While nearly 140 University of Michigan-Flint students and staff travel to Washington D.C to be part of the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, a series of events and activities are being planned to allow students, faculty, staff and the community to participate in this special day on campus.
The Office of the Chancellor and the American Democracy Project (ADP) are celebrating the
Inauguration by sponsoring a teach-in in the Michigan Rooms of University Center. The almost hour and a half event that begins at 10 a.m.will cover the history, purpose, and function of Presidential Inaugurations, what issues are facing the new administration and the country, and what it means to us all as students, community members, and Americans.
Teach-in discussions led by UM-Flint faculty members include:
Obama's Kennedy Legacy, Provost Jack Kay, Communication and Visual Art
Obama's Speeches- Dr. Marcus Paroske, Communication and Visual Art
Social Policy and Health Care- Dr. Peggy Kahn, Political Science
Obama and the Employee Free Choice Act- Dr. Jason Kosnoski, Political Science
Presidency and Congress- Dr. Bill Laverty, Political Science
US Foreign Policy- Dr. Derwin Munroe, Political Science
Regulatory Policy and Civil Liberties, Dr. Albert Price
Prior to the end of the teach-in, UM-Flint Chancellor Ruth Person will address the gathering.
At 11:30 a.m., television sets through-out campus will be tuned to the live coverage from Washington D.C. to allow everyone to join together to witness history in the making.
Free Refreshments will be served
Free Debate Watch T-Shirts will be distributed while quantities last