Students visit White House chief of staff

A CSB/SJU study tour of the nation's capital Feb. 21-24 included a short visit with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, an SJU alumnus. The study tour was led by Matt Lindstrom, CSB/SJU professor of political science, and sponsored by the McCarthy Center at Saint John's University as part of its experiential learning programming  to engage students in the many layers of the policy making process. Study tours bring students face-to-face with key players and organizations working on current policy issues like green urban planning, immigration and rural development.

Highlights of the study tour included visits to the State Department and U.S. Capitol, as well as seminars with several CSB and SJU graduates, including Mark Kennedy.