first_imgPresident Bill Clinton singles out Bennington College at inauguration of Clinton Global Initiative UniversityPresident Bill Clinton invited the President of Bennington College, Elizabeth Coleman, to join him at a March 15, 2008 press conference where he will inaugurate the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U). The University, part of the Clinton Global Initiative, is a new venture that will challenge college students and universities to tackle global problems with innovative solutions. Bennington College, specifically, plans to address six global challenges-economics and equity, the environment and sustainability, health, sustaining democratic governance, education, and the appropriate and inappropriate use of force. The institution will accomplish this by engaging a faculty that includes activists, politicians, scholars, scientists, and artists; building a major new green facility, and creating a curriculum that intellectually demands the diversity of perspectives required for students tackle these critical challenges.An Inagural CGI-U event was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 15-18, 2008. Twenty-three institutions in addition to Benningtonincluding Brown, Cornell, Hobart and William Smith, Rice University, Tufts, Tulane, the University of Colorado, and the University of Vermontparticipated, and Tulane University hosted the event.last_img read more