As part of the College’s “Meet the Press” lecture series, acclaimed New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer will visit campus on Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. to give a talk on civil liberties and torture.
Though Mayer has an impressive resume, including a 12-year stint with The Wall Street Journal where she was a war correspondent and foreign correspondent and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, Mayer began her career in Vermont, working for two small local weeklies before joining the staff of The Rutland Herald.
As another part of the “Meet the Press” series, John Hockenberry, host of National Public Radio’s “The Takeaway” news show and former host of their “Talk of the Nation” program, visited the College on Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220. The talk he gave was entitled “Fasten Your Seatbelts: American Voter Anger Crash Lands in 2010.” His talk, as a Meet the Press event, was given in question-and-answer format, and therefore led to extensive discussion on a variety of topics.
Hockenberry, who also worked as a war correspondent for ABC News in Kosovo, Iraq and Somalia, has been a paraplegic since the age of 19. He is a four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner. The talk was co-sponsored by the Institute for Working Journalism, the Office of the Dean of the College, the Department of English and American Literatures and the Department of Political Science.