Distributed March 21, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel



News advisory

Dean of the College to host faculty forum on civil discourse, free press
Paul Armstrong, dean of the College at Brown, will host a faculty forum to discuss a current campus controversy involving freedom of the press and community values. The forum, at 7 tonight (Wednesday, March 21) will be held in Alumnae Hall on the Pembroke Campus. Only persons with a valid Brown ID will be admitted; the forum is closed to all press.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Paul Armstrong, dean of the College at Brown University, will moderate a faculty forum to discuss the current campus controversy involving freedom of the press and community values. The forum, “Understanding the Issues: Freedom of the Press, Community Values, Race and Civil Discourse,” will begin at 7 tonight (Wednesday, March 21) in Alumnae Hall on the Pembroke Campus near Meeting Street.

Note: Early e-mail announcements listed the location as Andrews Dining Hall. The venue has been changed to Alumnae Hall, which will accommodate more participants.

Editors: The meeting in Alumnae Hall is open only to persons with a valid Brown ID. In the interest of ensuring frank and free discussion, the forum’s organizing group has closed the event to all members of press.

Who
Dean of the College Paul Armstrong (moderator) with Lewis Gordon, professor in the Afro-American Studies Program; David Jacobson, associate professor of Judaic studies; James Campbell, associate professor of American civilization; John Tomasi, associate professor of political science; Jim Morone, professor of political science; Cynthia Garcia Coll, professor of education; and Tracy Breton, visiting professor of English

What
A forum of Brown faculty titled “Understanding the Issues: Freedom of the Press, Community Values, Race and Civil Discourse”

When
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Where
Alumnae Hall, Meeting Street east of Brown on the Pembroke Campus

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