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Q and A: Jim Gouzias on Unique Capstone Project

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When Jim Gouzias, a senior and army veteran, was assigned a capstone project for his Issues of Diversity and Oppression course, he decided to organize something memorable. He led 30 classmates and teachers on an hour-long trek around campus in a simulation of the tumultuous journey immigrants take trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. In the army, Mr. Gouzias served a few short stints at the border from 2005-2007.

First Ever Legislative Reception Held

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From outside the Edward W. Minnock Center for International Engagement, BSU’s first ever Legislative Reception may have looked like a formal, invitation-only event, as a number of local officials mingled with a crowd of campus constituents. However, the reception was exactly the opposite: it was an open event for the entire campus community designed to connect all BSU students with local legislators.

Video: Michael Dukakis on U.S. Politics

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Michael Dukakis talks to the BSU community about how the U.S. Constitution fares in today's political atmosphere. Using the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Citizens United decisions as measuring tools, the former Massachusetts governor explains how potential misinterpretations by Supreme Court justices may shape political processes and commerce. His talk was sponsored by the Center for Legislative Studies.

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Going Strong

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Twenty years ago this fall, then-President of BSU Adrian Tinsley announced the opening of the Center for the Advancement of Research and Teaching (CART), a new initiative aimed to encourage and provide support for faculty and librarian research.

Video: Nordic Weaving, Women and Power

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An archaeologist and expert on Icelandic and Scandinavian textiles, Dr. Michele Hayeur Smith, discusses current research on Nordic textile collections from 10 Viking Age mortuary sites and 11 settlements from the medieval period. Her work sheds light on age-old associations between female embodiment and power in Norse culture. Dr. Hayeur Smith is a curator at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University.

International Production

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English Professor John Mulrooney is associate producer of The Peacemaker, a documentary about the life and work of famed peacemaker Padraig O'Malley. When filming brought the professor to Iraq this summer, veteran Jessica Melendy, '13, had the chance to jump on board as production assistant thanks to BSU.

Distinguished Speaker Series

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Bob Woodward, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, will be the featured speaker at the President's Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium. Since 1971, Woodward has worked for The Washington Post, where he is an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate scandal for which The Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. His participation in Bridgewater State University's Distinguished Speaker Series marks the 40th anniversary of Watergate.

Q and A: Kenia Rivera on Tent City

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Senior Kenia Rivera remembers that Monday night vividly, wondering if the tent she was sleeping in would collapse, as heavy rain pounded away at the thin roof. Luckily it stood strong. This happened on what was the first night of Bridgewater State University’s Tent City, organized each November by the university’s student-run Social Justice League to raise awareness about homelessness.

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