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Friday, February 23
J Mase II

Writer-poet J Mase III leads series on the marginalized

On Wednesday evening, students and faculty gathered in the Roy Room at the Dion Student Center for the final session of a three-part educational series by guest speaker J Mase III on issues affecting marginalized people. “The Solidarity Framework: An Intersectional Approach” offered a conclusion to Tuesday’s back-to-back sessions titled “How I Survived the Gay Rights Movement as a Trans Person of Color” and “The Bible: The Queerest Book I Ever Read.” The event was sponsored by the campus group Common Ground.

College helps celebrate Frederick Douglass legacy

Read descriptions of Saint Michael's College students' contribution to a national transcribing event in honor of Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday, sponsored by the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
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.

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