Monday, April 03, 2006

Executive learns to lead!

A number of members of the SU Executive have jetted off to the United States to take part in a Young Leaders Program, run by the Irish Institute of Boston College.

Members to include President Ben Preston, Gareth Keating and Edward Hanna are all believed to be in attendence. Whilst it is not regarded as 'official' Union business all sabbatical members are expected to take it as part of their 'annual leave' but it was suggested that it may form part of their duties in representing Queen's.

The program is described as where fourteen young leaders (aged 18-24) - seven from Ireland and seven from Northern Ireland - including leaders in politics, university life, business, and nonprofits, "participate in a ten-day exchange program in the U.S. The program will feature academic seminars and meetings to examine how young people in the U.S. acquire leadership skills, are empowered to influence public policy and improve community life. Participants will look at how youth are inspired to become active in public policy issues at local, national, and international levels."

The program is sponsored by the Irish Institute at the Centre for Irish Programs, Boston College, and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. All costs with regards to the program are to be covered.

The seminar starts tomorrow - April 4th and runs to the 14th. We hope to keep you posted in anyway we can.


Blogger Chris Gaskin said...

Members to include President Ben Preston, Peter Quinn, Gareth Keating and Edward Hanna are all believed to be in attendence

I do wish the Gown would do some investigating before they start publishing stories/idle gossip.

Peter is not attending the program

4/04/2006 2:00 am  
Blogger David said...

I wish all those who are attending well. Having attended similar things in the past I know how beneficial these experiences can be,so I hope all the partcipants are able to enjoy learn from the experience

4/04/2006 4:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chris gaskin=wha wee

4/04/2006 11:16 am  
Anonymous David Cather said...

So I suspect. Of course since you've posted anonymously I've no way of telling if you're someone who knows what they're talking about or if you merely speculating wildly.

4/04/2006 11:51 am  
Blogger Whoa Wee said...

"So I suspect"

Yes anyone who voices distaste at the Gown's merits on this site and their publications and who doesn’t agree with David Cather is most obviously an ardent republican by the name of Chris Gaskin.

Great Detective work Columbo!

Ps I remain ‘anonymous’ for my own reasons, namely when dealing with the people like yourself who have a consider desire to pigeon-hole people, shouldn’t really matter anyhow, it doesn’t detract from whatever merit my statements hold.

4/04/2006 1:13 pm  
Anonymous David Cather said...

There are a number of other points which made me guess you were Chris Gaskin. If you don't want people to speculate on your true identity simply use your name.

4/04/2006 1:29 pm  
Blogger Whoa Wee said...

Speculate all you want,my point is and always has been,my name is not important!

though your fetish with my name I suppose should be taken as a compliment but none the less tis disconcerning and scary!

4/04/2006 1:34 pm  
Blogger Chris Gaskin said...


I am not "wha wee"

I always use my real name on every blog that I visit, I never use an anonymous handle.

4/04/2006 2:03 pm  
Anonymous David Cather said...

This is actually true. Wee wee's identity remains a mystery then.

4/04/2006 2:36 pm  

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