Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Today, we received an e-mail from the university with great news-- 73, 958!

That's 73,958 community service hours logged towards the goal of 100,000 hours set by First Lady Michelle Obama. According to the e-mail, we're on track towards completing Mrs. Obama's goal, with the hours finished by the first of May.

This means there are 26,042 community service hours left to log, and there is no shortage of opportunities to serve with the university.'

For example, this Sunday is the 8th annual Senior Prom, an event held in the Marvin Center which hosts senior citizens from around the district.

Also, GW's Relay for Life will be held in 46 days (April 10, for those of you who can't compute that fast). Many student organizations have already begun their contributions; visit the site for more details.
Each and every day there is a way to serve; do your part so our university can have the fantastic commencement speaker it deserves!


Anonymous said...

Getting Michelle Obama to speak at my graduation actually acts as disincentive.

I'd happily do several hours if it got her to not come, however.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a really nice excuse to sit on your ass and not give back to the community.

Anonymous said...

No. I you're doing it because your motivation is to get Michelle Obama here, then you're in it for the wrong reasons.

It's a ridiculous notion that the only way for people to help the community is for there to be an external incentive.

And shame on Mrs. Obama offering herself as that incentive. People should do community service because they went to better society and others, not because it will get the President's wife to speak at graduation.


Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that thinks it's a good idea, simply for the GREATER GOOD? Who gives a damn about everyone's intentions? It's 100,000 hours of community service. The community benefits. There are no losers.