‘Guns on Campus’ Discussion to be held Feb. 26
The recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon and the escalating incidence of gun violence on and around college campuses have placed higher education—again—at the center of national gun debates, at the same time that many states have enacted or are considering “campus carry” laws allowing students, faculty, staff and visitors to bring concealed firearms to campus.
On Friday, Feb. 26, Syracuse University’s Future Professoriate Program will sponsoring an event entitled “A High-Caliber Education: Gun Rights, Gun Violence, and College Campuses,” exploring the relationships between higher education, American gun culture and election-year politics. Featured speaker Steven Goode (Law, UT-Austin) will discuss his experience as chair of the University of Texas at Austin’s Campus Carry Policy Working Group, then engage in dialogue with Professor Jaclyn Schildkraut (Public Justice, SUNY Oswego), who researches mass school/campus shootings. The discussion will take place 2-3:30 p.m. in Bird Library 114 (Peter Graham Scholarly Commons).
Contact: Glenn Wright