Gwen Ifill Visit

On April 2nd, Gwen Ifill, the moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour,” was the featured speaker at the 2014 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women & Politics hosted by Chatham’s Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics. Ms. Ifill’s talk was entitled Politics, Policy, and Reality: What’s Really Going on in Washington. The Campbell Memorial Chapel was filled to capacity with students, faculty, alumni and the public to hear this inspiring talk by the accomplished journalist, leader and women’s college graduate (Ms. Ifill attended Simmons College in Boston).

Below is a link to her blog post reflections about her evening at Chatham, women’s leadership, the impact and legacy of Elsie Hillman, and Chatham’s own current coeducational debate.

Gwen’s Take: Women’s Voices – Three Ways To Get Heard

The Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics was established by the The Hillman Foundation, Inc. in 1997 in order to honor the Pittsburgh, PA native and longtime political leader. The Chair serves as an inspiration and role model for the university community and citizens of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Chair is to bring nationally renowned political leaders, scholars, and activists to Chatham University and the Pittsburgh community to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process.

  1. Kelly says:

    In case anyone missed it, Save Chatham blogged about Gwen Ifill and her support for women’s colleges on the day of her visit.

    http://savechatham.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/chatham-speaker-highlights-value-of-womens-colleges/

    She told Wilson women to resist when they were going through the co-ed “discussion” process, and Chatham women will resist as well!

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