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2012
 10/20

With colleges' help, students try to make sense of voting 

The McCarthy Center's Politics & a Pint "Pre-Election Voting Breakdown" was featured in a Saint Cloud Times news story about how college campuses and organizations are making younger people more aware of important political issues in the time leading up to the 2012 elections. [Click here for more.]

10/15     

Political Science Professor Jim Read Writes Op-Ed for Saint Cloud Times on the Proposed Voter ID Amendment

Students at my university come from many cities and towns in Minnesota and other states. Many will be voting for the first time Nov. 6. They will not all vote the same way. They differ politically like the rest of us. What brings them together is that their college campus has become their new home for four years, the community where they emerge as adults and full participants in our democracy. [Click here for more.]

10/10

MPR's Kerri Miller to moderate panel at Saint John's on religion and politics on October 25

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - Minnesota Public Radio host Kerri Miller will be the moderator for the panel program "Religion and Politics in Today's America: An Interfaith Conversation" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at Saint John's University. [Click here for more.]

03/15           

Griffin '09 Moots for Her Majesty

Barry Griffin (Class of '09), a law student at King's College in London, was one of four top students who had the pleasure to moot - participating in a simulated court proceeding - for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. [Click here for more.]

02/16     

 Letter: SJU students' spirit at caucus encouraging

The Republican caucus of Collegeville precincts 1 and 2 was held Feb. 7 at St. John's University, with standing room-only attendance. It was refreshing and encouraging to see some 40 St. John's students of Precinct 2 enthusiastically participating and volunteering to be precinct officers and delegates to the next level. [Click here for more.]

2011
11/22       

8 CSB/SJU students, professor volunteer for roadside cleanup

Eight students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, along with Professor Matt Lindstrom, director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at St. John's, volunteered for the Center's first roadside cleanup. [Click here for more.]

 

March

FactCheck.org founder spends week at SJU

Like to follow politics through blogs, Facebook and Twitter? Use of these and other social-networking platforms may encourage voters to type first and think later, a political expert with Central Minnesota ties said Tuesday. Kathleen Hall Jamieson directs the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and helped found FactCheck.org, a pioneering website that scrutinizes statements made by politicians in ads and debates. [Click here for more.]

 

02/15

Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough is the National Security Council's chief of staff and one of President Obama's closest advisers. Mr. McDonough is reportedly so close to the president that colleagues - even his superiors - often do not make a major move without first checking with him. [Click here for more.]

 

02/08

Parker Rosen, LLC Announces Mark Kennedy as Senior Strategic Adviser

Minneapolis-based law firm Parker Rosen, LLC, announced today the addition of Mark Kennedy as a Senior Strategic Adviser. Kennedy brings a broad background in business, public service and global initiatives to his role at Parker Rosen, a firm well known for its involvement in Minnesota politics, civic activities and public affairs. [Click here for more.]

 

01/27

DeLand column: Is there economic logic to a stadium?

When Joe Friedrich looks at the issue from a professional standpoint, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. What would be the financial benefit to Minnesota taxpayers of paying for the majority of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings? The economist in Friedrich will tell you there really is none. [Click here for more.] 

 

2010
11/12

Dr. Matt Lindstrom, Director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center at Saint John's University quoted in the Star Tribune

It was just a six-player card game at the Whistle Stop Tavern and Grill. But even the longtime friends playing a boisterous game of euchre over morning coffee were split. Dairy farm worker Julie Schmaltz voted for Mark Dayton for governor. Nancy Walker, a nurse sitting across the table, picked Republican Tom Emmer, while Angie Skluzacek, a retired bartender, opted for Independence Party candidate Tom Horner. [Click here for more.]

10/26

To a higher degree: Respect in politics central to SJU

St. John's was founded by five Benedictine monks who had traveled to Central Minnesota when it was still a territory in 1857. Though more than 150 years have passed since its founding, we continue to be guided by the principles and values that have been part of the Benedictine tradition...[Click here for more.]

10/22

President Obama Announces Denis McDonough as Deputy National Security Advisor

 

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Denis McDonough as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. President Obama said, "For years, I have counted on Denis McDonough's expertise and counsel on national security issues." [Click here for more.]

 

09/15 

Jim Read wins Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association

Jim Read, professor of political science and the Joseph P. Farry professor of public policy at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, recently received the 2010 Wilson Carey McWilliams Best Paper Award by the Politics, Literature, and Film section of APSA. Read's paper was titled, "The Limits of Self-Reliance: Emerson, Slavery, and Abolition." [Click here for more.]

 

09/2 

Klobuchar recalls McCarthy during talk at SJU

Sen. Amy Klobuchar paid tribute to a political icon of Minnesota's past by referencing current political figure from Alaska. Klobuchar, DFL-Minn., spoke Monday night at the Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at Saint John's University. McCarthy's independence and willingness to buck his party sets him apart from most of today's politicians, Klobuchar told an audience of students, faculty and university boosters. [Click here for more.]

08/31

DC Program Intern is quoted in Time Magazine

Steret vendors in Santo Domingo usually eke out a living selling pirated DVDs of Hollywood blockbusters to motorists caught in the notorious traffic jams of this bustling Caribbean capital. But these days, the motorists are the ones seeking out the vendors. [Click here for more.]

07/20

Denis McDonough '92 - The Adviser at the Heart of National Security

Denis McDonough, the National Security Council's chief of staff, is so close to the president that colleagues often do not make a major move without checking with him. They should have checked first with Denis McDonough, the National Security Council's chief of staff. "I don't think that's where the president is on that," Mr. McDonough informed his higher-ups, according to two administration officials. [Click here for more.]

 

04/20

James Read, Professor of Political Science delivered the Alpheus T. Mason Address at Princeton University...

James Read, Professor of Political Science and Joseph P. Farry Professor of Public Policy, delivered the Alpheus T. Mason Address to the James Madison Program at Princeton University on March 23. The title of the talk was "The Only True Sovereign of a Free People? The Problem of Majority Rule in Madison, Calhoun, and Lincoln." [Click here for more.]

 

03/30

It takes more than politicians to make good policy

Most Minnesotans don't leave to live elsewhere. For the most part we stay because we like it here. So how do we make Minnesota even better as our relatively small world grows smaller and more competitive? How do we keep our most talented people at home, attract others with valuable skills, and move Minnesota forward? The answer lies in using our most abundant and valuable resource - human capital - differently. [Click here for more.]

 

02/15

Visitors from Minnesota get surprise visit from Obama

Proving once again the adage that it's not what you know but who you know in Washington, the presidents of two Minnesota private colleges got an unexpected surprise Wednesday when they were ushered into the Oval Office to meet President Obama. [Click here for more.]

 

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