David Sanger, New York Times chief correspondent for the White House. Photo courtesy of the New York Times.
This is David Sanger's fourth visit to St. Mary's as this year's Nitze Senior Fellow. He has met with classes in political science, economics, and Nitze Program seminars, and had a discussion with staff of The Point News about careers in journalism. Sanger has been invited to speak about his recent experiences covering the White House and foreign policy.
Each year, the College invites an accomplished writer or journalist to be the Nitze Senior Fellow and to visits campus several times. Last year, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones gave readings and joined in on a panel about why writers write. Previously, National Public Radio host Diane Rehm spoke about the importance of civil dialogue in public, in private, and in campus discourse.
Michael Taber, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Nitze Scholars Program, says, "Because so much of the education at St. Mary's is formatted as discussion-based seminars, this means that the Fellow has to be willing to engage people other than at a podium, and David Sanger has continued the Nitze Senior Fellows' tradition of being wonderful at this."
The lecture is scheduled for Sun., Apr. 15, 8 p.m. in Blackistone Room, inside Anne Arundel Hall (across from the parking lot to Historic St. Marys City) on the College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.