their various countries and how political and educational institutions are responsible for promoting the equality between both sexes.
- ASPA x Sciences Géopo organized a “tea talk” on the restitution of African patrimony. If you had the courage to climb up three floors of the K building you could enjoy tea, food and most importantly a discussion on the ideological and concrete importance of the restitution.
Tuesday, February 12
- Throughout the week Interagir sold organic apple juice in the glass hallway to raise money for the refugees in Reims. The juice is made by a local farmer from Champagne who has dedicated his career to helping refugees. All of the proceeds made from selling his juice have gone to La Maison Solidaire. According to Interagir member, Iker Del Val Suarez, “people are really, really liking the juice. It’s very artisanal, and it’s cool that it’s locally produced, for a good cause, and tasty.”
- On Tuesday evening, SPE hosted a Vernissage in which they presented Julien Potié’s Zero Waste Exhibition (currently on display in the glass hallway), and had a brief Q&A session about how to live with zero waste in Reims (on a budget). If the zero waste lifestyle intrigues you, click on this interactive map for information about the local composts and bulk stores of Reims.
Wednesday, February 13
- Sciences Po Geopolitics and SPE hosted Laurent Fabius this week in a conference called “La Situation Internationale de l’Environnement”. Fabius, formerly the French Prime Minister, is now the current President of the Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in France. In his speech, Fabius first reminded us of the urgency of climate change. He then gave different directions and thoughts on the policy to adopt. More than just a conference, Laurent Fabius embodied the “Vieille France” ideal of politicians: moderate in his words, well informed and well spoken.
- Le Manguier d’Eloi organized a charity dinner Wednesday evening with good music and traditional Senegalese food. The association sponsors a center in Ziguinchor, Senegal, that aims to help disabled children through Art Therapy.
Thursday, February 14
- On this day of love the BDE and SPE partnered to do a sustainable roses and chocolate Valentine’s Day sale for Sciences Pistes who wanted to show their love. (Don’t worry, if you didn’t get a chance to send your special someone a goodie you can always write a meaningful and sincere post on Yik Yak!)
Friday, February 15
- Friday marked the end of Environmental Action week and week three of classes, and the start of RIMUN 2019. Only one more week of school and then off to Spring Break!
What to Expect in the Coming Weeks:
- In preparation for Campaign Week, there will be a General Assembly to validate the campaign rules on Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm in LS01
- Harry Potter Week starts on Monday, hosted by the BDE. Complete the form that was sent to your Sciences Po email if you are interested in being sorted into a house!
- Les Jeunes Européens and BDE will be hosting an International Running Dinner on Wednesday, February 20. To sign up, find the Facebook event online and use the google form to either register as a team or as an individual.
- A Woodstock-themed party is coming up on Thursday February 21, hosted by the AS x Neoma AS. The event will take place at Atrium, tickets are 8 euros and can be bought on campus or through Pumpkin.