Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, recently donated 50 copies of her latest book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time, to students at The Institute of World Politics. With the help of Patricia Schouker, a graduate student at IWP, and Victorialyn Keay, President-elect of IWP’s Student Government Association, the books were available to students to purchase for just two dollars; the money raised will contribute to any future events held by SGA.
The Sleep Revolution discusses sleep deprivation as an epidemic, and its impact on our job performance, our relationships, and our happiness. The generous donation has come with “fortuitous timing,” as students have been studying for their final examinations the past few weeks. Ms. Keay commented:
“On behalf of the incoming SGA, I would like to thank Patricia for connecting us with this opportunity. We decided to sell the books for two dollars, and all of the money that we raised this week, as well as any continued sales from the remaining books, will go directly to future SGA events. Thanks to the students and staff who participated: we have so far raised forty-one dollars for SGA! That may not seem like a lot, but for the size of our student body, that is an excellent start. We appreciate Arianna Huffington’s generous donation, and I personally look forward to reading The Sleep Revolution!”
Jessica Boone, another recently-elected member of the 2016-17 SGA, expressed:
“It was great timing to receive Arianna Huffington’s book right before finals week. Studying for finals commonly results in a lack of sleep, so when other IWP students and I have a chance to read Arianna’s book, The Sleep Revolution, I believe we will find the information even more pertinent.”
IWP is thankful to Ms. Huffington and other authors who have been kind of enough to contribute their books to the SGA and also the IWP Library. The Institute of World Politics hopes that its students manage to hit home runs on their finals without forgetting to hit their pillows.