SU and Morehouse College team up on prestigious post-election panel
In the world of politics it seems everything is up for debate, but one thing is certain—the 2012 presidential election was closely contested and exciting to the finish. Students in classrooms across the country are pondering the decisive factors in the election, and the Atlanta area is no exception.
On November 14, Syracuse University partnered with Morehouse College and Georgia Pacific, presenting And The Winner Is…Analyzing The 2012 Election at the Bank of America Auditorium on Morehouse’s campus. More than 200 SU and Morehouse alumni, Morehouse students and area high school students gathered to hear a prestigious panel of journalists and educators discuss what influenced the election, including the role of the media in this era of partisan coverage, the impact of party conventions, voting laws, the perspectives of African American voters, and more.
SU alumna Angela Robinson ’78, host and executive producer of IN CONTACT, moderated the panel, comprised of the following experts:
- Hasan Crockett, professor of political science, Morehouse College
- Cory Dade, national correspondent, NPR Digital News
- Brian Monroe, editor, CNNPolitics.com
- Grant Reeher, professor of political science, Syracuse University
- Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and visiting professor of journalism, University of Georgia
The event was developed by Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and Ron Thomas, director, Journalism and Sports Program at Morehouse College. “I am delighted to partner with my longtime friend and colleague on an event that rests perfectly within the mission of both of our schools,” says Branham. “The Newhouse School prepares students to shape the future of public communications, and Morehouse has a history of training academically astute, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today.”
SU students also participated in the panel from the comfort of the SU campus via a live feed. This was the first time SU and Morehouse College co-hosted an event of this size and scope, and leaders from both institutions hope it marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership.