New York Times Talk Lunches

Join the conversation by attending a Campus Conversation or a New York Times Talk. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. These discussions are a way to get students more engaged with local, regional, national, and/or international occurrences. 

New York Times Talks

The New York Times Talks series brings students, faculty and staff together in meaningful conversations about some of the latest topics in the local, national, and international news. Attendees are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation, as well as have an open mind and be respectful of other’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Lunch and beverages are provided at each of the Talks. 

Upcoming New York Times Talk:

Fired for Being Gay?

Wednesday, October 9
1:30 - 3 p.m.
West Village Commons, 305

Join us on October 9th as we talk about the LGBTQ+ Supreme Court Cases that are being heard this week, regarding whether or not is is legal to fire individuals for being LGBTQ+.

This conversation will be facilitated by Erin Rook, Assistant Director for LGBTQ+ Student Development, Center for Student Diversity

Late lunch (pizza and salad) to be provided!

Related Articles: 
Can Someone Be Fired for Being Gay? The Supreme Court Will Decide

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Campus Conversations

Campus Conversations provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become politically engaged; learn about and from differing perspectives; and better understand what and who informs our own political ideologies and affiliations.

Upcoming Campus Conversation:

Coming soon!

 Interested in Hosting a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation?

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in engaging the campus community in a discussion about a topic they are passionate about.  If you are interested in facilitating a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation, or have any questions about facilitating any of these, please contact .  Past topics have ranged from health care reform to gay marriage, immigration to climate change.