10 facts about Whitman’s MUN

Shelly Le

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1. The club was founded by former Pioneer Editor-in-Chief Derek Thurber ’11 but went inactive when he went abroad.   Sophomore Kayvon Behroozian and junior Olivia Ware reactivated the club in the Spring 2011 semester.

2. Last semester, the reactivated club sent ten members to the Nation Model UN-APEC Conference in Washington D.C.   The team received an “Honorable Mention” in the Best Delegation category in addition to two individual awards won by senior Alice Minor and Behroozian.

3. The club currently boasts 35 active members.

4. The club recently sent 21 team members to the Northwest MUN conference in Seattle, Wash., where first-year Annie Sirski received an award.

5. The club received a budget of $5,000 from ASWC this year, of which roughly half went towards expenses for the Northwest MUN conference.

6. WhitMUN plans to attend one or two more conferences next semester.

7. The club meets weekly in Reid Campus Center, room G02 on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

8. The club is comprised primarily of first-years but has active members from all four years.

9. WhitMUN encourages students of all majors to join: not just politics majors.

10. The club helps students who are interested in international politics and peace to research these areas of study and develop their public speaking skills.