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Politics

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman is Introduced as MU’s Public Servant in Residence

Former New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman was introduced as the University’s Public Servant in Residence during a round table discussion with students and faculty in Wilson Auditorium on Thursday, September 12.

Whitman was introduced by Provost Thomas Pearson and Student Government Association President (SGA) Kelly Craig. Pearson explained that the Public Servant in Residence program began in 2002 and has had people from the New Jersey Legislature, executive branch, judicial branch, freeholders and political action committees.

Pearson said that it is great to have someone on campus who understands “the art of governing.” He referenced how this was not Whitman’s first appearance on campus. She was the commencement speaker in 1994 while she was still governor.

Craig continued commending Whitman’s role as the first female governor of New Jersey and how she appointed women to the positions of Attorney General, Chief of Staff and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Craig said, “Meeting with Governor Whitman was an experience I will never forget.  As a woman going into politics, there is so much I feel I can learn from her and use in my own life.”

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New Classes and Concentration Headline Changes in Political Science Department

The University’s Department of Political Science and Sociology has shone some light on this upcoming semester with new changes for students and faculty alike.

Through offering a variety of courses and programs, the department has recognized the need for keeping students interested and engaged at the start of each semester.

Starting this month, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman will be the University’s 2013-2014 Public Servant in Residence, the department recently announced in a newsletter.

Now students will be able to attend campus events with the former governor and can receive mentoring in their classes during fall and spring semesters by an established leader in our state’s history.

According to the University’s website, Gov. Whitman served as the state’s Governor from 1994 to 2001. She was New Jersey’s first female governor, the second female Republican chief executive in any state and the thirteenth female governor in American history.

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SGA President Kelly Craig Welcomes Hawks New and Old

Welcome Back!


I would first like to welcome all new and old Hawks back to campus for the start of another great year! My name is Kelly Craig and I am the 2013-2014 Student Government Association President.

I have been a member of SGA since I was a freshman. I am now heading into my senior year as a Political Science major. In addition to being SGA President, I am also Head Resident Assistant of Elmwood Hall, Co-Captain of the Debate Team, and President of the Political Science Honor Society. I cannot believe that this will be my last year as a Monmouth University undergrad, but I am so excited to work with the SGA Senators, General Members, and the administration to improve the campus experience for all students.

This year is bringing a myriad of changes on campus, from the new website layout, to our new President, Dr. Brown, to a brand new residence hall that is set to open fall 2014. SGA is following the trend of embracing change and has set a number of goals and created new initiatives to better both the organization and the campus. We hope to strengthen communication on a number of levels and continue to increase our presence on campus by getting more students involved. We have adapted our committees and added the Alumni Affairs committee. This committee’s mission is to strengthen ties to SGA alumni through a bi-annual newsletter, reunions, and other mediums. Additional work being done by other committees includes planning Homecoming, planning the Big Event, reviewing the annual club and organization budget allocation process, continuing communication with the campus administration and staff, and working to collaborate with other clubs and organizations on campus to produce successful initiatives and campaigns.

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Remembering September 11, 2001

University Remembers the Tragedy with Memorial


“Time is passing, yet for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in greif. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”

- President George W. Bush

In front of Edison Hall, there is a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001 and miltary veterans.

PHOTO TAKEN by Jessica Roberts

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University Debate Hawks Take on Arizona Debate Institute

Daniel Roman, Kelly Craig, and Jessica Roberts attended the Arizona Debate Institute this August, which included seminars and guest speakers to prepare the team for the upcoming debate season.

The Institute was held at Arizona State Univeristy where debate teams came from all over the United States to enhance their skills,  techniques  and participate in collecting evidence for the upcoming debate year. Universities such as West Point, West Virginia, University of Dallas, CUNY and many others attended.

Daniel Roman, the University’s veteran captain, attended the ADI last summer. Roman is a junior at the University studying political science. He became the captain as a sophomore and spent the last year debating at the Junior Varsity level.

Joining Roman as captain this year is Kelly Craig. Craig is a senior at the University, SGA President and studies political science.

Last year Craig won the Western Novice Debate Championship with partner, Michelle Grushko in Sacramento, Calif. last March.

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