CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien to speak on First Amendment freedoms
By Catherine Harper
How does the First Amendment impact our daily lives and careers? Next month, award-winning CNN anchor and producer Soledad O’Brien will join Texas State as the Lyndon B. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer and 2011 Fall Common Experience Speaker to explore the relevance of the First Amendment in today’s society. O’Brien will take the stage at Strahan Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 5 starting at 7 p.m.
Throughout her career, O’Brien has gained national recognition and fame through humanitarian efforts in both the media and with grassroots organizations. O’Brien has led the media for over two decades in keeping the public informed and connected to a society made free by the First Amendment.
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Bobcats explore First Amendment freedoms with Common Experience
By Catherine Harper
The freedoms defined in the U.S. Bill of Rights are fundamental aspects of our nation’s law that impact our daily lives. The 2011-2012 Common Experience theme at Texas State University, “Freedoms: The First Amendment,” will explore the basic freedoms outlined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in a shared conversation with the Texas State community.
The Common Experience, an annual series of events started in 2004, is an expanding and growing tradition at Texas State with changing topics each year. It engages students, faculty and the wider community in a conversation about a selected theme through cross-campus and multi-organizational events. Continue reading
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