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:

 "A Helping Hand for Loving Arms"
Wednesday, November 20
1:30 - 3 p.m.
University Union, 306

As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, Come join a discussion on the current state of adolescent homelessness and learn about the many ways to volunteer and get involved in serving youth in need!

Facilitated by Mrs. Cindy Williams, CEO of Loving Arms, Inc.

Refreshments to be provided!

Need access to The New York Times? As a TU student, faculty or staff member, you have complimentary access! Visit and create an account using your TU e-mail address.

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:

Supporting our Immigrant Communities

Tuesday, October 22
5 - 6 p.m.
University Union 313 ( Unity Lounge, Center for Student Diversity)

Join us in celebrating the 4th Annual "I Stand With Immigrants" College & University Day of Action by learning about issues that impact the Maryland immigrant community, with a discussion led by Cathryn Paul from CASA de Maryland.

Dinner will be provided!

This Conversation is hosted/sponsored by the Delta Rho Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., TU Dreamers, the Center for Student Diversity, and the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility.



 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.