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NATO Summit seeks GW volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit that will be held in Washington, D.C., April 22-25.

Volunteer opportunities include office work, press and media logistics, and site planning. Volunteers with strong foreign language and computer skills are needed. Students with an interest in government relations and event planning are encouraged to volunteer, according to a press release.

The NATO Summit staff will assign volunteers to activities and accommodate students’ prior commitments.

The summit will consist of meetings between heads of states, plenary sessions, a media operations center, receptions and dinners for nations involved with NATO.

Students interested in volunteering for this event should fax Judi Gold at (202) 289-6348.

-Russ Rizzo

GW Law School to host environmental conference

The GW Law School will host the third annual J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Conference April 15-17.

The conference is designed to explore the proposal for an international environmental court and to produce a series of recommendations, according to a University press release.

The law school has invited Vice President Al Gore, Ambassador Charlen Barshefsky and Department of State representative Melinda Kimble, among other prominent figures with interests in the environment.

A reception will kick off the conference April 15 at the law school. The conference fee is $100 for general admission but $35 for students. Members of sponsoring organizations will pay $75.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Three more JEC members resign

Three of the five remaining Joint Elections Committee members submitted resignations as of Wednesday night.

Kristen-Marie Kaczynski, Joseph Bondi and Adam Kinsinger said they resigned for personal reasons.

“This has dominated my life for a month and a half now,” Kinsinger said. “Nobody would resign because they are angry at the process. We are happy with the results of our work. It is just simply to get our life back.”

Bondi and Kaczynski said they feel they no longer need to be a part of the JEC.

“The actual work of the JEC is over,” Bondi said.

Kaczynski said she thinks the only work left for the JEC is “housekeeping,” which she is willing to continue without retaining membership.

“I need to focus on my grades, my work and my relationship,” Kaczynski said. “It looks like we’re in the clear with court cases. My skills aren’t needed anymore. I can resign in good conscience.”

The two remaining members, Jason Miller and Darrell Villaruz, could not be reached for comment.

-Theresa Crapanzano

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