Journalist Helen Aguirre Ferre Speaks on Immigration

October 12, 2007

Helen Aguirre Ferre with Saint Anselm FacultyIn today’s podcast, we feature a lecture by Helen Aguirre Ferre, who spoke at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on September 24, 2007. In her lecture, Aguirre Ferre discusses the historical context of U.S. immigration, the current process of immigration, and a number of reforms being proposed.

Aguirre Ferre is an award-winning bilingual journalist in print and broadcast media, with more than two decades of reporting experience. She was appointed to the Florida State Committee of Higher Education Access Task Force in 2005, and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees at Miami Dade College.

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Gov. Mitt Romney Hosts Town Hall Meeting at Saint Anselm

October 4, 2007

Gov. Mitt RomneyIn the midst of midterm examinations, and with a student body anxious to return home for fall break, Saint Anselm students joined with members of the public this morning to attend a question and answer period with Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney.

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics auditorium was transformed for the town-hall style session, with Romney positioned in the midst of at least four different classes of students. In the rear of the room, press risers were filled with journalists from local newspapers, regional television stations, and the national media. Carl Cameron of Fox News was stationed outside the NHIOP all morning, utilizing the parking lot as a temporary television studio for reports from New Hampshire.

Gov. Mitt Romney at Saint Anselm College on 10/4/07Students took center stage all morning as New Hampshire Institute of Politics Student Ambassadors were on hand to greet Gov. Romney as he arrived in a motorcade shortly before 10 a.m. Once inside, Romney was introduced to the crowd by Greg Wallace ‘10. During the question and answer period, Gov. Romney took several questions from students of varying majors who attended the forum. Several staff members on the Romney campaign who attended the event were also familiar faces to the Saint Anselm campus, as a number of current staff members are also college alumni.

Media Interviews With Gov. Mitt Romney Outside the NHIOPFollowing another question and answer session with the assembled media outside the front entrance to the NHIOP, Romney caught a number of students off guard as he passed through the cafe as he headed for the motorcade to his next event.

Taking the moment in stride, two lunching students captured the attention of the governor, obtaining a quick handshake before the candidate and campaign staff departed.

Media Coverage: WMUR TV (ABC) | WBZ-TV (CBS) | NECN | Boston Globe | Associated Press | YouTube | Photos on Flickr

Credits: Photos by Alex Witkowicz ‘08. Podcast production assistance provide by Lauren Weybrew ‘08.

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Prof. Margaret Carson’s Film “Vietnam Nurses” Receives Emmy Award

October 1, 2007

Prof. Margaret Carson and Vietnam Nurses at the Emmy AwardsSaint Anselm College Nursing Professor Margaret Carson attended the News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City on September 24, 2007. Her film, Vietnam Nurses With Dana Delaney, which originally aired on WE TV, was nominated for two awards: Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form and for Outstanding Editing. She did not walk away disappointed, as her documentary received an Emmy award for editing.

Prof. Margaret Carson at the Emmy AwardsIn this podcast, Professor Carson explains how she found out she was nominated for an Emmy, her experience attending the Emmy ceremony in New York City, and how her film connects with the college’s mission. She believes there is relevance for current students, as most of the nurses in her film were the same age during their Vietnam service as today’s college juniors and seniors.

Professor Carson spent more than a decade researching the stories of Vietnam nurses. She felt it was important to make a documentary film to ensure that these stories would not be lost to history.

Read College News Release: “Vietnam Nurses” Wins an Emmy for Editing

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