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Election 2012 Events

Release date: August 26, 2012

Goucher College has a full schedule of nonpartisan, politically themed events planned this fall to help community members get informed and vote responsibly on Tuesday, November 6.

Sunday, August 26
An Enemy of the People

Goucher will present Kwame Kwei-Armah, the artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage and director of An Enemy of the People, in conjunction with this year's summer reading discussion and presentation. In the 1950 version of An Enemy of the People, prominent playwright Arthur Miller adapted and Americanized the original five-act stage drama written by Henrik Ibsen in 1882. The play addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system they support.

Hyman Forum, the Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 14
Voter Registration Drive

If you want to make sure your voice is heard by legislators, there's one thing you need to do: vote. At Goucher, we're striving to get 100 percent of our student body registered to vote—whether in Maryland or by absentee ballot. Stop by and learn how easy it is to register to vote, submit an absentee ballot, or get involved in politics on campus.

Heubeck and Stimson dining halls, 5-6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
Constitution Day 2012

Comptroller Peter Franchot, the chief financial officer for Maryland, will give a talk titled "The Constitution, Our Founding, and Why Maryland Matters." This event is free, but reservations must be made by contacting Lillian Johnson in the Goucher College President's Office at lillian.johnson@goucher.edu or 410-337-6040.

Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, 12 p.m.

Monday, September 24
"The War on Contraception: High Stakes This Presidential Election Year"

Cristina Page '93—author of How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex, which recently was voted one of the 30 most important feminist books of all time by readers of Ms. magazine—will give a talk about the politics behind reproductive rights. Free, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 5
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

Stephanie Rawlings Blake, mayor of Baltimore since 2010, will give a talk titled "Running a Major American City in Tough Political and Economic Times" as part of Goucher's Family Weekend. Free, but reservations must be made at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Hyman Forum, the Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 8
Fall 2012 Meyerhoff Visiting Professor: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will give a talk titled "Team of Rivals: What Obama and Romney Could Learn from Lincoln and FDR." A book signing will follow. $10 general admission; free for Goucher students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. Tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Kraushaar Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Monday, October 22
Fall 2012 President's Forum: Jon Huntsman

Jon Huntsman—businessman, diplomat, and former 2012 Republican presidential candidate—will give a talk titled "Election 2012 and the Challenges Facing America Today." Free, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Hyman Forum, the Athenaeum, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24
"The Parties Are Over: Why That's Good for America"

Eliot Cutler, independent gubernatorial candidate for Maine in 2010, will give a talk about how political hyper-partisanship has bred bitter division and legislative paralysis in Washington and why it is a good thing fewer and fewer Americans consider themselves either Democrats or Republicans. Free, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.

Hyman Forum, the Athenaeum, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6
Election Night Watch Party

All Goucher community members are invited to eat free pizza and watch live coverage of election night results in the Gopher Hole. TVs also will be located in the Pearlstone Atrium to accommodate overflow crowds of viewers.

Gopher Hole, 8 p.m.


Media Contact
Kristen Pinheiro
Media Relations Director
kristen.pinheiro@goucher.edu
410-337-6316