Media bias, excessive use of commentary, conflicts of interest -- Tony Collings talks about things that get in the way of journalists gathering and reporting the truth.
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John Hammock, co-author of Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid, is the Managing Director of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard and Associate Professor of Public Policy at Tufts. He was President of Oxfam America for eleven years.
Stephen Forrest talks about his experiences with his “off-the-grid” house in Vermont. He is Vice President of Research at the University of Michigan as well as a Professor of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.
John Marino is a professor and the History Department Chair at the University of California, San Diego. He specializes in Early Modern European History, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, the early modern Mediterranean world, Spanish Italy, the city and kingdom of Naples, and the Italian South.
Dan Cohen explores the ways in which open access, although associated with new media, actually aligns well with traditional scholarly values. Cohen looks at a number of these values, such as impartiality and the advancement of knowledge, as well as the more self-centered values, such as reputation.
U-M alumni authors of books and/or poetry will discuss the impact of the Peace Corps on their writing. Presenters include: Terry Sack, Jan Worth-Nelson, and John Flynn.
Hear an eyewitness account of JFK’s speech on the Michigan Union steps leading to the formation of the Peace Corps. In addition, learn about the growth and development of the Peace Corps over the past fifty years. Presenters: Alan Guskin (U-M alumnus and former Peace Corps volunteer), Jody K.
Tom Hayden, former Michigan Daily editor, social and political activist, and politician, discusses student activism in the 1960s compared with student activism today. This event was one in a series of U-M events commemorating 50 years of the Peace Corps.