Pulitzer-winning Drake alum to speak tonight

Tom Hallman Jr., JO’77, a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for the Portland Oregonian, will be on campus this week (Nov. 26-28) as the 2018-2019 E. T. Meredith Visiting Professional. Hallman will visit classes and deliver a public lecture tonight (Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room). Hallman will share his stories, discuss the art of storytelling, and explain how to tell your story. The event is free and open to the public.
Currently a senior reporter at The Oregonian, Hallman has also written for magazines including EsquireReader’s Digest and Men’s Health. In addition to his Pulitzer, Hallman has won every major feature-writing award. A link for the Facebook event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/2672992572926567/.

Alumnus, dean discuss the state of journalism

George Clark, JO’77, returned to Meredith Hall recently to sit down with Dean Kathleen Richardson to talk about the current state of news journalism. Clark worked in broadcast news and digital marketing, and now records his own podcast: https://www.facebook.com/podcastbygeorge/videos/282693062376901/ Clark also covered the recent anti-racism rally on campus for his podcast.

Meredith Hall building hours

Meredith Hall is unlocked during the following hours when classes are in session:

Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Students with SJMC majors can swipe into the building with a Drake ID even when the building is locked from 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Thursday. Students who are already in the building when it is automatically locked are allowed to stay in the building. Students who need 24/7 access to swipe into the building should talk to their faculty member or adviser about how to obtain all-hours access.

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