Thursday, May 10, 2007

Davidson featured on NBC Nightly News

Davidson students and Baghdad University students had a video conference to discuss the situation in Iraq.

NBC Nightly News was on campus to cover the event.

Click here to watch. I don't know how long this link will remain active, so check it out ASAP if you want to watch.

Sidenote: I know nothing about how this event came to be....but I can't help but wonder if Tony Snow had any part in getting this event to Davidson - to garner some publicity for his alma mater. It's just a thought, and not too much of a stretch. He is apparently a big Davidson supporter, and he's got a connection or two.

UPDATE: I was too quick to credit Mr. Snow for this. Like I said, it was just a hunch.

FROM C. DANIEL'S COMMENT:
C. Daniel said...
James Zogby, head of the Arab-American Institute arranged it. He taught at Davidson for a semester as a visiting prof, and did the same thing around the time he taught here (4 years ago, perhaps?).

2 comments:

C. Daniel said...

James Zogby, head of the Arab-American Institute arranged it. He taught at Davidson for a semester as a visiting prof, and did the same thing around the time he taught here (4 years ago, perhaps?).

WB said...

Thanks for the info! He's (James Zogby) is the one in the video, if I'm not mistaken.