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. Pizza and beverages are provided at each of the Talks. 

Upcoming New York Times Talk:

Shutdown for What?
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:30 - 2 p.m.,  University Union 314-315
Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Oliver, Dept. of Political Science

The longest government shutdown is still underway and hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still waiting for their paychecks. We wanted to address this shut down and discuss the long lasting impacts that come with it.  Why is it even shut down and is there any end in sight? Join the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for lunch as we host our first New York Times Talk of the semester. The Talk will be facilitated by Dr. Sarah Oliver from the Department of Political Science.

Recommended Articles:

What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

Government Shutdown: Updates on Where Things Stand Now

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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.