Whittier College News Release
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
Contact: Caye Brundage Riley
or Karli Gingerich at (562) 907-4974
Sept. 17, 2003
Reference: 03/04: 12
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Arianna Huffington to Speak at Whittier
Arianna Huffington, political commentator, author, and California
gubernatorial candidate, will speak on Fri., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ruth B.
Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College. Huffington’s talk
will address issues explored in her most recent book Pigs at the Trough: How
Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America. Caroline
Heldman, assistant professor of political science at the college, will then
interview Huffington. Tickets are $10 for the general public and can be
purchased by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.
Huffington is running in California’s gubernatorial recall election
against Gray Davis, current governor.
Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of
nine books, including biographies of Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso; The
Fourth Instinct, a look at the longing for meaning in a secular world;
Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom, a book of political satire; and How
to Overthrow the Government, which deals with corruption in the political
system and the need for reform.
During Campaign ’96, Huffington teamed up with Al Franken to provide
coverage for Comedy Central during the Republican and Democratic conventions, as
well as on election night. She and Franken also appeared in a
point-counterpoint segment, “Strange Bedfellows,” for Politically Incorrect.
Huffington has appeared on numerous other shows, including Larry King Live,
Oprah, Nightline, Inside Politics, Charlie Rose,
Rivera Live, Hardball, Firing Line, Good Morning America,
and The Today Show.
In addition, Huffington is also involved in the community, serving
on several boards that promote community solutions to social problems, including
the Points of Light Foundation and A Place Called Home, an organization that
works with at-risk children in South Central Los Angeles. She also serves on
the board of the Reform Institute, working on campaign and election reform
Huffington holds a master’s in economics from Cambridge University.
Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an
independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and
strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.
Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is
a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate
campus in Costa Mesa.
Note to editors: Huffington will be available to
meet with the media from 6:45 p.m.
to 7 p.m. in the Shannon Center’s Founders Room.