In addition to dampening students' motivation to get up and go to class Tuesday morning, Hurricane Sandy also affected events on campus.
One of the major events canceled was the Eleanor Clift roundtable discussion scheduled for Tuesday evening at the Graduate Life Center.
The event was planned to feature well-known journalist Eleanor Clift, who is a political commentator for Newsweek and the Daily Beast website. She is also known for her work with women’s advocacy and equality programs. The topic of the roundtable was the electorate — who they are, and how they vote.
Other members of the panel were to include Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page, political strategist Simon Rosenberg, demographics specialist Ruy Teixeira, elections analyst Sean Trende, and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni.
After spending much of the day Monday weighing the consequences, women and gender studies director Katy Powell and others made the decision to cancel the event because of impending weather.
Despite the timeliness of the discussion, Sue Ott Rowlands, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Science, said in an email Tuesday they are working to reschedule the event for a later date.
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