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Thursday, February 22
Traci Griffith

Griffith advancing in national ACLU leadership

Saint Michael’s College journalism professor Traci Griffith was elected to the Executive Committee of the National American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board during a late-January meeting in Atlanta. “It’s an opportunity to step up and have Vermont have a more significant role in setting an an agenda for the national organization – it gives us more of a voice,” said Griffith, who chairs the Saint Michael’s Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts and also is an attorney. She has been active with the Vermont ACLU Chapter for many years, including her role for the past four years as Vermont affiliate representative to the national board.

Gun panel

AG joins panel weighing 2nd Amendment issues

The Saint Michael’s College campus chapter of the national group called Young Americans for Freedom sponsored a program about Second Amendment rights on Tuesday evening, featuring Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Saint Michael’s Director of Public Safety Doug Babcock. Two students from the group – Ryan Wurmsdobler and Ralph Colantino, also participated as panelists along with their informal campus adviser, Robert Letovsky of the Saint Michael’s business faculty, who also arranged for Donovan to be part of the panel.

Mark Oppenheimer

Writer Oppenheimer to give Wall Lecture this year

Mark Oppenheimer, PhD – writer, religion scholar, former “Beliefs” columnist for the New York Times and host of the podcast Unorthodox, will present a talk titled “Judaism in the Year 2118: Where will we be in 100 years?” as part of the Annual Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture Series on Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Roy Event Room of Dion Family Student Center on the campus of Saint Michael’s College.
Wednesday, February 21
Marcel 280

Community to bias agitators: Not in our house

Saint Michael’s students poured into the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel on Monday night for a mandatory meeting organized by the Office of Student Life. The meeting was announced earlier in the afternoon to address a mass posting of stickers promoting white nationalism on Saint Mike’s, UVM, and Champlain College campuses the night prior.

U.N. Statehouse 280

St. Mike's Model U.N. team does well at Harvard

A delegation of Saint Michael’s College students made a strong showing as they represented the African nation of Angola during the large Harvard National Model U.N. in Cambridge, MA, this past weekend, Feb. 16-18 – an event that drew participants from around the world. Student-leaders hope to expand and revitalize this club, which has a rich history on the Saint Michael's campus, including sending a team to the very first Model U.N. conference in the 1940s at St. Lawrence University.

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