The Meredith College campus theme for 2007-08 is "Ethical Leadership." The following events are scheduled as part of the College's examination of this theme.
September 10, 7 p.m.
Meredith welcomed Anne Fadiman, author, essayist, editor and teacher for the first Blue Cross and Blue Shield Presidential Lecture Series event of 2007-08. Fadiman is the author of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," which is the 2007-08 Meredith College Summer Reading Program selection.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Michael Beschloss, who Newsweek has called “the nation’s leading presidential historian,” will speak at Meredith as part of the 2007-08 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Presidential Lecture Series.
Beschloss is an award-winning historian and New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including “Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989,” which was published in May 2007. He serves as NBC News Presidential Historian, and appears regularly on all NBC Network news programs including “Meet the Press” and “Today.”
Monday, January 28, 2008
(Subject to Congressional Schedule)
Congressman David Price (D-NC) will speak at Meredith College, presenting a lecture on “How We Elect Our President.” Price represents North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.
Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. Price is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will deliver Meredith’s second “Woman of Achievement” lecture. Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. She is a senior correspondent for PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and is the editor of the show’s 2008 election coverage. Judy Woodruff attended Meredith College from 1964-66 before earning her bachelor’s degree at Duke University.
The “Woman of Achievement” lecture is part of the 2007-08 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Presidential Lecture Series. The inaugural “Woman of Achievement” lecture was delivered in April 2007 by Meredith College alumna and internationally known Biblical scholar Phyllis Trible.