SIFE Advances to National Competition

April 4, 2008

SIFEThe Saint Anselm College SIFE Chapter (Students in Free Enterprise) won the SIFE Northeast Regional Championship on April 1 in Providence, Rhode Island. Read more

Rickie Solinger, Kicks Off “Interrupted Life” Exhibit

January 28, 2008

Solinger blog3 1 The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center’s new exhibit launched Thurs. Jan. 24 to record attendance. The standing- room only crowd was gathered to celebrate the opening of “Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States” with the guest speaker and exhibit’s curator, Rickie Solinger, a historian, and prize-winning author.

Solinger’s exhibit, Interrupted Life, explores the issues related to motherhood, incarceration, reproductive and welfare policy, and politics in the United States. Her talk, “Making Incarceration Visible: Art, Exhibition, Social Justice, and Mothers in U.S. Prisons” touched upon what it is like being a legitimate mother in this country, how this issue intersects with incarceration, and the high cost of incarcerating women in the criminal justice system.

Upon observing the exhibit, which contained art from incarcerated mothers, their children, and professional artists, one found blended sentiments of pain and adages of hope. The artwork ranged from collages to cartoon-like pieces and emphasized communication between the incarcerated and free world. Some pieces suggested defeat, and others held a formidable measure of faith. One piece contained the words “lost but not alone.” Solinger, in her continuing efforts to raise awareness of incarceration problems, aims to let those words ring true.

Solinger’s talk was the kick-off for the Incarceration Epidemic series, happening this month at the college. The series includes eight installations of guest speakers, panel discussions, and presentations discussing incarceration, imprisonment, punishment, mercy, and public policy. The exhibit will be on display until February 21. For more information on the exhibit and related programming, please visit www.anselm.edu/interruptedlife.

In the podcast below, we feature selected clips of the reception’s speakers: Dr. Elaine Rizzo of the criminal justice department and Rickie Solinger.

 
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600 Seconds, 1,000 People

January 6, 2008

GAT_6558.jpgABC News’ Susan Mitchell has the formidable task of moving one 500-person audience into the Dana Center Theater while simultaneously moving another audience of the same size and energy level out, in under 10 minutes. Mitchell, along with a group of 24 Saint Anselm College students, will control these two exuberant crowds, playing a pivotal role in the success of these debates.

In this podcast, Mitchell gives an inside view of what it really takes to make such a seemingly impossible task come to life.

 
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Chauffeurs, Actors, and Window Cleaners

January 6, 2008

Students have had the opportunity to experience first-hand, every detail that goes into putting together a production like the ABC/Facebook debates. The students have done everything, from chauffeuring news talent and candidates around the local communities, to acting as stand-ins for the debate rehearsals, to cleaning the Fox Box window so that it is pristine. This podcast follows Michael Perkins ‘10, Kate Giaquinto ‘10, and Jerry Cournoyer ‘09 as they experience what it is like to make this fascinating event come together.

 
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Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Lectures on NH Primary

November 19, 2007

E.J. Dionne 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.

 
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Prof. Beth Salerno Living and Learning in South Korea

November 18, 2007

Beth Salerno Hiking in North KoreaIn 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

 
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