'From Iowa to Super Tuesday' to be talk topic Feb. 7

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A discussion of the latest in the race for the White House will take place Feb. 7 at Gettysburg College.

The 7 p.m. panel discussion, "From Iowa to Super Tuesday and Beyond: Reflections and Predictions," will take place in Masters Hall's Mara Auditorium, featuring four political observers from across the country: Dianne Bystrom, Jennifer Donahue, Mike Pride and David Shribman. The event will be moderated by Gettysburg College political science professor Kenneth Mott and is co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national student political science honorary society, and the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Bystrom is the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. She has extensive professional experience covering, working for and studying political campaigns. She is the author of 12 books, including "Gender and Elections," and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

Donahue joined the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in 2002 after 14 years as a political reporter, analyst and producer. During the 2008 and 2004 New Hampshire Primary races, Donahue appeared frequently on ABC's "World News Tonight" and "Nightline," CBS's "Evening News," NBC's "Nightly News," MSNBC's "Hardball," CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," and NPR. Donahue is a graduate of Cornell University.

Pride has been editor of New Hampshire's Concord Monitor newspaper since 1983. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and has won the National Press Foundation's Editor of the Year Award. In 2004, Pride was the Weinstein Scholar-in-Residence at Gettysburg College, where he co-taught a course on presidential politics with history professor Michael Birkner.

Shribman became executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2003. Prior to that, he served as the Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1995, and his column "My Point" is syndicated nationally.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.


Issued: 1/31/07 

By: Kendra Martin

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mon, 4 Feb 2008

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