Frank Bruni speaks on gay marriage, gay rights in America

Kathryn Walker
Co-Features Editor

The language of love, as the old Goucher euphemism goes, “transcends boundaries.”  Love is human, humanizing. It leads us to care for others, to accept them into our

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni engaged in conversation with President Sandford Ungar. [Photo: Zoe Malkin]

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni engaged in conversation with President Sandford Ungar. [Photo: Zoe Malkin]

own homes, to love without restraint, to understand and to acknowledge the differences that exist between ourselves and our neighbors.  And for Frank Bruni, the New York Times Opinion columnist who spoke at Goucher’s Hyman Forum on September 30, this love has gradually become accepted in American culture as a universal sentiment, a love that all should share, regardless of sexual identity or status.
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Huntsman Discusses American Politics, Election as President’s Forum Speaker

Samuel Kessler
Staff Writer

Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman spoke in the Hyman Forum on Monday, November 19. The name of his speech was, “Election 2012 and the Challenges Facing America Today;” however, the former Utah governor strayed from the prompt and simply summarized it, saying, “The Republicans lost.” Huntsman then went on to analyze the current political landscape. Noting the landmark polarization of the past election cycles, he was optimistic about the country’s ability to reconnect politically. Said the former ambassador; this process ought to be the primary concern for the nation, its citizens, and most importantly, its students.

Republican presidential candidate, former governor of Utah and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke about the future of the United States’ political landscape in the college’s Hyman Forum on November 19. [Photo: Rachel Brustein.)

Republican presidential candidate, former governor of Utah and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman spoke about the future of the United States’ political landscape in the college’s Hyman Forum on November 19. [Photo: Rachel Brustein.)

According to Goucher President Sanford Ungar, the college scheduled Jon Huntsman—who was elected twice to the state office, but resigned to become ambassador to China, a position he then resigned in order to run for U.S. President– using an alumni grant which contributes to the scheduling of yearly prominent conservative speakers in the President’s Forum speaker series. This grant contributed to the payment of past conservative speakers such as Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove. The fund is used to create political diversity in the speaking schedule.

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