Political events feature presidential election

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September 25, 2012

With the presidential election fast approaching, McDaniel College presents “Dialogue on Presidential Election” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 on campus in McDaniel Lounge and opens Rice Gallery for extended hours until 8 p.m. for the exhibition “Politics as Usual” by John James Anderson.

The events are free and open to the public. Call 410-857-2595 for gallery hours and more information on the exhibit.

Maryland Delegate Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (Democrat) of Baltimore and Harford County Executive David R. Craig (Republican) are participating in the event moderated by McDaniel president Roger Casey. Panelists include Jeff Salkin, host of MPT’s Public Square, State Circle, Direct Connection and Your Money & Business; Jim Lee, editor of the Carroll County Times; Debora Johnson-Ross, associate professor of Political Science and International Studies; and Julie Routzhan, associate professor of Economics and Business Administration at McDaniel.

“Politics as Usual” Artist


John James Anderson has more than a decade of experience as a graphic designer. He works with vector and raster software, video, painting and less conventional tools and media, and has exhibited throughout the United States. Anderson currently teaches at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

Speakers include:

Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg of Baltimore has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since 1983, representing the 41st legislative district. He serves as vice-chairman of the Ways and Means committee in the Maryland General Assembly. A graduate of Baltimore City College, Amherst College and the Columbia Law School, he teaches at the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland School of Law.

A native of Harford County, David R. Craig spent 34 years in the Harford County Public School System as a teacher and assistant principal before being sworn in as county executive in 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a master’s degree from Morgan State University.

Panelists include:

MPT’s Jeff Salkin is a Maryland native with more than 30 years of experience as a broadcast journalist at television and radio stations in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. He joined MPT in 1991 and has served as moderator of political debates, host for live coverage of the annual State of the State address inaugurations, and has participated in broadcasts of numerous town hall meetings. He currently hosts MPT’s Public Square, State Circle, Direct Connection, and Your Money & Business. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

For 15 years, Jim Lee has served as editor of the Carroll County Times. He also oversees the weekly newspapers The Advocate of Westminster and Finksburg, The Advocate of Sykesville and Eldersburg, The Advocate of Hampstead and Manchester, and The Community Times, as well as the website carrollcountytimes.com. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

Julie Routzahn is associate professor of Economics and Business Administration at McDaniel. She is a certified public accountant and is a former controller for a technology systems corporation. A McDaniel alumna, she earned both her master’s degree and MBA from the University of Maryland.

Debora Johnson-Ross is associate professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel. A Fulbright Scholar, her interests include comparative politics, third world development, African politics, ethnicity and nationalism, and gender politics and popular culture. She is involved in the college’s partnership with Africa University in Zimbabwe.


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