Georgia College commenced its 8th consecutive year of weekly Times Talks this fall and through the first seven sessions, the 650 people attending exceeded last fall semester’s entire attendance. The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman tragedy, President Obama’s concerns for race and social class in America, national security leaks, and the most recent federal budget and the deficit wrestling match among other issues attract a lively group of students, faculty, staff, and local citizens.
Times Talks offer a weekly opportunity to weigh in on current events in the nation and world and contribute to civic awareness. Upcoming topics include global aging, the Syrian civil war, the Boston bombings, and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Times Talk is often mentioned in conversations about the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Building a Culture of Engaged Learning, as an ongoing weekly opportunity for engaged learning through civil discourse. For a peak into what has become a civic institution at GC, take a look at two clips from the weekly student news broadcast, GC360:
For more information about Times Talks at Georgia College, go here.
Guest Post by Lynn M. Hall, National Education DIrector, The New York Times
You’ve known us as The New York Times in College, but we have taken a new name — The New York Times in Education — to better communicate with audiences abroad as well as here in the U.S.
We’ve also launched these exciting resources that we hope you will view and share:
- An elegant new Web site at our old address, www.nytimes.com/edu. We welcome your contributions to our Classroom Ideas section!
- The New York Times in Education YouTube channel, where you can watch exclusive, 30-minute Webcasts with Times journalists addressing focus areas of our Leadership and First Year programs. Visit www.nytimes.com/edu/video.
- An inspiring, two-minute video that introduces our multimedia journalism: “The New York Times: Because The World Has a Lot To Teach.” Watch in at www.nytimes.com/edu/video.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to contribute your classroom ideas to our new Web site, or for further information about our program.
The New York Times in Leadership is designed to give teachers, scholars, practitioners and students opportunities to connect leadership concepts to real-world examples. Through news articles, discussion questions, reading lists and video conferences, among other resources, students will expand their understanding of how leadership works in the 21st century.
- Check the website every morning for the new Daily Article with discussion questions linked to various focus areas
- Visit Case Studies to find a catalog of case studies developed from actual New York Times stories
- Visit Leading Thoughts where leading educators, scholars and practitioners share their thoughts on leadership
- Visit the Events listings to see our upcoming talks via video conference with New York Times journalists
- Visit Spotlight on Leaders to read about leadership initiatives from around the nation
To learn more, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The New York Times is a founding partner of AASCU’s American Democracy Project. We are proud that our relationship continues now into the 2nd decade of ADP. The New York Times inCollege is sponsoring our upcoming ADP National Meeting in Denver and we hope you’ll stop by their table as well as consider their special digital subscription rates below!
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