Gwen Ifill to speak about why politics matter April 8

Gwen Ifill will speak on "Breaking Through: Why Politics Matters" April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gettysburg College Union Building, Room 260.

Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," she also moderated the Vice Presidential debates during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008.

This is the final event in the Eisenhower Institute's Spring Speaker Series at Gettysburg College, which included USA Today Journalist Joan Biskupic and United States Naval Academy Professor Howard Ernst.

Posted: 4/5/10

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: Tue, 6 Apr 2010

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