Know Before You Vote: Filling Vacancies on the Supreme Court

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 Maisel initiated the series for fall 2008 with his lecture in Diamond 141 on October...

Immigration and Islam in Contemporary France, a lecture by Dominic Thomas

On Thursday Oct 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122, Professor Dominic Thomas of UCLA gave a lecture titled, “Immigration and Islam in Contemporary France.” In addition to teaching courses in African literature, immigration and racism in France, and French politics, Dominic Thomas is professor of Italian and chair of the departments of French...

2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation: Anne Hull

Anne Hull, national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post, received the 2008 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism and gave the annual Lovejoy convocation address on Sunday, September 28th to a packed audience in Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building.

2008 Lovejoy Panel: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

On Sunday, September 28th at 4 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium a panel of esteemed local, national, and international journalists discussed the role they play in providing a voice to those who are neglected by society.

John F. Kennedy: The Influence of Personality and Politics on the 1960s

Prior to the performance of JACK, an opera about the life of John F. Kennedy, at the Waterville Opera House on September 15, 2008, professors G. Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot, authors of the recently released and highly acclaimed book The Liberal Hour, joined JACK co-lyricist, Tom Sawyer, for a discussion about JFK in Ostrove...

Cotter Debate: Health Care Reform in America

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 Michael F. Cannon and Dr. Hugh Waters debate on the topic of health care reform in the United States. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health studies and a former adviser to the Repuliban’s in the U.S. Senate. His works include numerous articles published in newspapers a journals, and...

Building Social Capital in Maine’s Communities

On Thursday, April 17, 2008 Maine Community Foundation’s CEO and President Henry Schmelzer gives a lecture entitled “Building Social Capital in Maine’s Communities”. Henry has been recognized as Maine business leader of the year for his work with the foundation which has lead to an increase in both its endowment and visibility/ The Maine Community...