November 19, 2007
Described as "one of Washington's finest thinkers," the New Hampshire Institute of Politics was happy to welcome E.J. Dionne as a senior research fellow for the 2008 New Hampshire Primary, quickly deploying him to guest lecture in a number of classes. Dionne began his career in political journalism at The New York Times, where he wrote for 14 years. He then moved to The Washington Post in 1993, and has remained there since. Drafting a biweekly column that appears in more than 90 newspapers both in the United States and around the world, Dionne has penned several columns this fall from his office at the NHIOP. In addition to his duties at Saint Anselm College, Dionne is also a Brookings Institution senior research fellow and Georgetown University professor
This podcast features a public lecture delivered by Dionne on November 5, 2007, that addresses the history of the New Hampshire Primary, and it's current role in American politics. Following his lecture, Dionne took a number of questions from the audience on topics including the affect that the lengthening campaign has on voters, the media, and the candidates themselves.
November 18, 2007
In this podcast, we feature part two of a phone interview with Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno who is spending this academic year in South Korea as part of the Fulbright Scholar program. Read more
October 26, 2007
Can you imagine living in a country where everything you say gets consistently lost in translation? How about the feeling of always being stared at because you look so different? And could you eat food that you don’t even know how to pronounce?
Saint Anselm History Professor Beth Salerno is having just this kind of experience in South Korea, where she is currently living and teaching as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
In this podcast, we feature part one of a two-part phone interview with Professor Salerno from her home in South Korea. We discuss why she chose to go to South Korea and live within a culture so very different from her own, the tourist experiences she's had, and what the food is really like.
She also tells me why she doesn’t always feel so far away from the United States when it comes to her students' choice of attire.
Professor Salerno is blogging about her adventures in South Korea this entire academic year. She includes entries about her cultural experiences along with many photos documenting her life in Asia. You can access Professor Salerno’s blog at www.anselm.edu/koreablog.
Be sure to look out for part two of my interview where I ask Professor Salerno about living so close to North Korea, the South’s views toward its northern neighbor, and the first thing she wants to do when she returns to the United States.
Photos courtesy of Professor Beth Salerno
October 18, 2007
Saint Anselm College Professor Elizabeth Ossoff was quoted by the Australia Broadcasting Corp. (ABC News) in an article that appeared on their Web site on October 17. In the article, she says she is not surprised Sen. Hillary Clinton is now directly appealing to female voters.
An excerpt of the article appears below. To read the article in its entirety, visit the ABC News Web site.
"I think she's done everything she can to appeal to male voters in terms of packaging herself as very strong and decisive," Dr. Ossoff said.
"I think she's smart to work off of the fact that she has a large support base amongst women, why not play off of that?
"Because I think she knows where she is going to get a lot of traction, come the general election as well as in the primary."
Dr. Ossoff says the fact that Sen. Clinton is the first woman candidate with a realistic shot of becoming president could have a strong impact on the presidential race.
"We've been talking about the role of the first prominent female candidate here in this presidential election, [but] I don't hear that much talk about it amongst the American press," she said.
"Every once in a while it will get mentioned when she does things like she's doing today, which is moving around the state of New Hampshire and talking about women and women's issues, but only then.
"I think its sort of the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.
"The gender does play a role in the way that we perceive people and we like to think we're beyond that, but we really aren't, and we haven't really been paying attention to that very much."
October 1, 2007
Saint 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.
In 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
September 4, 2007
Paul Manuel, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, helped put presidential politics in perspective for CBS News, which was in New Hampshire covering the heavy campaign traffic over the Labor Day weekend.
He appeared the CBS News Sunday evening, Sept. 2, and on The Early Show Monday morning, Sept. 3.