Monday, January 25, 2010

Haiti: Events at NYU

In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, we want to bring everyone’s attention to events happening around campus to raise money to aid relief efforts, and also provide links to many relief organizations where you can help by donating money. It is important that we all do what we can to help those in need.

Here are some events on and around campus:

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
: Headshots for Haiti
12pm -8pm - Tisch School of the Arts - Riese Student Lounge
721 Broadway - Photo ID required upon entry. Walk-ins only.
Have your headshots taken by Photography & Imaging students. 100% of sales will benefit Haiti Relief Efforts
Visit Headshots for Haiti on Faceboook and Twitter.
Headshot prices:
NYU Students $60 color or black & white
NYU Student $80 color and black & white
NYU Alum $100 color and black & white
Outside NYU $150 color and black & white
Per Image, Touch Ups $40
Host: TSOA Department of Photography & Imaging and Student Affairs
For more information please contact Liz Andrews
at 212-998-1926 or

Monday, January 25- Thursday, January 28: Hot Chocolate for Haiti
12:15pm-1:30pm - Tisch Hall Lobby of the Stern School
SternCares and Stern Student Council will be sponsoring "Hot Chocolate for Haiti" Cups of hot chocolate and snacks will be available for a donation in the lobby of Tisch Hall each day from 12:15-1:30. All proceeds will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Host: SternCares and Stern Student Council
For more information please visit: or email

Tuesday, January 26, 4:50pm: Vigil for Haiti

Gould Plaza - Front of Tisch Hall of the Stern School
West 4th Street at Greene Street
Please join us in marking the two-week anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. We will begin with a moment of silence, followed by candle-lighting and brief remarks from university leaders. The people of Haiti have suffered tremendously, so it is our hope to show our support as a student body and to remember the many victims of this disaster.
Host: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
For further information, please contact Rachel Slaff -

Tuesday, January 26 through Monday, February 1: Seven Days for Haiti
Join the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU in raising as much money and awareness as we can during a week-long campaign for Haiti. Initiatives will include fund-raising, political action on behalf of the people of Haiti, and support for the local Haitian community. Donate whatever you can - be it time or money - and help the people of Haiti in their time of need. As more details and co-sponsors become available additional updates will be released.
Host: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
To get involved, please contact Rachel Slaff at

January 19 through January 29, 2010: Clothing and First Aid Supply Donation Box
Kimmel Center, 7th floor Lounge
Drop off gently worn clothing and unopened first aid supplies to drop boxes.
Items will be transported to Haiti via the Bedford Haitian Community Center and Helping Hands Bring Sunshine.
Host: Delta Phi Epsilon
Student Contact; Rachel Freiman, VP of Programming, DPHIE

January 20 through February 15, 2010: On-Line Initiative
Gallatin Student Council On-Line Fundraising Appeal For UNICEF in Haiti
Goal: $5,000 by February 15, 2010.
Gallatin Student Council has created a fundraising page for United States Fund for UNICEF in Haiti. UNICEF was chosen because of their commitment to providing help directly to children who are one of the most vulnerable groups after a natural disaster. After the cameras have left, UNICEF will continue their work there building schools, medical clinics and fostering education.
To make a donate or for more info about UNICEF in Haiti go to:
Host: Gallatin Student Council
We thank you in advance for your support, and if you have any questions or
would like to get involved, feel free to contact me at, or
Rick Stern at

Sunday, January 24th at 3pm: Benefit Concert for Haiti
17 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Grammy Award Winning Brookyln Tabernacle Gospel Choir
Hosted by: Christian Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine
Student Contact: ! Michelle Rullan,

Sunday, January 24, 2010: Horns for Haiti (Night of Dancing)
7pm to midnight
The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Join the Hungry March Band, Raya Brass Band + More for a night of dancing in support of Haiti. Special Guest Performances by Mikerline Afro Haitian Dance + Drum Troupe, Peniel Guerrier + More. Special moment with Rev. Billy + the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir
$20 (or more please) All money to benefit Doctors Without Borders and the Haitian performers with family Haiti. Space is limited, come early.

Some of the many organizations collecting money:

Red Cross


Doctors Without Borders

Partners in Health

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Islamic Relief USA

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish World Service

Catholic Relief Services

Christian Relief Services

In order to keep students and others informed, NYU has created a special NYU web site for disseminating information regarding the NYU community response to the Haiti Earthquake:

Please help any way you can.

Welcome Back Comm Club!

We hope you all had an excellent winter break and that you are looking forward to an even better Spring Semester! Comm Club has excellent events planned and we hope to see you all at our monthly meetings. Dates will be announced shortly! As always, make sure to keep an eye out for new blog posts and emails.

Also, if you are interested in getting more involved with Comm Club this semester, we are looking for two new E-Board members to be our USG Representatives at weekly Student Government meetings. If you are available on Tuesday’s from 12:30-1:45 and are interested in taking a more active role with the club, email for more information!

Here’s to a great semester!