On Thursday, March 4, 2010, Randolph-Macon College will host “An Evening with George
Will” at 7:30 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, in the R-MC Center for Performing Arts,
as part of the Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series.
The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist will present “The Political Argument Today,”
which will focus on the Washington political scene and offer a glimpse into what
the future holds for public affairs, public policy and American society. This
event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary and seating
is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early.
Will is a columnist for The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine.
His syndicated news column, which has run since 1974, appears in about 400 newspapers
throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, eight collections of his Washington
Post and Newsweek columns have been published. Will has also published
four books on political theory, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does
(1983), The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election (1987),
Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy
(1992) and One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of our Singular
Nation (2008). In 1990, Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball,
which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months. In 1998,
Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections
on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published
writings by Will on baseball. On television, Will can be seen every Sunday on the
ABC Network television program This Week. He became a founding panel member of the
program in 1981.
Will was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University
and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He has taught political philosophy
at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From
1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine.
“An Evening with George Will” is the second event sponsored by R-MC’s Arthur McKinley
Reynolds Lecture Series. The first guest speaker was former Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich, who spoke to a standing-room-only audience.
Arthur McKinley Reynolds is a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree
in physics from R-MC in 1947 and a degree in medicine from VCU School of Medicine.
He is a member of the Randolph-Macon Presidents and Heritage Societies, serves on
the Boydton Society Executive Committee and previously served on the Society of
Alumni Board of Directors.
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