Seen And Heard On Campus

Montclair State hosts wide-ranging programming that shapes the University as a cultural, artistic and intellectual center for the campus and community. Here’s just a sampling of the guest speakers seen and heard this fall.

Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, made a house call to talk about the importance of mental and physical resilience. He touched on managing stress to improve health and wellness and how thoughts and actions set you up for success (or failure).

Celebrated education thought leader and scholar Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the Learning Policy Institute and professor emeritus at Stanford University, explored “The Current and Future State of Teacher Education.”

New Jersey’s top-ranking lawmaker, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, joined Brigid Harrison, professor of Political Science and Law, in a salon-style conversation on civic engagement and the future of New Jersey politics.

In a conversation on #MeToo, the School of Communication and Media (SCM) Colloquium Series looked at the media, race, gender and making it with Vickie Burns, a pioneering media executive who ran NBC-owned newsrooms in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and Hugo Balta, a broadcast and digital media news executive and former senior director at Disney ABC Television Group.

On National Latina Equal Pay Day, the University and partner Latina Surge hosted an event on campus focused on equal pay issues in the Hispanic community that featured a keynote address by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.

First Lady Tammy Murphy visited campus on National Latina Equal Pay Day.
First Lady Tammy Murphy visited campus on National Latina Equal Pay Day.

As part of a partnership between the SCM and the Montclair Art Museum, the School held a panel discussion on the intersection of social justice, race, media and art with panelists Soledad O’Brien of HBO and Hearst News, MSNBC’s Joy Reid and WNYC’s Kai Wright.