The Electorate and the Media during the 2008 Presidential Campaigns

Tom Edsall, political editor of the Huffington Post, lectured in Ostrove Auditorium at 7 p.m. on November 11th about the changing face of the American electorate during the Presidential campaigns. Tom Edsall spent four days on campus as the second Lovejoy Visiting Journalist in Residence of the year. In addition to this lecture, Tom took...

America’s Energy Future: Oil, Dependency, and the Alternatives

Michael Klare addressed the audience in Ostrove Auditorium on November 11th at 7 p.m. with a bleak picture of America’s energy future. He discussed the impending end of the petroleum age, the conundrum of ‘clean coal’ and how a ‘Green New Deal’ may be our only hope.

Know Before You Vote: International Economics

Recognizing that many of our students are voting in a Presidential election for the first time, the Know Before You Vote series is intended to help voters understand the broad issues that candidates (and a new administration) will face. On Thursday, October 30th at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122, Professor Patrice Franko addressed students, local...

Racism, Sexism and Other Isms in the 2008 Presidential Election

In this talk, given on Oct. 29, 2008 in Ostrove Auditorium at 7 p.m., Dr. David Pilgrim argues, “Campaigns for the American presidency are rarely civil. This lecture will give examples of degrading images in the Presidential and Primary elections. The goal is to use these images to better understand derogatory ideas about racism, sexism...

Know Before You Vote: Foreign Policy

On Tuesday, October 28th at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122, Professor Walter Hatch addressed students, local community members and fellow professors on the major foreign policy concerns that will face our next President.

Financial Crisis Faces the Nation: Views From the Inside

On Thursday October 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium, Barclay’s President Bob Diamond ’73 and C.O.O of Angelo, Gordon and Company Michael Gordon ’66, joined interlocutor Professor Emeritus Hank Gemery for a panel discussion on the current worldwide financial crisis.

Know Before You Vote: Predicting Presidential Performance

Recognizing that many of our students are voting in a Presidential election for the first time, the Know Before You Vote series is intended to help voters understand the broad issues that candidates (and a new administration) will face. Professor Cal Mackenzie and his research assistant Randi Arsenault ’09 lectured in Diamond 122 on October...