By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, American Democracy Project
ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project activities at ADP colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.
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From Indiana State University:
- Indiana State’s American Democracy Project to Host Congressional Candidate Forum On September 18, 2014 the American Democracy Project hosted a forum for the 8th District congressional candidates. Read more here.
- Democracy Project to Show 9/11 Film The American Democracy Project hosted a screening of the documentary “102 Minutes that Changed America” in commemoration of September 11, 2001. Read more here.
Weber State University (Utah) Debates Same-Sex Marriage as Part of Constitution Week
As a part of their Constitution Week celebration, the American Democracy Project at Weber State hosted a debate on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Read more here.
President Hynes First Recipient of Gene Hatfield Annual Service Award
Clayton State University (Ga.) has created the Gene Hatfield Annual Service Award in honor of former history professor and American Democracy Project director, Gene Hatfield. Clayton’s president, Tim Hynes is the first recipient of the award. Read more here.
Northern Arizona University
To commemorate Constitution Day, Northern Arizona University (NAU) sponsored Project Civil Discourse conversations in two locations, Flagstaff and Sedona. Project Civil Discourse is a statewide consortium of civil discourse organizations. On September 18 communities discussed two ballot propositions, one which addresses therapies available to terminally-ill patients (Proposition 303), and another which addresses state sovereignty (Proposition 122).
NAU also organized a post-primary candidate forum for city council and mayoral candidates in Flagstaff. Students had an opportunity to meet with candidates in small groups and ask them questions. Representatives from the Friends of Flagstaff’s Future talked to students about the importance of voting in the November election. Read more here.
University of Missouri – St. Louis
UMSL organized a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day – including a speech competition, a screening and discussion of the documentary “Restrepo,” a lecture on American military power and paintings by UMSL students. You can read more about these events here and here.