Congressman Hinchey to hold a forum on
Iraq, the economic crisis and public education
Congressman and State University of New York at New Paltz alumnus Maurice Hinchey (’68, ’70g) will visit the New Paltz campus to discuss the underlying causes of the drastic budget cuts to both K-12 schools and institutions of higher education at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in Lecture Center 100.
Congressman Hinchey will focus on the economic crisis, including U.S. foreign policy, as well as the bailout/recovery packages and the relationship of both to this challenge to education. In addition to addressing what has led into this situation, Hinchey will discuss what needs to be done to get us out.
The event is sponsored by The Progressive Academic Network, the Student Association, the Departments of Educational Studies, English, Political Science and International Relations, Sociology, the Women’s Studies Program, Ulster County Young Democrats and Synthesis.
For more information contact Nancy Schniedewind (845) 257-2827.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.