Norwich University Liberal Arts Program Holds Town Hall Forums with Gubernatorial Candidates


February 25, 2016

Norwich University will launch “Vermont’s Tomorrow,” a series of town hall style open forums with gubernatorial candidates, beginning on March 3, 2016, with Democratic candidate Sue Minter.

The hour-long forums will be held in Cabot 85 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., followed by a short reception. Produced and moderated by Norwich students in the College of Liberal Arts, these events are open to the public and will be broadcast and can be livestreamed over Norwich’s radio station, WNUB-FM.

The focus of the Town Hall events is for Norwich students to ask their questions of the candidates on the issues most critical to them. Those issues range from jobs in Vermont and the Vermont economy to climate change, education and health care reform.

Here is the full schedule of appearances:

  • Thursday, March 3 – Democratic Candidate Sue Minter
  • Thursday, March 24 – Democratic Candidate Matt Dunne
  • Friday, April 1 – Republican Candidate Lt. Gov. Phil Scott
  • Thursday, April 28 – Republican Candidate Bruce Lisman

“With the launch of ‘Vermont’s Tomorrow,’ we aim to make Norwich the place for candidates seeking state or national level office to express their views on leadership and the future of our state and nation,” College of Liberal Arts Dean Andrea Talentino said.

“Vermont’s Tomorrow” is a part of the University’s “America’s Tomorrow” initiative, a student-guided program that explores U.S. Leadership in the 21st century, through interviews with military, business and political leaders. Podcasts of the interviews may be found on the University’s Peace and War Center’s website.

“These are exciting opportunities, implemented by students for students and the public at large,” Talentino said. “They showcase the strength of our engagement with policy makers, and Norwich’s laser-like focus on leadership at all levels,” she said.

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