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Arianna Huffington to Visit Northwestern

Huffington Post editor-in-chief to discuss the success and stress of campus life

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April 24, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University’s A&O Productions and the Office of the President announced Thursday (April 24) that Arianna Huffington, the renowned editor-­in­-chief, chair and president of the Huffington Post Media Group, will be coming to campus this Sunday as a part of Huffington’s multi-­city book tour.

Her talk about campus life, stress and coping strategies is open to Northwestern students.

Alicia Menendez, anchor of “AM Tonight” on Fusion -- a new digital satellite and cable television network focusing on news, lifestyle, entertainment and pop culture -- will moderate the discussion.

Huffington’s talk will take place at 7 p.m. in Room 107 of Harris Hall on the Evanston campus. Her book, “THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well­Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” will be available for purchase prior to the start of the event. The book examines the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. A book signing will follow the conclusion of her talk.

A&O (Activities & Organizations) Productions, Northwestern’s major student-run programming board, planned the event with the office of President Morton Schapiro.

About Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the editor­-in-chief, chair and president of the Huffington Post Media Group and a nationally syndicated columnist and author. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

In 2013, Huffington was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

She has recently published her 14th book, “THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well­Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.”

About Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez anchors Fusion’s “AM Tonight,” a nightly program airing weeknights at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Menendez brings honest, personal commentary to the issues young Americans deal with everyday, such as the highs and lows of sex and struggles with money and power. She delivers a signature brand of witty and relatable analysis and commentary as she leads thought­provoking conversations with celebrities, newsmakers, journalists and experts and engaging panel discussions with voices from across the country.

Before starting her career in media, Menendez worked to increase political participation among women, minority communities and young Americans.

Originally from Union City, New Jersey, Menendez graduated from Harvard College with a degree in women, gender and sexuality studies. She currently lives in Miami, Florida.

Topics: Campus Life