September 24, 2008
A busy fall of academics, recreation, and leisure on the campus of Saint Anselm College has been joined by the buzz of construction this year. Read more
Author Azar Nafisi Speaks at NHIOP
September 16, 2008
On September 10, Dr. Azar Nafisi, scholar and best selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books spoke at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Read more
August 28, 2008
Following a morning of unpacking and meeting new faces, Saint Anselm’s 540 new students were welcomed to the college community by Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., college president (listen to remarks at end of post). Read more
August 23, 2008
Fifty five Saint Anselm students set off from Lewiston, Maine on Sat., August 23, beginning their week-long trek by foot to Saint Anselm College for the start of the upcoming academic year. Read more
What to Wear?
August 22, 2008
Since posting my first blog, I’ve been told that I need make this more than political punditry, but instead need to tell the story of the convention, inside and out. I’ve also been told that I ought to make frequent entries, keep them short and include pictures.
Leaving aside for a moment the technological issues I face having never owned a digital camera or used iPhoto, having begun the blog I feel compelled to write my next post. However, since I am on the ground in New Hampshire the only real question confronting me today in regards to the convention is, “What to wear?”
I’m not worried about what to eat. Having been diagnosed with Celiac Disease several months ago, and having since adopted a strict gluten-free diet I’m assuming I’ll fit right into the cutting edge cuisine of the convention.
My wardrobe, however, concerns me. My goal is to not stand out. Since my students have dubbed my day-to-day wardrobe “implausible deniability” I can’t wear my usual fare. Even though I am also an ordained evangelical minister, people often draw the wrong conclusion concerning my religious convictions since my day-to-day wardrobe is such that my family often walks far behind me in public. Moreover, since we are still paying college tuition, I can’t buy any new clothes for the conventions.
I’m putting myself in the very capable hands of my children, and it seems that the only pieces of clothing I own that will work is a pair of black pants, my “Flying Fish” Bono t-Shirt, and a trendy sport coat that somehow made its way into my closet. There is hope, however, that I can put together an acceptable wardrobe by borrowing clothes from my adult children and finding my sunglasses.
What’s not so clear is what I’m going to do for the Republican convention. I’ve got a call into my father.
That also raises the question of what I can eat in St. Paul.
Hmmn.I’ll keep you posted.
Dale Kuehne Blogs From DNC and RNC Conventions
August 20, 2008
Follow Dale Kuehne, Ph.D., NHIOP executive director, as he blogs on location from the Democratic and Republican national conventions. First up are the Democrats in Denver (Aug. 25-28) followed by the Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul (Sept. 1-4). Read more