After being inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College, Meacham delivers the 2017 Kemper Lecture. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.
BY DAVID IMMANUEL
Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jon Meacham paid a visit to Westminster College on Saturday as the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecturer and delivered a talk entitled, “The Relevance of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.”
Petraeus (left) and Riley (right) talk inside a jam-packed Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.
BY HAIDEN DESHONG
Following Jon Meacham’s Kemper Lecture address, the Churchill Fellows Weekend continued with a conversation between National Churchill Museum Director Tim Riley and Gen. David H. Petraeus inside the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.
Moderator Ayush Manandhar, ’17, and political science professor Dr. Tobias Gibson listen to Dr. John Langton speak at “The Executive Order” panel. PHOTO BY ZACH STAFFORD.
BY ZACH STAFFORD
Three professors of Political Science, Dr. Tobias Gibson, Dr. John Langton and Dr. Kali Wright-Smith, held a panel discussion last week to analyze and answer questions about recent decisions made by U.S. President Donald Trump. The event was moderated by Ayush Manandhar, ’17, and sponsored by the Westminster Global Development and Progress Club and Westminster Journal for Global Progress.
The English Department will host a reading by novelist Emily Robbins on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury. Robbins’s novel “A Word for Love,” is set in pre-civil war Syria and will be sold by the Bookstore for her to sign after the reading. She has lived and worked across the Middle East and North Africa. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Syria, where she studied religion and language with a women’s mosque movement and lived with the family of a leading intellectual. Robbins holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2016 she received a second Fulbright, to study in Jordan. She lives in Chicago and Brownsville, Texas.
PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.
BY JIM MALVEN
Following a divisive presidential election, dozens of students and faculty members came together to promote unity and condemn hatred at a student-led “Rally for Peace” Wednesday afternoon.
BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
While anti-Trump protests continue to form across the country, and reports of alleged hate crimes surface in the news and on social media, the Westminster community is calling for students, faculty and staff to stand together and unite against all forms of hate and intolerance.
A fence separating the United States and Mexico along the southern edge of San Diego, California.
BY COURTNEY GALLAGHER
Students filled Hazel 112 Friday to listen to members of the Westminster Debating Society discuss whether or not the United States government should allow immigrants who entered the country illegally to become citizens.