The McCarthy Residency showcases the work and skills of someone who has a distinguished career in public service, policy, or politics through a week long on-campus residency. Through visits to classes, cafeterias, practices, and public programs, the McCarthy resident engages a wide spectrum of the CSB/SJU community in addition to the general public. The McCarthy residency culminates in a dinner honoring the resident and a final keynote program open to the campus community and the public. The primary purpose of the residency is to give students extended access to someone with real knowledge and wisdom about policy, civic engagement, and public life. Past residents include:
Al Eisele ‘58, Editor of The Hill
Dave Durenberger ‘55, former U.S. Senator
Sean Kershaw, CEO of the Citizens League
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
John Chromy '64, CHF International
See the right-hand column for more information on each lecture.
SPRING 2013 EUGENE J. McCARTHY RESIDENCY
Monday, February 11, 2013 - Thursday, February 14, 2013
6th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Residency with
MPR News Editor-at-Large and Retired Host Gary Eichten has worn many hats during his 40-plus-year career at Minnesota Public Radio, including news director, special events producer and station manager. He has served as host for Minnesota Public Radio's live, special events news coverage, and has hosted all of the major news programs on Minnesota Public Radio, including Midday, which he hosted for more than 20 years.
A graduate of Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, Eichten began his career at Minnesota Public Radio as a student announcer at KSJR (Minnesota Public Radio's first station). Among the honors Eichten has received during his career is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting award for best local news program. He also assisted in the development of two Peabody award-winning documentaries. In 2007, he was inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting's Hall of Fame. Eichten has also been awarded the prestigious 2011 Graven Award by the Premack of Public Affairs Journalism Awards Board for his contribution to excellence in the journalism profession.
For more details on the McCarthy Residency with Gary Eichten, click here.
Previous scholars-in-residence include:
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